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: 70
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 July 9, 2016 at 4:38am
 
Follow ITS 2016 Live!
In an effort to allow as many of you as possible to follow ITS 2016, this very special fifteenth anniversary edition will have its own, official APP downloadable from the Apple App Store and from Google Play Store.
We also wanted everyone to be able to see the Fashion Show during the final evening on Saturday July 16th. Seats for the final evening have always been a thorn in our side: so many requests, so little spots available! This time, the ITS 2016 Fashion Show will be streamed LIVE!
And of course we cannot forget social networks which will focus mainly on our Instagram and Snapchat profiles with reposts on our Facebook and Twitter channels as well! Follow the links below to discover everything you need to know about it!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 9, 2016 at 3:50am
AJF is hosting a three-day trip to Los Angeles, California, USA September 30 - October 2 to celebrate the opening of Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and, as a dedicated supporter of AJF, you are invited to join us!
 
In the spirit of being flexible, each day is priced separately so you can choose which ones to attend. Each day's price includes lunches, dinners, bus transportation, all entry fees, admission to the symposium, and a copy of the catalog.
 
It will be a wonderful three days of great food, fantastic jewelry, art, and good company. Visit AJF's website for the full itinerary and sign up for one, two, or even all three days.
 
It is important to witness this momentous jewelry moment and we hope you join us in the warmth of Los Angeles' sunshine!
 
Xo,
Susan Cummins & Art Jewelry Forum
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:46am

Very exciting next ACJ selling show at the New Ashgate Gallery this year!! Be great to see you all at the AGM, Preview, Farnham Craft Month ........ details will pop up here and on www.acj.org.uk

Show open 16th September to 5th November..
17 September to 5 November 2016
Choice! New work by members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery

ACJ members work in a myriad of materials, from paper & plastics to precious metals, titanium, copper, enamel, steel, found objects and much more. Crossing the boundaries between body adornment and wearable sculpture, the work is exciting, thoughtful and fresh.

Here is a treasure box of delights, jewellery for women & men, beautifully made and eminently wearable.
http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:38am
About curating. Jie Sun interviewed by klimt02
 
If we compare the development of other applied arts discipline, such as architecture, fashion, product design, jewellery really needs more innovative contribution.
 
Interview part of the Serie under the title Selecting: Communicating Knowledge.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:35am

http://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/triple-parade-2016-dialogue-ac...
TRIPLE PARADE often consisting in a diverse program by collaboration with leading institutes and invitation of outstanding individuals, to create the platform and advocate for the field of contemporary creative industries with focusing on the subject of jewelry. Established in 2013, has an attendance today of two successful editions, the pervious themes are: TRIPLE PAPRADE 2014 - Dialogue across Three Generations, TRIPLE PAPRADE 2015 - Dialogue across Three Countries (Finland, Belgium, China).

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:35am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:33am
Call for applications: Talente Competition 2017 Talente was founded in 1980 as international competition for all areas of craft and design. The selected participant can only exhibit once. A participation is only possible until the age of 33 (for the field technique up to 35 years of age). An international jury selects the winners of the "Talente"-Price. The special exhibition is jointly financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology.
 
The aim of Talente is to promote young people with a particular manual talent and to show an interested audience the enormous potential which lies in the new generation in crafts and trades. The works will be the outcome of formal or technical considerations and experiments, showing something new and exceptional.
 
In an area of 600 m², the works will be shown to a wide audience, with an international jury selecting the winners of the TALENTE prize. An illustrated catalogue will be published.
 
Participants are chosen from any section of crafts and technology. They will have made the artefact by their own hands. Age limit is set at 33 in the domains of crafts, and at 35 in the domain of technology.
Deadline for all applications will be the 1st October 2016.
The competition is publicly funded. This covers the space on the fair itself, the catalogue entry and part of the transport of the objects to and from Munich.
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:31am

V&A wins Art Fund Museum of the Year

We are pleased to announce that London's iconic Victoria and Albert Museum is the winner of our annual £100,000 prize, the biggest museum prize in the world. The news was announced this evening by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:30am


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halstead Grant Award Increases in 2016

PRESCOTT, Arizona, USA (December, 2015): The 11th annual Halstead Grant is growing, with an increased prize of $7500 in cash, $1000 in supplies, and a feature article in a new, annual grant publication. The competition places equal emphasis on jewelry design excellence and business strategy acumen.
 
The 2016 Halstead Grant Winner prize also includes: trip to Prescott, Arizona; signature trophy; feature profile and jewelry showcase in catalog; extensive coverage on the Halstead website and social media channels; press release to industry and local media; and a feedback report from the judging committee.

New for 2016, Halstead Grant Finalists will receive $500 cash for Top 5 placement or $250 for Top 10 placement. Finalist awards also include: Coverage in the new annual grant publication; signature Grant Finalist trophy; blog profile; media exposure; press release assistance; and a feedback report from the judging committee.

Now in its second decade, the program continues to evolve and grow. This year, Halstead is pleased to announce a guest juror for the first time. Cathleen McCarthy, founder of The Jewelry Loupe and an established industry consultant, will join the Halstead judging team late this summer. Hilary Halstead Scott, President of Halstead says, "Cathleen brings a wealth of experience to the jury room. We are excited to incorporate her fresh insights and historical expertise on the designer jewelry field."
 
In other news, the Halstead Grant signature trophy for the winner and finalists will be designed by Rebecca Rose of Sculpturings in Orlando, FL, winner of the Grant herself in 2013.
 
Halstead Scott says, "Past winners agree that receiving the award was a turning point early in their careers when they were wavering on whether or not the jewelry studio was the right place for them."  2015 Halstead Grant Winner Samantha Skelton says, "Prior to the application process, I had been working towards small goals. But, being able to see a big picture has really helped me take the next steps forward."

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About Halstead
The Halstead Grant competition began in 2006 to inspire the pursuit of excellence in design and business practices in the jewelry arts community. It's an important part of Halstead's mission to support jewelry entrepreneurs with quality jewelry supplies and great service. The company was founded 40 years ago and is now managed by the second generation of the Halstead family.

Contact
Katie Hacker, Marketing & Creative Manager, 765.749.0549, Katie@halsteadbead.com
Hilary Halstead Scott, President of Halstead, 928.778.6776, Hilary.Scott@HalsteadBead.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 8, 2016 at 10:27am
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
In 2017, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will be investing around £1.3 million in British
citizens, by awarding 150 Travelling Fellowships. This will directly support people who want
to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their
UK professions and communities, and society as a whole.
Travelling Fellowships will be awarded in the Crafts and Makers category, and the application
process is now open.http://www.wcmt.org.uk/
 

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