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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
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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 January 18, 2012 at 3:23am

The National Centre for Craft & Design

Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7TW, T: 01529 308 710

Making it Relevant

A Professional Practice Symposium open to all aspiring and existing makers and

exploring the influence of career paths and cultural heritage on contemporary craft

practice.

Saturday 28th April 2012, 10.30am – 4pm (registration from 10am)

Delegate fee: £20 / £12.50 students. Discount available for groups of 5 or more.

A light lunch will be provided.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PAPERS AND PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

In spring 2012 The National Centre for Craft & Design will be hosting two significant

group exhibitions which will briefly overlap. We will celebrate these shows,

‘Transplantation’ and ‘Made in the Middle’ and the themes they explore with a

symposium and participative day aimed at existing and aspiring crafts professionals.

The symposium is intended to be an open and dynamic exploration and reflection on

participants’ diverse career paths, travel and family backgrounds; and discovery,

through discussion and hands-on activities, of how these factors have enriched the

way we work and make craft today. Themes include stories of cultural heritage;

routes to practice, both traditional and less conventional; the role of mentors and

teachers; and buying/commissioning of craft by the public.

The day is open to those who are interested in forming a career in contemporary

craft; and those who are already makers and who wish to explore and share both

the influences on their current practice and the ways in which they may wish to

diversify.

The keynote speaker will be Lesley Millar MBE, Professor of Textile Culture

at the University for the Creative Arts, who has led many outstanding creative

projects across nationalities and language barriers, particularly between Europe and

Japan, and is herself a practising weaver. Professor Millar’s latest exhibition is ‘Lost

in Lace’, on show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until 19 February 2012 (and

then touring) and she has also contributed the essay ‘Roots/Routes’ to ‘Radical

Thread’, the new publication which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the influential

62 Group of textile artists.

The format of the day will be a mixture of formally presented papers; discussion

groups; and open event workshops where participants are invited to share their

experiences, learn from others and gain practical skills as well as advice. Speed

networking will take place over lunch and a Creative Careers mini-fair will also be

available throughout the day for information and advice.

Submissions are now invited for papers and short practical workshops on the

themes outlined above. Papers should be between 5-20 minutes in delivery and

practical sessions no more than 45-60 minutes. We are particularly interested in

papers that explore the diversity of routes to practice and/or cultural influence, with

The National Centre for Craft & Design

Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7TW, T: 01529 308 710

reference to the presenter’s own experiences or observations; and practical sessions

that not only impart and share skill but encourage discussion around it.

For individuals: please send a brief outline of your proposal (no more than 250

words) and your CV (max 2 pages) to liz@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk.

Organisations that offer advice, information and support to aspiring craft

professionals are also invited to join the Creative Careers Fair. Space is limited so

early booking is advised. Please contact learning@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk for

more information.

Deadline for submissions for individuals and organisations: Friday 16 March 2012.

Participant Registration

Information on how to register for the symposium will be available on our website

on 30th January 2012: http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/events

Four student bursaries are available for this event. For further details of how to

apply, please contact hayley@designfactory.org.uk.

Notes

Opened as 'The Hub' in October 2003, The National Centre for Craft & Design

launched has recently rebranded to reflect its status as the largest space devoted

to the exhibition of contemporary craft and design in England. The National Centre

is also part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio.

'Transplantation: a sense of place and culture' is curated by Norman Cherry and

consists of new narrative jewellery by twelve makers based in the UK and Australia

who have experienced temporary or permanent transplantation, affecting their own

lives and practices. It will tour the UK and Australia until 2014.

'Made in the Middle' is a three-yearly survey of contemporary craft practice by

Craftspace, which previously celebrated West Midlands makers. In 2012 it expands

for the first time to include the East Midlands, and nccd is proud to be collaborating

with Craftspace and mac Birmingham. This exhibition will tour the UK until 2013.

The event will coincide with the first weekend that ‘Made in the Middle’ is open to

the public at our venue, and the last weekend of ‘Transplantation’.

Further information may be found at:

www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

www.designfactory.org.uk

www.transitionandinfluence.com (for Lesley Millar’s projects)

Partners:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2012 at 3:06am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 16, 2012 at 1:42pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:36am

Tecniche tessili in metallo: sperimentazioni libere con crochet ed intreccio
Insegnante: Doris Maninger
Il corso si svolgerà dal 17 al 19 febbraio 2012
Orari:
Venerdì 17/2: dalle 17.00 alle 20.00 
Sabato 18/2: dalle 10.00 alle 17.00 con un’ora di pausa pranzo
Domenica 19/2: dalle 10.00 alle 17.00 con un’ora di pausa pranzo

Programma:
Introduzione al lavoro di intreccio libero (tecnica messa a punto da Alchimia), preparazione delle forme da rivestire con l’intreccio, finitura del gioiello da realizzare;
Introduzione alla tecnica del crochet, maglie base, tubolare, lavoro a tre dimensioni, tecniche di finitura, sperimentazioni libere.

Textile Techniques in Metal: free experimentation with crochet and interlacing

Teacher: Doris Maninger

Date: 17-18-19 February

Timetable:
Friday: 17/02 from 5p.m. to 8p.m.
Saturday: 18/02 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. 
Sunday:19/02 from 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Program:
Introduction to free interlacing (technique developed in Alchimia), preparation of the forms to be covered by the interlaced wire, finishing of the created piece;
Introduction to crochet, basic stitches, working in three dimensions, free experimentation, inventing your own stitches, finishing techniques.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:30am

 MADE 2012 - call for entries

MADE12, Brighton’s craft and design fair will take place 22 - 25 November 2012. If you would like to apply to take part please register your email via the website at 

www.brighton-made.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:25am

Space studios are offering 4 residencies for emerging artists working with contemporary technological culture. Proposals are accepted from artists questioning the perception and realisation of the 'wild' through the very technologies we now use to access and form our world. While it is important that artists are engaged with technology in their work, for these residencies, there is more interest in how artists explore technology and its shaping of contemporary experience rather than demonstrations of new technologies and their possibilities. Residencies are based in SPACE's MediaLab, with access to larger space to build work as and where necessary.
Deadline: 18 January 2012
Contact
Space Studios
London
www.spacestudios.org.uk
Details
Artists receive a fee of £1200 with a production budget of £500. Visit http://spacestudios.org.uk/whats-on/permacultures/the-really-wild-s...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:22am

We would like to invite artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to make a proposal to exhibit at The Stone Space. The Stone Space is a small but well placed gallery located in Leytonstone, East London. The gallery has a large window front which we encourage artists to utilize.
Deadline: 01 February 2012
Contact
Eleanor Bedlow
East London
thestonespace.wordpress.com/opportunities/proposals/
Details
Details of charges alongside the publicity that will be provided for your show are outlined in the proposals form on our website. Please go to our website where you will be able to download a proposals form. thestonespace.wordpress.com/opportunities/proposals/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:20am

 'Beyond the Material World.'

Criteria: Visual Artists/ Scientists: An installation based exhibition which will involve Artists and Scientists working across disciplines exploring parallel worlds, alternative realities, avatars, multiverse, labyrinths, bridges or crossroads between alternatives, daydreams and the world of the imagination, theories from quantum physics or science fiction.
Deadline: 29 February 2012
Contact
Diana Ali
Leeds/Sheffield
www.internationalassociationofquantumartists.yolasite.com/
Details
If you are interested in being involved send us an email and we will forward more details. iaqa@hotmail.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 10:18am

Call for submissions

Criteria: Artists who live or work in the Chilterns (Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire) and surrounding counties including Greater London. 'Less is More' The Power of the Monochromatic Photograph and the Empty Vessel. The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted is holding an open submissions exhibition of monochrome photographs and empty vessels. Artists are invited to submit up to 4 pieces for consideration.
Deadline: 01 February 2012
Contact
Joanna Bryant
Berkhamsted
www.upstairsgalleryberkhamsted.co.uk
Details
The exhibition will have two elements: 1. Monochrome photographs. 2. Empty vessels (three dimensional containers made out of ceramic or other material). The curators are particularly seeking work that has simplicity but carries a powerful visual. For a copy of the terms and conditions and a booking form, please send a request via the gallery website at www.upstairsgalleryberkhamsted.co.uk upstairsgalleryberkhamsted@gmail.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 9:37am

New Event to Promote Makers

The Crafts Council will launch a major new event in 2013 to champion individual makers and their work, building on the success of the events that it has produced over the years and increasing the range of opportunities for makers to promote their work in different markets.

The event will form a key part of the next phase of the Crafts Council’s work to support the growth of a robust craft sector in a global marketplace. 

“Makers are working in new ways and need new and diverse platforms through which to promote their work. There has been a notable increase in high-quality domestic marketplace opportunities for makers over the last few years which is good news for the craft sector. It is the Crafts Council’s role to create fresh opportunities and identify new ways in which to engage buyers and collectors with contemporary craft and we will design a relevant, distinctive and dynamic new opportunity for 2013.” Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council

The new event is currently in development and further details will be announced later this year. In order to focus fully on this new event, the Crafts Council will not present Origin in 2012. 

COLLECT will be taking place from the 11-14 May 2012 bringing world-class contemporary craft to the Saatchi Gallery for the fourth year. Visithttp://collect2012.org.uk for more information and exhibiting galleries. 

For press enquiries, please contact media@craftscouncil.org.uk, and for general event enquiries events@craftscouncil.org.uk

 

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