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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: 66
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 October 5, 2012 at 8:05am

MAKING IT PROFESSIONAL

Winchester Discover Centre • Friday 12 October • 10.00am – 5.30pm

Alice Kettle

 

The morning facilitated by Professor Alice Kettle, textile artist. Presentations from Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE, Director Craftspace and Rachel Lichtenstein, oral historian and writer. Followed by advice and guidance from professional mentors, by choosing from 3 sessions:

  1. Craft portfolio and mentoring
  2. Writing about craft
  3. Building audiences for your work and social media and networking.

Contributors include a-n the artists information company; Timandra Gustafson, arts and heritage specialist;Hen Norton, co-founder Wedidthis.org; Professor Simon Olding, Craft Study Centre.

£50 (£40 for Winchester/Hampshire makers)
Day ticket includes entrance to two sessions and lunch. 

To book your space please click here or call Winchester Discover Centre Box Office 01962 873603

After Making It Professional we have a Petcha Kutcha networking event, available to Winchester and Hampshire Makers. 

Craft portfolio mentors, these sessions are on a first come first serve basis. 

Simon Taylor, Head of Learning, Ikon Gallery; How to support your practice through residencies and public art commissions.

Rachel Lichtenstein, Oral Historian and Writer; Rachel can offer advice and support on: preparing work for publication, public speaking, organising an exhibition or event, putting together a proposal for a large project.

Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE, Director, Craftspace; Deirdre has curatorial and production experience of commissioning artists for exhibition, public art, residencies and for participatory/public engagement projects. She has been a selector for craft fairs and exhibitions including Origin, Lustre and Nottingham Castle Open. 

Liz Whitehead, Director, Fabrica; Liz's experience working with artists with an applied arts focus at Fabrica, advising artists on working on a larger scale, makeing an impact, the practicalities of working in a gallery space.

Timandra Gustafson, Arts and heritage specialist; Timandra is a visual arts specialist with experience in strategic planning, support for artists in developing their business, commissioning in the public realm and heritage sites, fundraising and audience development.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 5, 2012 at 8:03am

http://www.makingitproject.com/

MAKER RESIDENCIES

Deryn Relph. 'Winnie Chair'

The Making It project presents two twelve month residencies for makers at Making Space. Makers will have time to reflect and formulate their thinking and approach to their practice and to explore how the craft of making is linked to ways of looking at and valuing craft. Making Space will support each maker in developing events, which could take the form of an exhibition or installation, and talks and workshops to engage peers and public.

The first studio award has been made to Deryn Relph, knit designer, who will take up residence from 1st September.

www.derynrelph.co.uk/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 10:00am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 9:58am
Entries Invited -  
"Winter Wonders" 
- 9 Nov - 2 Jan
Artists and makers are invited to submit entries for a selling exhibition to be held at Obsidian Art Gallery in Stoke Mandeville, Bucks 

 

We are inviting entries for our upcoming Christmas exhibition - "Winter Wonders".
 
This exhibition is loosely themed around WINTER and CHRISTMAS - be it just the feel, the colours, or the subject or theme, and we welcome work from any British makers & artists working in any medium. We are also looking for hand-crafted CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
 
If in doubt about the suitability of your work just email or call.
 
No entry fee or hanging fee.

The gallery commission is 45% on sales of original art and 50% on sales of reproduction prints & cards.
All work must be for sale and the artist must be based in the UK.
 
EntryDeadlineEntry Deadline : Wednesday 10 October

The exhibition runs from Friday 9 November to Wednesday 2 January.

Hand-In dates for accepted work : Sunday 4 November or Monday 5 November.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 9:55am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 9:39am

Project Space: Call for applications

Applications are now open for the Project Space, an alternative exhibiting space at COLLECT 2013, taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 10-13 May 2013.

For the third consecutive year, the Project Space will present an alternative exhibiting space on the second floor of the Saatchi Gallery as part of COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. 

The Project Space provides an opportunity to present exceptional works to high-profile collectors, curators, journalists and other UK and international sector professionals primarily from the museum sector. 

Applications are open for creative proposals from individual artists or those working collaboratively, which explore the breadth of contemporary making today.

How to apply:
Full information is supplied in the application information pack, which can be downloaded below:

The Crafts Council invites applicants to submit proposals for floor space with an indication of their desires for display which will be discussed and agreed prior to confirmation. Applicants must supply full biographical information, CV and supplementary information with their proposal.

Fees: 
• Application fee: £70 (incl. VAT)
• Floor space is priced at £270 (+VAT) per square metre 
• Display elements are charged to the exhibitor depending on requirements 
• Compulsory catalogue entry: £170 (+ VAT)

For more information: 
To discuss your application, please contact Matt Turtle on 0207 806 2510
Email: m_turtle@craftscouncil.org.uk 

Application deadline: 5pm on 26th October 2012

 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 9:24am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 28, 2012 at 9:04am

Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fellowships A special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over the age of 35 with demonstrable financial need. There are 35 fellowships available including 16 open merit-based fellowships and 2 awards for a parent-artist raising young children. For more information: check out:www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships 

Applications are due by October 1st, 2012 . Apply at apply.vermontstudiocenter.org

Contact David Grozinsky at david@vermontstudiocenter.org or 802-635-2727 with any questions.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 26, 2012 at 12:36pm

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES

THE ART AND DESIGN OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY

5 DECEMBER 2012 – 3 MARCH 2013

Unexpected Pleasures is a celebration of current jewellery design and

examines what we mean by jewellery from a number of different

persp...

ectives. The exhibition traces the radical experiments of

contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery

design. The exhibition also explores the essential meanings of jewellery,

celebrating jewellery from the point of view of both wearer and maker. The

exhibition will also bring together important work from around the world,

demonstrating the relationship between jewellery, art and design.

EVENTS, TALKS, ACTIVITIES AND UPDATES

Throughout the year the Design Museum presents a series of educational

workshops, activities, talks and late-night events to encourage fun and

participation, interaction and debate. For more information and to receive

the latest media releases and downloadable images, visit the online Press

Office at Designmuseum.org/press.

ONLINE PRESS OFFICE

Sign up to the Design Museums online press office to receive all our

forthcoming exhibition and event press releases:

designmuseum.org/press/mailing-list

Press enquiries:

Ashley Woodfield, Press Manager, Design Museum

T: 0207 940 8787

E:Ashley@designmuseum.org Twitter@ashleywoodfield

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 26, 2012 at 10:56am

DIGITAL CRYSTAL:
SWAROVSKI AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
5 SEPTEMBER 2012 – 13 JANUARY 2013
Swarovski has been nurturing designers and architects for the past 10
years, commissioning them to produce a remarkable collection of works that
has served to define the face of contemporary creativity. In this exhibition,
the Design Museum and Swarovski work together with a new generation of
designers with a brief to explore the future of memory in the digital age.

 

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