CONCRETE: art design architecture

27 MARCH - 10 MAY 2020

 600 w4

This major exhibition is exploring the innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Curated by JamFactory's Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator) and Brian Parkes (CEO), the exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with concrete within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia.Many Australian ecosystems have evolved with resilience to regular disturbances such as bushfire, flood and drought cycles. O’Sullivan draws parallels to the ceramic medium in which soft clay is extracted from the earth and transformed into hard, stone-like porcelain after being subjected to the intensive firing process.

CONCRETE: art design architecture is supported by Visions of Australia funding through Australian Government’s Department of Communications and Arts and the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills.

The Principal Sponsor for CONCRETE: art design architecture is Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, the peak body for the cement, concrete and quarry industry in Australia.

A touring exhibition from JamFactory, Adelaide.


Image: SANNÉ MESTROM Untitled (Self Portrait, Underground), 2017 Bronze, concrete, steel 156 x 100 x 83 cm Photo: Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf