Dr Jane Gavan

BVA (SCA) BFA (Sydney) GradDipGalleryMgmt (UNSW) GradCertEdStud(Higher Education) (Sydney)
Senior Lecturer, Glass

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1076
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

Biographical details

Jane Gavan worked as a printmedia artist before graduating from the glass studio at SCA in 1988. She graduated in the same year from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts. Gavan then expanded her curatorial skills at UNSW, developing skills in exhibition design and conservation of materials. From this time onwards she has conducted a studio practice which has included the production of glass and ceramic objects, many incorporating printed and fired enamel and other glass elements.

Research interests

Gavan's current interest involves larger installation works and one-off functional and non-functional objects in glass and other materials. Her teaching is often closely aligned with her research interests.
Glass works revolve around the notion of "article lightness": the idea of using biomimicry to make something as light as possible by using the minimum amount of materials and energy.
Pink works are focused on using the factory at Day-Glo Color as a studio environment to produce installation works and functional and non-functional objects.

Associations

Ausglass Member
Society for the History of Technology Dibner Award Panellist

Awards and honours

2010 Special study leave SCA Factory as Studio
2007 Research development grant for residency in Germany at Schott Glass
Flitterwochen
2005 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant
2005 The Butterfly Project
2004 SCA Residency at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, Fluorescent pink research
2003 Sesquicentenary Grant, USyd History of Technology project, Fluorescent pink research
2001 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant

Selected grants

2005

  • New Work Grant; Gavan J; Visual Arts and Crafts Board of Australia/Research Grant.

2004

  • An interdisciplinary test case:developing a material science and material culture history of the colourant fluorescent pink; Gavan J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).
  • Glass and Jewellery and Object design; Gavan J; University of Sydney/Equipment Grant.

2002

  • Overseas Travel Grant , Glass Art Society Conference in Amsterdam; Gavan J; University of Sydney/Travel Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Conferences

  • Gavan, J. (2012). Where Do You Draw the Line? An Approach to an Artist-Led Case Study of the Critical Aspects of Artist Residence with Organisations. Creativity and Critique: The Sixth Art of Management and Organisation Conference, York: York Management School, University of York.

Visual Art

  • Gavan, J. (2013). In altum fidem, 2013. In: Articulate Turns Three. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2013). Light Louvre Grip 2013. In: MULTI_GRIP. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2013). Light Louvre Grip B&W, 2013. In: blackandwhite. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2012). Aire. In: Creativity and Critique: The Sixth Art of Management and Organisation Conference. University of York, Centre for the Study of Working Lives and The York Management School. University of York, York, United Kingdom.
  • Gavan, J. (2012). Shanghai Mille Fiore. In: Glass Artists' Gallery 30 Year Celebration Exhibition 30/30. Glass Artists' Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2011). 1. Fluorescent pink object collection and samples from the Day-Glo Factory 2. Digital wall-mounted prints of the Radiant Color Inc. residency, fluorescent objects and BBB project data. 3. Participatory work, scale versions of bollards, fluorescent vinyls and journal where visitors record drawn and written ideas and suggestions. In: FACTORY as STUDIO: A participatory object design project. University of Technology Sydney. DAB LAB research gallery, UTS, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2010). Flouro Grasses. In: Radiant Color. Radiant Color Inc, Houthalen, Belgium.
  • Gavan, J., Hermans, V., Academie voor Schone Kunsten, S. (2010). Light work. In: Radiant Color Inc. | Light work. Radiant Color Inc. Radiant Color Inc, Houthalen, Belgium.
  • Gavan, J. (2009). Holian. In: Untouchable. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2008). 1. red/pink vessel 2. tangerine/pink tower 3. babylonia'. In: Shaping Perspectives. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2006). Blue Vessel. In: Blue. Glass Artists Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2006). Pink Stairwell. In: Pink Stairwell. Haymarket, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2006). Title?. In: Cross Media. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2005). Pink Factory light project. In: Pink Factory Light Project. Bushells Coffee Factory, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2004). All the Pink Books. In: All the Pink Books. Kinokunya, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2004). Blown Beaded Vessels Series. In: New South Wales Group Makers Artisans in the Gardens. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2004). Grace Notes and Pink Vessel. In: Reflections. Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2003). Landscape Document. In: Palimpsest Science and Art Symposium. Mildura Arts. Mildura Palimpsest, Mildura, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Gavan, J. (2011). Factory as Studio: Developing a practice-based framework for artists and designers who choose to work within industrial communities. Factory as Studio Blog, 2011, Sydney, Australia: self-published.

Design or Architectural Works

  • Gavan, J. (2015). Aire. Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2010). Wall Work. Radiant Color Inc., Houthalen, Belgium: Radiant Color Inc. corporate installation.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Gavan, J. (2008). Fluoro Pink, Television, Sydney, Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

2015

  • Gavan, J. (2015). Aire. Australia.

2013

  • Gavan, J. (2013). In altum fidem, 2013. In: Articulate Turns Three. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2013). Light Louvre Grip 2013. In: MULTI_GRIP. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2013). Light Louvre Grip B&W, 2013. In: blackandwhite. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.

2012

  • Gavan, J. (2012). Aire. In: Creativity and Critique: The Sixth Art of Management and Organisation Conference. University of York, Centre for the Study of Working Lives and The York Management School. University of York, York, United Kingdom.
  • Gavan, J. (2012). Shanghai Mille Fiore. In: Glass Artists' Gallery 30 Year Celebration Exhibition 30/30. Glass Artists' Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2012). Where Do You Draw the Line? An Approach to an Artist-Led Case Study of the Critical Aspects of Artist Residence with Organisations. Creativity and Critique: The Sixth Art of Management and Organisation Conference, York: York Management School, University of York.

2011

  • Gavan, J. (2011). 1. Fluorescent pink object collection and samples from the Day-Glo Factory 2. Digital wall-mounted prints of the Radiant Color Inc. residency, fluorescent objects and BBB project data. 3. Participatory work, scale versions of bollards, fluorescent vinyls and journal where visitors record drawn and written ideas and suggestions. In: FACTORY as STUDIO: A participatory object design project. University of Technology Sydney. DAB LAB research gallery, UTS, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2011). Factory as Studio: Developing a practice-based framework for artists and designers who choose to work within industrial communities. Factory as Studio Blog, 2011, Sydney, Australia: self-published.

2010

  • Gavan, J. (2010). Flouro Grasses. In: Radiant Color. Radiant Color Inc, Houthalen, Belgium.
  • Gavan, J., Hermans, V., Academie voor Schone Kunsten, S. (2010). Light work. In: Radiant Color Inc. | Light work. Radiant Color Inc. Radiant Color Inc, Houthalen, Belgium.
  • Gavan, J. (2010). Wall Work. Radiant Color Inc., Houthalen, Belgium: Radiant Color Inc. corporate installation.

2009

  • Gavan, J. (2009). Holian. In: Untouchable. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Gavan, J. (2008). Fluoro Pink, Television, Sydney, Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
  • Gavan, J. (2008). 1. red/pink vessel 2. tangerine/pink tower 3. babylonia'. In: Shaping Perspectives. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.

2006

  • Gavan, J. (2006). Blue Vessel. In: Blue. Glass Artists Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2006). Pink Stairwell. In: Pink Stairwell. Haymarket, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2006). Title?. In: Cross Media. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.

2005

  • Gavan, J. (2005). Pink Factory light project. In: Pink Factory Light Project. Bushells Coffee Factory, Sydney, Australia.

2004

  • Gavan, J. (2004). All the Pink Books. In: All the Pink Books. Kinokunya, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2004). Blown Beaded Vessels Series. In: New South Wales Group Makers Artisans in the Gardens. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gavan, J. (2004). Grace Notes and Pink Vessel. In: Reflections. Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

2003

  • Gavan, J. (2003). Landscape Document. In: Palimpsest Science and Art Symposium. Mildura Arts. Mildura Palimpsest, Mildura, Australia.

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