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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: 10 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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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 on November 19, 2011 at 8:37am
Professional 2D and 3D artists in all media living ONLY in East Anglia. FOUR vacancies for membership of Artworks and participation in an annual showcase exhibition in an impressive venue in West Suffolk. Involvement in all aspects of the group’s activities necessary.
Deadline: 11 February 2012
Contact
Rasik Bhadresa
Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk
www.artworksinfo.org.uk
Details
Membership fee £100; modest commission on sales. Selection of new members takes place on 25 Februaary 2012 based on work submitted. Application pack from: Eleonora Knowland, Artworks' Membership Coordinator, Grove House, Low Road, Denham, Suffolk IP21 5ET, Telephone:01379 870202

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:32am
14th Sala El Brocense Visual Arts Competition

Criteria: All artforms: the Provincial Council of Cáceres, through the Institución Cultural "El Brocense", announces the call for the 14th "Sala El Brocense" Visual Arts Competition. The event is open to artists of any nationality who may use any theme, technique, and support of their choosing for completing the works. The winner(s) will receive a maximum amount of E15,000.
Contact
El Brocense
Spain - Caceres
www.brocense.com
Details
Application form online. Each proposal may include no more than two works never before awarded at any other event and must be accompanied by the following information: the artists full name and CV under one page long and preferably in digital format, one information label for each work, and 13 x 18 cm printed photographs of the work(s), plus a digital copy. The works must be original and cannot exceed 150 cm at their longest side. Each work cannot weigh more than 150 kg. Museo de Historia y Cultura "Casa Pedrilla" Casa-Museo Guayasamín, Ronda de San Francisco s/n, 10005 Cáceres, Spain.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:29am
Black Swan Arts’ Biennial Open Art Competition & Exhibition

Criteria: Black Swan Arts are inviting submissions for the 2012 Biennial Open Arts Competition. In 2009, over 500 entries from across the South West were submitted, entries are shortlisted by a panel of judges. Shortlisted entries will be displayed in the main gallery from 10th Feb - 31st Mar 2012.
Deadline: 10 January 2012
Contact
H Watkins-Baker
Frome, Somerset
www.blackswan.org.uk
Details
Maximum of 3 images can be submitted. All entries must be for sale. All fine art disciplines welcome, including digital media but not applied art. Competition judged by leading fine arts practitioners. Prizes range in value up to £1000 and People's Choice Award is voted for by the public. Online application live via Black Swan Arts website mid-Nov 2011. Entry deadline 10th Jan 2012. Deadline for notification of results 27th Jan. Judging & Opening night 10th Feb. All shortlisted entries will be exhibited. Prize-winners may be selected for a solo or group show Substantial financial prizes offered, value £1,000+.
www.blackswan.org.uk
Black Swan Arts Frome, contemporary arts gallery and studios in Somerset, shop and cafe

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:27am

The Norfolk and Norwich Commission

Criteria: The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals are looking for artists to create a commissioned sculpture based on the theme Wish/Prayer Tree. Artists will be required to work in metal and mixed media. The fee for this work will be around £20,000.
Deadline: 09 December 2011
Contact
Emma Jarvis
www.nnuh.nhs.uk/arts/
Details
For further details please contact Emma Jarvis. emma.jarvis@nnuh.nhs.uk

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 15, 2011 at 1:11pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2011 at 11:26am
http://www.broughtonspurtle.or g.uk/news/more-gallery-news 


Pop up Precious – an exhibition of new jewellery by local designers – will show at the Framed Gallery on Gayfield Square later this month.

Eleven artists will display their work, all of them members of the recently formed Edinburgh branch of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery.

www.broughtonspurtle.org.uk
This stunning contribution – part ammonite, part spine, part turbine – will feature in a new exhibition at Axolotl on Dundas Street.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2011 at 11:24am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2011 at 11:23am
The CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY YEARBOOK 2011 is the new bilingual (Spanish/English) publishing project aimed at promoting and disseminating contemporary jewellery all over the world. Almost 150 artists from 26 countries are participating in this international community, and together they entail a merger of the most diverse creative languages. They are artists working in design, experimentation, emotions, art... all in the corporal sphere, who contribute their interests, their reflections and their way of viewing jewellery to this annual catalogue. The first print yearbook of contemporary jewellery is indeed a collective, shared challenge that aims to become a worldwide referent thanks to its content in international creative inquiry into jewellery, which has never before been compiled.
http://www.klimt02.net/publica tions/index.php?item_id=25430
www.klimt02.net
Contemporary Jewellery Year Book 2011 jewellery design books and publications

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2011 at 11:23am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2011 at 10:11am

Jeremy Hunt Visits UCA’s Crafts Study Centre

The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

visited the Crafts Study Centre at the University for the Creative

Arts (UCA) on Friday 28 October.

 

Jeremy Hunt, who is also MP for South West Surrey, learned

about the Centre’s role in preserving Britain’s craft heritage during

a tour of its archives. He was also shown around the Centre’s

collections alongside internationally renowned furniture-maker

Fred Baier who is currently exhibiting there.

 

Jeremy Hunt said: “I think the Crafts Study Centre at

UCA is very important nationally for its research into a

part of our heritage which is often overlooked.

 

“Farnham has a great tradition of craft and it’s great to

see that continue here. It excites me that the Crafts

Study Centre lets you explore the history of craft

combined with work by contemporary artists like Fred

Baier who is exhibiting here today.”

 

I hope it will inspire future generations of artists at

UCA, and beyond, to realise they can make a career

from crafts and design.”

 

The Crafts Study Centre is a museum of modern crafts

established as a registered charity in 1970. The Chair of the Centre is the

internationally-renowned critic and writer Dr Glenn Adamson.

 

Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, said: “Having

the Secretary of State for Culture visit us is hugely significant because it

enables us to speak face-to-face with him about the issues that surround

our work here.

 

“It also gave us the opportunity to discuss the latest developments at UCA

and to remind him of the great work the university does nationally and locally

in his constituency.”

 

The University for the Creative Arts has campuses in Canterbury, Epsom,

Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is one of Europe’s largest specialist

Universities of art, design, architecture, media and communication. With

around 7,000 students studying on a wide range of well-established

courses, potential graphic designers’ work alongside budding journalists

and pioneering fashion designers in a highly creative environment.

Jeremy Hunt added: “The creative industries are an important part of our

economy so I’m glad UCA is nurturing the next generation of designers and

artists.

 

The exhibition of work by pioneering furniture designer Fred Baier runs until 7 January 2012. Entrance is free.

[w] www.ucreative.ac.uk

http://www.csc.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=35353

 

 

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