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The JamFactory - Metal Studio

26th October, 2011
Jenny Butler
Wednesday 26th October 2011

Today we get a fantastic insight into the work flow of the JamFactory. The crew from the Metal Studio partnered with the local Council and primary school to design and install artworks for a new park- how much fun! No doubt it was a great project for all who were involved as well as providing ongoing enjoyment for all who visit. -Jenny x

Working hard in the Metal Studio, with second year associate Jessamy Pollock

Top - JamFactory alumni Sorcha Flett. Bottom - Construction in the studio for Burton Playground.

The latest thing to come out of the Metal Design Studio is a project that partnered the Metal team with local council and a primary school to produce artworks for a new play ground development.  The team of associates (first years, Minette Michael, Natalie Gock, Jonathan Sinclair, and second year associate Jessamy Pollock) predominately from jewellery training backgrounds, ran drawing and model making workshops with the students from Burton Primary School and used the results to respond to the councils brief with a design proposal that incorporate furniture inlay, sculptural bollards and artwork to be incorporated with fencing.

Now installed in Burton Park in the Salisbury Council district the project aims to facilitate community ownership through participation in the creation of these works that range in scale from the intimate to the architectural.

Metal trees at Burton, using drawings from Burton Primary School students

Top - Burton Playground install team, consisted of the Metal Studio associates (L-R Jonathan, Jessamy, Minette, and Natalie). Bottom - Print details on a bollard and bench at Burton

Mushrooms at Burton

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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