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David Neale: Love Letters

Exhibition  /  31 Jul 2012  -  01 Sep 2012
Published: 02.08.2012
Pieces of Eight Gallery
Management:
Melanie Katsalidis
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Intro
Pieces of Eight welcomes David Neale as a newly represented artist of the gallery as he explores the idea of jewellery as a conveyor of love.

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David Neale
Goldsmith David Neale creates a large scale installation in the Pieces of Eight Gallery window, exploring the idea of jewellery as a conveyor of love. Within the gallery is a new collection of wearable works further investigating this subject, the jewellery pieces evoking a three dimensional love letter. With love being so lofty, and jewellery being so material, Neale attempts to navigate pitfalls common to jewellery such as superficiality, bombast, vanity, and the design challenge that jewellery needs to be partly 'empty' to allow givers and wearers to bestow their own meaning to it.

In this exhibition, Neale asks: "How can I make jewellery that is ready for this mission? True, this will come down to typical decisions about materials and shapes and ergonomics, but in this quest the goldsmith must seek, above all, to imbue the attributes of generosity and dignity, eloquence and concision. Perhaps most elusively, some sort of draught; a capacity to carry love's message, without forgetting it, without talking over the top of it, not crushing it – but holding and delivering it at the same time, for as long as possible."

We proudly welcome David Neale as a newly represented artist at Pieces of Eight Gallery.

Remarks

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday:10 - 6pm
Friday: 10 - 7pm
Saturday: 10 - 6pm
Sunday: Closed
David Neale. Piece: Moth, Rug Brød, Rye Bread. Brass, sterling silver, bronze. David, NealePieces: Moth, Rug Brød, Rye BreadBrass, sterling silver, bronzeBrooch & 2 Badges. David Neale
Piece: Moth, Rug Brød, Rye Bread
Brass, sterling silver, bronze


David, Neale
Pieces: Moth, Rug Brød, Rye Bread
Brass, sterling silver, bronze
Brooch & 2 Badges
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David Neale. Bangle: Ulno, Longfellow. 22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns. David, NealeBangles: Ulno, Longfellow22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns. David Neale
Bangle: Ulno, Longfellow
22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns


David, Neale
Bangles: Ulno, Longfellow
22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns

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David Neale. Piece: The Sea, Lion. Fine silver, sterling silver. David, NealePieces: The Sea, LionFine silver, sterling silverRing & Brooch. David Neale
Piece: The Sea, Lion
Fine silver, sterling silver


David, Neale
Pieces: The Sea, Lion
Fine silver, sterling silver
Ring & Brooch
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David Neale. Piece: Sunrise, Horse. 22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns. David, NealePieces: Sunrise, Horse22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns
. Ring & Pendant
. . David Neale
Piece: Sunrise, Horse
22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns


David, Neale
Pieces: Sunrise, Horse
22ct yellow gold, gold plated brass, 5 microns

Ring & Pendant


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David Neale. Piece: Horse Head, Aster, Flame. Fine silver, sterling silver. David, NealePieces: Horse Head, Aster, FlameFine silver, sterling silverBrooch, Cufflinks & Pendant. David Neale
Piece: Horse Head, Aster, Flame
Fine silver, sterling silver


David, Neale
Pieces: Horse Head, Aster, Flame
Fine silver, sterling silver
Brooch, Cufflinks & Pendant
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