JAMFACTY METAL DESIGN STUDIO | PROJECTS
EDUCATION | GILLES ST PRIMARY SCHOOL - CREATIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS
FUNDING PARTNER | USTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS | ARTS SA
PROJECT PARTNERS | GILLES ST PRIMARY SCHOOL | JAMFACTORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN
LOCATION | ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
DATE COMPLETED | 2011
RESIDENT ARTISTS | SORCHA FLETT, JAMES EDWARDS, CHRISTIAN HALL
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | CHRISTIAN HALL
STATEMENT | The Enquiring Mind and the Practiced Hand
Nicknamed Gilles Street Jam, Mud & Metal the 2011 Creative Education Partnership was once again a year-long partnership between Gilles St Primary School and JamFactory.
JamFactory artists skilled in the mediums of both metal and ceramics worked with the staff and students of Gilles Street Primary in a cross-disciplinary artist in residence program. The residencies theme, The Enquiring Mind and the Practiced Hand, underlined a direction of creative development through skills based studio practice.
This federally funded arts and education initiative saw three artists work at the primary school with a core group of talented student. Through the learning process students produced a series of works ranging from jewellery-scale objects to functional and decorative ceramics and even lighting and interior sculptural works. However, it was through the marriage of metal and clay technique that the students were able to produce their own tools and discover how to make object through a production process that contain the mark that is unique to the maker.
The exhibition was held as a 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival event and presented the work developed by a core group of year 6 and 7 students with JamFactory artists Christian Hall, Sorcha Flett and James Edwards.