Deb Jones

b 1963  Parkes, New South Wales       


Deb Jones graduated from the Canberra School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1989 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Art specialising in glass at the Australian National University in 1992.  The following year she moved to Adelaide to undertake the two-year training program at JamFactory. She has had a long relationship with the Jam returning as the glass studio designer in 2008-2012.  Jones co-founded glass cooperative Blue Pony Studios in 1995, before opening Gate 8 Workshop in 2007, where she maintains her primary place of work today. Jones has subsequently developed a profile for her public art, which includes commissioned work for the Lyell McEwin Hospital in 2004, University of South Australia in 2005, Adelaide Bus Station in 2009, and with collaborator Christine Cholewa, Adelaide City Council in 2013,

 Royal Adelaide Hospital, City of Port Adelaide and Flinders University in 2014.


Education and Training

Traineeship, Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design, S.A. 1993 -1994 Graduate Diploma of Art, Australian National University, A.C.T. 1991-1992 Bachelor Visual Arts, Canberra School of Art, ACT. 1987 – 1989


Selected Exhibitions:

2014 Smoke Black Diamond Gallery Port Adelaide

2013 Jamfactory 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Jamfactory + touring

Tar, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide SA

2012 The Blue Pony Show, Jamfactory, Adelaide SA,

Up in the Air, Koush Design, Adelaide SA

2011 Headin in the Right Directions, (solo), Jamfactory Adelaide

2010Tour de Force : in case of emergency break glass, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane Queensland + touring

Mind and Matter, Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide SA, Object, Sydney NSW

2008 Succession, Portland, USA

Trades, Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, SA

2007, SA Vitamin – On Line X – rainbow pencil

2006 Reductive Sublime – Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2005 Bombay Sapphire 2005 – London, U.K

2004 Geometry, Rhythm and Light – Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Culture Now – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria

2003 ‘Similar Existence’ (solo) – Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT

The City of Hobart Art Prize - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery






- Unexpected Port , photographic installations by Danica Gacesa McLean in collaboration with Deb Jones

-Dale Street Revitalisation Project, Port Adelaide, Integrated Public Artworks in collaboration with Christine Cholewa

-‘The microscope Project’ with Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery

-New Royal Adelaide Hospital Project– water courtyard sculpture in collaboration with Christine Cholewa


2014-Mike Turtur Bikeway Public Art Project in collaboration with Christine Cholewa

-New Royal Adelaide Hospital Project – Courtyard graphics in collaboration with Christine Cholewa and Rachel Harris

2013 Glenside Hospital Redevelopment – Glass installation, Privacy screens and stone water feature in collaboration with Danica Gacesa McLean and Trevor Wren

2013 Adelaide City bike Art Trail, Tandanya, Botanic Gardens and Hutt St

2009 Fallen Light – Interactive lighting project with Geoff Cobham and the Adelaide City Council at the Franklin St Bus Station, Adelaide. 2.4M units x 5

2005 ‘Increased Area’ University of South Australia - Deb Jones and Jessica Loughlin - Mirror and Scaffold height 14m x length 16m ( temp )

2004 ‘Bumps’ Lyell McEwin Hospital, Womens Health Entry, Elizabeth Vale - Deb Jones and Nico Kelly - stone (40sqm)




The Art Gallery of Western Australia,

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,

National Gallery of Victoria,

Artbank Australia,

Parliamentary Library, Parliament House, A.C.T.