F!NK Collaborative Jug Project

F!NK Collaborative 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

The F!NK Collaborative Jug Project 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.

Fifteen creatives were chosen for this project, all of whom have had a direct connection to Robert and/or FINK over the 27 years of the company’s history. The designers have been tasked with responding to this iconic Australian design object in the manner of their own choosing, informed by their personal practice. Each designer was provided with two blank F!NK jugs with which to begin. The first set of jugs were sold by online auction to raise funds for charity. A second set of the finished bespoke artworks created for this collaboration will be on display for a Craft ACT exhibition.

F!NK was established by Robert Foster in 1993 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 FINK 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.

Learn more about the iconic F!NK Jug here.

Images: FINK open studio during the 2018 DESIGN Canberra festival. Photos: 5 Foot Photography