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: 16 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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:33am
Exciting inspiration at the Welcome Collection: Being Human
 
Now open | Free
Exploring trust, identity and health in a changing world, our new permanent gallery looks at what it means to be human in the 21st century.
 
Divided into four sections, Genetics, Minds & Bodies, Infection, and Environmental Breakdown, the new display presents around 50 artworks and objects that reflect our hopes and fears about new forms of medical knowledge, and our changing relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:21am

The British Council should be clearer about what it is trying to achieve through its international showcasing work to avoid an excessively commercial focus, a review commissioned by the organisation says. https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/british-council-urged-clari...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:18am
Keith Lemon to host Channel 4’s new Bake Off-style crafts show
 
Anna Richardson and Keith Lemon have paired up for a show that's all about the art of crafting
 
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:11am

The 2019 Design Innovation Medal, supported by SAP, has been awarded to Daniel Charny. The Design Innovation Medal celebrates entrepreneurship in all its forms, both locally and internationally. It honours an individual for whom design lies at the core of their development and success. https://www.londondesignfestival.com/medal-winner-2019-daniel-charn...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=29dac1b3b4&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:09am

10 to watch: Crafts Council pick of this year’s craft graduates...https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/10-to-watch-our-pick-of-t...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=29dac1b3b4&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 9:07am

18-carat gold toilet was stolen from the stately home... I say.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-49706425?utm_sour...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=29dac1b3b4&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

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MAKING FORM: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH FINE METALWORK
By Kenneth Quickenden and Lee Hewett
Publisher Birmingham City University

A launch will be held at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University from 5pm to 7pm on 17 October 2019.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 6:25am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 6:17am

MAKING FORM: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH FINE METALWORK

By Kenneth Quickenden and Lee Hewett

Publisher Birmingham City University

 

This publication critically explores the revival of British fine metalwork by designer-makers since roughly the 1970s. It demonstrates many strengths: the increase in that period in the number of practitioners, the creative use of a wider range of metals, the supplementing of traditional techniques with newer ones, design innovation and a wide range of products, with much emphasis on art objects; all of that, taken together, has transformed the craft. This success has been underpinned by a number of supports: government initiatives, assay offices, livery companies, professional associations, exhibitions and education, though there are increasing concerns about the availability of funding for craft teaching. That, and pressures created by periods of economic difficulty, offer challenges to a craft which is expensive, and raise anxieties about the future. But over the period covered by the book, Britain has re-established fine metalwork and has earned itself a strong international reputation.

The book is substantial, scholarly and attractive. It contains roughly 70,000 words, including over 900 footnotes. Apart from eight chapters, there is a bibliography and a glossary. There are 230 still and moving images.

The publication is an e-book priced at £5. The book will appear on-line in October 2019 on iBooks (an Apple platform designed to work on iPads). A downloadable version for other platforms (Android/Windows) will be available at a later date from a dedicated website.

A launch will be held at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University from 5pm to 7pm on 17 October 2019. Apart from the authors, contributions to discussion will also be made by some prominent fine metalworkers.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2019 at 9:36am
Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition
 

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"Make Your Future campaign Pledge your support Our vision is that every child has a chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future. This vision is rooted in the knowledge that craft…"
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"Double solo exhibition 'Unorthodox' with Sarah Perkins and Kelvin J. Birk   at Bomb Metal & Fry Jewelry Studio, Taipei, Taiwan from the 9th - 30th November 2019   Their full address is: BM & FJ Studio No, 27, Lane…"
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