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JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder

Featuring animations and soundtrack by Jonathan Nix

Tom Moore is one of Australia leading glass artists and over the course of his career has carved out a singular voice within Australian glass art making. Highly skilled in a range of glass working techniques, Moore uses traditional processes in innovative ways to create fantastical creatures, objects and worlds that can be both amusing and alarming. His engaging, sophisticated and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures and the fantastical worlds they inhabit are deeply embedded in the history of glass making and scientific discovery.

Futhermore, using his playful and inventive imagination, Moore comments on the uncertainty of human existence in the face of environmental disaster and encourages us all to be more creative in our thinking and open to the experiences of wonder all around us. Playing with the paradoxical properties of glass, this exhibition presents hybrid life forms that challenge our perceptions of the world and our possible future – at once light-hearted and confronting, enchanting and grotesque, playful and insightful.

Featuring animations and soundtrack by Jonathan Nix.

JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Visions of Australia and assistance from the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills. Tom Moore acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Tom Moore, Super Massive Hooligan, 2020, hot joined blown and solid glass, 380 x 290 x 200 mm; Retro Hooligan, 2020, hot joined blown and solid glass, 420 x 240 x 160 mm; Cyborg Symbiosis, 2020, hot joined blown and solid glass, 290 x 360 x 145 mm, photographer: Grant Hancock.

Exhibition Details

Opening Event: 6pm Friday 24 June
Closes: Sunday 21 August


Calling all budding artists aged 5-12 years - get inspired by the Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder exhibition and create your own creature!
The winning drawing will be made into two glass artworks by Tom Moore in JamFactory's Glass Studio - one for the winner to take home and one to join the national tour of the exhibition! 

Entries must be submitted to the Griffith Regional Art Gallery before Sunday 21 August.

Download the entry form

Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm  
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  

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