Adelaide Design Seen

I know the weather has turned nasty but there’s no excuse to hibernate just yet!

The Adelaide design scene has got lots going on at present, which we thought deserves a round up here. It’s not exhaustive but might be a good start if you’re interested in seeing some great work around the place.

The Jam Factory is celebrating its 40th year this year with a major exhibition called Designing Craft/Crafting design. The exhibition shows  the work of 40 designers and craftspeople selected from past and current Jam Factory Associates and staff. Koush director Julie Pieda is one of the designers included and shows the “Cranberry Jam” Sofa pictured. The show runs till 8th of June and then tours Australia for 3 years.

As part of Jam celebrations there are shows all around town under the “JamFactory in the City” umbrella. Special mention goes out to Zu Design with a great show till 25th May where 5 jewellers and an illustrator respond to buildings around the world. Also check out the Art Gallery showing a selection of works acquired by the gallery from artists or exhibitions shown at the Jam since its inception. There’s also a makers market on Sat 25th May at the Queens theatre. For info on all Jam Factory associated events see here

Another exhibition is The Third Space: intercultural crafting. Craftsouth has linked 5 craftspeople from diverse backgrounds, in particular refugees, who all have amazing traditional craft skills with five notable South Australian artists. The  collaborative results are exhibited at Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, Norwood till 2 June, it is then touring as well. For info see here 

Two weeks ago the design shopping mecca Bowerbird Bazaar was again on at the Angus Pavillon. Koush worked with set designer Wendy Todd and florist extraordinaire Fleurs de Nadia on a new layout and event styling, a loved doing it. If you missed it you must be kicking yourself – so sign up to be reminded about the next bowerbird in November here

Get out and have a look – there’s great design around!