The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


Location: UK
Members: 67
Latest Activity: May 23

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 



• 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 Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 26, 2011 at 5:34am
Today - Saturday 14th January

For this exhibition we have invited 12 contemporary jewellers to respond to the work of printmaker Angie Lewin whose work is inspired by plants and gardens. Angie Lewin's prints will form part of the exhibition to complement the jewellery and vice versa. Jewellers include Alan Ardiff, Laura Baxter, Jessica Briggs, Shona Carnegie, Paul Finch, Catherine Hills, Clare Knox-Bentham, Julia MacGregor, Ruth Praill, Nikolay Sardamov Simone Salandini and Ruth Tomlinson.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 9:33am
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Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair is your chance to purchase direct from the designer makers. Organised by Craft in Focus the show brings together some of the finest designers, artists and craftsmen from all over the UK.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 9:25am

Call for Entries: Have You Designed and/or Made Jewellery For the Screen?

Call for entries - A unique exhibition celebrating jewellery in the Movies and TV will

be held between 11th -17th June 2012 at Somerset House, London as part of

London Jewellery Week.

To mark the move to Somerset House during London Jewellery Week, Treasure will

host a ‘Jewellery on Screen’ exhibition, celebrating the design and craftsmanship of

the jewellers who have created iconic pieces for film.

The ondon Jewellery Week Team already have an impressive collection of

confirmed exhibits but would love to hear about pieces that you have created.

The exhibition will run for the duration of Jewellery Week and will be supported by a

VIP evening, catalogue, talks and film screenings.

Please email with images of the pieces and availability



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 9:22am

Brooke Gregson UK LTD is looking for someone who can

do administrative work for a small Jewellery company.

The candidate should be confident with Microsoft Word and Excel and invoicing and

should also be very organised. Experience in the Jewellery business would be preferred.

This is a part-time position which could then turn into a possible full-time position.

Starting wage is £10 an hour, contract will be renegotiable after first 30 days.

If interested, please email your CV to:


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 9:16am
Exhibition Assistant – Barbican International Enterprises Fixed Term Contract (until July 2012) Part-time – 3 days per week Grade B Salary range: £20,290 – 22,800 pro rata inclusive of London weighting. Barbican International Enterprises are currently seeking a talented, flexible, organised and calm individual to provide administrative support and assistance to one of our Exhibitions Managers during a very busy period as we prepare for an exciting new touring exhibition
Deadline: 23 November 2011
Barbican Arts Trust
Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant practical experience working in the art or museum world and ideally have an Arts degree (Art History, Curatorial or equivalent in a similar related area). You should have excellent administrative and computer skills and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. For further information and to apply online, please Alternatively please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC284. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. Closing Date for applications: 12 noon 23 November 2011 Interviews to be held on 8th or 9th December 2011 Late applications will not be accepted. For more information and for details on how to apply visit the website.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 9:13am
Adaptable, flexible and creative individuals based in, or prepared to move to, Birmingham or the West Midlands with active creative or critical practices. Eastside projects is an artist-led public gallery which commissions and presents experimental contemporary art practices and exhibitions. The role of Gallery Assistant requires contribution to all aspects of Eastside Projects’ work and may include invigilation, interacting with visitors, exhibition production and installation, gallery maintenance and events management and delivery.
Deadline: 25 November 2011
Eastside Projects
For a full job description and application information please email


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:40am
The Motorcycle Showroom is looking to deliver an exciting programme of courses to be run independently by creative practitioners within our brand new dedicated workshop spaces. As an artist led co-operative The Motorcycle Showroom's goal is to provide a dynamic educational facility to cater for diverse set of workshops that can be anything from film, photography, ceramics, print, casting, metal, stone and wood work etc.
The Motorcycle Showroom
All you have to do is send us an email addressing the following points: • What you would like to do (100 Words or less). • Information about the specific technical requirements for your course (water, power, ventilation etc.) (100 Words or less). • Your contact details. For more information visit the website.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:37am
Professional 2D and 3D artists in all media living ONLY in East Anglia. FOUR vacancies for membership of Artworks and participation in an annual showcase exhibition in an impressive venue in West Suffolk. Involvement in all aspects of the group’s activities necessary.
Deadline: 11 February 2012
Rasik Bhadresa
Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk
Membership fee £100; modest commission on sales. Selection of new members takes place on 25 Februaary 2012 based on work submitted. Application pack from: Eleonora Knowland, Artworks' Membership Coordinator, Grove House, Low Road, Denham, Suffolk IP21 5ET, Telephone:01379 870202


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:32am
14th Sala El Brocense Visual Arts Competition

Criteria: All artforms: the Provincial Council of Cáceres, through the Institución Cultural "El Brocense", announces the call for the 14th "Sala El Brocense" Visual Arts Competition. The event is open to artists of any nationality who may use any theme, technique, and support of their choosing for completing the works. The winner(s) will receive a maximum amount of E15,000.
El Brocense
Spain - Caceres
Application form online. Each proposal may include no more than two works never before awarded at any other event and must be accompanied by the following information: the artists full name and CV under one page long and preferably in digital format, one information label for each work, and 13 x 18 cm printed photographs of the work(s), plus a digital copy. The works must be original and cannot exceed 150 cm at their longest side. Each work cannot weigh more than 150 kg. Museo de Historia y Cultura "Casa Pedrilla" Casa-Museo Guayasamín, Ronda de San Francisco s/n, 10005 Cáceres, Spain.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2011 at 8:29am
Black Swan Arts’ Biennial Open Art Competition & Exhibition

Criteria: Black Swan Arts are inviting submissions for the 2012 Biennial Open Arts Competition. In 2009, over 500 entries from across the South West were submitted, entries are shortlisted by a panel of judges. Shortlisted entries will be displayed in the main gallery from 10th Feb - 31st Mar 2012.
Deadline: 10 January 2012
H Watkins-Baker
Frome, Somerset
Maximum of 3 images can be submitted. All entries must be for sale. All fine art disciplines welcome, including digital media but not applied art. Competition judged by leading fine arts practitioners. Prizes range in value up to £1000 and People's Choice Award is voted for by the public. Online application live via Black Swan Arts website mid-Nov 2011. Entry deadline 10th Jan 2012. Deadline for notification of results 27th Jan. Judging & Opening night 10th Feb. All shortlisted entries will be exhibited. Prize-winners may be selected for a solo or group show Substantial financial prizes offered, value £1,000+.
Black Swan Arts Frome, contemporary arts gallery and studios in Somerset, shop and cafe



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