Petrus Spronk

b. 1939

From the dark into the light showcases the masterful technical ability and deeply poetic visual language of Victorian ceramicist, Petrus Spronk. Spronk has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for more than four decades and is highly celebrated for a number of public sculpture commissions, including the iconic Architectural Fragment which emerges from the pavement outside the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. Spronk’s current exhibition presents in one magnificent installation, four distinct series of work.

The black fired, burnished series of bowls or Black Holes in Space and the dark smoked works comprising the Inner Landscape series represent the ‘dark’ aspect of Spronk’s work, which are beautifully juxtaposed by his recent series of broken and restored works in The Magic of the Forest and The Forest Fragments series, which represent the ‘light’.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

2017

In Blog

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