Glass: art design architecture

30 September – 6 November 2016

This groundbreaking glass exhibition explores innovative ways that glass is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Co-curated by JamFactory's Brian Parkes (CEO) and Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator), the exhibition brings together projects, products and works of art that refelect many of the current preoccupations with glass within contemporary arts practices in this country.

GLASS: art design architecture is a JamFactory touring exhibition. GLASS: art design architecture is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government projram supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural materials accross Australia.

Jess Dare, Conceptual flowering plant series 2013-14, lampwork glass dimensions variable © the artist. Photo Grant Hancock

home page image-illumini, illumini Greenhouse 2014, marine ply, glass, galvanised steel, 1640 x 720 x 1150. Photo Fernanda Pardo

Research Through Design

30 September – 6 November 2016

This exhibition showcases architectural projects at the creative threshold between research and practice. The selection comprises work undertaken as part of the emerging Design Research stream within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (SABE) at the University of Newcastle, and features the work of 13 PhD candidates, as well as supervisors and associated practitioners. The design research approach sets out to use the architectural design process - in all of its diverse forms - as a mechanism for the explicit production of knowledge. This includes discreet knowledge of, amongst other things, design processes, creativity, spatiality, urbanism, landscapes, technologies, ethical positions, ideologies and theoretical frameworks that affect architecture.

A gallery project curated by SABE in consultation with Meryl Ryan.

Drew Heath Architects, Tir na nÓg (detail) 2013, Photo Brett Boardmant.