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: 2 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 23, 2017 at 4:21am

A Letter to Soon-to-Be Art School Graduates

 https://cerfplus.org/news/advice-to-an-arts-graduate/?org=808&l...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2017 at 4:18am
Here London 2017
 
Here is It’s Nice That’s annual symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in west London on Friday 9 June. The one-day event brings together a vast array of the most exciting creative talent from the UK and abroad for inspiring and entertaining talks exploring creative processes and ideas.
 
On this page you can learn more about the speakers and activities at the event, buy tickets, and explore the archive of talks from previous years.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2017 at 3:48am

Challenge your senses at Clerkenwell Design Week with a range of playful and interactive encounters brought to you by Norwegian manufacturer HÅG and science communication and immersive experience design collective Hack the Senses! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lekeplass-a-playground-to-bend-your-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2017 at 3:35am

In May and June 2017, the a-n team will be out and about in five UK towns and cities, bringing together artists for a mix of workshops, talks, get-togethers and much more.
 
https://www.a-n.co.uk/assembly

Each a-n Assembly will take place over two days, and you can expect conversation, networking, debate, practical advice and guidance surgeries, artist-led tours and artist meals. You get to pick and mix what you’d like to attend!
 
Developed with artists and artist-focused organisations in each of the five locations, Assembly will have a regional resonance that supports a-n’s members and their communities.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2017 at 3:20am

David Bielander winning a Swiss Design Award.
http://www.swissdesignawards.ch/grandprix/2017/david-bielander/inde...

David Bielander (born 1968) develops intriguing jewellery pieces that defy user expectations and push the limits of what an ornament can be. Following apprenticeships in Basel and Schwäbisch Gmünd, Bielander enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he studied under professor Otto Künzli. He has since developed an unconventional, self-lead path where experimentation abounds, precious materials are subverted and pushed to the limit, and the user is intentionally pushed out of his comfort zone. Bielander lives and works in Munich, and his work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world.

The Confederation grants Bielander a Swiss Grand Award for Design in recognition of unconventional point of view and his critical method, which yield unconventional and striking results that set him at the forefront of international jewellery design. Prior to the Grand Award, Bielander has won the Swiss Design Award in 2012.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 18, 2017 at 9:00am
PASSION
April 13 - May 14th 2017
http://onetwofivegallery.co.uk/exhibitions-and-events/

One Two Five Gallery
4 Abbey Green, Bath BA11NW
11 - 5 Wednesday to Saturday
12 - 4 Sunday

The Easter Show at One Two Five showcases six contemporary jewellers alongside Carole and Gary’s work. Polly Horwich , Annie Beardsley, Adele Tipler, Kaz Robertson , Fionna Hesketh, Amy Keeper and Shelby Fitzpatrick. The work will be distinctive incorporating unusual materials and colour with jewellery made from plastic, perspex, aluminium , metal , resin and stone. Annie Beardsley is showing her most recent collection of 'spoons', combining found and reinvented materials. These lovely objects explore the idea of what is precious.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 16, 2017 at 9:41am
#ruskinprize 2017 | DEADLINE APPROACHINg 24.04.2017
ENTRY FORM + TERMS & CONDITIONS
 
The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open for The 4th John Ruskin Prize
 
Application Deadline: Monday 24th April 2017 at 5pm
 
Prizes: 1st Prize (£3000) | 2nd Prize (£1000) | Student Prize (£1000)
 
Shortlist Exhibition: The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 16, 2017 at 9:41am
 
Proposals for Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, 21 - 24 September 2017
 
 
The Crafts Council is putting together a proposal to exhibit a body of works by new British talent at the inaugural Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, Basel in September this year.
 
Showcasing craft that demonstrates an inventive approach to materials and superb making skills this offers a chance for exhibitors to present ambitious large scale pieces and reach a new global audience. The Crafts Council hopes to take up to 10 exhibitors’ works to Tresor. The selection panel will be looking for imaginative and experimental uses of materials underpinned by strong conceptual ideas.
 
Read more and apply
 

 
To apply you need to create a Crafts Council website account and apply through your dashboard. https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/account/login#introduction
 
Deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 21 April 2017.osals for Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, 21 - 24 September 2017
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 16, 2017 at 9:30am

Collect returns

Put the date in your diary, Collect returns to the Saatchi Gallery from the 22 to 25 February 2018.

The event is an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality objects in ceramic, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles from established and emerging artists and makers represented by the world's finest galleries.

For those wishing to be part of the fair, we’re now calling for applications from galleries for the fair and individuals who wish to exhibit in Collect Open.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/collect-galleries-app...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 16, 2017 at 9:29am

Flourish
Ignite your creative business ambitions at Flourish, our two day event for makers held at Armourers Hall in London on the 19 and 20 June.

We’ll be bringing together makers with leading industry experts to share, debate and learn. Topics will range from practical advice on finance and copyright laws to creating a strong brand identity.

Early bird tickets from £35. Book by 15 May 2017.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/flourish/?utm_source=Mas...

 

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