Artists Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa began collaborating over seven years ago when they realised it was more fun working together. The collaboration started at JamFactory where they managed the daily operations of the hot glass studio, training program and studio commissions. In 2012 they dubbed their partnership CHEBart. While Jones and Cholewa maintain separate exhibition practices, they work together on larger public art projects and some exhibition work. With the aim of making work that looks great, functions well and is thoughtful, they don’t preference any one material or set approach when working on public commissions and instead let each opportunity shape their practice in new ways. CHEBart’s portfolio spans from the fun and engaging to the sleek and subtle. Adelaide locals may be familiar with Terrazzo Trees and Branchracks, a commission celebrating 175 years of Adelaide City Council, or The Space Between, a memorial that acknowledges the pain and grief of past forced adoptions in South Australia. They also specialise in the functional. Bike racks, benches, workspaces and fencing are just some of the projects you will find sprawled around the city infused with their signature blend of innovation and simplicity.


Deb Jones