The brooches have been skilfully designed and created by artists from Adelaide’s JamFactory, and mark a special anniversary for both arts organisations, with JamFactory also celebrating their half century in 2023.
The brooch designs were created by JamFactory jewellery designers Kath Inglis and Danielle Barrie with one brooch representing the iconic white shells of Adelaide Festival Centre and the other representing the colour and movement of the performers that grace the stages of Adelaide Festival Centre.
The two designs are limited editions – one is made of sterling silver and the other a mix of silver and titanium. The brooches can be viewed and orders placed online or at the Festival Theatre foyer merchandise counter during selected performance times.
Along with the brooches, other items available for sale include a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle, a travel mug, and an apron featuring a design of the Riverbank Precinct. A commemorative coffee table book The Adelaide Festival Centre: Celebrating 50 years is also available for sale.
“As the heart of the arts in South Australia, we are proud to partner with JamFactory in celebration of our joint 50th anniversaries,” says Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM.
JamFactory Chief Executive Officer Brian Parkes says, “For half a century JamFactory has provided a vibrant creative hub, championing emerging and established creatives, developing unique products and delivering engaging programs.
“Collaboration has been at the heart of our activities and partnering with Adelaide Festival Centre, who is also turning 50 in 2023, is the perfect way to celebrate the vibrant arts community within South Australia.”