Previous Exhibitions - 2014
JamFactory Icon 2014 Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work
11 July - 12 September
Nick Mount is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated studio glass artists. He has been at the forefront of innovation and achievement since the early 1970s.
The pieces presented in this exhibition describe the dominant themes and aesthetic of his work over the last few years. Some of the pieces are new, while a few have been included for their particular significance in the telling of the story. The Scent Bottles, Plumb Bobs, Bubbles and Still Life compositions all describe an evolution in his work that weave the yarn into a simple fabric that supports belief in the importance of family, community and hand work. Nick Mount's new work is based on these ideas and very clearly demonstrates the input and influence of the community of the Glass Studio at JamFactory.
This exhibition is part of the Living Treasure: Masters of Australiasn Craft series, an iniative of Object: Australian Design Centre. Presented as part od the 2014 SALA Festival, this touring exhibition has only been made possible through a major funding program from Arts SA and support from Artwork Transport Pty Ltd and JamFactory.
11 July - 12 September
There is no artifice or trickery in the collection of artworks displayed in White Heat – the raw essence of the material is celebrated by each artist’s unique interpretation of ‘ceramic wearables’. Porcelain hollow ware, hand tinted beads, copper crocheted pendants and hand etched illustration - each artist’s approach to ceramic jewellery is diverse: their sensibility, combination of materials and array of techniques will surprise and delight.
a table of interior architecture elements
9 May - 28 June
The third in a series of group exhibitions designed and curated by the University of South Australia's interior architecture program team. The exhibition continues an exploration of the interior presented in two preceding exhibitions: a place at the table: the politics of being inside, 2007 and setting a place at the table 2009, both shown at the UniSA Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.
9 May - 28 June
Susan Frost plays with the interrelationships of colour and form by stacking, nesting and arranging her porcelain vessels. The immersive nature of colour is exploited here whilst its unifying properties serve to highlight the sculptural qualities of her domestic objects.
CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade
8 February - 27 April 2014
CUSP takes a look at designers that are currently working within the multifaceted Australian design landscape who have the potential to effect lifestyle, learning and cultural change in our lives over the next ten years. CUSP is a touring exhibition from Object: Australian Design Centre and will be showcased across JamFactory’s main galleries in Adelaide and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa. Featuring work by Chris Bosse, Healthhabitat, Leah Heiss, George Khut, Anupama Kundoo, MaterialByProduct, Greg More, Florian Mueller, Stephen Mushin, Alison Page, Super Critical Mass and Mari Velonaki.
Presented as part of the 2014 Fringe Festival.
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Totems: Contemporary Carvings From Aurukun
7 February - 26 April
Aurukun has the oldest established art centre on Cape York Peninsula. The Wik and Kugu Arts Centre has been giving artistic and commercial support to local artists for more than 50 years, and many of those artists have gained national, even international recognition. Artists work in many media – paintings and fibre art particularly, but Aurukun is best known for its sculptures. There’s a long history of works carved in soft timber for ceremonial use. When the ceremony was over, sculptures were discarded and left to break down in the bush. In the past decade, Aurukun artists have begun to seek a commercial market and Aurukun sculptures are highly sought after works of art. They often depict an artist’s plant or animal totem, and the most widely known are the much loved carvings of Aurukun camp dogs.