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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: 9 hours ago

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 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.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2012 at 3:18pm

Artist opportunity: Major public art commission for Kirkby Town Centre Development, Knowsley Knowsley MBC are seeking an experienced artist or artist team to work with the project developers and the local community to create permanent artworks for Kirkby town centre. The available budget is £360,000 to cover three different town centre sites and integrated public realm features. Timescale April 2012 - May 2013
Deadline: 24 May 2012
Contact
Knowsley MBC
Kirkby
www.the-chest.org.uk
Details
This opportunity will be advertised via ‘The Chest’; which is a North West portal for tender/business opportunities. Please use the link below to register as a supplier, for free, and you will be able to download the tender documentation when it becomes available and receive alerts for future opportunities. www.the-chest.org.uk Once the contract is published and you have registered on the website, please register interest in the contract by searching for it under current opportunities; for Knowsley. Following receipt of a confirmation e-mail, you will need to access the ‘My Opportunities’ section of the website where you will be able to access and download the relevant documentation in order to respond to this opportunity.

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

Criteria: Artists resident in Nottinghamshire or the east Midlands: commission for a new artwork for the Foyer area of the new Humanities Building on University Park, Nottingham. The work should be designed to hang vertically from the ceiling and be visible from at least 2 sides. Applications for 3-dimensional artwork will be considered. The work should reflect, or be influenced by, the academic departments which make up the School of Humanities: Archeology, Art History, Classics, Philosophy and Theology. The work can either be made for the purpose within the timescale available, or it can be an existing work which the University deems appropriate for the installation. The installation is expected to be complete in September.
Deadline: 28 May 2012
Contact
University of Nottingham
Nottingham
Details
Budget of £8000 to cover the original work, its installation, materials, travel and VAT. For a project brief, contact Tim Harris, Arts and Culture Consultant, Timharris1@ntlworld.com

 

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