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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
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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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"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 May 27, 2012 at 3:36pm


Dear Sir/Madam,

I’m pleased to introduce you to the next edition of AF-L’Artigiano in Fiera, the 17th International Crafts Selling Exhibition, to be held in the pavilions of Fieramilano (Rho-Pero, Milan, Italy) from December 1 to 9, 2012.

The last edition of AF-L’Artigiano in Fiera was also established as the most important and most highly visited international event dedicated to craftsmanship. The undisputed success of this event was confirmed by the ever increasing number of exhibitors and visitors, along with the continuously improved quality and beauty of the event, as shown by last year's figures: 3 million visitors, more than 2,900 exhibitors representing 110 countries throughout the world, in a space covering a total area of 150,000 m2.

You can find here attached the general information about the fair and a Participation Project devoted to UK area.

I’m at your disposal to go deeper into the main themes of the event and to check the ways and the costs of your possible participation.

I thank you for your interest and look forward to your kind response.

With best regards,

Roberta Roffi

Area Internazionale/International Department
AF-L'Artigiano in Fiera
Viale Achille Papa 30
20149 Milano – Italy
Tel. +39.02.31911961
Fax +39.02.70058857
Mail: roffi@gestionefiere.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2012 at 3:13pm

Entries Invited -

 

Summer Exhibition at Obsidian Art
- 6 July - 5 August
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 Artists and makers are invited to submit entries for an unthemed selling exhibition to be held at Obsidian Art Gallery in Stoke Mandeville, Bucks 
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Entry Deadline : Sunday 10 June

The exhibition runs from Friday 6 July to Sunday 5 August.

Hand-In dates for accepted work : Sunday 1 or Monday 2 July.

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We want the exhibition to have a summery feel, but with a wide mix of styles, medium & subject including abstract work.  All media is welcome.

 

As ever we are also keen to ensure the exhibition shows a wide range of styles from traditional to contemporary.

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We are always happy to discuss the suitability of work - so just give us a call or drop us an e-mail if you're in any doubt.

 

No entry fee or hanging fee.

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The gallery commission is 45% on sales of original art and 50% on sales of reproduction prints & cards.
All work must be for sale and the artist must be based in the UK.

 

As usual, we will be supporting a charity by asking visitors to make a voluntary donation - if you would like to nominate a chairy please let us know the details.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 24, 2012 at 10:04am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 24, 2012 at 10:03am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 24, 2012 at 9:45am

http://ucreative.ac.uk/news/2012/May/BAMSAward#.T7vWw2t5mK0 Bo, the winner of the worshipful company of cutlers prize... Well done!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 24, 2012 at 9:44am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 24, 2012 at 9:43am

China - UCA Collaboration Exhibition
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At the Crafts Study Centre from 24th May - 9th June

The project started when four staff members of the jewellery course the Gemmology Institue of China, part of the China University of Geosciences visited Farnham in late 2011. The University for the Creative Arts and the Gemmology Institute aim to make links to enable exchanges and collaborative projects for staff and students studying and working on their undergraduate and postgraduate programs. 

The exhibition understandably titled 'Collaboration' is displaying the work from the jewellery and metalwork students from both Universities that have just completed stage two of their courses. The students have been communicating via e-mail and Skype, enabling them to get a little feel of how each other work and develop.

This is the first collaborative project between the two Universities and the Crafts study Centre has agreed to host the show on the run up and during the same time the University for the Creative Arts is running its College show for final year undergraduate students.

The work will be transported back to China during the summer break and will arrive in time to be exhibited for Gemmology Institue of Chinas 20th Anniversary at the end of October

'This was a fabulous and challenging experience for students from two different cultures to work together, communicate their ideas and share some thoughts. It has been a challenge with language and time difference, as well as other factors, but now to have all the work together gives an inspiring and interesting collection for an exhibition, all student participants should be proud'.
Rebecca Skeels, Senior Tutor, Jewellery and Metalwork Specialism, University for the Creative Arts.

'It is the first time for us to have a collaborative art project with students from other country. By communication and the exchange of photos with young artists from UCA, we have seen different aesthetic preferences and skill sets, varying art making approaches, which provides us a wonderful multicultural art experience. It is also a good opportunity for our students to experiment with the concept of "The New Jewelry", which was rarely known by Chinese people until the late of 1990s'. 
Shuyu Wu, Gemmology Institute of China, China University of Geosciences.

http://www.csc.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=37287

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2012 at 3:23pm

Part time (0.4) School Research Leader, 2 days per week, applicants with an international research profile, together with experience of writing research grant applications and identifying research funding opportunities and partnerships. £48,980 - £54,840 pa pro rata To support the Dean of the School of Material at The Royal College of Art, comprising Ceramics and Glass, Fashion, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, and Textiles. The post will encompass two broad areas of responsibility: to play a major role in developing an active research culture within the School and in ensuring effective day-to-day academic management, administration, communication and representation within the School with respect to Research. A PhD in a relevant discipline and prior success in applying for research funding is desirable.
Deadline: 21 May 2012
Contact
Royal College of Art
London
www.rca.ac.uk
Details
For further information and an application form, visit website or contact Personnel Administrator, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU, 020 7590 4138 or via email address below. personnel@rca.ac.uk www.rca.ac.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2012 at 3:22pm

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practices/Theory & Practice: applicants with an appropriate track record in undertaking & supervising research and developing research outputs, evidence of translating research into innovative art and design teaching plus a good understanding of the funding landscape for research in art and design and excellent communication and networking skills. £32,901 - £52,706 pa
Deadline: 02 June 2012
Contact
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Dundee
www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad
Details
The successful applicant will make a contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a studio based teaching environment. PhD experience would be very useful as PhD supervision will form a key role of the post. For more information and to apply online, visit website, quoting Ref: ASE0140www.dundee.ac.uk/hr/uodrecruitment/jobvacancies/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2012 at 3:20pm

The exhibition will explore the boundaries between art and craft, creating an environment where each are the same and each deal with the idea of a Trace. We’re looking for Contemporary Craft Makers, Visual Artists, Film Makers, Performance Artists, Sound Artists and Text Artists that create work with an idea that there is a Trace – a Trace of something that once belonged, a Trace of something that once happened, a Trace of a suggestion. The title can be taken literally or ambiguously as we invite a variety of ideas and artforms to create a collaboration between artists, ideas and mediums. The brief is open so as to hopefully inspire and conjure recognition in the subject. We welcome all applications.
Deadline: 01 June 2012
Contact
Context
Bristol
context-trace.blogspot.co.uk
Details
Applications are invited from all who find this brief and exhibition relevant to their work, geography is no boundary. To make an application please submit a covering letter introducing yourself, your work and a proposal for the piece(s) you’d like to exhibit, along with documented examples of your work. Applications will be considered by Emily Bull, the project manager for Context and the Curators at Motorcade / FlashParade. Please send applications by email to context.arts@googlemail.com . Should you need to post applications please send them to 15 Sidmouth Road, Bristol, BS3 5HT.

 

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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.

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

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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