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: 66
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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.

Started by Rebecca Skeels Mar 7, 2018. 0 Replies

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.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 29, 2018 at 8:36am
Opening Tuesday 2 October, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Join us next Tuesday as we open Triple Matter, an exhibition featuring three artists from three continents, each focusing on a single material.
Inari Kiuru is a Melbourne-based Finnish artist examining the connection between post-industrial landscapes and the natural world. Using the ubiquitous materials of mass construction, she interprets light, texture and atmospheres, drawing out the magical details of our surroundings. Inari’s new body of work focuses on the potential and surprising beauty of concrete.
Lore Langendries is a Belgian maker whose work with animal hide straddles digital production and the intimacy of the handmade. In her brooches, Lore explores the space between visual perception and what we learn by touch. The hides become both material and subject, evoking new associations yet remaining entirely and uncompromisingly themselves.
Hyun-seok Sim is a Korean artist who manipulates silver with refinement and lightness of touch, so that they almost appear to be drawings on paper. He completed his MFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada in 2000 and teaches at Kookmin University in Seoul. Sim has exhibited extensively worldwide; this is his first exhibition at Funaki.
Triple Matter runs until 27 October.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 29, 2018 at 8:24am

(don’t let the term ‘heritage crafts’ put them off!). There are five awards with a prize of £1000, and one with a bursary of £2500:
· Endangered Crafts Award: £1000
· Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award: £1000
· Heritage Crafts Trainer Award: £1000
· Heritage Crafts Maker of the Year Award: £1000
· Heritage Crafts Made in Britain Award: £1000
· HCA/The Arts Society Bursary: up to £2500

Further details can be found here: http://awards.heritagecrafts.org.uk and the deadline is Friday 30 November at 2pm.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 24, 2018 at 6:53am
Make
Opening Reception: 'Opening Narratives'
 
Thu 27 Sep, 6.00 pm
 
Somerset
 
celebrate the opening of Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a new gallery space at 13 High Street, Bruton. Occupying two rooms of this Georgian townhouse, Make will be a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, from the best emerging and established makers both nationally and internationally.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 24, 2018 at 3:11am
60 Great Queen Street, London
 
Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood and Identity
September 20, 2018 - August 24, 2019
 
Public
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 10:01am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 9:44am
It’s nearly Great Northern time!
 
 
 
We're really looking forward to visiting The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next month. The event will feature over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers, from established names to new graduate talent. Follow this link to see the full exhibitor list. The show opens on the 11th October with a Preview Evening and is on until the 14th October at the Upper Campfield Market, Manchester. Lots of our makers will be exhibiting, including (pictured above, left to right) Naomi James with her beautiful leaf imprinted silver, paper artist Jennifer Collier and Lynsey Walters with her colourful merino wool jewellery.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 9:43am
Made by hand jeweller Sarah Packington.
 
 
 
Using dyed acrylic and silver, Sarah Packington makes beautifully bold jewellery, manipulating her materials to create strong colours that play with light: “I enjoy playing with the properties of clear dyed acrylic: light, reflection, and strong colour. I hand manipulate the surface using etching, sanding, dyeing and polishing, and use contrasts of polished/matte and colour/clear to add interest. I aim for a highly finished quality to give my jewellery a precious feel, and I hope my designs are unique, fun and a pleasure to wear.”
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 9:16am
Scholarship program “Designers in Residence” at Pforzheim
 
Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to Pforzheim. “Designers in Residence” addresses to young designers working in the fields of jewelery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. Three scholarship holders will be invited to the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim for a three – month working phase.
 
Fully equipped workplaces in the workshops will be available for the scholarship holders use, as well as accommodation for the period of the scholarship. If required, the workshops of Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences can also be used. In addition, each scholarship holder receives a monthly support and a reimbursement of the travel expenses for arrival and departure. The results of the work fellowship will then be presented in an exhibition at the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim as well as in cooperation with the Design Center Baden – Württemberg in Stuttgart.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 9:09am

TempContemp is a TEMPORARY curatorial pilot project experimenting with the exhibition of CONTEMPORARY jewellery – in other words…there’s a new independent gallery space in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia and we want to show the world ALL the jewellery things!

http://northcity4.com/tempcontemp/

Follow link for various opportunities!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 9:06am
 
Open Call for a Juried Exhibition: Heart Failure
 
« Heart Failure« , the 10th anniversary exhibition by Alliages, held in Lille (France) and Munich (Schmuck 2019).
 

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