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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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 Saturday

Makers are continuing to make sales through the #artistsupportpledge https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdRWIIBBKt/?utm_source=Permanent+-+Com...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
MAKERS' TALE
 
A pre-recorded panel discussion and online catalogue
 
Makers’ Tale examines craft and making as a highly relevant component of contemporary life. https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/salisbury-2020/makers-...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

If you’re a graduate whose final degree show has been cancelled Crafts Council are hosting an online webinar on 28 May with a panel of experts to talk about completing, sharing and promoting your work during lockdown. https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/webinar-rethinking-the-gr...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Philips’ forthcoming design auction on 11 June has some cracking lots including a piece by leading ceramic artist Alison Britton who is generously donating the proceeds to the Crafts Council. https://www.phillips.com/detail/alison-britton/UK050120/103?utm_sou...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

The Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council have two design challenges, the closing date is 31st May.

Here are the details from GCDC:
 
In an effort to keep our community designing, creating and sharing, we have partnered with our Patrons & Sponsors to launch two mini 2D design challenges for jewellers and silversmiths respectively.
 
These challenges are in keeping with the spirit of our annual competition, but with the aim of engaging our creative community in a brief, light-hearted and focussed challenge with some exciting prizes to be won! The submission deadline for both 2D design challenges is midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020.
 
·      Love in Lockdown – 2D Jewellery Design Project in collaboration with Special Patron, Brown & Newirth
 
·      Reunion – 2D Silversmithing Design Project in collaboration with Patron, Champagne Gosset & Sponsor, a silversmithing Sponsor
 
We are very encouraged by the community engagement we have had so far and hope that these challenges will allow us to continue spreading our mission of promoting creativity, design and excellence in our industries as we transition into to a new way of working.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2020 at 9:16am

Open call for makers and creative practitioners

Are you a maker, designer or artist, perhaps you are a writer with a passion for storytelling or a creative practitioner with an interest in heritage?

During the lockdown, we want to continue to support the arts community. We are looking to hear from creative practitioners with potential designs and ideas inspired by our building and its history. We are particularly interested in hearing from makers with a view to developing an exclusive Hive product range for future retail and online sales.

Working closely with The Hive, the successful artist(s) will be offered an initial commission of £500 to develop their design idea or prototype.

What we are looking for

  • Exceptional craftmanship
  • Interpretation of the building, it’s history or location
  • Commercial and retail potential at an entry-level price point

How to apply

Please send a short expression of interest and a little about you and your practice, no more than 500 words, a current CV and any links to your website or digital portfolio you would like us to consider. We also welcome applications via alternative methods, such as video and audio. We encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in craft and heritage industries.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss access to our archives to develop your idea. All enquiries and submissions to Naomi.Clarke@rmlt.org.uk

Deadline: 24th May 2020

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2020 at 9:15am
 
The Symposium on Artisanal Small Scale Gemstone Miners in the Time of Covid-19
 
 
Registration is open now (and it's free!):
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2020 at 9:13am

We will not meet during the SILVER Legnica Festival, which

programme is rescheduled for next year.


We are sorry that months of efforts and work cannot be culminated with remarkable exhibitions. That this year this place will be empty, quiet, and we won't be able to watch, admire, learn, share and reward silver art.


This year our Festival lost to the pandemic, and we have prepared Silver On-line instead. 8th to 10th of May for a whole month. Therefore, in this difficult time, we would like to transfer into the web. We prepared many attractions in our social media and websites. https://www.facebook.com/legnickifestiwal.srebro.1

and http://galeria.legnica.eu/silver-online/


Share your reflections, present how you creatively spend time at home, upload your photos and recordings to the event on Facebook – Silver On!line https://www.facebook.com/events/164269345002274/.


We would also like to remind you that the 29th Legnica International Jewellery Competition STILL

HUMAN? and an award gala will take place during the Legnica SILVER Festival in May 2021. Deadline

for submitting works is May 31, 2020. For more details, check our website:


http://silver.legnica.eu/en/

Keeping in virtual touch

The Team of the Gallery of Art in Legnica

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2020 at 9:03am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 16, 2020 at 8:55am
 

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