JamFactory presents Generate 2020 showcase

Generate 2020 – the tenth and final curated exhibition of work by the final cohort of artists and designers completing the two-year JamFactory Associate program. Since 2010, Generate has been an annual showcase of outstanding work and new ideas. This exhibition celebrates JamFactory’s role in nurturing emerging talent and is a launch pad for these emerging artists and designers’ businesses as they make the transition into professional practice.

Generate 2020 is showing at JamFactory, Adelaide in Gallery One from 4 December 2020 – 7 February 2021.

JamFactory’s acclaimed Associate training program is offered in four studio areas: ceramics, glass, furniture, and jewellery and metal design. Entry is highly competitive, with applicants having typically completed tertiary-level study in one of the four areas or a closely related discipline.

In 2021, the Associate Program will change to a more intensive one-year duration with the ability to extend to two or three years as a studio-based Associate. The Associates represented in Generate 2020 are the final cohort to complete the existing two-year training program.

The Associate program aims to provide these talented emerging artists and designers with the technical skills, business knowledge, first-hand experience and professional networks to become successful creative entrepreneurs in their chosen field.

Associates spend half of each week on their own work under the guidance and mentorship of our creative staff. This can include the development of products for retail markets, undertaking private commissions or research for experimentation towards major works for exhibitions and competitions. Visiting artists and designers in residence, tenants in the building and other Associates provide additional feedback, critique and peer-to-peer learning.

The remaining half of Associates’ time is spent working on commercial, operational or speculative projects for JamFactory. These activities provide valuable hands-on vocational training, and include the design, development and fabrication of JamFactory products; collaborative design and completion of major commissions (including learning how to manage budgets, time-lines and client relationships); maintenance of studio equipment; and developing and delivering educational workshops. Practical seminars on marketing and business administration are also conducted throughout the year along with special projects that promote innovative thinking.

Generate 2020 features works by;
Furniture Studio: Calum HurleyJordan Leeflang and Ivana Taylor
Glass Studio: Noah HartleyTala KaalimBart Rentmeester and Ayano Yoshizumi
Jewellery and Metal Design Studio: Emma Cuppleditch and Katherine Grocott
Ceramics Studio: Michael Carney and Xanthe Murphy

Building on JamFactory’s nourishing creative environment and the professional connections gained during the program, this exhibition signifies the rich springboard of experiences that Associates can use to propel themselves into the next chapter of their creative practices as well as a changing of the guard.

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