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Narrative in Glass Showcase at Kirra Galleries

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The Kirra Galleries is currently hosting a new group exhibition entitled 'Narrative in Glass', which celebrates the art of storytelling, personal experiences and social commentary through extraordinary sculptural works in glass.

Opened by internationally renowned Australian glass artist Maureen Williams on Thursday 1 May 2014, the exhibition showcases the work of nine talented artists:

Lisa Cahill explores the vast beauty of the ocean, which can be serene and calm, and at other times, wild and brutal.

Shimmer by Lisa Cahill

Christopher John delves into the relationship of pattern to the human form with intimations of interior states of being and the mythos of antiquity.

Towards a New Dawn by Christopher John

Mikyoung Jung combines kiln-formed glass with metal and other materials, allowing her to catalogue and articulate her emotions and encountered visual experiences acquired while travelling.

On the outside looking in by Mikyoung Jung

Kristin McFarlane regards glass as ideal for layering images and text to create three dimensional and creative works due to its tactile and sensual qualities.

Memories of Summer - detail by Kristin McFarlane

In his latest work, Peter Nilsson's theme is "to catch or get caught". Peter is working with aquatic motifs and in this exhibition he will concentrate on situations where the figures are catching their prey, or they are caught by a force more powerful.

The Spear by Peter Nilsson

Ruth Oliphant recreates an essential aspect of the modern city based on her experiences and memories. She explores the use of layers, bringing them together to create more complex landscapes and cityscapes.

Walking Through by Ruth Oliphant

Yusuké Takemura's innovative methods are a fusion of traditional technique with contemporary knowledge that he has developed to translate ideas concerning human experience, history and space.

Mirrorocool by Yusuke Takemura

Lorry Wedding-Marchioro uses imagery derived from intangible elements sourced from poetry, music and the natural world. Often a word or phrase will inspire a work, the meaning resonating with her artistic sensibilities.

Convergence With Nature by Lorry Wedding-Marchioro

Originally from a boatbuilding background and with a strong passion for the ocean; this series of work by Ben Young symbolises a journey of life depicted by objects based around the ocean. Each piece can figuratively express a certain part of life's journey whether it be dropping anchor and settling, sailing off on travels or navigating obstacles.

Anchored by Ben Young

This diverse and eclectic exhibition is now showing at the Kirra Galleries and will run until Thursday 22 May 2014. It is open to the public from 10am to 6pm daily. Entry is free.

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When: Opens 1st May at 6pm and runs through until 22nd May
Where: Kirra Galleries / Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cost: Free
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