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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
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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 April 28, 2012 at 9:16am
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Save the date for Assemble 2012

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Assemble 2012

Mark your calendar for Assemble 2012 - the Crafts Council Conference on Thursday 20 September at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London. 

This year, the overarching theme for Assemble is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making and science, technology and engineering. 

Keynote speakers include Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries and during the day there will be panel discussions, activities and ample opportunity for networking and making new contacts. Join us for a stimulating day during the London Design Festival. 

We'll be announcing further speakers, how to book tickets and more information shortly. In the meantime, find out more about other Crafts Council projects on our website

Assemble 2012 is presented by the Crafts Council in partnership with Watershed and Makers' Guild.  
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 9:10am

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Want to inspire Portland? It's not too late to become a presenter at the May 17th PechaKucha Night at SPACE Gallery. Deadline to submit is April 30th.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts — often with wildly diverse subjects from umbrella covers to cell phone photography. The catch? Stories are told using a rapid pace presentation format of 20 images × 20 seconds.

Send a 3 slide teaser of your presentation to: PechaKuchaPortland@gmail.com with "I'd like to present at PechaKucha Portland" in the subject line.

What will you show? What will you tell?

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2012 at 1:23pm

You will be responsible for delivering highly creative and effective designs for the V&A, with particular emphasis on the Public programme displays and Exhibition projects, ensuring that all work meets V&A design, conservation and access strategies and is delivered to the highest standards, on time and within budget. The successful candidate will have a degree in 3D design or architecture, or equivalent qualification, proven track record in designing for museums or similar arts/culture environment and a sound working knowledge of 3D design software vectorworks. You will be responsible for complex projects from concept through to completion and should have proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
Deadline: 27 April 2012
Contact
Victoria & Albert Museum
London
www.vam.ac.uk/jobs
Details
To enable us to make an initial assessment of your design capability, your application must be accompanied by what you consider to be the three best examples of your work. Please do not send originals as we cannot return these. Please email PDF versions tohr@vam.ac.uk including your name and candidate ID number. This is a 12 month fixed term contract starting 2nd July 2012. Interviews will be held on 14th May 2012. Download the full job specification from the website.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2012 at 1:09pm

One for Fun

The role: Doodler First impressions matter. Every day, hundreds of millions of online users visit the Google homepage. Yes, to search. But also, to be delighted, informed, and surprised (And maybe even to laugh a little). The Google Doodle makes this possible -- it's the change that is constant on Google.com. As a Product Graphic Designer/Illustrator, more commonly known as a "Doodler," you have the world's best platform to showcase your stylistic skills -- as well as your sense of humor, love of all things historical and imaginative artistry. From Jules Verne to Pac-Man, you have the reins to our brand and iconic logo and can run free with your innovative ideas. Go forth and doodle!
Deadline: 17 May 2012
Contact
Google Jobs
Mountain View, CA
www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/product/doodl...
Details
You will: Draw, design, and/or animate the highly visible Google homepage doodles. Come up with consistently excellent creative ideas within the constraints of the our logo. Manage complex collaborative projects from idea, to executive pitches, to final execution in a fast-paced environment. Design illustrations both digitally and traditionally and in a wide range of artistic styles with great attention to detail. Preferred Qualifications: Freehand illustration skills and a wide range of artistic styles. Ability to translate conceptual direction into amazing works of art. Ability to work collaboratively and apply creative feedback in a team environment. Comfort with digital and traditional media. Knowledge of animation fundamentals. Online portfolio/reel. Apply online now: www.google.com/jobs/application/application?loc=us&action=add&a... - Mountain View

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2012 at 1:08pm

Following the success of last year's craft selling exhibition, we are looking for professional makers from all craft and design disciplines to apply for our summer show.
Deadline: 01 May 2012
Contact
Bbaylon Gallery
Ely
www.adec.org.uk/babylon-gallery
Details
To apply, download the craft application form from the website: www.adec.org.uk/babylon-gallery/index

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2012 at 1:06pm

We invite artists, designers and makers from the Island and beyond to exhibit in this years OPEN exhibition responding to the theme, STANDPOINT where we aim to reflect on and interpret the world around us, from our own unique standpoint. Standpoint (definition: a physical or mental position from which things are viewed, considered or judged; a point of view).
Deadline: 30 April 2012
Contact
Georgia Newman
Isle of Wight
quayarts.org/quay_arts_open_exhibition_2012.aspx
Details
This years OPEN Exhibition allows you to make a statement from your standpoint. Submissions can be individual or collaborative, work can be reflective, refer to new ideas, techniques or ways of looking on any subject or by responding to any of the themes addressed in our STANDPOINT programme. Work can be of any form, 2D, 3D, installation, multi-media and there is no size restriction or age restriction in order to enter. £10 flat rate fee, no restrictions, no limits. Application forms can be downloaded from the website or can be collected from Quay Arts Box Office. The application process is fairly loose with only an outline of your idea required. After filling out the application form, please send to:g.newman@quayarts.org or 'Standpoint OPEN', Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BD

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2012 at 1:01pm

Public art commission comprising of three enamel panels at Newport, Isle of Wight, themed on John Milne. Victorian polymath and geologist, John Milne lived on the Isle of Wight and revolutionised the study of earthquakes. 2013 is Milne’s commemorative year, with further events being planned to raise his profile. Shortlisted applicants must be available at end of May/beginning June to work up designs. Winning artist must be available to finalise their design mid July/mid August, for studio production in Aug/Sep. Some flexibility is required. Three shortlisted artists to receive £200 each to develop designs. Winning artist’s fee £2500 to include research, design and studio time at AJ Wells. Travel budget up to £200 for mainland artists and accommodation allowance.
Deadline: 18 May 2012
Contact
Georgia Newman
Isle of Wight
www.iwight.com/milnecommission
Details
Follow the link to download an application pack: www.iwight.com/milnecommission To submit, send initial design concept/images, taking into consideration differing dimensions of the three panels (this can be one triptych-style design, or as a separate design for each panel.) Short written outline of your concept (max 250 words). Your CV.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 22, 2012 at 7:06am

I am writing on behalf of craft&design magazine and NIACE to invite a representative from your organisation to attend the official launch of a new Craft Toolkit at 9.30am on Friday 11th May at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, on the eve of Adult Learners' Week.  
This has been developed as part of the government's, and in particular Skills Minister John Hayes,' craft initiative.  
The toolkit is an online resource for those who have a passion for craft and want to know how to earn a living from it.  It features a wealth of valuable information for those within the industry collected from those already working in it.  
The location for the launch has been carefully selected as it plays host to one of Europe's longest running and most prestigious craft events, Living Crafts, from 10th through to 13th May; hence the show will be underway on the day of the launch and offers a super opportunity to see first hand the high standard of British craftsmanship.
Following the launch, guests will receive a complimentary ticket to visit the show and perhaps try one of the many activities on offer.
In addition there will be literally hundreds of designer makers selling or demonstrating their craft, many of whom have spent their lives working as craftsmen and women.  By contrast craft&design magazine sponsors the 'emerging designers' pavilion which features a fine array of craft from some of the newest designer makers working today.
I do hope you will be able to join us.
With very best wishes,
Jan Lasnon
craft&design
T 023 9236 7329
M 07971 669606
RSVP with the name of your representative by 20th April 2012 to jan@craftanddesign.net

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 22, 2012 at 6:11am
Hello,
Here's some information about upcoming exhibitions and the Craftspace Residency, 'Making Moves', which I'm about to begin work on.
The Lina Peterson jewellery facebook page is up and running properly now: www.facebook.com/linapetersonjewellery so 'like' if you would like to keep updated with I'm up to.
All the best,
Lina



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 18, 2012 at 2:39pm

Residency offered to visual artists whose work, through research or practice, is informed by Gaelic language, culture or environment or, to artists working in a complementary field who wish to extend their professional development by exploring aspects of visual culture in relation to Gaelic. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a proven record of working to a high professional standard within the visual arts.
Deadline: 04 May 2012
Contact
Creative Scotland
Edinburgh
www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/A-Cholaiste/cothroman-obrach_gd.html
Details
Ideally applicants would be Gaelic speakers but is open to learners and to artists whose work isinformed by aspects of the Gaelic language and material culture. It is expected that the artist will spend a minimum of 50% of the residency working within SMO. Applicants should be aware that Sabhal Mòr has a language policy that staff are required to follow which makes a commitment to the learning and using of Gaelic at the College. Duration negotiable, but no less than 6 months. May be offered to one artist for 1 year or 2 artists for 6 months each. £18,000 for 1 year residency/ £9,000 for 6 month residency. For more information check the website. www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/A-Cholaiste/cothroman-obrach_gd.html

 

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