FOLD YIELD

Larah Nott - Peta Kruger 

 

Friday 13 April  –  Saturday 12 May  2018

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger
Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Bilk Gallery is delighted to be presenting  a combined solo of two contemporary jewellers - Peta Kruger and Larah Nott.

 

FOLD YIELD is an exhibition that showcases the exploration of both artists approach to the cutting and folding of metals to create and construct contemporary jewellery and objects. 

Both artists have parallel approaches in their  research and process of making, from computer based designs, paper modelling to cutting,  folding  and the colouring of the metal.

 

Peta Kruger  uses  the strong graphic and illustrative aspects in her designs  from her training as a graphic designer.  By employing brass as the material of preference it allows her to explore a diverse array of influences including Deco and Futurist motifs.  The metal is cut, folded and combined in playful and spontaneous ways.  ‘I use basic techniques to create jewellery: cutting, folding and painting. Folding provides infinite opportunities to create volume from sheet metal, and strengthens the thin material so it becomes more robust’.  Shapes, ideas and a bold use of colour are combined to create forms that are new but carry traces of familiarity, alluding to a past life. ‘The more time spent tinkering in the studio with folding, the more design possibilities are revealed to me’.

 

Larah Nott has been influenced by the use of industrially folded metal surfaces  used in architecture and building designs.  ‘Renovation and renewal of buildings have been an influence on these works, particularly the folding and joining of  tin roofs,  and the use of tin and copper in the process.  She has explored folding and joining techniques and used titanium and mild steel, yielding the metal into life as objects and contemporary jewellery.   ‘Paper and card board are always a good starting point and particularly early on when dealing with issues of scale and foldability.  I like to hand cutting the metals  as you need to feel the material and the way it responds to stress and yields to folds’.

 

Opening  - Friday 13 April 2018 6pm

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Trilobites - objects Mild steel, heat treated, waxed and titanium. ~270 x 130 x 150mm.

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Earrings, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Large fold fan brooch, anodised titanium. Edition of 1. 97 x 97 x 28mm Large fold lift brooch, titanium. Edition of 1. 97 x 97 x 28mm Large Fold Brooch, mild steel, patinated gun blue, waxed. Edition of 5 100 x 100 x 27mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Single Lift brooch, anodised titanium. Edition of 3. 81 x 56 x15mm Five Lift brooch, anodised titanium. Edition of 3. 81 x 56 x15mm Thirteen Lift brooch, anodised titanium. Edition of 3. 81 x 56 x15mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Brooch, brass, paint, stainless steel.

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Ti-15 necklace, titanium. Two lengths: - Long - 785mm - Short - 650mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Earrings, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Yield Bowl Mild steel, patina, wax. 245 x 245 x 112mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Medium fold brooch, anodised titanium, harliquin green. Edition of 5. 70 x 70 x 22 mm Short fold brooch (dots), anodised titanium. Edition of 3. 70 x 70 x 16 mm Short fold whirlpool brooch, titanium. Edition of 3. 70 x 70 x 16 mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Earrings, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Large fold pendant, anodised titanium. Edition of 3. 97 x 97 x 22mm Large fold pendant. mild steel, heat coloured, oil quenched, waxed. Edition of 5. 95 x 95 x 19mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Trilobite Mild steel, patina gun blue and wax. Large size. Trilobites, titanium. 270 x 130 x 150mm. 550 x 260 x 290mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Brooch, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Yield 15 bangle, Titanium. Large, 70mm (inside diameter) x 170mm (w) 12mm (h).

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Earrings, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Short fold brooch, mild steel, heat coloured, oil quenched, waxed. Edition of 1. 70 x 70 x 16mm Small fold brooch, mild steel, patinated gun blue, waxed. 65 x 65 x 20mm Medium Fold brooch, mild steel, patinated gun blue, waxed. 70 x 70 x 24mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Mild Steel Study #2 brooch, mild steel heat coloured, oil quenched, waxed 81 x 56 x15mm Titanium Study #1 brooch, anodised titanium. 81 x 56 x15mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Fold pendant, medium, anodised titanium. Edition of 5. 70 x 70 x 22mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

brass, paint, stainless steel

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Jagged Trilobite Mild steel, heat treated, waxed. 270 x 130 x 150mm.

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Trilobite curl Mild steel, patina gun blue and wax, medium size. 210 x 110 x 165mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Brooch, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Fold fan brooch Large, titanium, anodised blue. 97 x 97 x 28mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Earrings brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Fold pendant, large, mild steel, heat patina, wax and stainless steel cable. 97 x 97 x 22mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Necklace, brass, paint, glass beads, nylon thread

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Fold brooch Large brooch, mild steel, patina, gun blue waxed. 100 x 100 x 27mm

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Trilobite Mild steel, patina gun blue and wax. Large size. 550 x 260 x 290mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger

Brooch, brass, paint, stainless steel.

Larah Nott
Larah Nott

Fold pendant, large, titanium anodised and stainless steel cable. 97 x 97 x 22mm

Peta Kruger
Peta Kruger