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 October 7, 2017 at 12:38pm

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now exhibition Update & RICAGV Fundraiser
http://mailchi.mp/borisbally/imagine-update-ricagv-fundraiser?e=b00...

Dear Friends,

The recent events in Las Vegas are a frightening example of the escalation of gun violence we continue to suffer here in the US.  It is with a heavy heart that we continue our advocacy work for responsible gun laws that will protect our families from these disasters. Real change can happen now but we must allstep up and take action: call and e-mail your legislators and representatives and demand action; donate generously to advocacy groups that will keep the pressure on our elected officials to demand change.  In Rhode Island they are listed here.

This September, after many years of hard work, we were able to celebrate the passage of the  Protect Rhode Island Families Act. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Teresa Tanzi and Senator Harold Metts, and co-sponsored by many other members of the General Assembly, will protect victims of domestic violence, and all Rhode Islanders, by disarming dangerous convicted domestic abusers as well as those subject to restraining orders. This is a huge victory for the gun violence prevention movement in Rhode Island, and it would not have been possible without your support. Thank you!

This is what has been happening with the I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now exhibition:

-This past July, the Association for Contemporary Annual Conference  was held at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.  Artist Dauvit Alexander invited me to present on I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now. The conference was inspiring and the talk was well-received. Mr. Dauvit and colleague Professor Norman Cherry are considering launching a similar exhibition in the UK.

- September 21-24, Haystack School of Crafts. Paul Sacaridiz, Director of Haystack School of Crafts invited me to be a presenter at the Haystack Art School Collaborative conference where colleagues PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Wendy Jacob, Nancy Blum and CERF+ (Syl

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:33pm

We are pleased to invite you to our Make Your Mark event!
 
Your chance to see first hand what we do to support newcomers to the trade, and a great opportunity for your staff to learn, network and see the fabulous Goldsmiths' Hall! ...all for FREE!
 
Read more event details here https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/events/make-your-mark-2017


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:29pm

Why not introduce a friend to Craft In Focus events?  Providing you pay the full admission price, we will allow one friend in free of charge enabling them to experience our events for free!
Just bring along this voucher and surrender it at the entrance to take advantage of this offer.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Offer Expires 30 October 2017 http://www.craftinfocus.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:27pm

AJMIG exhibition at MAD

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:25pm


     
Handmade in Edinburgh
 
27-29 October
 
Looking for the ideal gift? Discover the work of designer-makers from Scotland and beyond at this contemporary craft fair and enjoy 30% off entry with a National Art Pass.
  https://www.artfund.org/what-to-see/30-off-tickets-to-handmade-edin...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:23pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:22pm

ARTIST'S TALK  & PRIVATE VIEW
WITH DR LYNNE BARTLETT / 20:20 VISIONS

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Private View: 5.00pm - 6.00pm - all welcome
Artist's Talk & Screening: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
 
Join Dr Lynne Bartlett as she talks about colouring titanium using heat and anodising. The processes will be demonstrated in two films with Dr Bartlett who will then answer questions and show a selection of samples and nished pieces which will be available for examination.

Lynne Bartlett’s PhD researched the historic use of titanium as a decorative metal. Her virtual exhibition may be seen at http://www.reflectionandrefraction.co.uk/

The artist’s talk follows the private view for the ACJ 20:20 VISIONS exhibition and is presented as part of the activities of Farnham Craft Month.
 

Tickets for the lecture are £5.00. Advance booking essential either in person or by calling 01252 891450.  The Private View and entrance to the exhibitions is free.
 
http://mailchi.mp/af1233898271/this-october-at-the-crafts-study-cen...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:06pm

Real to Reel the craft film festival returns to Picturehouse Central London on 8 - 10 May 2018, to coincide with London Craft Week. The call for applications is now open and we are interested in all genres: documentaries, story-led films, animation and more.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/real-to-reel-the-craf...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:02pm

Marcia Lanyon and some of her team are bringing a wide selection of precious and semi-precious beads, stones and pearls to Scotland next week. See their amazing sale items in a series of pop-up shops!

Pearls, beads and stones 20% off plus many end of line items 50% off*
*(not diamonds, a few selected items or findings)

Sunday 8th October
The Royal Scots Club, 2pm - 4.30pm
29-30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

Monday 9th October
Duncan of Jordanstone, 12 noon - 4pm
Matthew Building, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT

Tuesday 10th October
Edinburgh College of Art, 10am - 1pm
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Glasgow School of Art, 3.30pm - 6pm
Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Wednesday 11th October
Glasgow Kelvin College, 11.30am - 2.30pm
123 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4TD

City of Glasgow College, 4pm - 6pm
City Campus, 190 Cathedral Street, G4 0RF


A wide selection of faceted & cabochon stones, pearls & beads will be on show.

Please get in touch with the Marcia Lanyon team if there is anything on your wish list they can bring with them for you to look at.
Just contact their office in advance.

Phone: 020 7602 2446
Email: sales@marcialanyon.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 11:59am

Exclusive offer with 30% off
We would like to make sure all collectors and art enthusiasts are able to visit as we present exceptional modern and contemporary art from around the world.

As you still haven't booked your tickets to London Art Fair 2018 we thought we would tempt you to complete checkout with 30% off when you book your advance tickets with code 48HRS.

That's just £11* for Day Tickets
(instead of £15.95 in advance and £23 during the show).

Simply click on the link below to save 30% on your tickets today. Book now, offer expires in 48hrs.

https://www.theticketfactory.com/london-art-fair/online/

 

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