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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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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 March 31, 2012 at 8:05am

Visual artist wanted: specifically an African Artist, living in London no longer than 10 years, who would like to exhibit at the Brunei Gallery London as part of the international project 'Sanctuary: home, away, common ground' June 2013. The opportunity involves making work on the theme of 'Sanctuary'. All visual art-forms will be considered. The applicant will need to be available for installing the work, and to collaborate on a collective piece of work with the other artists involved in the project.
Deadline: 16 April 2012
Contact
Annabelle Hulbert
London
www.sanctuaryartists.org
Details
There are no charges. The applicant will need to have their own personal insurance for themselves and their work. To find out more about the project and the charity that it supports. visit www.sanctuaryartists.org Please forward latest CV and 5 jpegs. have no more than 3 website addresses to view, and a brief proposal of the work that you would like to make for the exhibition. to annabelle.hulbert@talk21.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:03am

PREZIOSA YOUNG 2013
CALL FOR APPLICATION

On-line Application Form


Le Arti Orafe, since 1985 Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is glad to announces the Fourth edition of PREZIOSA YOUNG, International context/exhibition for young goldsmith/artists selected for their individual research and for the originality of their creations.

The selection will be made based on quality, originality and innovation of the work proposed by the participants. Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials used (no space for "copies" or objects too much influenced by other artists and/or teachers); Conceptual and technical innovation. Entries must clearly express the individual personality of each participant.
The items may be created in any material and technique.
http://www.preziosa.org/it/preziosa-young-2013-announcement.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am
The Founders’ Sculpture Prize 
2012/2013


Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Founders, The Gilbert Bayes Trust,
Zahra Modern Art Foundries, and the Society of Portrait Sculptors
http://www.foundersco.org.uk/home/sculpture-prize-info
Rules Click here to download the rules (PDF) Entry Form Click here to download the application form (Word Doc) For results of the 2010-11 Founders'
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:46am

Fully funded full-time Ph.D. Industry-based studentship

Criteria: The successful candidate will be trained in art/design/new media/architecture or a related discipline, and will have substantial skills, at least to Masters level. The Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) are collaborating with UHC to offer a fully funded, three year full-time Ph.D. MIRIAD Industry-based Studentships within the HEFCE REF2014 Unit of Assessment for Art & Design. The successful candidate should be prepared to cross disciplines during the course of their research, and be willing to play a role in bridging the gaps between industry and academic research. The project provides a unique opportunity to explore the role of the artist/designer within a regeneration context. It also supports practitioners in working across discipline boundaries in order to locate their work within a commercial or critical context.
Deadline: 08 April 2012
Contact
UHC Collective
Manchester
www.uhc.org.uk
Details
Fully funded for 3 years To apply visit http://www.mmu.ac.uk/research/studentships/arthum.php

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:45am

CYNETART Competition 2012

Criteria: The international CYNETART competition is open to artists, designers and scientists who dedicate themselves in their artistic and reflective discussion; in particular, to interdisciplinary and hybrid approaches. The call for submissions accompanies the festival every two years since 1996. This competition represents some of Europe's most prestigious prizes in the field of media art.
Deadline: 30 March 2012
Contact
CYNETART festival
Germany - Dresden
www.cynetart.de/
Details
Several prizes & artist in residency-programme available. See website for further information. The next festival edition will take place from 15 to 21 November 2012 in Dresden, Germany.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:39am

Welsh Mining Memorial

Criteria: An artist is required for the design of a memorial sculpture that will sit within a newly created memorial garden in order to celebrate those who lost their lives within the Welsh Coal Mining Industry. This will tie in with the commemoration of the forthcoming centenary of the Universal disaster in October 2013. The work required shall be a free standing piece and should consist of a larger than lifesize figurative sculpture cast in bronze or other suitable material, to be stood on a plinth made from local stone.
Deadline: 13 April 2012
Contact
Caerphilly County Borough Council
UK - Hengoed
www.caerphilly.gov.uk
Details
If you are interested in this commission and would like to receive a more detailed brief that includes details of how to apply, please email a request to Helen Simmonds or tel 01495 235067.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:37am

FutureEverything 2012 Conference Bursary

Criteria: Practicing artists, activists and change makers without institutional support whose work relates to FutureEverything's field. FutureEverything is an award-winning festival and conference based in Manchester. The FutureEverything 2012 Conference (and associated workshop events) brings together around 500 delegates from across the creative industries, new technologies, innovation, arts, public sector and academia. Conference topics include: Participatory Media, Wikileaks and Arab Spring, Future Cities, Open Knowledge and Fab Lab Creative Communities. FutureEverything are offering a limited number of Conference Bursaries available for practicing artists, activists and change makers without institutional support to ensure their voices are fully represented at the Conference.
Deadline: 16 April 2012
Contact
FUTURE EVERYTHING CIC
Manchester
www.futureeverything.org
Details
The FutureEverything Conference Bursary gives you a two day Conference Pass which would otherwise cost £240 in advance. For details visit: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1156421-JwXVm275DG

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2012 at 7:52am

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition.... LAST peek at a piece.. You'll have to visit!!   by Terry Hunt

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 17, 2012 at 8:00am

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition.... peek at a piece.. by Lynne Bartlett

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 16, 2012 at 12:02pm

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Spring/Summer 2012

Craft Central On Show
 

THIS MONTH

 

NEXT WEEK! Craft Central Gets Hitched: Central London's Handmade wedding fair (22-25 March 2012)

Wedding coming up? Fed up of sprawling soulless commercial wedding fairs? Compact and bijoux, get personal at Craft Central! All you need to add a handmade touch to the big day. From the bride herself to guests looking for the ideal gift, there’s something for everyone… and, what’s more, IT’S FREE!

One stop wedding shop Craft Central Gets Hitched returns for 2012, bringing you even more handmade design treats to help add some character to your big day. Our designers are as excited about your wedding as you are (well, almost!) so come and meet them... The wedding excitement begins with Celebrity Stylist Zoe Lem’s talk,Finding Your Perfect Vintage Shape on Wed 21 March - book onlineJoin us for a glass of fizz and delicious canapés from Pom Pom Takoyaki at the launch night (22 March).

From ‘classic’ wedding essentials, to the slightly more unusual, handcrafted products will include: Bridal fashion; Invitations; Millinery; Jewellery (rings in particular!); Gifts (Ceramics, Interior Products, Silversmithing, etc); Father/Mother of Bride/Groom fashion and accessories; Bunting; Decorations; Floristry; Favours and table paraphernalia. Don't miss hair and makeup by Shai Hair SalonPowder Puffs & Pin Curls and Lesley Vye; scrumptious cake samples by Chop’s Cakes and Sweet Robot; music from DJs The Wedding SmashersRhapsody Road Photography’s pop up photo booth and Quintessentially Quirky competition to win a free wedding photography package; gorgeous floristry by Flor Unikon and tasty wedding food fromHomeSlice Pizza and Wedding Trikes & Cocktail Campers.

Download your invitation and Read the press release

Find your perfect vintage shape: A night with Zoe Lem – Fashion & Celebrity Stylist and Dress Designer (21 March 2012)

In association with Craft Central Gets Hitched and Zoe Lem’s Vintage Wedding Fair, we’re celebrating all things wedding, including selecting the perfect vintage shape for your dress. Taking a breather from planning her Vintage Wedding Fair Fashion & Celebrity Stylist and Dress Designer, Zoe Lem, will talk about the styles indicative of different eras and which body shapes they suit best. Having dressed celebrities (including Cat Deeley, Trinny & Susannah and Myleene Klass), models and real women for 15 years, Zoe will share her wealth of experience to help you identify your shape and the most flattering style for your big day. Hear about Hollywood stars throughout the decades and how to recreate their style to suit you.

Only £5 (including wine). Limited places so book online now!

CIY: Craft it Yourself - Satisfy your crafty urges

From millinery, to crochet to jewellery, our enjoyable CIY: Craft It Yourself workshops offer the chance for anyone to get making. No experience required! Whether you’re already an expert, or fancy trying something new, come and satisfy your crafty urges.

Exciting new workshops coming soon - we'll keep you posted.

Read the current press release

Only £19.99 (including wine and materials). Limited places so book online now!

Made in Clerkenwell: Summer Open Studios at Craft Central - 2 buildings; 90 designers; the ultimate shopping treat! (24-27 M...

Dates have been set for Made in Clerkenwell: Summer Open Studios, so diaries at the ready and pencil in the ultimate shopping treat for 24-27 May 2012. Part of theClerkenwell Design Week Fringe, Craft Central will open the doors to its two fascinating Victorian buildings. An intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the workshops of our renowned design community - whether you’ve got an hour to pop in or a whole day to mooch, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping.

Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Prepare to be tempted by fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts by 90+ exceptional UK designers.

Craft Central is excited to be part of the Clerkenwell Design Week .... As well asMade in Clerkenwell, there will be special exhibitions in Clerkenwell Green and St John’s Square, a ‘live studio’ window display and CIY making workshops in partnership with Creative Clerkenwell... More details coming soon!

Download your invitation and Read the press release

...We hope to see you soon!


 

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Spring Fair is upon us again, so off we trouped to the NEC with the students in tow for the biggest jewellery event in the UK calendar. The main reason for us going is that we take the opportunity to promote the students at the event in conjunction…See More
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"LAUNCH OF NEW REDESIGNED WEBSITE new website, www.goldsmiths-centre.org, offers comprehensive online access to programmes, resources and information for the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries as well as interested members of the…"
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"Apprenticeship to Masterpiece - The Work of Goldsmiths' Company Apprentices   Date12 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 · Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pmPriceFree admissionVenueAtrium   This exhibition explores the history of…"
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"During the month of February, become a member of AJF and be entered in a raffle to receive one of five copies of Jewellery…"
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"92Y Jewelry Residency Program https://www.92y.org/jewelry-residency"
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"The Fashion Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Politecnico di Milano, will hold an international symposium called Digital Meets Handmade: Jewelry in the 21st Century on May 15-17, 2018. https://www.fitnyc.edu/jewelry-design/symposium/"
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