The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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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: 67
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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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Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk. or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Farnham Maltings presents its 12th annual Christmas Fair offering two days of festive fun on both Wed 30 November & Thu 01 December with over 150 stalls making it Surrey’s biggest Christmas Fair. The Fair will be full of festive charm, featuring stalls specialising in bespoke gifts, handmade crafts, vintage finds, a food emporium and free drop-in craft workshops helping you to make unique Christmas gifts.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 9:13am

brigitte martins newest article just  published in American Craft Magazine (Dec/Jan 2017 issue.) Big congrats to Liz Cowee on being featured. I was thrilled to interview her, she's a bundle of energy. Notice how her resin bangles closely mimic the landscapes she draws inspiration from? An incredible skill. Love her color sense.

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/interviewing-liz-cowee-for...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 9:10am

great members in ACJ, take a look at the gallery http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/member-gallery I'm sure there is something worth purchasing for yourselves and friends.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 9:07am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 9:05am

this special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms.

Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama that often reflects its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move. Additional exhibits offer a closer look at the most common simple mechanisms.

The exhibition also features sketches from the notebooks of leading automata artist Paul Spooner, as well as photographs of his delightfully cluttered workshop.

Most of the automata on display are on loan from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, British advocates of this peculiar art form for more than 30 years. https://www.exploratorium.edu/curious-contraptions?utm_source=Maste...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 9:02am
Managing a project
Friday 10 February 2017, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Are you looking for support and advice in setting up and managing your arts project? Are you in need of some guidelines to help run an existing project?
 
This one-day seminar with Frances Lord enables artists and arts organisers to gain insight into the following three strands:
 

Frances Lord is a freelance consultant, working with local government, architects, developers, environmental agencies, and directly with artists and arts organisations initiating, developing and managing arts and cultural projects. She has experience of curating, commissioning, policy and strategy development, mentoring and coaching, evaluation and fundraising. And teaches on the MA Programmes at the University for Creative Arts in the School of Craft and Design in Farnham.
 
 
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 8:57am
What's it worth?
Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Through a mixture of presentation and exercises, this one-day seminar looks at the value of your practice from pricing your work to fees you might charge.
 
Contextualising your art practice and career stage in relation to your potential market
Identifying your motivation
Understanding your audience
Local, national and international factors
Pricing beyond the object
Formulas+toolkits+the benefits of research
What’s it worth is led by Lucy Day, curator at Day + Gluckman. A commissioned writer on visual arts practice and exhibitions and an advisor and consultant on artists’ professional development for several arts organisations including a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest. She is also a Visiting Practitioner for University of the Arts London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 8:57am

Works on Paper is A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D'Arcy Thompson
A one floor exhibition from the University of Dundee Museum Services.  D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson was a pioneering Edinburgh born biologist whose book On Growth and Form opened up the study of mathematical biology, providing inspiration for generations of artists including Peter Randall-Page. On display will be works by modern and contemporary artists who have been influenced by Thompson’s research.
Until 19 February 2017

 
City Art Centre
2 Market Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1DE

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2016 at 8:44am

Two AJF galleries are participating in upcoming events in Miami, Florida from November 30 until Decemeber 4 and are offering free passes to AJF supporters--!

Ornamentum Gallery has a limited number of DesignMiami passes. Please contact Stefan Friedmann directly to claim your ticket. Here's his email address: info@ornamentumgallery.com http://miami2016.designmiami.com/

Sienna Patti has a limited number of Pulse Contemporary Art Fair passes. Please contact Sienna Patti directly to claim your ticket. Here's her email address: sp@siennapatti.com http://pulse-art.com/miami/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 16, 2016 at 2:51pm

Christmas Events
Precious Kent
2 - 4 December 2016
'Precious Kent' is an eclectic range of award-winning designer makers, including 2016 Goldsmiths' Fair exhibitors Kayo Saito, Ulla Hornfeldt, Polly Gasston and Stuart Jenkins. See their website for more information.
http://preciouskent.wixsite.com/objects-of-desire/about

 

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