FORITIFIED & EXCHANGE
A robust blend of South Australian talent, Fortified combined the new guard of JamFactory artists and designers with the next generation of producers evolving from and challenging the Barossa Valley’s long-held identity. Dedicated to the reinvention of craft, Fortified saw the collaboration between nine JamFactory-trained, craft-based practitioners and their chosen Barossa producer. Together they strengthened ties between the city and the rolling hills to produce works that distil the character, artistry and generosity of the Barossa region. Individual practices are bolstered by these creative partnerships, forging new design directions and brilliant outcomes.
EXCHANGE: RECENT FIRST NATIONS ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATIONS WITH JAMFACTORY
Presenting a selection of creative collaborations and workshops outcomes, this exhibition showcased the vitality and diversity of First Nations artists who have worked with designers and skilled makers at JamFactory in various way to produce design objects across JamFactory’s four specialised studio areas – furniture, ceramics, metal and glass. These works offered new ways of engaging with First Nations material, culture and storytelling and speak to the rich possibilities of deeper, ongoing exchange.