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: yesterday

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 Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk. or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
 
KickStart is aimed at emerging UK designers looking to take their business to the next level!
 
6 up-and-coming designers will be selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL to have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2018 on a group stand in the prestigious Design Gallery. With exposure to a 9,000+ trade audience and leading industry experts at the show, the winners were offered the opportunity to attend a special training day before the event, covering all aspects of brand promotion. The NAJ will also provide mentoring following IJL.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Call for Applications: a-n Artist Bursaries 2018
The 2018 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with 65+ awards of between £500-£1,000 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake a self-directed professional development project.
Now in its sixth year, the programme has enabled artists to learn new skills, undertake mentoring, curatorial critique, travel within or outside of the UK to research, attend conferences, build networks or collaboration, or a combination of these things. a-n encourages innovative and ambitious thinking focused around what would make the most significant difference for you.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Exhibit at Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase 2018, 12-13 March, London
 
The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2018) is a two-day conference and exhibition organised by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network. The event provides an excellent platform to help develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials research and innovation.
 
MRE2018 is inviting UK universities, research groups working on Advanced Materials as well as industry research centres and SMEs based in the UK and working collaboratively on advanced materials to exhibit. Register before the 30th January to pitch your innovation on the main stage, network with the entire materials community, build links within the materials supply chain and meet investors. http://www.mre2018.co.uk/exhibitors?utm_source=Innovate%20UK%20news...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

Oriel Davies Open 2018 - Call for entries


Description

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions. Selection Panel: Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies Prizes Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019 Student Prizewinner: £500 People’s Choice Prizewinner £250 *Students aged 18 and over, studying undergraduate or postgraduate visual art courses are eligible to apply

How to Apply

Deadline - 5pm, Monday 12 February 2018

Application - For full details and entry form: www.orieldavies.org/en/open2018


Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

For eleven years, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has organized a summer conference to look at craft in a broader context. The conference is intimate in scale and encourages an active exchange between participants and presenters. Mornings are spent in presentations and lectures with afternoons filled with group discussion and studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials. This event has always been an important part of the work we do at the school, and supports our belief in creating an environment that values reflective thinking within an inclusive and creative community. https://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/summer-conference-2018/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers and provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios are staffed by technicians who can assist with projects. Please note that technicians will not be leading workshops. https://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/open-studio-residency/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Discover first class craft

Don't miss Collect next month! A highlight in the craft calendar, the fair brings together 39 galleries, hailing from across the world, at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 22-25 February.

Not sure what to expect? Here’s five things to look forward to seeing at Collect this year.

Plus, make sure you check your inbox this coming Monday for a special Collect treat!
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/5-things-to-look-forward-t...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Farnham Maltings' annual festival of knitting, unravel is less than a month away. Guarantee your entry and beat the queue by purchasing a ticket in advance (before noon Thursday 15 February). We are delighted to host workshops at unravel led by experts on a diverse range of subjects. Some have already sold out, so don't delay in securing your place. This year we are supporting local youth organisation A Place to Be, in Haslemere by creating a unique Flower Shop. Find out how to get involved here. http://craft.farnhammaltings.com/portfolio/unravel-2018-charity-app...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Renewal. Read our blog interview with Sue Gregor about environmental impact...
 
 
The new year often inspires changes, but jeweller Sue Gregor has been working on a significant change to her practice for some months now. These cuffs are clearly recognisable as Sue's work, but something's different. In the blog we catch up with Sue to find out more...
 

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