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: 75
Latest Activity: yesterday

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

Tags: Council, Crafts, industries, creative, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:47pm

Jewellery competition inspired by wine. This in an annual event hosted by Torre Fornello Vineyard in collaboration with Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC ) and Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Firenze.

Deadline

3/20/2012

Details

Prizes winners receive free entry to a Stefano Marchetti workshop. Entry fee EUR60. Full details available online. www.agc-it.org/public/userfiles/GIOIELLI_IN_FERMENTO_2012__Announce...

Contact

Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo

Italy

www.agc-it.org/public/userfiles/GIOIELLI_IN_FERMENTO_2012__Announce...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2012 at 6:28am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 3:04pm

Arts and Industry Residency

Criteria: Emerging and established visual artists worldwide - John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co. support artists from around the world through an Arts/Industry residency program. Artists-in-residence gain access to pottery, iron and brass foundries and the enamel shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enamelled cast iron, and brass. The residency program operates year round to support approximately sixteen artists annually, usually four in residence at a time. Participants may develop a wide variety of work including but not limited to functional and sculptural forms, murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and public art commissions.
Deadline: 01 April 2012
Contact
John Michael Kohler Arts Centre and Kohler Co.
USA - Kohler, Wisconsin
www.jmkac.org
Details
Artists-in-residence are given a studio space, free materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing and round-trip transportation. Full details available online. www.jmkac.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 3:02pm

Studio Opportunities for Visual Artists 2012

Criteria: Crescent Arts is inviting artists to apply for subsidised studio space supported through professional development, exhibition opportunities and access to workshop facilities. Application is open to visual artists working in any discipline.
Deadline: 30 March 2012
Contact
Crescent Arts
Scarborough
www.crescentarts.co.uk
Details
For an information pack please contact: info@crescentarts.co.uk Subject: Crescent Arts Studio Application Please send applications BY POST to: Stuart Cameron, Director (studio applications) Crescent Arts, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW For further information about us please visit our website www.crescentarts.co.uk T: 01723 351461

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 2:59pm

Applied Arts and Design Trade Fair

Criteria: Designer-makers and craftspeople. GRASSIMESSE is an international forum and trade fair for applied art and product design. It takes place annually at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig.
Deadline: 21 April 2012
Contact
GRASSI Museum of Applied Art
Germany - Leipzig
www.silberschmiede-forum.eu/2012-leipzig/english/2012-ex-invitation...
Details
Four cash awards will be presented during the exhibition. Stands cost EUR300 for individuals and EUR500 for groups. Full details available online.www.grassimesse.de/index.php?id=664&L=2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 2:57pm

Call for entries 'What's Your Revolution?'

Criteria: Craftspeople or artists whose work relates to the question 'What's Your Revolution?' Selling opportunity in aspex's new craft and design exhibition and retail space. May - August 2012 aspex will take commission on all sales.
Deadline: 08 April 2012
Contact
Clive Caswell
Portsmouth
Details
If you think that your work addresses the question in some way then please send a CV, artist statement, description of work and up to 5 images (jpeg) to letty@aspex.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 2:57pm

Open Call 2012 - 'Religionis Violenta' Exhibition

Criteria: Open to artists at any career stage, including students, living in the UK and are over the age of 18. All media is accepted, except video and performance art. KGB-Projects is looking for progressive, cutting-edge art that continues and defies the rules of contemporary art, craft, sculpture, street/urban art, graffiti art and photography.
Deadline: 23 July 2012
Contact
Gonny van Hulst
London
www.kgbprojects.com
Details
There is a processing fee of £15 for one work / £20 for two works / £25 for three works (max. 3 works) For further information and how to enter the competition please visit our website and follow link: Open Call - Thank you, The Biscuit Crew. www.kgbprojects.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2012 at 12:37pm

Deadline for the next Findings magazine: 25th March. Send in articles, events, stories, reviews, networks etc. Send to murielwilson73@yahoo.co.uk
http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/findings

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2012 at 11:40am

 Rising Stars at the New Ashgate Gallery

Rising Stars features a wide variety of media by more than 30 recent art, craft and design students and graduates, exploring the UK’s new creative talent and the stars of the future. 

The artists include: Seila Arconada, Michelle Arieu, Adele Beuscher, Jane Bevan, Elaine Bolt, Sian Bostwick, Alice Bo-Wen Chang, Deborah Forrest, Karen Fox, Laura

Golborne, Isobel Goodacre, Laura Golborne, Chris Holley, Angela Jonston, Yoonjin

Jung, Emma MacLeod, Priya Raju, Anne Selby, Rose Sharp-Jones, Ann Sloan, Gillian Lee Smith, Louise Swanton, Lex Thomas, Oksana Veber, Joanne Williamson, Liz Wills

and Mary Yacoob. Special invitations: Emmeline Hastings, Harriet Knightley and Orli Ivanov, the Winner of 2011 Rising Stars.

Thursday 5 April – Saturday 5 May, Pavilion Gallery

Rising Stars Symposium: Meet the Makers & Shakers and Supporting Practice seminars. Thursday 26 - Friday 27 April. 

For more information or to book email gallery@newashgate.org.uk

Rising Stars is supported by the Billmer Charitable Trust and in partnership with the University of Creative Arts and Farnham Maltings.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2012 at 11:38am

Call for applications to join the Sussex Guild
The Sussex Guild is a group of selected, professional designer makers of contemporary and traditional crafts. We are a supporting network organising six annual contemporary craft shows across Sussex together with the Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery in Lewes, East Sussex.
Members must live or work in Sussex or one of the adjoining counties. High standards of design, innovation and craftsmanship are required but we are always looking for new members to apply.
If you are interested in finding out more contact Deborah Timperley, Chairman of the Selection Committee on 01403 265835 or email
deborahtimperley@btinternet.com
The Sussex Guild is registered charity no: 292234 www.thesussexguild.co.uk

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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