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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 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 September 10, 2011 at 11:20am

Artists Open Studio Trail September 2011

HOST Weekend - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September - 11am - 5pm

HOST Artist Open Studio 2011

HOST Preview Evening - Friday 16th September - 6pm - 8pm

Studios are often personal and private spaces, each one unique and individual, directly reflecting the character and persona of the artist.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:18am

Herts Open Studios 2011

( 10th September – 2rd October 2011 )

http://www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios/Open-Studios-2011

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:09am

Power of Making Symposium

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Conferences and Symposia
  • When:
    Fri 9 December 2011 10:30 – 17:00
  • Where:
    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

SYMPOSIUM: As the loss of skill threatens long established cultural practices, leading makers and theorists including Nina Tolstrop, Martino Gamper and Bre Pettis examine the expertise and innovation demonstrated in contemporary creative production and explore new ways of working.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:04am

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Special Events
  • When:
    Fri 9 September 2011 –Sat 14 January 2012
  • Where:
    The Porter Gallery

SPECIAL EVENT: Come into the Power of Making exhibition for weekly live demonstrations and talks by designers and artists, including the monthly Digital Design Drop-In. Every Friday, 19.00-20.30 & Every Saturday, 13.00-16.00

Watch objects being crafted, meet designers including PostlerFerguson, and see extraordinary forms of making from traditional crafts to digital technologies.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 11:00am

EXHIBITION: Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. The exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:51am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:43am

Reverberation: The Art of Bashing Metal Then and NowBilston Craft Gallery
17 Sep 11 - 26 Nov 11
Reverberation highlights the region's metal-bashing industries, and explores current British innovation and making in metal.
This exhibition presents exciting contemporary metalwork including a brand new commissioned  piece by regional metal-smith Rajesh Gogna. This work will be shown alongside an extraordinary array of the rich and varied metalwares designed and produced in Bilston and nearby in the 19th and 20th centuries. 
Reverberation is part of the regional festival Home of Metal, which is a celebration of the music that was born in the Black Country and Birmingham. Home of Metal brings people together to share their passion and explore themes of Heavy Metal through exhibitions, film screenings, live event, a conference and faily friendly activities.
Home of Metal is a project created and produced by Capsule; for detailed event information click here. http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/bilston/exhibitions/004693.htm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:38am

On Yer Mettle!

Bilston Craft Gallery

27 Aug 11 - 24 Sep 11

On First Floor

On Yer Mettle! is a fascinating exhibition of work by members of the Bilston Craft Gallery Textile Group. The group has been inspired by the regional 'Home of Metal' festival and have created works around the theme of metal in the Midlands.

Using a range of techniques including  embroidery, darning, quilting, digital printing and dyeing with rust, each member has interpreted the theme in their own unique way.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2011 at 10:22am

Brian Wall
New Works
07 September - 01 October 2011

http://www.flowersgalleries.com/exhibitions/4243-new-works/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 9, 2011 at 6:00am

http://ucreative.ac.uk/news/2011/september/pewter

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) came close to a clean sweep at the prestigious Pewter Live Awards which honour the country's top pewter designers and craftspeople.



 

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