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
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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, 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 May 14, 2017 at 8:28am

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/exhibit-at-collect-op...

Don't forget!

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts Council, is returning to the Saatchi Gallery from 22 to 25 February 2018.

Collect Open offers a unique opportunity to exhibit alongside international galleries showing the very best contemporary craft from around the world. It has been a rich addition to the fair since 2011 and encourages artists to show work which challenges traditional perceptions of craft and design.

This is a unique opportunity to present the unexpected to an influential and high-profile audience. We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals and collectives to present large scale, conceptual, installation based work.

Criteria for the brief:

    New direction from the applicant / focusing on ambitious, challenging and risk taking work
    New body of work / first showing is mandatory
    Strong theming and curation by the applicant
    Aesthetics and coherence of the work proposed

Note: Collect Open is principally for contemporary design and applied arts, therefore applications will not be accepted for painting, drawing, graphic design, print-making, photography or fine art sculpture.

Online applications for Collect Open will close at midnight 11 June 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:22am

Reach a new global audience

Together with The New Craftsmen and renowned architect and interior designer Natalia Miyar, we’re inviting emerging makers to become a part of our showcase at Miami Art Week and Design Miami in December this year.

We’re looking for bold, playful, tactile objects which can transform interiors and inspire audiences – and which demonstrate first class making skills, creativity and imagination. Successful participants will have the opportunity to present ambitious pieces and reach a new global audience.

Deadline for applications: 11 June 2017
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/a-future-made-the-mia...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:14am


States of Play

A Crafts Council and Hull 2017 Partnership Exhibition, supported by the British Council

States of Play is a new Crafts Council exhibition for Hull City of Culture 2017 which shows how play shapes our lives and the world around us.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/states-of-play/?utm_sour...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 9, 2017 at 4:29pm
Sad news. .... Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco is closing. After 26 years it has been a good long run! It has been a privilege to work with so many inspiring artists, first in Hayes Valley and for the last 13 years in the wonderful space on Polk Street. Heartfelt thanks to the many loyal customers, colleagues and friends who have supported the gallery for so long. To the hard working VdV team, Diane Komater, Nikki Couppee, Amy Tavern (and Sienna Freeman!) I will miss you more than I can say. The gallery will be winding down during May and June and will close by July 1. If there is a special piece that you have been thinking about... now is the time to get it!

Although the gallery will be closing Velvet da Vinci can still be found online. You can visit the gallery archive on the website and I plan to develop the online business at velvetdavinci.com in the future. Follow the gallery on Instagram and Facebook. There are a few projects still in the works that I would love to see through so there is a good chance that Velvet da Vinci will Pop-Up from time to time... I'm not sure what the next chapter will bring but I look forward to see what happens. Thanks for being part of the adventure.

A Velvet da Vinci Closing Party will take place on Saturday June 3, 2017, 5-9 pm. Details to come. Hope to see you there!

xx Mike Holmes
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 7, 2017 at 4:34am

ACJ:
Full membership to receive discounts, e newsletters, Findings Magazine, special member Invites to exhibitions and talks, promote yourself and much more. http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us

Plus Thank you all that follow, like and become members of our digital networks!

Facebook: 3032 likes and 2946 followers https://www.facebook.com/Association.Contemporary.Jewellery/

Linkedin: 2978 members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898

CraftHaus: 67 members http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

Our newest platform and fastest growing:
Instagram: 457 Followers https://www.instagram.com/acj.org.uk/

Twitter: 1234 Followers:https://twitter.com/ACJ_Org_UK

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 7, 2017 at 4:27am
  1. #ND17 returns to London’s Business Design Centre for 2weeks of design talent 28 June–1 July/ 5–8 July www.newdesigners.com/ @NewDesigners
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:51am

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork (0.5 FTE / 18.5 hours per week)
Arts Computing Engineering And Sciences
Academic
Grade 7/8 - £32,958 to £4...
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYV195/lecturer-senior-lecturer-jewellery...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:49am

http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/apr/10/open-call-aarhus-...

ow to use creativity to develop cities on the rise
Applications are now open to UK-based practitioners for our first Aarhus Residency 2017. Apply by Sunday 14 May 2017.

The British Council, in partnership with the Creativity World Forum 2017 (CWF), is seeking applications from practitioners to participate in a residency programme in Aarhus, which will culminate with the CWF Conference (1 - 2 November 2017).

This is our first residency programme in Denmark, which will be part of the Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture programme. The residency is for UK-based practitioners, who work at the intersections of art, design and architecture, and who have an interest in critical investigations and interventions into what constitutes design innovation.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:46am

https://www.autodesk.com/future-of-making-things   What is the future of making things?

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It’s disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:46am

https://www.autodesk.com/future-of-making-things   What is the future of making things?

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It’s disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity.

 

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