Still presence IV, 2019. Collection of the artist.

Tie, 2001. Collection of the artist.

Untitled, 1998. Collection of Ann Cleary and Peter King, Canberra.

We always swam-river, lake, pool, 2013. Collection of the artist.

Waiting for rain, 2017. Collection of the artist.

Reserves for a grey day, 2011. Collection of the artist.


Kirstie Rea: The Breadth of Stillness

Period: 2022.3.12 sat – 6.26 sun

Opening Hours: 9:30 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Latest admission is 30 minutes before closing

Closed: First and third Wednesdays (except May 4 and June 1), May 11, June 8

Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum, Floors 2-3, Exhibition Rooms 1-3


Walking towards stillness involves shedding layers, shedding the everyday, shedding expectations.
I walk to a place of stillness, to unknown possibilities and fresh ways of seeing.  – Kirstie Rea

The Breadth of Stillness
©2021 Kirstie Rea, WEFT.STUDIO


Australian artist Kirstie Rea walks in the hills and natural parks around her hometown Canberra to explore a sense of ‘connecting with place’ that can often be tenuous in contemporary culture. She expresses her experience and awareness in glass sculptures and installations. The Folded series that depicts feelings of nature in softly curved glass and the Rake series that represents traces carved on the land by farming, carry her respect for and attachment to place, as well as her deep care for the reciprocal relationship of humans and the environment.
For Rea, experiencing the memory of place through her art is an attempt to reflect on her own ‘place’ and sense of unity with the landscape that embraces her being. This exhibition, her largest ever and first solo show in Japan, traces the breadth of stillness she has walked by presenting recent works along with works from nearly 40 years of her creation and thought.


Organised by Toyama Glass Art Museum
Funded by Australia Council for the Arts, ACT Government
Officially supported by Australian Embassy Tokyo, Japan-Australia-New Zealand Association of Toyama, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., TOYAMA TELEVISION BROADCASTING CO., LTD.


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Artist Talk: Kirstie Rea

Commemorating the ongoing exhibition ‘Kirstie Rea: The Breadth of Stillness’, Toyama Glass Art Museum is pleased to have the floor talk by Kirstie Rea. Join us as we celebrate and learn about the ideas and creations behind this achievement.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022 at 11:00-12:30
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Lobby
Artist: Kirstie Rea
Languages: English and Japanese

*Free of charge
*No reservation required
*The floor talk will be livestreamed on Museum’s official Youtube channel. URL:

Kirstie Rea Artist Talk Flyer (PDF)



General Public: 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)
University and College Students: 1,000 yen (800 yen)
○( )for groups of 20 or more
○High school students and younger: Free
○Tickets for Kirstie Rea include admission to Permanent Exhibition.


Advance Ticket(General Public: 1,000 yen)

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