Be taken on a reflective journey amongst the ethereal artworks of glass artist Jessica Loughlin immersed with responding compositions by cellist Hilary Kleinig. Encouraging a sense of stillness, this meditative encounter leads participants through a series of reflective states as they take in the sights and sounds of their surroundings. Held in the gallery after hours amongst the quiet, contemplative artworks featured in the JamFactory ICON Jessica Loughlin: of light exhibition, this visual meditative sound experience encourages participants to intimately explore Jessica’s fascination with the beauty of emptiness.
What to expect: After an introduction from Jessica regarding her glass works, participants will be invited to walk, sit and lie down in the exhibition space in order to bask in the beautiful sound compositions created by Hilary in response to the artworks.
• Dress in warm, comfortable clothing suitable for the experience
• Yoga mats provided, you're welcome to also bring your own
• Please bring a cushion and a blanket/covering to ensure your comfort
• Tea and coffee will be provided
Facilitators: A studio glass artist for over twenty-five years, Jessica Loughlin creates ethereal kiln formed glass works that explore her fascination with the beauty of emptiness and her extensive research into light and space. Known for her understated aesthetic, Loughlin takes her artistic cues from the vast, flat landscapes and salt lakes of South Australia and is particularly drawn to the inherent quietness and stillness of the land. Loughlin’s thoughtful and instinctual approach to kiln formed glass, together with her extraordinary technical skills with the medium, has culminated in the artist being widely celebrated for her innovation both nationally and internationally.
Hilary Kleinig is a Tarntanya/Adelaide-based multidisciplinary musician – cellist, composer, creative producer and educator. Imbued with a sense of wonder and curiosity, her artistic practice centres on care, collaboration and connection of and with people, place and planet. Hilary enjoys playing cello in live and recorded performance, and for over 20 years Hilary was cellist with and Artistic Director of Zephyr Quartet - ‘Arguably Australia’s most lateral thinking and inventive ensemble’ (Music Australia) – an award-winning, bold and adventurous string quartet, delighting in the exploration of diverse music and forging dynamic collaborations. Hilary often writes for the stage, collaborating with companies such as State Theatre Company of South Australian and Brink Productions and most recently Restless Dance Theatre’s 2022 production of Exposed.
JamFactory ICON Jessica Loughlin: of light will tour 13 venues nationally with support from the Australia Council’s Contemporary Touring Initiative. The exhibition is accompanied by Jessica Loughlin: from here, a 183-page hard-cover monograph copublished by JamFactory and Wakefield Press, featuring essays by Julie Ewington and Tina Oldknow. JamFactory ICON Jessica Loughlin: of light was curated by JamFactory Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Caitlin Eyre.
JamFactory ICON Jessica Loughlin: of light is a JamFactory touring exhibition assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board. Jessica Loughlin acknowledges the support of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through an Arts South Australia Grant.