Friday, February 12, 2010

Brian Parkes appointed New Managing Director of JamFactory

In announcing the appointment Jane Yulie Chair of JamFactory board noted:
Many of you will already know, or know of Brian, as he has a significant national and international reputation as a curator, writer, mentor and advocate in the contemporary craft and design sector with extensive networks among practitioners and institutions in the field.

For the last 10 years Brian has been the Associate Director of Object, Sydney’s renowned craft and design organization and gallery space, where he led many major exhibition projects including “Freestyle: new Australian design for living” and “Menagerie: contemporary indigenous sculpture”.  Prior to his role at Object he managed retail and merchandising operations at the National Gallery of Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Stephen leaves a fabulous legacy of achievement and success and I am confident that with Brian’s background and experience, that journey will continue, and JamFactory will be able to play a significant role in the State supporting the Premier’s newly announced design focus for SA, as well as continuing to grow its leadership position in craft and design locally, throughout Australia and internationally.