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 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 September 10, 2011 at 12:03pm

http://www.craftinireland.com/events/details/pop-up-shop-at-the-rha1/

Adornment Collective at the RHA Pop-Up Shop

A collection of upcoming creatives including, furniture makers, product & fashion designers, jewellers and milliners

Pop into the RHA POP UP SHOP. A collection of upcoming creatives including, furniture makers, product & fashion designers, jewellers and milliners have been selected to exhibit in the Pop Up Shop for periods of between one and two weeks. The Pop Up Shop offers a prime city centre commercial retail space to these start-up businesses to enable them to promote and sell their products without the usual limitations associated with renting a shop unit and within the creative environment of the RHA.

Adornment Collective 
This Adornment collective is part of a larger group of Irish Jewellers who came together as a result of a collaboration between renowned photographer Agata Stoinska and producer/art director Eddie Shanahan to celebrate the artistic quality and Craftsmanship of Contemporary Irish Jewellery to mark Year of Craft 2011. The group are from all corners of the country with one resounding passion - quality, craftsmanship and design in Jewellery.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:25am

http://www.sculpturecymru.org.uk/

Call for Entries
UK artists are invited to submit sculptural proposals for an exhibition to be held in the grounds of Kidwelly Castle, South Wales. The exhibition will run from June to September 2012.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:20am

Artists Open Studio Trail September 2011

HOST Weekend - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September - 11am - 5pm

HOST Artist Open Studio 2011

HOST Preview Evening - Friday 16th September - 6pm - 8pm

Studios are often personal and private spaces, each one unique and individual, directly reflecting the character and persona of the artist.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:18am

Herts Open Studios 2011

( 10th September – 2rd October 2011 )

http://www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios/Open-Studios-2011

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:09am

Power of Making Symposium

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Conferences and Symposia
  • When:
    Fri 9 December 2011 10:30 – 17:00
  • Where:
    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

SYMPOSIUM: As the loss of skill threatens long established cultural practices, leading makers and theorists including Nina Tolstrop, Martino Gamper and Bre Pettis examine the expertise and innovation demonstrated in contemporary creative production and explore new ways of working.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:04am

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Tinkerspace

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Special Events
  • When:
    Fri 9 September 2011 –Sat 14 January 2012
  • Where:
    The Porter Gallery

SPECIAL EVENT: Come into the Power of Making exhibition for weekly live demonstrations and talks by designers and artists, including the monthly Digital Design Drop-In. Every Friday, 19.00-20.30 & Every Saturday, 13.00-16.00

Watch objects being crafted, meet designers including PostlerFerguson, and see extraordinary forms of making from traditional crafts to digital technologies.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:00am

EXHIBITION: Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. The exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:51am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:43am

Reverberation: The Art of Bashing Metal Then and NowBilston Craft Gallery
17 Sep 11 - 26 Nov 11
Reverberation highlights the region's metal-bashing industries, and explores current British innovation and making in metal.
This exhibition presents exciting contemporary metalwork including a brand new commissioned  piece by regional metal-smith Rajesh Gogna. This work will be shown alongside an extraordinary array of the rich and varied metalwares designed and produced in Bilston and nearby in the 19th and 20th centuries. 
Reverberation is part of the regional festival Home of Metal, which is a celebration of the music that was born in the Black Country and Birmingham. Home of Metal brings people together to share their passion and explore themes of Heavy Metal through exhibitions, film screenings, live event, a conference and faily friendly activities.
Home of Metal is a project created and produced by Capsule; for detailed event information click here. http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/bilston/exhibitions/004693.htm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:38am

On Yer Mettle!

Bilston Craft Gallery

27 Aug 11 - 24 Sep 11

On First Floor

On Yer Mettle! is a fascinating exhibition of work by members of the Bilston Craft Gallery Textile Group. The group has been inspired by the regional 'Home of Metal' festival and have created works around the theme of metal in the Midlands.

Using a range of techniques including  embroidery, darning, quilting, digital printing and dyeing with rust, each member has interpreted the theme in their own unique way.

 

 

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