JAMES DODD - SHED WIZARD
Sep
1
to Oct 15

JAMES DODD - SHED WIZARD

James Dodd’s practice has meandered across investigations of urban space, creative interventions in public space and notions of high and low art.  Having spent a large period of time immersed in Australia’s street art movement of the early noughties he has since pursued a practice that borrows graffiti for gallery outcomes and hijacks conceptual pursuits for application in suburbia.  He celebrates cultures of DIY and life hacking, a result of his upbringing in the ‘make-do’ context of an agricultural childhood.  A sense of adaptation and hybrid invention is especially present in his recent bicycle sculptures and more general art-machine outcomes.

This selection of works includes vivid paintings, unusual bicycles, strange machines and candid videos.  It brings this range of objects together to examine Dodd’s trajectory over the past decade or so and examines ongoing themes such as notions of social and political resistance; adventure and risk; and the hand-made contraption as magical art device.

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Sep
1
to Oct 15

SOLASTALGIA - LESA FARRANT, CLAIRE BROOKS, JO WILMOT

'Solastalgia'
Jewellery, image and objects responding to changing landscapes and ecologies.

In the shadow of the growing consciousness and concern about the effects of climate change, is a collective anxiety about the passing of a once familiar and trusted experience of the natural world. Combining the Latin word solacium, meaning comfort, with the Greek root algia, meaning pain, Australian philosopher Glen Albright introduced 'Solastalgia' to our vernacular describing the sense of melancholia associated with the negative changes to our loved home environments.

Investigating the intersection between human activity and the altered natural environments along our beaches, oceans, reefs and waterways, works by artists, Lesa Farrant, Claire Brooks, Jo Wilmot speak from place between grief and hope to the growing movement that is driving initiatives that will positively impact on our environment.

'Solastalgia' is a collaborative touring event that aims to connect Adelaide based jewellers/object makers with regional artists who wish to voice their personal or political take on the subject of climate change and unsustainable development.

"In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy" Edward O Wilson

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Sep
1
to Oct 15

SALLY DEANS - TIME AND DISTANCE

Drawing inspiration from the area around the lower Murray and Fleurieu Peninsula, Sally Deans paints atmospheric sky, sea and landscapes that are distinctly characteristic of this region.

 

These works explore the passage of time as it defines our view of the landscape through transitory effects of weather and light, while recording the slower changes marked by nature throughout the changing seasons.

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Oct
20
to Nov 26

JAMFACTORY ICON 2016 GERRY WEDD: KITSCHEN MAN

Celebrating the achievements of one of South Australia’s most outstanding and influential craft and design practitioners.

Gerry Wedd’s hand built and wheel thrown ceramics brim with a dry wit oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing.

JamFactory's Icon series is an annual solo exhibition celebrating the achievements of one of South Australia's leading craft and design practitioners. Our 2016 Icon is Gerry Wedd. 

 

 

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