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Christian Hall

Built Environment, Furniture, Industrial Design, Jewellery, Metal, Outdoor, Public Art, Sculpture, Teaching, Wearables

Christian Hall is a designer and maker whose practice spans sculpture, jewellery, furniture and everyday objects. At the nexus of art and design, his work is characterised by its geometric form, clean lines and monochrome finish. Even the simplest of objects tell a compelling narrative of line and form. Aiming to “capture a sense of delight in people”, Hall believes in allowing the authentic communication of physicality speak for itself.

Hall was originally trained in gold and silversmithing and traditional techniques continue to inform his practice. He studied object and jewellery design at Sydney College of the Arts before obtaining a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney in 2003. Since then he has worked as an independent designer in both Adelaide and Sydney, contributing to the industry through broad participation and various teaching roles. He has taught at Sydney College of the Arts, University of South Australia and Adelaide College of the Arts.

Hall has participated in national and international residencies and featured in exhibitions as widespread as China, Japan and the United Kingdom. He is currently the Creative Director of the JamFactory Jewellery and Metal Studio, a position he has held since 2009. He regularly works on private commissions, collaborative projects and the manufacture of production works for retail.


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Solo Exhibitions

2017, NEXT, Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia
2015, A Simple Plan, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2010, AirCraft, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2007, Transmission, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2006, Aerial Manoeuvres, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2005, Domestic Departure, Object: Australian Centre for Craft & Design, Sydney, Australia
2003, MVA Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2017, Design Shanghai, represented by San W Gallery/Studio
2016, Steel Art Architecture Design, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia
2016, Nature, San W Gallery/Studio, Shanghai, China
2016, Building Blocks, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Gallery Two, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Produce: Home Grown Jewellery and Objects, JamFactory Metal Design Studio, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Mentor/Mentored, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Abstraction, Pembroke School, Kensington Park, South Australia
2011, Not Pretty, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK and Metalab, Sydney, Australia
2011, Covert, Survey of Contemporary South Australian Jewellers, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, Australia
2010, By Example, Australian Contemporary Jewellery, The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
2010, The Jewelled Antipodean, Gallery Shop SI, Japan
2010, Metal on the Map, Gallery Central, Perth, Australia
2010, Winter Brooches, Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia

Education

2003, Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
1998, Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours), Jewellery and Object Design, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia

Collections

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Awards

2016, Project Grant, Arts SA
2015, DIA South Australia AWARD Silver Object, South Australian Museum Donation Box
2015, Project Grant, Arts SA
2011, Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident Initiative, on behalf of JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Arts SA
2010, Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident Initiative, on behalf of JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Arts SA
2008, Project Grant, Arts SA
2008, New Work Grant, Australia Council, VAB
2005, New Work Grant (Emerging), Australia Council, VACB
2005, Project Grant (Emerging), Arts SA
2003, Skills and Arts Development Grant (Emerging), Australia Council, VACB
2001, Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney