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: yesterday

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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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.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 12:14pm
Senior Bench Worker / Jewellery Workshop Manager for Ruth Tomplinson
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 12:01pm
Open Call for the Art Jewelry Night Budapest Competition 2019
 
EN_INVITATION TO THE ART NIGHT OF JEWELLERY’S MAIN COMPETITION
Art Night of Jewellery (with the contribution of FISE nonprofit organization) announce open call with the title CONTROLS/CTRL+S. The competition is open to professional jewellery designers, to artists who work in different field yet their work is related to jewellery design, and also to students who studies in this specific field.
Topic of this year’s competition:
CONTROLS/CTRL+S
This year we are looking for answers saved as jewellery of the following questions:
Do the rules control us or the other way around? Do we adapt to the rules or do we overwrite them? Do the traditions inspire us or they make our hands tied?
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:59am
 
An event entirely dedicated to jewellery
 
PARCOURS BIJOUX is a tri-annual gathering around more than 50 jewellery events, held in Paris. It’s a rare opportunity for professionals and the general public to discover this field, full of different expressions.
The association D’un bijou à l’autre, the structure responsible for its organization, launches a call for projects for the next edition, which will be held from the 6th to the 25th october 2020.
PARCOURS BIJOUX CFP wants to be open to a very wide span of makers and thinkers : Artists, Contemporary Jewellery makers, Visual Artists, Photographers, Experts, Historians, performers …, having a practice or research related to the intimate and complex relation between Body and adornment.
A jury composed of experts on the field and members of D’un bijou à l’autre, will be responsible for making a selection on the submitted projects.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:54am
 
Schmuckism, Jewellery and Social Reflection.
For many decades the questioning of one’s own traditions stood predominantly at the fore of auteur jewellery; now in the work of a new generation of artists, the medium has largely disengaged itself from its own self-referencing. Instead, jewellery is understood as a possibility and an imperative for the reflection of socially relevant content, whereby topics such as ecology, the consumer society, identities and feminism are directly expressed through the medium of jewellery.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:49am
 
SETTING OUT
Part-time, 12 month course.
Course dates: Mon 14 October 2019 - Fri 2 October 2020
Application deadline: Sun 19 May 2019
£299 per month CLOSING SOON
Looking to develop your emerging business? Setting Out offers targeted business know-how and a central London space to establish a solid foundation to grow your business.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:47am
Crafts Council International Export Toolkit
 
Funded by Department of International Trade;
published April 2019
 
 
We invite you to let us know if you have found this toolkit useful; which elements in particular and if there are any additions you would like to see included? Please email your feedback follow the link at the end of the information.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:41am

Five reasons (and ways) to create an enabling environment for creative hubs https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/enabling-environment-for-creative-hub...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:41am

More on education and skills

The Education Select Committee is holding an inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the extent to which the UK education system is prepared for it. Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD commented that,

‘In the fourth industrial revolution, art may become more important than maths. We often talk about soft skills as being social and emotional skills, and hard skills as being science and maths, but it might be the opposite. The science and maths might become a lot softer in the future, where the relevance of knowledge evaporates very quickly, whereas the hard skills might be your curiosity, leadership, persistence and resilience.’ (26 February 2019)...

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/research-and-policy-bri...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:35am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2019 at 11:05am
 
Collect moves to Somerset House
 
2020 will see new home for leading craft fair https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/collect-moves-to-somerset...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=19511edaf4&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
 

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