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: 12 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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ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:25am

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Bursaries

Every year SAOS is delighted to offer a few bursaries to artists that have not participated in open studios before, with a view to helping early career artists. Surrey Artists’ Open Studios aims to be as inclusive as possible to all artists + makers based in Surrey + its borders. We realise the importance of supporting the local artist community + these annual bursaries provide an affordable platform for emerging artists.

Our winners will be eligible for free entry to the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Summer event 2020, worth £80, as well as free entry to one of our training courses for 2019-20: e.g. 'How to promote you and your work', worth £25.

Winning artists will need to register as a SAOS member in order to participate in these opportunities. Annual membership is £50 and you can register on www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Deadline is

Tues 15th Nov 2019.

To apply please email 3 images of your work together with an outline of your artistic practice and an explanation of what a bursary would mean for you.

Please send to Caitlin at: info@surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Artists will be informed of the outcome by 20 November to allow registration before the deadline of Thursday 5 December.

(Registration opens 1 Nov and closes 5 Dec 2019).

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:22am
Final call for applications: a-n Artist Bursaries 2020
 
APPLY NOW! Only 10 days left until the application deadline.
 
a-n The Artists Information Company is offering 50+ bursaries of £500 – £1,500 to Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-determined professional development in 2020. We know that targeted funding at the right time in an artist’s career can make all the difference – so why not put together a plan to make things happen for you in 2020?
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 10:26am
INTERVIEW
LOVE JONSSON ON SMYCKOTEKET (JEWELIBRARY)
Rian Design Museum's Jewelry-Lending Program
by Nathalie Mornu
 
The Rian Design Museum, in Falkenberg, Sweden, is taking the concept of lending jewelry in a revolutionary direction for our field. Soon, with a program called Smyckoteket, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to borrow a piece of contemporary art jewelry. (“Smyckoteket” is a portmanteau that translates as “jewelibrary.”) The point is to make borrowing a piece of jewelry as easy as borrowing a library book. More people will become familiar with art jewelry by having the opportunity to interact with and wear the work, making it more accessible to the public.https://artjewelryforum.org/love-j%C3%B6nsson-on-smyckoteket-jeweli...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 10:01am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 9:45am
Attention Curators, Artists, & Gallerists!
 
SNAG 2020 Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA May 20-23 and we want to make sure we hear from you!
 
As we finalize our Exhibition Gallery + Pop Up Crawl, let us know if you ARE HOSTING a pop up or an exhibition OR if you are a venue LOOKING to host an exhibition. If you have venues near the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel or in Old City, let us know!
 
Participating is easy and FREE!
 
Email acarrillo@snagmetalsmith.org to learn more.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 8:06am

Hannah Gallery presents the first solo show with Gigi Mariani in Barcelona. After his participation at the group exhibition The Alchemical Egg, Visions and Revelations of an Enigma in 2017, the Italian artist is featuring now Beyond the Black, introducing a selection of 14 new works, six Rings, five Brooches, two Necklaces, and one Bracelet. Research on works is focusing on the reduction of his language to the minimalistic expression and the geometry as well as leaving behind the regular use of the black niello as a central element to become a single accent on the pieces. https://hannahgallerybarcelona.net/exhibitions/beyond-black-gigi-ma...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 6:54am

JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02 https://klimt02.net/events/awards/jplus-emerging-talent-award-2019

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 7, 2019 at 10:55am

Make Your Future: celebrating craft in the classroom

November 21st, 10am- 1pm, Thomas Tallis School, London SE3 9PX

 

The Crafts Council are hosting an event to demonstrate the importance of making in our schools.   We still have places available and we’re keen to welcome as many teachers, school SLTs and colleagues from the craft, cultural and FE/ HE sectors as possible— so please do share news of the event with your networks. (there is also a tweet to share below)

 

We’re looking forward to a really collaborative, galvanising event that will leave delegates with practical tools to develop the craft offer in their setting, wherever that may be! Highlights will include:

 

  • Lightning talks, featuring:

 

  • Vicky Bone, art teacher at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School in Bradford on fusing craft and science through knit and computer-aided design
  • Deepa Vekaria, Art and DT lead at Woodfield School on the transformational potential of craft in special school settings
  • Michelle Bernard, Executive Head Teacher and Partnership Leader for Halstow and Horn Park Schools, on the challenges of craft at primary level
  • Views from the Crafts Council, parents and young people about why craft education matters

 

  • Practical activities— from ceramics to sublimation printing— led by Thomas Tallis staff and students

 

  • Insight into craft careers from Cox London— leading a Q&A on how they’ve built their 70-person strong craft business

 

  • An exclusive resource pack including our brand-new Craft Skills Progression framework (EYFS- KS2), Craft Careers Pack and Craft Education snapshot infographic

 

Tweet:

Join @CraftsCouncilUK for Celebrating Craft in the Classroom— a morning of quick-fire case studies, hands-on activity, and lively debate about how we can ensure hands-on making is an essential part of every child's education https://bit.ly/317nEhr  

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2019 at 12:20pm

https://www.emma-pf.de/

OPEN CALL

Open Call for Designers in Residence in Pforzheim 2020
https://www.emma-pf.de/
EMMA Kreativzentrum
Pforzheim, GERMANY
DEADLINE: 15/11/2019

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2019 at 12:19pm
 
Open Call for Preziosa 2020. Florence Jewelry Week
 
Le Arti Orafe
Florence, ITALY
DEADLINE: 31/01/2020
 
 

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