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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: 66
Latest Activity: 22 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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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 August 11, 2018 at 4:01am

A Good Age: 5 UK craft commissions available


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A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Libraries Unlimited are seeking to commission five, UK based, professional older artists (born before 1948) to make new contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown alongside craftwork made in local community workshops, in a celebratory exhibition ‘A Good Age’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Autumn 2019. Proposals to be in all disciplines of craft including photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Criteria: any UK based contemporary craft practitioner over the age of 70 (born before 1948). Fee £2,500 per commission Deadline 3 September 2018, 9am Aim: to engage and support older people and as such these commissions are seen as an investment in older artists. These commissions are given as an example of validation of the artist, and aim to have a positive impact on society’s approach to ageing, and to contribute to the desire to keep making into older age.

How to Apply

By email - saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk For more information follow the link: https://www.crafts.org.uk/Exhibitions/Opportunities.aspx

Fee £2,500 per commission

Deadline 3 September 2018, 9am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 11, 2018 at 3:58am

Interview



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 11, 2018 at 3:57am

https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/wh...

Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, this exhibition from the V&A marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour.

7 July—2 September 2018

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 3:25am

THE 2018 MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY

The 2018 Mari Funaki Award opens next week, with 31 artists exhibiting from 17 countries.

Winners of the two sections of the award, Emerging and Established, will be announced at the opening on Tuesday 14th August (attendance by invitation only).

You're invited to view the exhibition from Wednesday 15th August through until Saturday 15th September.

Please note the gallery will be closed this Saturday 11th August for exhibition setup and on Tuesday 14th August in advance of the opening.

SHORTLISTED ARTISTS:

Paul Adie (Germany/Scotland)
Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden)
Peter Bauhuis (Germany)
Naama Bergman (Israel)
Julie Blyfield (Australia)
Welfe Bowyer (New Zealand)
Lin Cheung (United Kingdom)
Cédric Chevalley (Switzerland)
Sungho Cho (South Korea)
Katie Collins (Australia)
Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng) (Italy/Sweden & Hong Kong/Sweden)
Jess Dare (Australia)
Marion Delarue (France)
Patricia Domingues (Portugal/Germany)


Katrin Feulner (Germany)
Benedikt Fischer (Austria)
Samira Goetz (Germany)
Yu Hiraishi (Japan)
Melanie Isverding (Germany)
Cara Johnson (Australia)
Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany)
Lore Langendries (Belgium)
Yutaka Minegishi (Japan/Germany)
Lea Rohde (Germany)
Karin Seufert (Germany)
Hea Lim Shin (South Korea)
Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia/Sweden)
Catherine Truman (Australia)
Carolin Volz (Germany)
Lauralai Wilson (Australia)
Aurelia Yeomans (Australia)

https://galleryfunaki.com.au/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 3:18am

Penland Residencies

Penland School of Crafts has four residency programs. The three-year Resident Artist Program provides low-cost studios and housing for seven or eight full-time artists who are at transitional points in their careers. The two-year Core Fellowship provides housing, studio space, and workshop access for nine emerging artists who work part-time for the school along with participating in workshops and developing their own work. The Winter Residency makes one to six weeks of studio access and housing available in January and February. The Andrew Glasgow Writers Residency brings a writer to Penland for several weeks each summer.

http://penland.org/residencies/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 3:04am

Focus On: Janine Partington

Above: Janine Partington, Flotsam, Leather

Our Maker in Focus is the multi talented Janine Partington. Known for her enamel on copper panels, Janine has become a firm favourite with our customers as she regularly develops fresh new designs, perfect for growing a collection!

As well as Janine's timeless copper and enamel work, we are delighted to present a collection of her new hand carved leather artwork; a bold new direction for Janine as a part of her recent MA studies. These have the qualities of a lino or wood block; the mark making from different tools is used to great effect, with varying size, direction and repetition. Paint is used carefully and sparingly to subtly highlight areas and incorporate colour to these abstract, unique pieces.

http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on/819/janine-partington-maker-i...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 2:58am

"All the images, objects and artworks you could ever need to put a smile on your face" – Time Out

Explore over 150 objects, including ancient protective amulets and dental bling, dentures and drills, sketches and spittoons, tooth transplants and toothpaste ads in our latest exhibition, 'Teeth', which looks back at over 300 years of dental history.

#TeethExhibition

https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/WgV_ACUAAIu2P_ZM?dm_i=4U...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 2:53am

Vacancies to join KTN's Manufacturing Team

Interested in joining a dynamic and innovative manufacturing team? We currently have vacancies for 2 positions within the team where you will help grow the UK economy through a programme of networking activities to accelerate the delivery of innovation in the UK manufacturing sector.

https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/news/join-ktns-manufacturing-team?utm_campaign=1264993_Manufacturing%20%26%20Materials%20Newsletter%20August%202018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=2VFU,R42P,1J74RI,2RZ27,1

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2018 at 2:51am

Call for speakers: Metal-Organic Frameworks event

KTN would like to hear from prospective speakers and people who would like to attend this event on MOFs in late 2018. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of crystalline materials that consist of coordination bonds between transition-metal cations and multidentate organic linkers.

https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/news/call-for-speakers-interested-parties-metal-organic-frameworks-event?utm_campaign=1264993_Manufacturing%20%26%20Materials%20Newsletter%20August%202018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=2VFU,R42P,1J74RI,2RZ27,1

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 4, 2018 at 10:06am

 

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