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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: 77
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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. 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 May 5, 2012 at 9:17am

One week to go until the application deadline. Apply on-line now.


2012 sees the show return to a temporary hard sided pavilion. This year, for the first time, the fair will be situated in the main public square: a vibrant area, surrounded by trendy bars, street cafes and the commercial offices of some of the UK’s leading financial and legal companies.

4-7th October 2012

The Pavilion, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB

http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:14am

Richard Deacon - ASSOCIATION

Lisson Gallery
London NW1 5DA

COMING UP: 11/05/2012 to 23/06/2012

Along with his continued interest in material exploration, Association illustrates Deacon’s fascination with the relationship of the individual component to the structural whole and new works in ceramic, aluminium and steel evidence this investigation.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:11am

 Artists International Development Fund - Call for Applications

The Artists’ international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England.

The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country. 

We have developed the Artists’ international development fund to help us achieve our aims within goal 1 of our 10-year framework Achieving great art for everyone: talent and artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated. We want artists to be open to international perspectives and to expand their horizons. You can find out more about this in the Arts Council Plan 2011-15.

The British Council and the Arts Council want the programme to produce:

• a cadre of artists and creative practitioners in the UK (and also globally) who have experienced the benefits of international working between the UK and other countries and are advocates for it among their peers

• an increase in the amount of international collaboration among artists between the UK and other countries across the arts and creative industries

• artistic development for artists

Artists are able to apply for small grants (minimum of £1,000 up to £5,000). You can only apply to the Artists’ international development programme once in any financial year.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:09am

 May is Craft and Design Month

Hundreds of craft events already take place successfully every year during the month of May; now Craft and Design Month can bring them all together under one banner to collectively target national and regional media. There are also lots of opportunities for people to organise something especially for Craft and Design Month.

The overall aim is to achieve wider publicity and public awareness of the fine craft and design that exists in the UK today.

This project receives no funding or grant aid. It is entirely based on the simple concept of people working together for the benefit of the whole creative community and is sponsored by craft&design magazine, who have launched this unique opportunity to celebrate and promote crafts across the UK.

For craft events in your area visit: http://www.craftanddesignmonth.net/events/

For more information: www.craftanddesignmonth.net

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:08am

 Liberty Best of British Design - Call for Applications

Calling all designers and creatives... Liberty needs you!

Are you a budding new designer? How would you like to have your products sold at Liberty?

Now in its 3rd year the Open Call is continuing to recognise and support new and emerging British design talent and Liberty is again calling for all prospective designers and creative talents to come forward with their ideas.

A panel of experts will pick the best designs to be sold in store with support and direction needed on offer to get your items selling on Liberty’s world renowned shelves.

From fashion to furniture, hats to handbags, craft to cushions, Liberty is encouraging anyone with a creative passion to bring in their designs for the panel to judge. http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/content/bestofbritish/content 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:07am

 Opportunity for Artists and Makers

Due to last year’s resounding success, The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre is again hosting an arts and crafts market as part of the Whitehill & Bordon two week arts festival.

Saturday, 30 June, 10am-4pm, £10 per stall (or £7 if you provide your own table). Spaces are limited. If you’re interested or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to call Keri Smith on 01420 472664 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:05am

 Open Exhibition 2012: Resistance - Call for Appliactions

Thursday 21 June -Thursday 26 July 2012

Artists and craftspeople of all disciplines and abilities are invited to take part in Cranleigh Arts Centre’s annual Open Exhibition. The competition presents an opportunity for artists to submit their work for display in the art centre’s Gallery for critique by a guest panel of experienced arts professionals. The chosen theme for this year is ‘Resistance’. The winner will be awarded an exhibition of their work in the Gallery. After the judges have announced their winner the public will have the chance to choose their favourite artist from the Gallery. This year Ochre Print Studio will be offering the Open Vote winner a place on their Introduction to Printmaking course with 1 year free membership for use with their open access facilities. 

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 June 2012, 4.30pm 

To take part in the exhibition pick up an application pack from the Gallery or visit www.cranleighartscentre.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 9:03am

 festival of crafts – last chance to apply!

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October 2012

This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 8 May 2012

For further information or an application form please contact Pauline Smith on 01252 745405, pauline.smith@farnhammaltings.com or visit

www.farnhammaltings.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 8:54am

It's not too late!! Register today!!

The Creative Toolbox Series: DESIGN SCIENCE! will take place on May 9th from 6:00 – 8:00pm in Room 102 at the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus. Parking is free.

USM Professor Raphael DiLuzio (www.raphaeldiluzio.com) and Joseph S. Giordano from Synecticsworld (www.synecticsworld.com), Cambridge, MA will be discussing design science in relationship to businesses, a cross-discipline method for individuals to dynamically engage in collaborative groups for creative problem stating and solving.

Design Science draws from the core synectics, visual and process thinking into a combined theoretical approach, tool set and coherent cognitive method. Elements of all these, especially design and visual thinking are innate aspects of how we perceive the world. Unfortunately, both design and visual thinking are neither developed nor nurtured as we grow from childhood to adulthood. Many aspects of our life require visual thought, and design is directly or indirectly a part of many disciplines or field of study.

This will be a really interesting evening with great speakers you won't want to miss!!

Space is limited and this event will sell out! Please register today by emailing intern@mainecenterforcreativity.org or calling 207-730-0694. The price of admission for this event is $15 for MCC members & USM Alumni. $35 for non-members and free to USM students.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out these great articles:
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662706/the-7-biggest-challenges-in-mer...
http://members.optusnet.com.au/charles57/Creative/Techniques/synect...
http://www.aiga.org/complexity-plus-interdisciplinarity-plus-experi...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2012 at 8:52am

WOOD

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/show.php?sid=148

May 9 - June 17, 2012 Jewelry by Twenty-Six International Artists WOOD seeks to explore the exciting new jewelry using wood as the primary material. Ideas of sustainability, preciousness and the sensuality of this humble material are the focus of this new exhibition. Participating artists: Agelio Batle, USA • Garry Knox Bennett, USA • Daniel DiCaprio, USA • Thomas Gentille, USA • Katy Hackney, UK • Julia Harrison, USA • Sachiyo Higaki, Japan • Tom Hill, UK/USA • Leonor Hipólito, Portugal • Deukhee Ka, Korea • Kenta Katakura, Japan • Djurdjica Kesic, Yugoslavia/Australia • Beppe Kessler, Netherlands • Edgar Mosa, USA • Nick Mullins, USA • Jacob Nyberg, Sweden • Gitte Nygaard, Denmark • Lina Peterson, UK • Auba Pont, Spain • Fliss Quick, UK • Gustav Reyes, USA • Catherine Truman, Australia • Julia Turner USA • Flóra Vági, Hungary • Manuel Vilhena, Portugal • Luzia Vogt, Switzerland

 

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