Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory

Published:  June 25, 2013
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. This year, 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.

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. The exhibition, sponsored by JamFactory’s 40th anniversary partner ANZ, showcases the vibrancy of craft and design practice and demonstrates the diverse pathways to a sustainable and successful career in the field.


Every Cloud has a Silver Lining by Honor Freeman (2012)

Shiny Box, Crop Bottle, Line Paperweights by MONO (2012)

East Chair by Takeshi Iue (2012)

A brand new site has just been launched to support this special event, and 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.

Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory runs from 19 April until 8 June at JamFactory, before being toured by Country Arts SA to 15 venues nationally, including Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo, Gold Coast City Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, and Signal Point Gallery in Goolwa.

Alongside this milestone exhibition will be a program of exhibitions, workshops, activities, and events taking place across Adelaide and beyond.

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