From Earth Through Fire

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This exhibition brings together two artists working in two media – metal worker Pete Brammer and ceramicist Julie Cromwell – in their first joint exhibition, despite living together and supporting each other’s work for over 18 years.

Form is the focus of the exhibition, and the primordial elements of earth and fire connect these two artist’s mediums, separately and sometimes in combined work. Peter’s work explores form through steel. His complex structures appear simple and symbolic.

Reflections and influences show the respect of subtle rhythms and elements in life as they are in nature. Connections are made with traditional methods of blacksmithing and more contemporary welding processes.

Through the systematic discipline and devotion of throwing clay, Julie investigates form, process and multiples. Life challenges and lived experiences are felt in the rhythmical expression of the vessels, along with referencing the traditional nature of the medium. Methods of firing and glazing enhance the bodies of the pieces and accentuate the anthropomorphic nature of the forms.

Dates & Times

  • Mon, November 20, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Tue, November 21, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Wed, November 22, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Thu, November 23, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Fri, November 24, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Sat, November 25, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Mon, November 27, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
  • Tue, November 28, 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)

More information

LocationYvonne Rust Gallery, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

Address21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei
Phone(09) 4381215
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About this Venue

Rebuilt in August 2011 the Yvonne Rust Gallery offers a purpose build exhibition space displaying a wide range of art forms. The Gallery is at the heart of the Quarry Arts Center - a community facility offering a supportive, unique and dynamic space dedicated to the pursuit and development of creative practice.

This gallery is unique in that is it an application run gallery - meaning that artist apply to exhibit there work, this ensures that exhibitions are changing every 2 to 3 weeks and displaying all forms of art by both emerging and established artist to display their work directly to the public.

For information on the current show in the Yvonne Rust Gallery head to the Quarry Art Centre website www.quarryarts.org