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Peta Kruger: This Fool’s Gold

Exhibition  /  04 Sep 2012  -  06 Oct 2012
Published: 08.09.2012
Pieces of Eight Gallery
Management:
Melanie Katsalidis
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Pieces of Eight Gallery presents Adelaide based jeweller Peta Kruger and her new work "This Fool’s Gold" created exclusively for this exhibition.

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Peta Kruger
This spring, Adelaide based jeweller Peta Kruger installs This Fool’s Gold, her new solo exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery. Her new work, created exclusively for this exhibition, comprises entirely of painted brass works, demonstrating a continued link between her practice as an illustrator and jeweller. These wearable works are lively, and informed by her much loved jewellery collection from childhood. Working with the large dimensions of the façade, Kruger has also created over scaled interpretations of her work, painted on board.

This exhibition follows her recent mentorship with German jeweller Karl Fritsch and is her first solo exhibition in Melbourne.

“The jewellery collection that I grew up treasuring included plated orchid souvenirs, Disney charms, leather gum leaves, 'tiger eye' and painted plastics. It was by observing and interacting with these pieces that I came to understand the basics of object construction. There was very little materially precious jewellery; colour and shape was what I valued most.

Brass is a material that can be used to learn the basics of jewellery making, and I take great comfort and pleasure in continuing to work with it. It allows me to cut, bend and stick parts together in a playful and spontaneous way, slowly discovering a collection of shapes and patterns with which I am happy.”

Peta Kruger, June 2012.
Peta Kruger. Brooch: This Fool’s Gold,. Brass, silver, paint. Peta, KrugerBrooch: This Fool’s Gold,Brass, silver, paint. Peta Kruger
Brooch: This Fool’s Gold,
Brass, silver, paint


Peta, Kruger
Brooch: This Fool’s Gold,
Brass, silver, paint

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Peta Kruger. Earrings: This Fool’s Gold. Brass, silver, paint. Peta, KrugerEarrings: This Fool’s GoldBrass, silver, paint. Peta Kruger
Earrings: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silver, paint


Peta, Kruger
Earrings: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silver, paint

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Peta Kruger. Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold. Brass, silver, paint. Peta, KrugerNeckpiece: This Fool’s GoldBrass, silver, paint. Peta Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silver, paint


Peta, Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silver, paint

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Peta Kruger. Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (front view). Brass, silver, paint. Peta, KrugerNeckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (front view)Brass, silver, paint. Peta Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (front view)
Brass, silver, paint


Peta, Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (front view)
Brass, silver, paint

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Peta Kruger. Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (back view). Brass, silver, paint. Peta, KrugerNeckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (back view)Brass, silver, paint. Peta Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (back view)
Brass, silver, paint


Peta, Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold (back view)
Brass, silver, paint

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Peta Kruger. Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold. Brass, stainless steel, paint. Peta, KrugerNeckpiece: This Fool’s GoldBrass, stainless steel, paint. Peta Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, stainless steel, paint


Peta, Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, stainless steel, paint

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Peta Kruger. Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold. Brass, silk cord, paint. Peta, KrugerNeckpiece: This Fool’s GoldBrass, silk cord, paint. Peta Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silk cord, paint


Peta, Kruger
Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold
Brass, silk cord, paint

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Peta Kruger. Plate: This Fool’s Gold. Found glass, paint. Peta, KrugerPlate: This Fool’s GoldFound glass, paint. Peta Kruger
Plate: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint


Peta, Kruger
Plate: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint

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Peta Kruger. Vase: This Fool’s Gold. Found glass, paint. Peta, KrugerVase: This Fool’s GoldFound glass, paint. Peta Kruger
Vase: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint


Peta, Kruger
Vase: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint

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Peta Kruger. Plate: This Fool’s Gold. Found glass, paint (detail). Peta, KrugerPlate: This Fool’s GoldFound glass, paint (detail). Peta Kruger
Plate: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint (detail)


Peta, Kruger
Plate: This Fool’s Gold
Found glass, paint (detail)

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