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: 67
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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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 June 3, 2017 at 5:32am

June e-newsletter for members features a packed programme of inspiring Creative Links events, short courses and opportunities. Take a look and discover what's new this season or sign in to the members area to book your tickets.
http://mailchi.mp/goldsmiths-centre/whats-new-for-goldsmiths-centre...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:30am

http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/creative-li...
Creative Links: How to Safeguard your Designs and Ideas
29-Jun-17

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:29am

18 May 2017: officially launched #LDF17 http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:26am

Assembly Newcastle, 13-14 June 2017

How do artists, their activities and communities help to shape the identity of a city, and how can the ‘cultural value’ artists bring be better articulated to create stable and sustainable infrastructures for artists in the future? Book your place for Assembly Newcastle at www.a-n.co.uk/assembly/assembly-newcastle

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:24am

For Assembly Bristol, one of five a-n Assembly events taking place across the UK during May and June this year, a-n has devised a programme of events with Bristol-based artist Julie McCalden.

The Assembly, which takes barriers to practice as a point of departure, was shaping up nicely, when the snap election was called right smack bang in the middle of it.

Embracing this serendipitous straddling, artists are invited to descend upon the Brunswick Club – where the majority of events will be hosted – for a programme of artist-led discussions and unconventional workshops. Based in St Pauls with its skittle alleys, dance hall, bars and lounges, the Brunswick Club is being inhabited by over thirty artists, performers, film-makers and curators for a 9-month project.

Complemented by a-n led professional development sessions, a post-election breakfast and a feast for the masses will provide social opportunities for celebrating, commiserating and letting off steam.
https://www.a-n.co.uk/assembly/bristol

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:21am

What to expect at Flourish

Designed with makers in mind, this informal and engaging two day event will cover topics such as brand identity; working with galleries; marketing and social media; working internationally and growing your financial potential.

You'll also be able to discuss key questions about your practice with other delegates, experts and the Crafts Council Talent Development team.

With a keynote address from Christian Manz, award-winning visual effects artist, plus great speakers including potter Keith Brymer-Jones and textile designer Margo Selby, it's sure to be an inspiring two days.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/flourish/?utm_source=Mas...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:19am

Call for papers

We welcome papers that investigate jewellery design, theory and the contexts in which it operates. We support jewellery related research into materials, techniques, methodologies, social practice, concepts and aesthetics. Submissions are sought that respond to one or more of the themes.

Important Dates:

30 June 2017
Deadline for Submission of Full Paper

29 September 2017
Notification to Authors of Reviews and Amendments Required

31 October 2017
Deadline for Resubmission of Amended Paper

28 November 2017
Notification to Authors of Acceptance of Full Paper

December 2017
Online Publication of Issue 1

http://www.journalofjewelleryresearch.org/papers/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:18am

The Baltimore Jewelry Center (BJC), is building a vibrant creative community for new and established metal and jewelry artists. As an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they’re on a mission to educate and inspire Baltimore and beyond through their programming, exhibitions, and community and educational outreach.

The BJC aims to reconnect Baltimore to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry, and increase awareness of contemporary metalsmithing and jewelry as an art form. Their shared values guide them in building an environment where metalsmiths and art jewelers innovate and elevate each other through collaboration. Different perspectives, openness, and respect enrich our community. Together, they’re empowering metalsmiths and art jewelers to evolve the field through study, practice, and leadership.

The BJC seeks a Studio Manager who is passionate about metalsmithing and art jewelry and loves engaging with people in a variety of settings, from the studio to community events, conferences, and more. As administrators focused on the programming and management of the BJC, studio managers are a primary representative of the BJC for the community and have a big impact.

For more information, contact Shane Prada.
info@baltimorejewelrycenter.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:16am

Starting the first Monday in June, the AJF newsletter will arrive once a week and feature a single new article, review or interview from AJF's website.

Until then, check out all the articles that were published in the last two weeks of May--an article about confusion as a tool, a conversation about Renate Heintze, and a new gallery based kind of, but not exactly, in Berlin, Germany--plus The June Report and a beautiful array of objects On Offer from AJF galleries around the world.

Also, if you've ever wanted to see Paris, France through a jewelry-focused lens, consider joining AJF's trip coming up in October. Registration is open until June 15, 2017.

See you next Monday!
Art Jewelry Forum
https://artjewelryforum.org/the-june-report?utm_source=6.2017+Newsl...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2017 at 5:06am

WEST DEAN:
MAKE CREATE DISCOVER
SHORT COURSES:
http://westdean.assets.d3r.com/pdfs/original/20895-short-courses-wi...

 

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