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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 April 4, 2012 at 3:17am

 The Medicine Garden Art Festival - Call for Applications

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 July 2012

The Medicine Garden is a beautifully restored Victorian walled garden in Cobham, Surrey. Applications are invited from artists to sell work at the art festival on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July 2012. The booking fee for each stall is £40 per day outdoors or £60 per day inside the marquee. Applications are also sought from sculptures for displays outside in the walled garden. The fee per group of sculptures will be £40 per day with a 10% commission charge on all sales of sculptures over £100.

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 15 April 2012

For more information go to www.themedicinegarden.com For guidelines and an application form please email: ruth@themedicinegarden.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 3:17am

 festival of crafts – Call for Applications

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2012

This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 8 May 2012

For further information or an application form please contact Pauline Smith on 01252 745405, pauline.smith@farnhammaltings.com or visit

www.farnhammaltings.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 3:36pm
Okay last post before I go http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01fkc5n/ worth watching this! Or recording.... On bbc4 on Thursday eve.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 8:34am

I'm away for a week so please add your own events, images of new work, opportunities, experiences and more on the ACJ Crafthaus page, Linkedin page and Facebook page. Thank you

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Association-Contemporary-Jewellery-3...*2_*2_*2_lna_PENDING_*2

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Association-for-Contemporary-Jew...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 7:49am

Rebecca is posting up lots on the Benchpeg pages for Jewellery jobs! do take a look! http://benchpeg.com/jobs/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 5:55am

Rising Stars Symposium

26-27 April 2012

Two Days of Seminars, Workshops and Talks to support the Practice of Emerging Artists and Makers

 

Free admission but booking is essential

Tel: 01252 713208; email: gallery@newashgate.org.uk

 

Thursday 26 April

Meeting the Makers and Shakers

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Small Lecture Theatre

 

11am, Registration

11.15, Welcome & announcement of the Rising Stars Prize for professional development

Dr Outi Remes, Director, New Ashgate Gallery, and Rebecca Skeels, UCA. The Prize is supported by Andrew and Lucinda Fleming.

11.30- 12noon, Getting Together, Professor Simon Olding, Director Craft Study Centre.

12noon-1pm, The Crafts Council Programme, Madeleine Furness, Maker Development Officer, The Crafts Council

Lunch break (to be organised independently)

2-3pm, Open Studios, Surrey Arts and Opportunities in Surrey, Caroline Jackman, Visual Arts Officer, Surrey Open Studios Co-ordinator, Surrey Arts

3-4pm, An introduction to Waverley’s arts service; our strategic partners and priorities and the work of Arts Partnership Surrey

Charlotte Gardiner, Community Development Officer (Arts), Waverley Country Council

4-5pm, Approaching art organisations and galleries alongside the much debated arts internship

Kate Ratcliffe, Visual Arts Coordinator, South Hill Park; Samantha Robertson, Artist in Residence, South Hill Park

6pm, Informal Networking Dinner/Drinks

Confirm attendance with Helen Goodin, Rising Stars Intern:helenchristinegoodin@gmail.com

 

Friday 27 April

Practice in Focus

Farnham Maltings & New Ashgate Gallery

 

11am -12.00noon, Farnham Maltings – Supporting Artists

An informal introduction to Farnham Maltings – who we are, what we do and how we support makers and their practise. Followed by a tour of the building and studios.

Amy Collins, Craft & Exhibitions Officer, Farnham Maltings, Meet at the Tannery Room for Studio Visits

 

12noon-1pm, Take Better Photos, Meet at the New Ashgate Gallery (max 8 participants)

Colin Mills, Photographer

 

Lunch break (to be organised independently)

 

2-3pm, Life after Graduation: The Experience of a New Designer: Artist Talk

A look into a personal experience of entering the creative industry as a new artist, building a creative identity, starting up on a budget and most importantly finding a market.

Emmeline Hastings, Artist

 

3-5.15pm, Career Workshop, book required for each session

Jonathan Parsons, Artist, writer and educator

 

3-3.40:  Self-employed working

 

3.45-4.25: Considering open submission opportunities

 

4.30-5.15:  Internet presence and social media

 

3-4pm, Career Workshop for Makers, Working as a Maker

Rebecca Skeels, Designer-Maker, UCA

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 2, 2012 at 5:33am

http://www.lanciatrendvisions.com/en/newsletter/1333354710

Superstition is far from extinct. Perhaps because our fears have increased… Dana Hakim sublimates this current state with her collection of modern amulets "My Four Guardian Angels 2011 – The Blue series".
Lancia TrendVisions, LTVs, Dana Hakim, My Four, Guardian Angels
In societies of the past they served the purpose of protecting from the evil eye, demons and negativity. Transposed to today, the amulets of jewelry designer Dana Hakim are a multifaceted prism through which to observe our "society of fear", as she defines it. 
LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels
From the rough sea of constant anxiety in which we all fumble about, Dana fishes the remains of objects connected to safety: gas masks, light reflectors, protective materials such as filters, nets or work gloves. She re-elaborates them, transforming them into jewel-amulets of symbolic value.
LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels
For Dana Hakim, the art of making jewelry opens up new dimensions in the relationship between object-wearer-observer. Her artifacts becomes questions in the form of a 3D object and pose doubts regarding our daily and social life. Objects that suggest a new critical vision. 
LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels
At the moment Dana Hakim is showing at the Louise Smit Gallery in Amsterdam alongside Jasmin Matzakow. The exhibition is called "BreakThrough" and will end on March 29th.
LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels
LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels

LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions, Dana Hakim, My Four Guardian Angels
Photos via danahakim.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 1:51pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/2925174275/efblike?nomo=1 UCA students check your e-mail for your booking information.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:16am

AURORA: New Jewelry by Mia Maljojoki

March 28 - April 29, 2012 

Jewelry Exhibition by the Finnish Artist

Aurora (plural: auroras or aurorae) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in high-latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. ( Wikipedia ) 

The recent increase in solar storms of the last few weeks has created some of the largest and most dramatic aurora displays in years. Mia speaks of the aurora borealis as a comforting and reassuring presence in the night sky. Her new jewelry pieces reflect the forms and colors of this ghostly and beautiful phenomenon.

Mia Maljojoki is originally from Finland and is now based in Munich. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and subsequently studied at the famed Akademie der Bildenden Künst in Munich with Otto Künsli. In 2010 Mia Maljojoki received the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Award for outstanding artistic achievement in jewelry.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:14am

COLLECT advance ticket offers

Taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 11 – 14 May, COLLECT is a highlight in the calendar for anyone passionate about buying the best in UK and international contemporary craft.
Make the most of our special advance ticket prices* when you book by 10 May.

Advance tickets: £10 
COLLECT for two: 
£28 (entry for two plus COLLECT catalogue)
Tickets on the door: £15 (concessions £10)

For more information visit the COLLECT website or to book now call +44 (0)844 481 8898

*Advance tickets are subject to £2.05 ticket fulfilment fee

 

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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…"
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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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