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: Feb 15

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 Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

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 January 26, 2020 at 6:50am
David Bielander
IDENTITY MARKERS
Opening event Tuesday 4 February, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
 
It is with great pleasure we welcome David Bielander back to Melbourne for his new solo exhibition, Identity Markers.
Swiss born, Munich based Bielander takes the familiarity of everyday objects and combines them with a witty abstraction to create truly uncanny artworks. His realm of inquiry encompasses the play of identity, belonging, dissonance, external perceptions and the opinions they create.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 6:35am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 6:09am
Kate Bajic
 
Enjoy 10% off Kate Bajic's jewellery! Offer ends 14th February...
 
Kate became a studio jeweller in 2003, exhibiting collections in galleries and at exhibitions throughout the UK and Ireland. Whilst on her degree Kate found a natural affinity working with metal and spent long hours making intricate models to help her visualise her designs...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:39am
INTERNSHIPS
 
Klimt02 offers to students (Master / Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months; the exact time will be agreed with the applicant.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:34am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:32am
92Y Jewelry Residency Program
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:29am

Bursaries & Beyond Seminar

About this Event

Fri 28 Feb, 12 to 4.30. €10/€5 group rate

Whether you are an emerging maker, an established maker or a student of craft and design, this seminar will explain the process of applying for bursaries and the benefits they bring.

Speakers cover a variety of craft disciplines and include emerging designer-makers, established designer-makers and a judge from the RDS Irish Craft Bursary panel, all bringing their own experiences of bursaries and contemporary craft practice to share with the audience.

- Liz Cooper judge for the RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2019 - 2020 and curator of the Surface Matters PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019 - 2020.

- Ciara Garvey DCCI's Development Manager and manager of PORTFOLIO .

- Edmond Byrne contemporary glassmaker and winner of the RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2018 - 2019, collaborating with metal artist, Adi Toch.

- Seliena Coyle jewellery designer, part of PORTFOLIO and winner of the RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2019 - 2020.

- Edward Coveney & Esther Gerrard of Elements of Action, DCCI Future Makers award winners.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/bursaries-beyond-seminar-tickets-848097...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:26am

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR GNCCF MANCHESTER, GNCCF SHEFFIELD & GNCCF NEWCASTLE

The GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIRS are premier curated selling fairs in the North of England, showcasing the very best of contemporary craft from professional designer-makers and attracting a discerning audience of buyers and collectors.

 

2020 will see the launch of a new fair GNCCF Newcastle from 30-31 May in partnership with the Baltic; GNCCF Sheffield returns to the city’s Millennium Gallery 18-19 July and the flagship GNCCF Manchester takes place 8-11 October at Upper Campfield Market Hall.

 

Applications are now invited from both established, new and recent graduate designers, makers and artists working in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, wood, interior textiles, fashion design & accessories, mixed media, basket-making, product design, furniture, print-making and more. We have  range of affordable stand packages including subsidised stands for new and emerging makers.

 

We are also looking for mid-career makers who are exploring new techniques to produce a new body of work  and may be interested in exhibiting work in progress in our “Discuss” showcase at GNCCF Manchester; the idea that they can talk about their practice, developmental and experimental work and get feedback from craft professionals and visitors to the GNCCF.  This space is complimentary but any work sold will be subject to a small commission.

 

For all our stands, we welcome applications from both UK and international artists.

 

"Great exposure in the North. The GNCCF is on a par with the London shows."

Applications open 1st Feb and close 8th March 2020. For further details, application guidelines and to apply on line please visit www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:25am

Connections/Connessione

ACJ has been working on a two-country touring exhibition with AGC in Italy, which will open in November 2019 at a major jewellery venue in London, travelling to Scotland next, then in June 2020 it will open in the first of two Italian venues.

Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC) was established in 2004, and (like ACJ) includes curators, educators, gallerists, collectors among its members, as well as practising jewellers. AGC has an excellent track record of exhibitions and events, in Italy and internationally.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk

exhibition open 19 February - 17 May

Open Monday - Saturday 10.30am – 5pm, Sunday 12noon – 5pm

Catalogue available from enquiries@acj.org uk price £6.50 inc UK postage

More information: www.acj.org.uk

For 2020 the Members' Exhibition theme is Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Planning ahead, we are also preparing the 2020 Members' Exhibition, themed Glass Houses to show work reflecting climate change and the environment.  The Call for Entries will go out early in 2020, but you are most welcome to start making now!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 9:23am
Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Launch Event / 30 January / 6pm – 8pm
 
Bringing together questions about craft, how our minds work and the ways in which artists and scientists view neurodiversity, our forthcoming exhibition by Dr Kai Syng Tan showcases a large-scale tapestry which was digitally hand-drawn and then woven by machine in the same place that Grayson Perry used for his work. This intricate and fascinating tapestry is the result of an artistic residency at the Social Genetic and Developmental Research Centre, in which Dr Kai Syng Tan explored how scientists and artists view neurodiversity, ADHD and a common feature of ADHD, mind-wandering. Mind-wandering means letting your thoughts wander away from the here and now. In psychiatry, excessive mind wandering is viewed as something that might need treatment but mind-wandering has long been celebrated as part of the creative process in many different art forms.
 
We’re really pleased for this thought-provoking piece to be coming to us in the New Year so that we can continue to explore these topical issues and also look at how the piece also raises questions about craft production in the digital age.ed in both the scientific and cultural fields in relation to ADHD, neurodiversity and arts and mental health.
 
We’re really pleased for this thought-provoking piece to be coming to us in the New Year so that we can continue to explore these topical issues and also look at how the piece also raises questions about craft production in the digital age.
 
We look forward to welcoming you along to the launch event on the 30 of January, where we’ll be joined by the artist for an informal celebration of the exhibition and launching a programme of associated events.
 

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Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ has launched a new webshop here. You can purchase the Connections | Connessioni exhibition catalogue, paper & PDF copies of the latest issue of Findings and the Marjan Unger book "Jewellery in Context - A multi-disciplinary framework…"
Feb 15
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 exhibition Glasshouses. The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October. More details…"
Feb 15
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connected to the Connections exhibition there will be a special one-day jesmonite course on 5 March at the City of Glasgow College. Cost £60 including materials. The course is nearly full so email projects@acj.org.uk soon to book your place…"
Feb 15
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connections Connessioni special opening event on the 19th February. Anne Walker and Simone Nolden will be giving presentations about their work and practice. Tickets: £8 for ACJ members…"
Feb 15

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