Brian Hirst is a renowned Australian Glass Artist. Born in Gippsland, Victoria, he attained a Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts) at Monash University. In the early 1980s Brian tutored at the Sydney College of the Arts, and during 1987-88 was a Senior Lecturer at the Canberra School of Art.
He has travelled and exhibited extensively throughout Japan, USA and Europe, and has had many solo exhibitions including Gallery B Baden in Germany, Barry Friedman Gallery in New York and at SOFA Chicago, Yamaki Art Gallery in Japan, Dai Ichi Museum in Nagoya Japan, Collect in London, and Clara Scremini Gallery in Paris France and Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass in Sweden.
Brian’s work has also been exhibited at many solo exhibitions and selected group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has also been the recipient of several awards, including the Grand Prize, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan in 1994 and World Glass Now ’94 Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan and in 2007 the award for Master of Australian Crafts from Craft Australia.
His work is in many public and private collections throughout the world, including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in France, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf Germany and Ebeltoft Glasmuseum in Denmark, to name a few.