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Belgium - Industrial Design Class Hasselt
       
     
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Flouro Pink Dye Projects
       
     
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Venetian Glass Factory Project
       
     
Venetian Glass Factory Project

Pink and Red

Blown vessel, vinyl paint and hand woven glass beads

Factory of Studio Project Works Collection and Research Images
       
     
Factory of Studio Project Works Collection and Research Images

Developments in artistic practice beyond the traditional gallery environment have created a need for establishing a framework for artists who wish to practice within the parameters of the dynamic social environment of an industrial space, such as a factory. While recent studies explore the significance of the role of the artist in this context, there is a shortage evidence that shows how the use of artistic skills and proficiencies in may be incorporated in practice into an industrial organisations.

 

The Pink series Installations by Jane Gavan are emblematic outcomes of a practice-led, participant action research case study that examines the ways that artists can be aesthetic leaders in organisations. By providing evidence from the rare emic perspective of the artist working in a factory residency, this series establishes a useful benchmark for the discipline in understanding the role of artists in industry, namely that artists can develop credible, original results using constructive formats in the form of art and design works that develop possible nuclei towards industrial innovations.

 

This research gives clarity to the role and relevance of artists as aesthetic leaders to their industrial partners and deepens our understanding of this relationship and its creative and economic possibilities. Its value is demonstrated by the following indicators: competitive funding by University of Sydney research grant, a solo exhibition at UTS research gallery entitled, Factory as Studio, inclusion in Interdisciplinarity, “Cross Media”, University Newcastle and several ABC media program features such as televisions, The Collectors and Radio National program features; Master class and the Art of Europe.

 

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Silk Samples
       
     
Silk Samples

Silk samples from the Mantero Silk Factory Archive, Como Italy 

Thanks to Prof Enrico Raedelli, cCrator of the collection 

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Storage Facility - Day-Glo

Flourescent Colourant Factory in the USA 

Jane Gavan

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View from the Factory

Day-Glo Color Cleveland 

Jane Gavan 2009

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Colourant factory corner 

Jane Gavan

2009

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Arriving at the Schott Glass Factory
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Plastic sample waste
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Belgium - Industrial Design Class Hasselt

Working with communities in an around local factories can include using waste materials to develop new design objects. This example includes using plastic waste samples to make a pendant light.

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Friday Art classes - Hasselt Belgium

A local art group used the waste plastics to create hybrid plant/animal creatures. 

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Making pigments

Working the lab to develop dyes for fabric - aiming for flourescent  pink that is more vibrant than the commercially available products.

       
     
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Flouro Pink Dye Projects

Material samples from my work in the R and D lab in Belgium

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Pink Grasses

Belgium, 2010

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Jane Gavan's Factory As Studio for SD11F
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Factory as Studio

Design Sydney Exhibition

University of Technology

Sydney 2011

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