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: 67
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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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 April 16, 2017 at 9:24am

Seventh Annual International Gold Conference Gold
Creativity, Community, and Collaboration

Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28, 2017

New York, NY


Peter Schmid, Nectar cuff bracelet, 2016, 24kt gold, sterling, green beryl, yellow beryl and blue beryl (aquamarine) gems, diamonds; 2.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches, photo: courtesy, Aaron Faber Gallery

Taking a wide-ranging look at gold and with a focus on jewelry, Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) explores the underpinnings of gold's abiding emotional power, allure, and enduring value. IAC's Gold Conference annually brings together representatives from all communities and disciplines to engage in a multi-faceted exploration of the power and meaning of gold.

"All creative art is magic," wrote Joseph Conrad, an "evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive." In the Seventh Annual Gold Conference, IAC considers the essential dialogue between the magician or artist and his audience, since experience of the magic or art is fundamental to its existence and to understanding "The Magic of Gold," as it applies to art, industry and its elemental state. Gold is a symbol of ultimate emotional power, allure, and enduring value. This affirmation forms the foundation of this conference's inquiry for which jewelry serves as the point of departure.


REGISTRATION : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seventh-annual-international-gold-conf...

In two days of panels, talks and discussions involving over 40 renowned speakers and participants, Initiatives in Art and Culture explores craft, artistry, and manufacture of gold jewelry; training the next generation; current trends in retail including the use of "story-telling"; the future of multi-generational businesses; legislative and regulatory guidelines; ethical sourcing and responsible practice. Formal sessions are complemented by a reception at Aaron Faber Gallery and a kick-off event at ReinsteinlRoss, Goldsmiths. See the full speaker listing and schedule at the registration link.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 16, 2017 at 9:19am

 Tribute to Manfred Bischoff
The Exit Is at the Entrance
By Liesbeth den Besten

Manfred Bischoff, Tribute to Manfred Bischoff
March 9 – April 8, 2017
Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

The first impression of the Tribute to Manfred Bischoff exhibition is dominated by the large photographs on the walls of the Handwerkskammer exhibition space in Munich. They show the interior of the ancient Capuchin convent in San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy, where the German artist lived from 2000 until his death. The images are an inviting welcome because they give the illusion of entering someone’s personal space, yet there is a contradiction between the inviting picturesqueness of the interior photos and the way the exhibition is organized. The visitor must work hard to grasp the richness of 35 years of work by the artist, in the context of the contents of his legacy, which covers the walls, and in the context of the jewelry of his contemporaries. It is especially difficult because the visitor is not facilitated with a lot of supporting explanatory material. Yet this is one of the most interesting jewelry exhibitions I have seen recently.
....https://artjewelryforum.org/tribute-to-manfred-bischoff?utm_source=...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 12:40pm
Dave Snyder: Art is not Design
 
Design in the most classic sense is a potent business strategy, says Firstborn executive creative director Dave Snyder. Here's how he and his team help brands like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Jet.com reposition themselves through good business solutions that are equally beautiful.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 5:08am

https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/news/vacancy-part-time-assay-of... Part-time Assay Office Assistants, London - £19,342 pro rata

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is a commercial business responsible for the hallmarking of precious metals since 1300.

We are now seeking two permanent Assistants to work part-time at an offsite facility in Central London, applying laser hallmarks to jewellery items.  Each post will cover for the other during holiday periods.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:49am

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/jobs-and-working-city-hall/curre...
Projects and Policy Officer x 2 (London Boroughs and Place-making)
Salary:
£37,967 per annum (pro rata)
Grade:
7
Contract type:
Fixed Term
Reference:
STAF749
Interview date:
TBC
Application closing date:
Monday 17 April 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:46am

On 1 April 2017, a-n introduced £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance cover as part of its Artist membership packages. Read more
 
Existing Public and Products Liability (PPL) cover has also been enhanced to ensure Artist members continue to benefit from comprehensive, no nonsense insurance.
 
a-n has been providing cost effective insurance to its members for over 10 years. This brilliantly practical initiative continues to give artists valuable piece of mind. Working with specialist insurance broker Hencilla Canworth, we are pleased to introduce these further enhancements to the policy. Read more http://email.a-n.co.uk/link/so44/x0lphhvv/a3/ktlQUtnyWlRCafId7p7zOQ...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:41am

27 April - 1 May 2017

Work on sale at this year's event includes ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, fashion, garden art, sculpture, furniture, jewellery and interior accessories.


http://www.craftinfocus.com/wisley_april_may_17.html

Head to The Glasshouse to view a collection of work by some of the finest contemporary British silversmiths under the banner of 'Festival of Silver'.  


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:28am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:25am

This year Sieraad is offering a new stand format for Klimt02 members, 6m2 for 2 jewellers. Apply now, only 10 stands available. https://klimt02.net/events/fairs/sieraad-2017-gasholder-westergasfa...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 13, 2017 at 4:22am

The National is a dedicated dealer gallery owned by Director Caroline Billing.

Specialising in contemporary jewellery by New Zealand and selected international artists, The National represents more than 40 jewellers, and also exhibits sculptural ceramics, glass, and object based works.

http://thenational.co.nz/about/

 

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