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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

 

Website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
Location: UK
Members: 76
Latest Activity: on Friday

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 
Email: enquiries@acj.org.uk

 

WHAT WE DO

• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

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"Disbelief" over plans to remove crafts from UK creative industries_ Dezeen Magazine

Started by Vicky Saragouda. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Government proposals to remove crafts from its list of recognised creative industries have triggered "disbelief" and "frustration" in the sector...Article published by Dezeen Magazine on May 1st.www.dezeen.comContinue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Friday

Bishopsland Educational Trust
 

 
Up Coming Events:
 
Bishopsland at Jacobs Jewellers
2nd to 22nd June 2015
Jacobs Jewellers, 25 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HE
 
Henley Festival
8th to 12th July 2015
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AH
 
Art in Action
16th to 19th July 2015
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LG
 
Retrospective
8th & 9th August 2015
Bishopsland, Dunsden, RG4 9NR
 
 
We hope to see you at some of our events!
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Friday


Build Your Own: Tools for sharing
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/build-your-own?utm_sourc...
A FACT and Crafts Council partnership exhibition in association with Norfolk Museums Service

Build Your Own will explore how digital technologies come together with traditional processes of production to create new ways of working, sharing and collaborating.

New times call for new skills - but the old ones have an important role too. This exhibition will explore what the democratisation of tools really means, whom the emergence of new technologies will affect, and how they connect to traditional craft skills.

Build Your Own will feature four newly commissioned projects by Will Shannon and Assemble, Linda Brothwell, Rachel Rayns and Raspberry Pi and DoES Liverpool and e-NABLE, alongside a series of creative interventions across Liverpool and Norwich, and an inclusive public programme.

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing launches at FACT from 4 June to 31 August before touring to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery from 3 October 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Friday

Hothouse from the Crafts Council
http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a47fc1f38d7b79f55813e2e48&i...

The Crafts Council runs a national programme of creative business support for craft makers within three years of setting up their practice.

Hothouse has successfully supported 163 makers over the last five years with 100% of participants saying it has enabled them to think differently about their practice.

Applications for the sixth year of Hothouse will be launched in July 2015. To make sure you're the first to know when applications go live, sign up to the Crafts Council's newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about Hothouse from makers who are currently taking part by visiting the Hothouse Blog. We will also be hosting three short events where you can join us to find out more about the programme;

    29 June: Bury St Edmunds
    3 July: Fife
    7 July: Manchester

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday


OPEN CALL DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE KORTRIJK 2015
Deadline Deadline: 02 juni 2015

Designregio Kortrijk invites recent design graduates from the various creative disciplines to apply for its Designers in Residence Kortrijk programme 2015. During a working residence of 3 months (September to December 2015), the three selected designers from Belgium and overseas will be offered a unique opportunity to work together on the theme of 'Open Design for the Future'. The Budafabriek and the BUDA::lab are the two inspirational locations in Kortrijk where the designers will create, work and stay. At the same time, these locations are also the focal point for a fascinating community of creative individuals, companies, cultural organisations, creative teaching as well as end-users. Discover the experiences of the Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2014 here.

Apply before June 1 2015 via this link
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kNwFFNcmQ6L-mywOBBwuiAI76AQYa_uVyj...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Wednesday


Hothouse from the Crafts Council

The Crafts Council runs a national programme of creative business support for craft makers within three years of setting up their practice.

Hothouse has successfully supported 163 makers over the last five years with 100% of participants saying it has enabled them to think differently about their practice.

Applications for the sixth year of Hothouse will be launched in July 2015. To make sure you're the first to know when applications go live, sign up to the Crafts Council's newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about Hothouse from makers who are currently taking part by visiting the Hothouse Blog. We will also be hosting three short events where you can join us to find out more about the programme;
29 June: Bury St Edmunds
3 July: Fife
7 July: Manchester





Image Credit: Emily Kidson, Hothouse 5 participant

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 17, 2015 at 6:27am

Resident Design Assistant

The Donmar Warehouse Theatre is delighted to invite applications for the position of Resident Design Assistant

Application deadline: May 22nd 2015

Description: In March we were awarded a grant for this post as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme

The programme is intended to create opportunities for talented graduates to start their careers in the arts. Forty organisations across the UK will be offering positions aimed specifically at recent arts graduates whose circumstances mean they would not otherwise be in a position to develop their skills and CV through unpaid work experience.

This is a 12 month position aimed at recent theatre design graduates (2013, 2014 & 2015). During their time with us the 'Resident Design Assistant' will work with a wide range of world-class creatives, helping to create work for the Donmar stage as well as one-off events, West End transfers and tours.  

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

  • work directly with world-class theatre designers on main stage Donmar productions.
  • fully immerse themselves in all the processes required to get a play from first discussions between the director and designer to a fully realised production.
  • to develop their skills and confidence and to create a network of contacts within the theatre industry.

The post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent arts graduates whose circumstances mean they would not otherwise be in a position to develop their skills and CV through unpaid work experience.

In order to be eligible applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an undergraduate course in the UK since summer 2013 or be about to graduate in June 2015 (i.e. a BA or an NVQ 6, or MA if from a Scottish university).
  • Have received a full maintenance grant during the full period of their academic course and be able to verify this with the necessary paperwork .
  • Achieved a 2:2 degree or above (predicted results will be acceptable for 2015 graduates)
  • be full-time resident in the UK

To Apply: For the job description, application form and the Eligibility FAQ’s please see our website

Deadline for Applications: 5pm Friday 22nd May

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 17, 2015 at 6:23am

polly horwich contemporary jewellery
 
Hello Friends
 
Just letting you know about  this exhibition at Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery in Bristol. 
I have pieces from the Sixty Rings collection in this lovely show, so....
pop in and take a look... try them on... buy them all.
 
Enjoy the sunshine
polly

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 17, 2015 at 6:18am
BE IN IT TO WIN IT

By registering and attending IJL 2015 you could be in with a chance to win one of our exclusive Diamond Jubilee edition competition prizes, including the ultimate in pampering at the 5 star Dorchester hotel, a diamond piece from Canadian brand Arctic Circle and a champagne afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason.

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Find out more »
http://www.jewellerylondon.com/en/visiting/Visitor-Competition-/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 17, 2015 at 6:03am

Dear Friend of Festival of Silver,

 

We are delighted to invite you to our Inspired 2015 exhibition.

 

Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd May 2015 at the Goldsmiths' Centre in Clerkenwell. 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London. EC1M 5AD

 

Gordon Hamme

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 17, 2015 at 5:53am
It has been a big week for the London Design Festival - we announced plans for this year’s Festival taking place 19-27 September. A selection of projects for 2015 have been unveiled with Landmark Projects at Greenwich Peninsula, Somerset House and a range of activity at our hub venue, the Victoria and Albert Museum. More projects and commissions will be announced on londondesignfestival.com soon.
 

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"Bishopsland Educational Trust  Up Coming Events: Bishopsland at Jacobs Jewellers2nd to 22nd June 2015Jacobs Jewellers, 25 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HE Henley Festival8th to 12th July 2015Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AH Art…"
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"OPEN CALL DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE KORTRIJK 2015Deadline Deadline: 02 juni 2015Designregio Kortrijk invites recent design graduates from the various creative disciplines to apply for its Designers in Residence Kortrijk programme 2015. During a working…"
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