Clare Belfrage Left to right
Fluence #020711
Blown glass
350 x 390 x 80
Fluence #010711
Blown glass
380 x 500 x 80


40 Years of JamFactory

Four decades of the very best contemporary art and design are now on display at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, in an exhibition celebrating one of Australia’s iconic creative institutions – Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory.
Curated by Margaret Hancock Davis, Margot Osborne and Brian Parkes, this enthralling exhibition presents new work by 40 selected artists, craftspeople and designers who have had a significant involvement with the JamFactory during its forty year history and who are presently producing work of outstanding quality. 

Posted 5 December 2014

Share this:

Designing Craft / Crafting Design, 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.
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. Their works on display cover an incredible range of creative innovation, from ceramics, furniture and jewellery to metal design and glass.

Established by the South Australian Government under Premier Don Dunstan in 1973, JamFactory supports and promotes outstanding design and craftsmanship through its widely acclaimed studios, galleries and shops. A unique not-for-profit organisation located in the Adelaide city centre, JamFactory is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence. 

Tom Moore
Oily Invertebrate with heaps-good
Shrubby Mounds
blown and solid glass, silver leaf, fake
moss, laminated plywood, dirt, heavy
card, paint, particle board
1600 x 1200x 240

Nick Mount Still Life with Bosc and Strange Fruit #0806112 (557)
blown glass, granula murrini, carved, polished , assembled, olive wood.
American oak
470 x 890 x 180

Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory will be on display at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday 6 December, 2014 until Sunday 25 January, 2015. The exhibition will be officially launched on Friday 12 December at 6pm by Bronwyn Kemp, who is among Australia’s most acclaimed ceramic artists, as well as one of the JamFactory alumni whose works have been showcased in the exhibition. 

Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory is a JamFactory and Country Arts SA touring exhibition, principally sponsored by ANZ.
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

Janice Vitkovsky View
590 x 590 x 20

Scott Chaseling The Conqueror
Glass, plastic , wood
2100 x 700 x 700

Elizabeth Kelly Perilous
pressed glass
2,700 x 500 dia.



Fused: A journey
From artists in the National Art Glass Collection
In conjunction with Wagga Wagga’s annual multicultural festival, Fusion: An explosion of cultural energy, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is proud to present Fused: A journey from artists in the National Art Glass Collection. Now on display in the National Art Glass Gallery, this exhibition celebrates the rich migration stories of the many professional art glass workers who have travelled to settle in Australia from all four corners of the globe.

Since 1945, six million migrants have arrived in Australia – 600,000 of whom have come through humanitarian programs. Many have had to cope with having existing skills unrecognised, and a lack of capital and difficulty finding employment. As well as suffering the terrible effects of war, torture and trauma, and of grief, loss and persecution, many have also faced the challenges of adapting to new laws and customs, mastering English (and Australian idioms), adjusting to cultural differences and a very different landscape, as well as the separation from family, friends and everything that 

MOJE, Klaus
Blue Octagonal Plate #3
cut glass, fused and slumped
34 x 34 x 7 cm 
Photo: Drew Halyday

12 Perfume Bottles
flame-worked borosilicate glass
size variable 
Photo: Drew Halyday

PROCTER, Stephen
Earth Turning
fused glass, blown, cut and engraved, polished
11 x 23 x 23 cm 
Photo: Drew Halyday

Red Object # 2
kiln-formed and blown Bullseye glass, wheel-cut
25 x 17 x 10 cm 
Photo: Drew Halyday

And yet, they have settled successfully: they have married, had children, gone to school and studied; they have bought homes, found jobs, set up businesses and formed clubs. Social life has been established, customs, traditions and cooking have been shared; they have practiced their religion and become valued community members.
Celebrating these achievements, Fused: A journey explores the unique and diverse cultures that continue to shape our community, and highlights the wealth of expertise and tradition that these skilled migrants have brought with them. The artists whose works and stories are highlighted in this exhibition have played an integral part in the development of studio and art glass practice in this country. It is in no small measure thanks to these artists that Australian art glass has achieved its international acclaim, and its widespread popularity across the nation.
Exhibition Dates
When: Saturday 11 October, 2014 – Sunday 8 March, 2015
Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sundays: 10am – 2pm
Mondays: closed 

This exhibition celebrates the rich migration stories of professional art glass workers who migrated to Australia. Featuring works from the National Art Glass Collection, this exhibition highlights the wealth of expertise and culture these skilled migrants brought with them and has played an integral part in the development of studio art glass practice in this country.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Civic Centre
Corner of Baylis & Morrow Streets
Wagga Wagga  NSW  2650
+61 (02) 6926 9660

Artists stories:
Emma Varga
Gerhard Emmerichs
Helmut Hiebl
Ivan Polak
Jane Bruce
Julio Santos
Kevin Gordon
Klaus Moje
Nick Wirdnam
Peter Tysoe
Richard Clements
Richard Morrell
Sam Herman
Stanislav Melis
Stephen Procter

Sublime Head
kiln-formed glass, gold painted
66 x 26 x 14 cm 
Photo: Drew Halyday

Red Red Sky Burning #1
cast and fused glass, assembled
46 x 26 x 6.5 cm 
Photo: Drew Halyday

Little Straw School
cast glass, metal stand
30 x 48 x 50 cm
Photo: Drew Halyday

Copyright © 2013-2019  Glass is more!        Copyright, privacy, disclaimer