Broached Goulder Opens at the JamFactory for Adelaide Fringe
Broached Commissions will be exhibiting Broached Goulder, designed by celebrated Australian designer-maker Jon Goulder at the JamFactory in Adelaide during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
The collection made entirely from sustainably sourced Tasmanian timbers, honours four generations of knowledge and inherited craftsmanship within the Goulder family.
World-class design on the home front
An Adelaide local himself, Goulder’s works have made their way around the world. Goulder’s works have become permanent fixtures in State and National museums across Australia and are sought after as custom pieces for private clients, and one-off installation designs. Broached Goulder represents the pinnacle of his practice in a truly collectable capsule.
Commissioned by design trailblazers Broached Commissions, Broached Goulder was launched in late 2019, comprising of pieces that meld the complex intricacies of generations of furniture making – proudly made with sustainably sourced Tasmanian timber species.
The bespoke collection crafted from Tasmanian Celery Top Pine and Blackwood includes two credenzas, a chaise lounge, a standing mirror and a console.
Like much of Jon’s work, the Broached Goulder collection will make its way around the world, with its first stop at the JamFactory in Goulder’s home state for Adelaide Fringe; a not-for-profit festival providing access for all artists to showcase their work. The collection will be exhibited from the 27th of February through the 3rd of March. Goulder explains that this collection is his best work.
“This collection is easily the best work I’ve ever done. It has such a deeper meaning and feeling and context. “I don’t think pieces like this have been made before.”
Australian design, through and through
With a patriotic upbringing, Goulder is a proud Australian and is no stranger to using Tasmanian timbers in his works. Goulder explains the importance of using local timber in the Broached Goulder collection:
“If I’m going to take a collection of furniture to the world, then I want to represent Australia. I wouldn’t import timber from America or Europe. I’m representing my country. Tasmanian timbers are renowned for their beauty and accessibility so yeah, it’s a great fit.”
Creative Direction for the capsule was provided by Lou Weiss of Broached Commissions. Weiss explains Goulder’s dedication to the craft places him in a category of his own:
“Anyone who comes in and sees the objects immediately understands the incredible talent that he possesses and then Goulder’s unrelenting aspiration to be at the leading edge of craft and to be the best most creative and experimental craftsperson operating in the country.”
The collection also features handwoven textiles from Australian textile artist Liz Williamson and a leather formed motif by Australian graphic artist John Warwicker.
Adelaide’s JamFactory was established in 1973 and is Australia’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design. With studios, galleries and shops in Adelaide and the Barossa, JamFactory is a unique not for profit organisation that inspires audiences through outstanding exhibitions, public programs and the opportunity to see artists, craftspeople and designers at work, making it a perfect fit for the Broached Goulder collection.