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: on Saturday

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:48am


Do follow our digital networks and post things of interest to your fellow contemporary jewellers and contemporary jewellery enthusiasts/historians and collectors:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898 3055 members

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

Twitter @ACJ_Org_UK 1423 followers

Instagram @acj.org.uk 1495 following

Facebook @Association.Contemporary.Jewellery 3278 likes and 3220 follows

Plus you can be an ACJ full member http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us/membership-terms

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:26am

Mother Makers is a network for exchange and dialogue for mothers trying to find their way back into their art/design practice after having children.
Mother Makers actively examines the process of art production as a mother with the aim of developing strategies and creating opportunities that are tailored specifically towards the needs of the maker-mother.

Because women have a lot of worries surrounding family planning, their career in the arts should not be one of them.

We are currently looking for mothers who are professional makers to help grow our network. Please follow us on our Instagram page @mothermakers or like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mothermakersarehere/



We aim to begin to collaborate on a number of projects with mothers in the future. If you have any ideas for future collabrations do contact us via social media or mothermakersarehere[at]gmail.com.



Our first project seeks to showcasing several mother makers to Munich Jewellery Week, 2018. We have launched a crowdfunding campaign to this end. To find out more about us please click here: https://igg.me/at/mothermakers and https://mothermakersblog.wordpress.com/
 
We have showcased makers such as Beth Legg, Viktoria Muenzker and Julie Usel. Soon to be featured are interviews with the jewellery historian Liesbeth den Besten and other leading voices within jewellery and the wider crafts and design.



Mother Makers is co-founded by Laurie Schram and Laura Bradshaw-Heap

 
If you know anyone this could be relevant for please share!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:18am

Jewelry of Ideas Symposium
Explore the world of contemporary jewelry design with esteemed scholars and renowned jewelers during this day-long symposium highlighting the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

The exhibition features more than 150 objects by over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers and makers from 18 countries, from the late 1940s to the present. Lewin, a preeminent collector in the field, has acquired many significant and unique pieces during 40-plus years of collecting.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/jewelry-of-ideas-symposium-11-17...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:13am

Shaun Leane Speaks at New York Fashion Conference
10-11 November, New York
Amongst this year's guest speakers at IAC's Fashion, Jewellery and Design conference is UK jeweller Shaun Leane, widely known for his work with the late Alexander McQueen. Book tickets using the code GOLDSMITHSCOMPANY to receive a $150 discount. http://artinitiatives.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:11am

Listen to Goldsmiths Podcast Channel
Experience the many facets of the Goldsmiths' Company through our podcast channel, available on: iTunes, Castbox and the Goldsmiths' Fair website.
Including: The Leekfrith Torcs with Dr. Julia Farley from the British Museum; Understanding the Surface of Silver with Catrin Jones of the Holburne Museum.

https://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/podcasts/?utm_medium=email&utm...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:09am

Symposium
'Commerce with all the World': Being a Goldsmith in the 16th & 17th Centuries
19 January 2018, £45
To celebrate the landmark publication of Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London: Their Marks and Their Lives by Dr David Mitchell, the Goldsmiths’ Company is holding a symposium to explore the world in which early modern goldsmiths lived and worked. https://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/company/today/events/2018/symposium...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:07am

The 20:20 Visions exhibition has moved to its final venue - The Crafts Study Centre (CSC) in Farnham. If you haven't seen it yet, the exhibition will be open until the 9th December. More details here. http://www.csc.uca.ac.uk/new-events/2017/10/31/2020-visions: We also report on the great opening event at the CSC on the 31st October in our e-bulletin to full ACJ Members along with some other news items!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:05am

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion: Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encouraged craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft and supported critical reflection and discussion on work shown at Radiant Pavilion and issues in the field from a range of perspectives.
 
The theme, direction, and format was entirely up to the writers, but the four texts reflect on the event in some way--what they saw, issues that arose, discussions that were sparked, etc. Here's the results, a virtual tour of the Radiant Pavilion from four very different perspectives.

https://artjewelryforum.org/?utm_source=11.2017+Radiant+Pavilion+pr...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 9:58am

Craft Biennale Scotland: Call for Entries Open International Exhibition

Entries are invited for the inaugural exhibition 'Response to Place' which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event.  It will take place at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh from 11 May - 8 July 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by: Grace Cochrane (Australia), Hyeyoung Cho (South Korea), Lars Sture (Norway) and Maeve Toal (Scotland).

Closing date for entries: Fri 1 December 2017, 5pm GMT

https://www.curatorspace.com//opportunities/detail/craft-biennale-s... 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 9:53am
08 December
Visual Arts Residencies 2018
 
In 2018 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Visual Arts Residencies of between one to three months each. Artists based throughout the UK are welcome to apply to this programme. With support from the Bridge Awards, Cove Park will also offer a four-week residency for an emerging visual artist based in Scotland. The above residencies will take place during May to September 2018. Within this period residency dates are negotiable. Please note, international artists are not eligible to apply for the above residencies in this round. Cove Park has established an International Visual Arts Advisory Board and residencies for international artists will be awarded through partnership projects and, with support of our Board, via direct invitation. Previous visual arts residents include: Laura Aldridge, Sara Barker, Jordan Baseman, Simon Bedwell, Tyler Coburn, Anne-Marie Copestake, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Kate Davis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Chris Evans, Ruth Ewan, Luke Fowler, Alex Frost, Michael Fullerton, Maria Fusco, Will Holder, Quinn Latimer, Dane Mitchell, Scott Myles, Katrina Palmer, Toby Paterson, Elizabeth Price, Margaret Salmon, Polly Staple, Simon Starling, Stephen Sutcliffe, Cara Tolmie, Alison Turnbull, Mark Vernon, Jan Verwoert. Application Guidelines are available to download here. The deadline for all visual arts applications is Friday 8 December 2017.
 

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