Nick Mount, Still Life with Bosc and Strange Fruit #0806112 (557), 2012, blown glass, granula murrini, carved, polished, assembled, olive wood, American oak
In 2013 JamFactory celebrates 40 years of nurturing and promoting contemporary craft and design in Australia with the landmark exhibition Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory.
Established by the South Australian Government under Premier Don Dunstan in 1973, JamFactory today remains a unique and iconic South Australian institution.
Curated by Margaret Hancock Davis, Margot Osborne and Brian Parkes, this exhibition presents new work by 40 selected artists, craftspeople and designers who have had a significant involvement with the JamFactory during its 40-year history and who are presently producing work of outstanding quality.
The exhibitors include alumni as well as past and present staff and studio tenants – from dynamic emerging talent through to some of the most established and recognised practitioners in Australia. Exhibitors are Frank Bauer, Clare Belfrage, Robin Best, Gabriella Bisetto, Stephen Bowers, Gareth Brown, Scott Chaseling, Kirsten Coelho, Lesa Farrant, Honor Freeman, Brenden Scott French, Christian Hall, Jim Hannon-Tan, Greg Healey, illumini, Kath Inglis, Takeshi Iue, Stephanie James- Manttan, Deb Jones, Elizabeth Kelly, Bronwyn Kemp, Erin Keys, Peta Kruger, Sue Lorraine,Leslie Matthews, Jeff Mincham, Tom Mirams, MONO, Tom Moore, Nick Mount, Belinda Newick, Julie Pieda, Lauren Simeoni, Vipoo Srivilasa, Christopher Thomas, Michelle Taylor, Prue Venables, Janice Vitkovsky, Peter Walker and Gerry Wedd.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 164 page book looking at JamFactory’s history, development and impact locally, nationally and internationally and features essays by Brian Parkes, Dick Richards, Ian Were and Margot Osborne and photography of the 40 exhibition pieces by Grant Hancock.
The exhibition will travel to 15 galleries nationally on a 3 year long tour. Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory is supported by Arts SA’s New Exhibitions Fund and by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
For more information on 40 years of JamFactory, visit their website: http://www.jamfactory.com.au/40years/
Christian Hall, Spectrum,
2012, machine milling, anodized aluminum, light fitting
Jamfactory, Adelaide, SA April 19 – June 8, 2013
Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA July 4 – August 17, 2013
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW October 14 – November 17, 2013
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW November 29, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, QLD February 3 – March 23, 2014
Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD April 4 – May 16, 2014
Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD May 31 – July 13, 2014
Moree Plains Gallery, Moree, NSW July 28 – September 12, 2014
ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT September 26 – November 1, 2014
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW December 6, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC February 6 – April 5, 2015
Design Centre Tasmania, Launceston, TAS April 24 – July 19, 2015
Returning to South Australia
Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, SA August 3 – September 13, 2015
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, SA September 27 – November 22, 2015
Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA December 7, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Cultural Centre Gallery – Yarta Purtli, Port Augusta, SA February 15 – April 10, 2016