F!NK alternative jug project

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F!NK alternative jug project 

27 August - 17 October 2020

Alex Asch | Chick Butcher | Bengt Cannon | Scott Chaseling | Cobi Cockburn | Cesar Cueva | Matthew Curtis | Xanthe Gay | Marie Hagerty | Jess Higgins | Alison Jackson | Harriet Schwarzrock | Louise Scrivener | Tom Skeehan | Brian Tunks

F!NK alternative jug project is a collaborative exhibition which pays homage to the late Robert Foster, designer and founder of F!NK + Co, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2016 and is deeply missed. F!NK has a long history of collaborating, mentoring and supporting fellow artists, designers and craftspeople. In 1993, F!NK was established by Foster in Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia, with the aim of creating a design and manufacturing business that would support and generate opportunities for Australian designer-makers. Joined by Gretel Harrison in 1995, together they built F!NK into the business it is today – a much loved and respected Australian design company with an international reputation for producing world-class tableware, hollowware, jewellery and lighting.

F!NK invited 15 creatives with a direct connection to Robert and/or F!NK over the past 27 years to reimagine the iconic F!NK jug with the intent to be included in the F!NK collaborative jug project auction earlier in the year. Two blank F!NK jugs were provided to each artist with which to begin. The first set of finished bespoke artworks created as a result of this collaboration were sold in the online auction to raise funds for charity. Due to the success of the live auction, Craft ACT invited F!NK to showcase the alternative designs in the F!NK alternative jug project exhibition to allow people to view this wonderful collaboration in person. 

Learn more about the iconic F!NK Jug here.

Image: Chick Butcher, Budgie Juggler (F!NK Jug), 2020. Anodised jug with specialized rust treatment applied by Axolotl. Photo:  DMC Photography.