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: 70
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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 Saturday

Peter warmly invites you to join him for drinks to celebrate his monumental new sculpture
The One and The Many, Pearson Square, London

The sculpture comprises a 25 tonne, 3.5m high naturally eroded granite boulder inscribed over it’s entire surface with marks carved in low relief representing writing systems from the earliest cuneiform script (active 5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia) to those still in use today. The texts themselves are creation stories from various cultures, each conveyed in their own writing systems.
The sculpture was commissioned by Exemplar, Aviva Investors and Kaupthing, curated by Patrick Morey-Burrows of ArtSource.

www.theoneandthemany.co.uk

Please RSVP by Monday 27 June to contact@peterrandall-page.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Innovate UK: Open funding competition
 
From:
Innovate UK
First published:
27 May 2016
Last updated:
17 June 2016, see all updates
Part of:
Innovation grants for business: apply for funding
 
Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. The competition is open to all UK companies.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

I'm pleased to let you know about a unique promotional opportunity - we'll be featuring our Directory of Craft Guilds & Associations   www.craftanddesign.net/craft-guilds in the September/October issue of craft&design magazine, each entry will be 1/5th page in size.

There's online promotion too with 12 months entry the same Directory on our website, along with 12 months unlimited Event Listings, the details are all here: www.craftanddesign.net/directory/key .

We take the details for our Sept/Oct magazine from the information on our website. Closing date for Directory entries to appear in our Sept/Oct issue is 15 July .

I hope this might be of interest to you, but please do email me if you'd like any further information, I'll be happy to help.

Kind regards

ANgie Boyer, Editor

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
20/20
Art Jewellery from Around the Globe
 
A vase that’s not a vase; street art into beating heart; cannibalizing rings, and invisible spoons!! Just some of the visual conundrums that await the curious visitor to 20/20 in an exhibition of work by twenty international art jewellers marking twenty years of Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery at Salts Mill. http://www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Twelve Voices: International Jewelry Invitational
Opening Reception May 19, 6 - 10pm
Bender Gallery is proud to announce Twelve Voices: International Jewelry curated by Donald Friedlich, a highly respected leader in the field of contemporary jewelry. The exhibition features the compelling work of twelve influential contemporary jewelry artists from the United States and abroad. Twelve Voices runs from May 18 through July 31, 2016 with an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, May 19 from 6-10 PM. The exhibition will run concurrently with the Society of North American Goldsmiths SNAGneXt conference being held in in Asheville from May 18-21 of which Mr. Friedlich is a keynote speaker.
 
The theme of the exhibition celebrates the individual voice and creativity of twelve distinct artistic minds in the creation of sophisticated avant-garde and contemporary jewelry. Each artist’s vision and mastery of execution complements one another to create a show that reflects today’s global world of contemporary jewelry.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Handmade in Britain is pleased to announce the second edition of the international contemporary craft event, HANDMADE AT KEW at the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Taking place 6-9 October 2016 (Private View opening 5 Oct), this exciting consumer event attracted over 7,500 visitors and 150+ high standard exhibitors in its inaugural year. This year, ARTS THREAD is working with HANDMADE IN BRITAIN to create a curated space within the show for recent graduates (2014/15/16) to be called EMERGING TALENTS.
For details on what's involved and how to apply, please visit the Arts Thread website here.
http://www.artsthread.com/call-entries-emerging-talents-handmade-ke...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday


15 Minutes of Utopia
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/15-minutes-of-utopia/?utm_...

Darning, dissecting, optics, automata…

A new series of free lunchtime talks when makers reveal how craft skills can contribute to innovation in medical research and healthcare.

As part of our Parallel Practices programme and Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, this series of 15 minute lunchtime talks at London’s Somerset House offers a snapshot of the projects resulting from an exchange of skills between makers and medical professionals at Kings College, London.

Parallel Practices, a partnership between the Crafts Council and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London brings together makers and medical professionals in order to drive innovation in medical research and healthcare

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday


National Trust Retail Opportunity Open Call
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/national-trust-retail...
Description

The National Trust, in association with the Crafts Council and Heritage Craft Association, is launching an exciting retail opportunity and is on the search for talented contemporary craft makers to develop a product range inspired by our special places.

The product range of the successful maker will be launched in 8 stores across the country as part of our Artisan and Craft collection helping us to support British Craft and continue to grow the nation's love of special places.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to quality, concept and trade potential.
How to Apply

To apply you need to create a Crafts Council website account and apply through your dashboard

Deadline for Applications: 4pm on Monday 29th August 2016. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday


Collect: Galleries Apply

Collect 2015. Photo: Iona Wolff
Description

COLLECT is the craft sector's premier showcase and presents a stunning array of established and new talent by galleries and dealers from across the world. Since its launch in 2004, COLLECT has gone from strength to strength to become one of the world's leading fairs for contemporary applied art.

    During the opening period, COLLECT sees more than 12,000 high quality Visitors through its doors
    One out of every five visitors come to COLLECT to buy or commission work
    COLLECT private events attract a wide ranging audience made up of private collectors and curators purchasing for public museums and galleries, cultural professionals, funders and policy makers.
    Close of show sales for Collect 2015 were estimated in excess of £1.8M with a positive response from exhibitors for future business
    94% of exhibitors stated Collect had introduced them to new clients

How to Apply

To apply you need to create a Crafts Council website account and apply through your dashboard

Deadline for applications is 23rd September 2016. www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/collect-galleries-apply?utm_...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Artist-Maker Residency

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Artist-Maker Residency

Description

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary and with support from Arts Council England, we are delighted to announce the inaugural Cockpit Arts 2016 Artist-Maker Residency.

The Residency is a unique development opportunity for an artist-maker whose practice is based in craft and explores ideas and concepts. Cockpit Arts will provide a support structure for the selected artist-maker to develop their work and ideas, and at the same time work towards a sustainable model of practice.

The two year Residency, worth over £15,000, will provide one artist-maker with a package comprising:

    A single Studio space in the Cockpit Arts creative community in Central London (WC1)
    A Cash Bursary worth £3,000 over the two-year period
    Creative mentoring
    Business incubation support; one-to-one coaching and a series of tailored workshops and seminars
    Public selling and promotional opportunities via our Open Studios and other events
    Access to resource library and office facilities

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. As well as representatives from Cockpit Arts, the Judging Panel will comprise artist-maker Freddie Robins; curator and gallerist Sarah Myerscough; critic and journalist Emma Crichton-Miller, and Director of Craftspace Deidre Figueiredo MBE. The panel will be looking for artist-makers who demonstrate originality, innovation, creativity, craft skill and quality in the work and concepts presented. Through this Residency we are particularly interested in supporting an artist-maker who has a strong desire to experiment and take risks with their practice over the two-year period. As well as the above criteria, we are looking for an artist-maker who clearly demonstrates the difference being at Cockpit will make to their practice and business.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/call-for-entries-arti...;

 

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