Playground and FUSE Glass Prize
13 May - 3 July
Playground is an exhibition of seven multi-disciplinary artists who consider themes of innocence, fantasy, and nostalgia whilst referencing the imagination, notions of utopia, the real and unreal. Through a collection of works that explore the nature of playfulness, Playground reveals our shared experiences with childhood sentimentality through the lens of visual art and contemporary craft and design. Illustration, jewellery, sculpture, craft and design make up this eclectic exhibition highlighting the talents of local, national and international visual and craft based artists. Artists include Ebony Bizys (AUS/JPN), Evie Group (NSW), Peta Kruger (SA), Jessie Lumb (SA), Billie Justice Thomson (VIC) and Amy Joy Watson (SA). The exhibition is curated by Rayleen Forester (SA). Playground is supported by Arts South Australia and Adelaide City Council.
FUSE Glass Prize
The FUSE Glass Prize, a new biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists, is Australasia’s richest prize for glass. Showcasing 15 outstanding finalists, this prize aims to provide a platform to encourage artists who work in glass to push themselves and their work to new limits and to focus significant public attention on the importance of glass as a medium for contemporary artistic expression. Featuring Clare Belfrage (SA), Mel Douglas (ACT), Tim Edwards (SA), Wendy Fairclough (SA), Brenden Scott French (SA), Elizabeth Kelly (NSW), Jessica Loughlin (SA), Nick Mount (SA), Richard Whiteley (NSW), Kathryn Wightman (NZ), Lewis Batchelar (SA), Hannah Gason (ACT) , Marina Hanser (ACT), Andrew Plummer (NSW) and Alex Valero (SA).
I Dream a Greenhouse
13 May - 3 July
JamFactory trained, Melbourne based glass artist Amanda Dziedzic uses the concept of the greenhouse to cultivate and experiment with ideas. This intimate indoor space provides Dziedzic a fertile background to present exciting new work in a captivating environment.
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
One + Three: Drawing Lines
23 April - 3 July
Focused on alumni of our Associate program, this exhibition sees JamFactory select one alumnus who in turn selects three other alumni whose practice inspires them. Featuring Lauren Simeoni with Tim Edwards, Lesa Farrant and Peter Walker, Drawing Lines focuses as much on the generating of concepts as it does on the finished sculptural pieces