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: Mar 30

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 7:16am

The Fashion Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Politecnico di Milano, will hold an international symposium called Digital Meets Handmade: Jewelry in t... on May 15-17, 2018.

https://www.fitnyc.edu/jewelry-design/symposium/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 7:14am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 7:08am

http://www.munichjewelleryweek.com/

Munich Jewellery Week is an independent initiative that supports and communicates yearly citywide jewellery exhibitions in Munich 
5–13 March 2018

This year, Munich Jewellery Week launched a new interactive website to offer visitors and participants a smooth MJW experience. Directly linked to the Google Maps, the website will immediately indicate your location and distance to each event. Open it on your phone and click on the address line to switch to Google Maps. 
Take advantage of the free roaming for EU mobile users travelling to other countries and use our interactive website as a perfect tool to guide you around Munich!

For those of you who prefer a tangible map, on which you can write, draw and make your own daily routes, Munich Jewellery Week will offer a printed map, for FREE, featuring all submitted events (print run of 5000 copies). This large and exquisitely designed map will accommodate expanded event information, images and practical information. Current Obsession will not produce its CO Paper in 2018, instead, we invite you to join us at a weeklong jewellery festival Doing The No No, at the Lovelace Hotel Happening

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 6:33am

The aim of the exhibition is to present the most interesting accomplishments of contemporary jewellery art. The submitted
works should be jewellery in the broad sense of the term, display creativity as well as high standards of design and execution.
The Organizers set no restrictions as to the materials and techniques employed but to honour the competition’s almost 40-year-long tradition, the inclusion of silver in the work is expected.


This year's topic is Ilussion

http://galeria.legnica.pl/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TermsCond...

Date and Place of the Exhibition:
1st May - 10th June 2018
Opening ceremony: 19th May 2018
Exhibition space: The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Plac Katedralny 1
The Organizers plan to present the exhibition in chosen cities in Poland and abroad.

Organizer:
The Gallery of Art in Legnica.
59-220 Legnica, pl. Katedralny 1
tel. + 48 76 862 09 10; 862 06 94; fax + 48 76 856 51 26
www.silver.legnica.pl, www.galeria.legnica.pl
e-mail: silver@galeria.legnica.pl, galeria@galeria.legnica.pl
Director: Zbigniew Kraska
Chief Curator: Monika Szpatowicz

Prizes beyond the competence of the Jury:
- INHORGENTA MUNICH Award, Free stand at INHORGENTA MUNICH in 2019 worth 2000 euro.
- The Joachim Sokólski Award established by the Polish Modern Art Foundation, 1 kg of silver.
- Polish Jewellery Award, free stand at Summer Trade Fair JUBINALE in Cracow in 2019.
- Polish Jewellery Award, advertisement in PB catalogue in 2019  
- Honorable mention of the Goldsmithing Artists` Association -
 diploma.
- Honorable mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, diploma + 0.5 kg of silver.


Awards and prizes in the competence of the Jury
- Grand Prix, 10.000 PLN (c.a  2380 euro) + 1 kg of silver.
- 2nd Award, 5.000 PLN (c.a 1190 euro) + 1 kg of silver.
- Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica, 3.000 PLN (c.a 715 euro)*  + 1 kg of silver.
- Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, solo exhibition with catalogue worth 1000 euro.
- The Organizers’ Special Award for creative courage, uncompromising attitude, innovation or sense of humour, statuette “Silver Spur” + 1 kg of silver.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 6:25am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 6:17am
Handmade Edinburgh | 10 - 12 August 2018 | Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Moving into the third year of Handmade Edinburgh, we are excited to be collaborating with the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, home to one of the most inspiring botanic gardens in the world. RBGE is a major international tourist destination, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
 
Taking place in August, the three-day selling event will form part of the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which will bring in even more footfall from people interested in the arts.
 
Inside an elegant purpose built marquee in the heart of the botanic gardens, Handmade Edinburgh will showcase over 100 of the most exciting British and international contemporary designer-makers in an extraordinary and picturesque setting.
 
Handmade Edinburgh is open to the public from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 August, with a private view evening reception on Thursday 9 August. Selected leading industry contacts, press, buyers, media and VIPs will be invited to attend.
 
 
We will be accepting applications until 6pm on Wednesday 28 February.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 6:07am

free webinar:

Photographing + Documenting Your Artwork
Hosted By Steven Schlackman, Jenifer Simon
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 5:29am

INHORGENTA MUNICH | The world of jewelry and timepieces
https://www.inhorgenta.com/


Be wowed by INHORGENTA MUNICH as you discover the strengths of our trade show for jewelry and timepieces. Enjoy individualism, inspiration, and innovation.


https://www.inhorgenta.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 5:09am

40 galleries from four continents

Hailing from across the world – Paris to Portland, Scotland to Seoul – 40 galleries present objects from over 400 artists and makers at Collect, opening next week.

As final preparations for the fair are made, we met with Collect Open exhibitor Katrin Sprangerto delve behind the scenes of life in her studio. 

Make sure you book your tickets for this must-see event.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 17, 2018 at 5:02am

THE QUESTIONS WE AVOID

In many ways, the quality of your work is defined by the questions you ask. Those who ask the best questions ultimately get closest to the heart of the situation, and in many cases ultimately win. However, you are also defined by the questions that you choose to avoid. If you run away from important questions because they’re uncomfortable to ask, then you might compromise your body of work, fail to develop critical skills, and miss important nuances in your organization or client dynamics.

On the most recent episode of the AC podcast, we share three important questions that many people choose to avoid rather than ask:

1. What’s not working?

2. What am I really trying to do?

3. What do I suspect, but don’t want to know?

Listen now: http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/2/e/f/2ef1cf06e201fc61/AC021218.mp3?c_id=...

 

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