JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder

Tom Moore with animation by Jonathan Nix 

29 April - 25 June 2023
Main Gallery

JamFactory’s Icon series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential visual artists working in craft-based media. Tom Moore is one of Australia’s leading glass artists and over the course of his career has carved out a singular voice within Australian glass art making.

Although working in the ancient craft of blown glass, Moore’s images, narratives and settings are distinctly contemporary. 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.

Through the taming of the molten liquid material of glass, Moore creates complex diorama worlds within which his fanciful hybridised protagonists act and interact. In his creation of a universe that seems as ominous as it is beautiful, Moore’s artworks are disarmingly playful in their use of narrative to critique the pressing social and environmental concerns of our contemporary epoch.

The exhibition is enlivened with animations and soundtracks by Jonathan Nix.

Win a glass sculpture of your own fantastical creature, created by artist Tom Moore at the Jam Factory’s glass studio.
Click here for more information. Entries close 25 June.


JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder is a JamFactory touring exhibition, supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Visions of Australia. Tom Moore acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Image: Tom Moore, Circus Fledging, 2019, hot joined blown and solid glass. Photographer: Grant Hancock

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