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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: 8 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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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.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 23, 2012 at 9:59am

Call for applications: Craft and Technology Residencies 2013

Are you a maker open to exploring ways in which craft skills and knowledge can contribute to science and technology and vice versa?

Watershed is offering three maker residencies to research new projects at the intersection of craft, technology and culture. Delivered in collaboration with the Crafts Council, i-DAT, the Autonomatic research group at University College Falmouth, and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this is a unique opportunity to explore process and practice, develop experimental works and make new connections.

The residencies are open to UK-based makers and will take place between January and March 2013. There will be one residency each at: Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), i-DAT (Plymouth) and Autonomatic (Falmouth).

Application deadline: 9am, 22 October 2012
Download the application pack

For further information, contact iShed Producer Victoria Tillotson on 0117 370 8872 or email victoria@watershed.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 23, 2012 at 9:40am

 Job Description 

 Bishopsland Educational Trust (Charity No.: 1093301) Tel: +44 (0)118 972 4550 BISHOPSLAND WORKSHOPS, BISHOPSLAND, DUNSDEN, READING, RG4 9NR 

 Background to Bishopsland 

Bishopsland (nr Reading, Oxfordshire) provides post-graduate training workshops for silversmiths and jewellers. It was founded in 1993. Members spend one year living and working at the workshops before setting up on their own in pursuit of a professional career. Approximately 150 graduates have passed through Bishopsland The majority are achieving their ambition of running their own business; for some this means full time employment, for others their self-employment is part-time, supplemented by other work, usually in the same field. Around forty have gone on to take an MA degree, two thirds of which are at the Royal College of Art. 

Please see www.bishopsland.co.uk for more information. 

Background to requirement 

Since its founding in 1993, Bishopsland has been managed by its founders and principal, Penelope and Oliver Makower. Supported by the Trustees, the founders have developed Bishopsland to become the country’s pre-eminent post-graduate, residential silversmithing course. The requirement now is to employ an individual to support Bishopsland develop into an establishment which is resilient and which will be able to go forward without the founders once they retire. The post is fully funded for the next two years with the Trustees committed to raise the funding for this post thereafter. 

Other support (part-time) includes a marketing manager, admin x 2 (general and accounts). 

Experiences and profile of the Deputy Principal 

To thrive in this role we would expect the successful candidate to have the following profile and experience: 

 Arts/cultural background 

 Proven development and fundraising experience 

 Ability to work with and alongside a number of stakeholders 

 Strong self-organisation abilities and an eye for detail 

 Experience in organising exhibitions/shows/curators etc. 

 General management capabilities (managing people / budget control etc.) 

Principal roles and tasks 

Reporting primarily to Oliver Makower who acts as CFO and Development Director, the Deputy Principal will oversee the operations of the Trust. The Deputy Principal will also support the Principal, Penelope Makower (Artistic Director) who takes responsibility for the Workshop & all educational matters. Key aspects of the role are expected to be: 

 Exhibitions 

 Development and fundraising 

 Financial management 

 Communication 

 Recruitment of course applicants and graduate supervision 

 Masterclass programme 

 Trustee communication 

Job Description 

Bishopsland Educational Trust (Charity No.: 1093301) Tel: +44 (0)118 972 4550 BISHOPSLAND WORKSHOPS, BISHOPSLAND, DUNSDEN, READING, RG4 9NR 

Terms and remuneration 

 5 days / week with some in-lieu requirement 

 Salary - £30-35k per annum (range depending on experience) 

 6 weeks paid holiday 

 Probation - 6 month probation period (two weeks notice period on either side) 

 Termination (post probation) 

o Employer to employee – 4 weeks notice in first year, 6 weeks notice thereafter 

o Employee to employer – 4 weeks notice in first year, 8 weeks notice thereafter 

Applications 

You are requested to email a letter outlining your key strengths and reason for applying along with an up to date CV to william.makower@panlogic.co.uk. 

 

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