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
Faustin Linyekula, Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater take over the Tanks at Tate Modern
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
SNAG is focusing on looking ahead and opening dialogue about how we can work together to build the future we want to see. Check out the video by Education Director, Kristin Mitsu Shiga, to learn more about the innovative programming!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
ilversmithing – cut, bend and form
2 to 5 March 2020
with Ane Christensen
 
Ref: S3D09496
 
Suitable for all
£381.00
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Connections / Connessioni will open at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on the 20th February until the 17th May. More details http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/connections-conness...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Residential Masterclass:
How to Make Your Work Stand Out to Agents, Editors and Readers
Building upon a successful pilot in 2018, we are pleased to share details of a new Residential Masterclass taking place from 27 - 30 March 2020. This is designed specifically for those writing fiction or non-fiction, for adults or children, and are yet to secure an agent or have their work published.
Led by writer and former resident Genevieve Herr and LBA Books literary agent Louise Lamont, this course will focus upon how to make your writing stand out to agents, editors and readers, the process of publishing a book and the roles of the agent and editor. Further information and details of how to book - by the new deadline of 19 February 2020 - are available here. https://covepark.org/how-to-make-your-work-stand-out-to-agents-edit...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Joy BC pays off university fees with hand-carved pendant of Lil Wayne
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Ewa Nowak's anti-AI mask protects wearers from mass surveillance
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Glass artist to look out for at Collect!

Crafts Council UK

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/5-glass-artists-to-look-o...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=2d1b52db58&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn will be present some of her spectacular wearables: she marries glass to materials such as metal or off-cuts of leather to create dramatic, flexible and eminently functional jewellery. ‘I want people to touch it, to not be frightened of glass,’ says the artist, who will also be exhibiting with North Lands Creative. ‘I was trying to push through the psychological barrier that glass is too fragile to wear or handle – that it has to be put on a shelf to gather dust.’ In creating objects that invite emotional attachment and resist our unthinking, throwaway culture, these works fit in with her wider interest in reducing the environmental impact of glasswork.

Collect International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House, London, from 27 February to 1 March.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Opening 19 February from 19h. to 21h.
You are invited. Estàs convidat. Te esperamos!
 
Featuring a series of recent works, Human and Object is part of the gallery’s ongoing commitment in highlighting freshly graduated jewellery artists through the Klimt02 Jplus Emerging Talent Award. This show pays homage to the world of material matters in capturing the significance of everyday objects.
 
The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion. / Esther Heite https://hannahgallerybarcelona.net/exhibitions/human-and-object-est...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 8, 2020 at 11:12am
Its the Thought That Counts
 
 
It's the Thought That Counts is a book about the work of Kim Buck, covering his work starting from 1984 and ranging through 2007.
 
 

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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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday

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