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21 July 2015

Man making a clay bowl in a potter's studioThe University of South Australia has joined JamFactory in an official partnership that will extend the already strong relationship between organisations and support broader networks to promote South Australian artists. 

The new partnership, to be launched at 6 pm 22 July in the forum of UniSA’s Jeffrey Smart Building on Hindley Street, will be spearheaded by the signing of an MOU for collaboration across a range of educational and other areas and also a sponsorship agreement to help support artists and designers from the local and international community, to further their careers in ceramics, glass, furniture and metal design. 

University of South Australia Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd says the partnership will help strengthen the creative industries in the western end of the city. 

“JamFactory has long provided opportunities to talented creative artists through its Associate program, the work studios it has available in Adelaide and the Barossa, and its galleries and retail environments, and many of those artists have been UniSA graduates,” Prof Lloyd says. 

“In this environment new graduates can gain experience of the business of art, develop creative ventures, and add entrepreneurship to their personal skills profile. 

 

“They also have the chance to learn from other artists, drawn from around the world by JamFactory’s reputation for excellence. 

“This as an extremely important partnership agreement, not only for our students, but for the cultural life of Adelaide, because it helps to support the evolution of artistic careers. 

 

 

“It also adds some energy to the creative arts in the west end of town, balancing the emerging health and biomedical precinct perfectly.” 

Professor Lloyd says he delighted to be building the partnership with one of the State’s most celebrated and globally connected creative arts organisations. 

 

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli office: +61 8 8302 0966 mobile: 0418 823 673 email: michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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