JamFactory ICON: Catherine Truman: no surface holds

Exhibition Opening, Friday 5 April at 6pm

Catherine Truman, In preparation for seeing: Cell Culture Glove, 2015, white cotton glove encrusted with glass spheres, Coplin jar, microscope slides, and steel forceps inlaid with glass spheres, light pads, dimensions variable. Photography Grant Hancock.

JamFactory Icon : Catherine Truman: no surface holds

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps it is in a vast landscape, or a personal experience. In Catherine Truman’s case, it’s often what she sees through the microscope.

Proving herself to be one of South Australia’s leading contemporary Artists and Jewellers, Catherine Truman has been selected as this year’s 2017 JamFactory Icon. This exhibition will be the first time that Truman’s collaborative practice with artists and scientists is presented as a whole. Truman will present an intriguing and diverse solo show of objects, installation, images and film including several brand new works spanning the 20 years of her research at the nexus of art and science.

With a 35-year practice that covers film to public artworks to intricate carvings, ‘Jeweller’ as Truman is sometimes referred to, hardly embraces the true expanse of her practice. Rather, she is an accomplished artist, with a love of research flowing in the undercurrent to all of her practice, a practice that is of and about the body as much as it is intended for it.


JamFactory ICON: Catherine Truman: no surface holds is a JamFactory touring exhibition. JamFactory ICON: Catherine Truman: no surface holds has been assisted by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initiative.




Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

02 April - 19 May 2019