2018 EXHIBITIONS

GALLERY ONE


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ADELAIDE BIENNIAL

Extending across Adelaide’s cultural precinct, North Terrace, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Musuem of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image. JamFactory presents Kirsten Coelho and Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One and Two

Dates

2 March - 6 May 2018

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FUSE GLASS PRIZE

The FUSE Glass Prize finalist exhibition showcases 18 outstanding glass artists. This biennial non-acquisitive prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists is Australasia’s richest prize for glass. The prize provides a platform for artists to push themselves and their work to new limits.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One

Dates
18 May - 8 July 2018

JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
17 July - 17 September

Links
Catalogue
Media Release

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JAMFACTORY ICON 2018
CLARE BELFRAGE: A MEASURE OF TIME

JamFactory’s Icon series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media.
Clare Belfrage has maintained a vibrant studio glass practice and is known for her distinctive artworks in which complex patterns of fine glass lines trace her forms. Inspired by repetitious patterns found in nature and the woven lines of textiles, Belfrage is particularly drawn
o the layered rhythms that mark growth, change and the passing of time.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Presented as part of the 2018 SALA Festival

Dates
28 July - 16 September 2018

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield

Dates
22 September - 25 November 2018

Tour Locations (9)
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Hamilton Gallery, Signal Point Gallery, National Glass Art Gallery, Canberra Glassworks,
Tweed Regional Gallery, Pinnacles Gallery, Redland Art Gallery,
Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Links
Media Release
Buy Book
Education Kit

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ADELAIDE MODERN

Adelaide Modern invites 6 Contemporary Designers and 6 teams of UniSA students and JamFactory Furniture Studio Associates to respond to 6 pieces of mid-century furniture produced by 6 South Australian manufacturers.

Featuring works by Takeshi Iue, Enoki, Caren Ellis, Studio Gram, Peter Walker, and Williams Burton Leopardi; JamFactory Furniture Studio Associates and University of South Australia design students; TH Brown, Noblett, Macrob, Kerby, Fler and Council.

Curatorial and Project Team
Brian Parkes, Joanne Cys, Margaret Hancock Davis, Andrew Wallace, Peter Walker, Jon Goulder and Anna Brown.

Exhibition Partner
This exhibition continues the partnership between JamFactory and the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One

Dates
5 October - 2 December 2018

Links
Catalogue - Essay
Catalogue - The Past
Catalogue - The Present
Catalogue - The Future
Media Release

 
 

GALLERY TWO


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GENERATE  2018

This annual exhibition of work by JamFactory second year Associates showcases future directions in ceramics, glass, furniture and jewellery. Featuring Ashlee Hopkins, Kerryn Levy, Ebony Heidenreich, Dean Toepfer, Andrew Carvolth, Danielle Lo, Billy Crellin, Bastien Thomas, Aubrey Barnett and Renato Perez.

Curators
Caitlin Eyre and Lara Merrington

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Dates
14 December 2018 - 10 February 2019.

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
16 February - 1 May 2019

Links
Catalogue
Media Release

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THE GOLDEN CALF

Ceramic artist Andrei Davidoff presents a series of vessels that transform mundane utilitarian forms into objects of ominous intent. Guided by the Biblical tale of the Golden Calf, a false idol deemed unworthy of worship, Davidoff investigates the tension between an object’s high art cultural value and its everyday social.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
18 May - 8 July 2018

Links
Media Release


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AN (UN)NATURAL SELECTION

Using slip cast porcelain’s mimetic qualities, Lesa Farrant creates delicate specimens of indigenous and introduced plants. Cast from the flotsam and jetsam she collects from her local beac, Port Willunga, these works are a meditation on the Anthropocene.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Presented as part of the 2018 SALA Festival
Dates
28 July - 16 September 2018

Links
Media Release

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BOTANICA IMMORTALUS

An exhibition of five contemporary jewellers whose work features botanical forms cast in precious metals.

Botanica Immortalus explores the way in which flowers and foliage can be transformed from living entities whose beauty is fleeting and ephemeral to inanimate objects that are eternal and unchanging

Featuring work by Shimara Carlow, Yuko Fujita, Michelle Kelly, David Neale and Olivia Spark.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
5 October - 2 December 2018

Links
Media Release

 
 

COLLECT


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REFRACT, REFLECT

Glass artist Madeline Prowd presents a body of new work exploring pattern, repetition and density of simple line work while highlighting the optical qualities of the material. In her practice, Prowd utilises the layering of clear glass canes to bend light and the perception of underlying patterns.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
14 December - 28 January 2018

Links
Media Release

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VESSEL

Curated by the 2018 Adelaide Biennial curator Erica Green and JamFactory’s CEO Brian Parkes this exhibition reflects the calibre and diversity of South Australian craft and design practitioners.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
26 February - 29 March 2018

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JUNKO MORI: VISITING NATURE

As part of the residency by this world leading metalsmith JamFactory presents a selection
of new and loaned artworks.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
5 April - 3 May 2018

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SURFACE REVISIONS

Responding to an invitation from JamFactory to work collaboratively, sculptors Anna Varendorff and Alana Wilson have combined two materials very different in nature - brass and ceramic - and created a group of pieces that use light as a common focal point.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
28 July - 26 August 2018

 
 

SEPPELTSFIELD


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ORMOLU

In an inspired contemporary interpretation of ormolu, silversmith Julie Blyfield and ceramicist Kirsten Coelho have collaborated to create a suite of porcelain containers with intricate silver lids and an accompanying collection of jewellery.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
5 October - 5 November 2018

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SYLVIA NEVISTIC, SONYA MOYLE,
KRISTEL BRITCHER

This exhibition sees three artists working within three different areas at JamFactory create works that respond to their three mediums; glass, jewellery and ceramics.

Sylvia Nevistic / Jewellery / Alumnus & Studio Tenant (Adelaide)
Sonya Moyle / Ceramics / Studio Tenant ( Seppeltsfield)
Kristel Britcher / Glass / Alumnus, Glass Studio Program Manger & Studio Tenant (Adelaide)

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
14 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

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THINKING OUTSIDE

Thinking Outside brings the outside in. Presenting a collection of Australian furniture, ceramics and textiles this exhibition alludes to notions of the outdoors, from the natural world to the dense urban scape.

Featuring work by Lilly Buttrose (SA), Stephanie James-Manttan (SA), Max Hunt (SA),  Matt Pearson (SA), Tania Rollond (NSW), Marcel Sigel for GoHome (NSW),  Matt Taylor (SA), Willy Weston (VIC)

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
5 May - 9 July 2018

Links
Media Release

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IN THESE HANDS (MARA NYANGANGKA)
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF ERNABELLA ARTS

An exhibition celebrating Australia’s two oldest craft and design centres - Sturt Gallery & Studios
(1941) and Ernabella Arts ( 1948).

A Sturt Gallery touring exhibition.

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
1 December 2018 - 28 January 2019

Links
Media Release

 

2017 EXHIBITIONS

GALLERY ONE


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STEEL: ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE

STEEL art design architecture
 showcases 29 outstanding projects by contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects. It represents a cross-section of current creative practices and relationships to this versatile material. This exhibition comprises of a 16 venue national tour from 2017 - 2020. Curated by Margaret Hancock Davis 

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Dates
17 February - 23 April 207

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
20 May - 23 July 2017

Tour Locations (15)

Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, Brisbane QUT Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Hawksbury Regional Gallery, Australian Design Centre, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Western Plain Cultural Centre, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mandurah Art Gallery, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Signal Point Gallery

This exhibition has been researched, developed and toured with assistance of grants funds from the Australian Federal Government through Visions of Australia.

Links
Visit STEEL website
Buy STEEL Book
View STEEL Education Kit

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RESOLVED: JOURNEYS IN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

Presented by the Australian Design Centre in collaboration with Workshopped, a design organisation nurturing and supporting designers in bringing their products to the marketplace. This major design exhibition showcases the winning designs of the past 12 annual ‘Workshopped’ exhibitions. Featuring Matt Conway, Adam Cornish, Fukutoshi, Gary Galego, Alex Gilmour, Adam Goodrum, Chris Hardy, Marc Harrison, Zoe MacDonell, Ben McCarty, Kate Stokes and Bic Tieu.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One

Dates
5 May - 9 July 2017

Links
Media Release

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JAMFCATORY ICON 2017
CATHERINE TRUMAN: NO SURFACE HOLDS


Catherine Truman: no surface holds
 is an intriguing and diverse solo show of objects, installation, images and film that investigates Truman’s 20 years of research and collaborative practice at the nexus of art and science. This exhibition is the first time that Truman’s collaborative practice with artists and scientists is presented as a whole. Curated by Margaret Hancock Davis.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Presented as part of the 2017 SALA Festival
Dates
21 July - 17 September 2017

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
16 December 2017 - 11 February 2018

Tour Locations (7)
Riddoch Art Gallery, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Craft Victoria, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery

This exhibition has been supported with a Contemporary Touring initiative Grant from The Australia Council for the Arts.

Links
Media Release
Buy CATHERINE TRUMAN Book

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CONFLUENCE: CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER DESIGN

Confluence brings together contemporary design in an exhibition that celebrates strong partnerships and collaborative practices. Featuring Nicole Monks marlu collection alongside celebrated works of the Yolngu weavers of Elcho Island with Sydney based design company Koskela.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Presented as part of TARANANTHI
Dates
29 September - 26 November 2017

Links
Media Release

 
 

GALLERY TWO


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GENERATE 2017

This annual exhibition of work by JamFactory second year Associates showcases future directions in ceramics, glass, furniture and jewellery. Generate 2017 features works by
Furniture Studio: Jake Rollins, James Howe,
Pantea Roostaee
Glass Studio: Thomas Pearson, Cole Johnson, Emma Young
Jewellery and Metal Design Studio: Danielle Barrie, Antonia Field
Ceramics Studio: Madeline McDade, Connie Augoustinos, Jordan Gower

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery One
Dates
8 December 2017 - 18 February 2018
Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates

Links
Media Release

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SCAPE
Ceramic artists Alterfact ( Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano) , Roderick Bamford and Kenji Uranishi, look to urban-scapes and architecture to create works contemplating the tension between built and broken, natural and unnatural, intention and chance.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
17 February - 23 April 2017

Links
Media Release

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NORTHCITY4

Curated by Laila Marie Costa and Anna Gray this exhibition highlights the intensely productive, varied and creative practices cultivated by a community of jewellers and artists within the shared work space of Northcity4 in Brunswick, Melbourne. 

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
5 May - 9 July 2017

Links
Media Release

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A GREY MIRROR

Since his first encounters with glassblowing in his studies at the University of South Australia, Valero has been fascinated by the material and the challenges of working with it.  Completing his visual arts degree with a specialisation in glass he became an Associate of the training program at JamFactory in 2015, where he immersed in the world of studio glass, learning traditional craft skills and working as part of a production team.

Valero’s practice is known for its strong conceptual drive whilst technically, he is inspired by science and aims to expand the sculptural possibilities of the material, pushing and combining traditional techniques in unconventional ways.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Dates
21 July - 17 September 2017

Links
Media Release

 
 

COLLECT


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MELAA THALDIN - STANDING INTHE SEA

Artists from Mornington Island Art Centre (MIArtS) in collaboration with renowned artist Grace Lillian Lee, present pieces inspired by strong cultural ties to their island home and the sea.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Gallery Two
Presented as part of TARNANTHI 2017
Dates
29 September - 26 November

Links
Media Release

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QUANTUM COLOUR: CAPTURING THE MOVEMENT OF LIGHT

Creative Director of JamFactory’s Glass Studio, Karen Cunningham collaborates with the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) to explore nanoparticles as a primary constituent of how light may be subverted or augmented in hand-made glass art.

Links
Media Release
Catalogue

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RITUAL OF TEA

A selection of emerging and established ceramic and metal artists create objects that they use in their daily tea ritual. Featuring Susan Frost, Ghostwares, Alison Jackson, Sylvia Nevistic, Bruce Nuske, Sophia Nuske, Yoko Ozawa, Studio Kyss and Ulrica Trulsson.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates

5 May - 4 June 2017

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GEMS

Featuring Zoe Grigoris, Kate Sutherland, Regine Schwarzer, Courtney Jackson, Sylvia Nevistic, Suzi Zutic, Melanie Katsalidis, Anna Varendorff

This collect exhibition sees 8 contemporary jewellers both emerging and established explore the use of gems in their work. 

Each artist has responded to the brief in their own way resulting in a varied and surprising outcome, that highlighs the beauty and uniqueness of these natural wonders.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates

21 July - 20 August 2017

 
 
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WARRINGARRI

Peggy Griffiths and Jan Griffiths of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in Western Australia present exciting new ceramic works created during and following a residency within JamFactory’s Ceramics Studio alongside their striking paintings.

Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
11 October - 12 November

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SPATIAL REACH

A collection of new work by Furniture Designer, Rhys Cooper and Glass Artist, Brenden Scott French.
Location
JamFactory Adelaide Collect
Dates
8 December 2017 - 7 January 2018.

SEPPELTSFIELD

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ONE + THREE: THE DISTRACTED OBJECT

In the third in this series of exhibitions based at JamFactory’s Seppeltsfield gallery, JamFactory invites one alumni of our Associate Program, be it an Associate, studio personnel or Creative Director, to curate a show in which they select three other alumni to exhibit with. Although not necessarily collaborative, the One + Three exhibitions seek to demonstrate the dialogue that is possible between four artists in one space, and is an ongoing acknowledgement of our ever-growing JamFactory family.

This year, Phil Hart, previous Creative Director of Ceramics (2006 - 2008) has been invited as guest curator. This ruminative yet playful exhibition showcases Hart’s works, alongside fellow ceramicistsJo Crawford (1986 - 1987) Maria Parmenter (2006 - 2007), and Alison Smiles (2012) and collectively explores the abstraction and subversion of what could be perceived as the “standard’’ domesticated pottery object.

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield

Dates
5 August - 1 October 2017

Links
Media Release

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CLAY STORIES

Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia is a survey exhibition of contemporary works of art that have been created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote parts of Australia. Presented as part of 2017 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, the exhibition presents both sculptural and vessel-based works representing the artists’ connection to country.

Location
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
Dates
7 October - 10 December 2017

Links
Media Release