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
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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 June 25, 2017 at 6:52am

The rapid decline of arts subjects and corresponding growth of the core English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects in schools has continued into 2017. Detailed analysis of Government figures reveals that entries into GCSE arts subjects fell by a further 46,000 last year.

This constitutes a 9% drop over the past 12 months, and is consistent with a collapse in take-up across all non-EBacc subjects, which have fallen by 148,000 entries (11%).

This analysis supports widely held fears, including among teachers, that the EBacc is squeezing the arts out of schools. It also substantiates evidence gathered from a stream of earlier research, and consolidates the view that that evidence to the contrary is limited or misleading.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/devastating-decline-arts-sch...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 5:08am

THIS TUESDAY 27th JUNE, 6-7.30pm, join curator Terry Hunt for a guided tour and talk about our stunning 20:20 Visions exhibition at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London! Tickets only £5, available via the Goldsmiths' Centre website: Curator's Talk We look forward to seeing you there! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 22, 2017 at 10:26am

Tell us where the ACJ 20:20 Visions conference is going to be held, for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to New Designers! New Designers 2017 starts next week 28th June at London's Business Design Centre, and is the UK's largest showcase of emerging design talent.  

Email enquiries@acj.org.uk with your answer for a chance to win the pair of free one-day tickets. You and a friend will be able to use the one-day passes on any of the exhibition dates, during Part 1 (28th June - 1st July) for Textiles & Fashion, Costume Design, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass, Contemporary Design Crafts and One Year On, or during Part 2 (5th - 8th July) for Furniture, Product & Industrial Design, Spatial Design & Interiors, Graphic Design, Illustration & Animation, Motion & Digital Arts and One Year On.  

And while you're thinking about tickets for New Designers, why not also get yourself a ticket for our 20:20 Visions conference in Sheffield? Here is our packed and exciting jewellery conference programme: http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/2-uncategorised/426-conference-july... Good luck! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 21, 2017 at 1:22am

We're really excited about Dauvit Alexander (aka The Justified Sinner) fabulous Found Objects talk TODAY, Wednesday 21st June, from 6-8pm at the Goldsmiths' Centre, London. Join us for some narrative jewellery inspiration, as well as a chance to see our 20:20 Visions exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine. Tickets online via The Goldsmiths' Centre website: TICKETS Found Objects talk
We look forward to seeing you this evening!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 20, 2017 at 7:10am

We're really excited about Dauvit Alexander (aka The Justified Sinner) fabulous Found Objects talk TOMORROW, Wednesday 21st June, from 6-8pm at the Goldsmiths' Centre, London. Join us for some narrative jewellery inspiration, as well as a chance to see our 20:20 Visions exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine. Tickets online via The Goldsmiths' Centre website: TICKETS Found Objects talk
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2017 at 12:51pm

Don't miss Dauvit Alexander, aka the 'Justified Sinner', talking about his amazing narrative jewellery using found objects, THIS WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE at the Goldsmiths' Centre, London. 

Multi-skilled jeweller Dauvit Alexander scavenges old warehouses, scrapheaps and disused airfields for interesting abandoned objects. He uses these in narrative pieces of jewellery, often incorporating castings, precious metals and set gemstones to tell stories. He’ll explain with slides his approach to design and making, and show examples from others working in a similar vein.

Tickets are £10 and include the talk and a glass of wine, as well as a chance to see the ACJ's 20:20 Visions exhibition featuring over one hundred pieces of some of the best jewellery from some of the best makers. 

Book online now for 'Found Objects: 20:20 Visions Celebrating 20 years of the ACJ': Goldsmiths' Centre

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 18, 2017 at 1:36pm

Art Jewelry Forum is planning a trip to Paris, France from October 12-15, 2017.

While Paris isn't known as a big art jewelry destination--at least not for the kind of jewelry we love--this year there are some intriguing events that might be especially engaging to you as an art jewelry lover. Plus, of course, Paris is beautiful at any time, for any reason.

Find out more information and reserve your seat here.

We hope you enjoy the possibilities for learning, travel, and fellowship that are at the core of our mission. Remember to register by June 15, 2017 to reserve your seat.

With warm regards,

Rebekah Frank and
Executive Director    Susan Cummins and
Board Chair    Susan Kempin
Trip Coordinator

https://artjewelryforum.org/ajf-paris-trip?utm_source=6.2017+Final+...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 18, 2017 at 1:28pm

Exhibition Opportunity: MAKE’17 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/exhibition-opportunit...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 18, 2017 at 1:24pm



Jewellery since the 1970's

Concrete and broken bottles, nails, ice, plastic, wallpaper, cork, rubber, volcanic lava...?

These are materials makers have been using since The New Jewellery movement of the 1970’s to create dramatic pieces of work - and which can be seen from 21 July - 28 August in our touring exhibition  I AM HERE at The Hospital Club gallery in Covent Garden.
 
Be dazzled by exquisite works from renowned sculptors Geoffrey Clarke and Lynn Chadwick, and many of the most significant British and international makers of the last five decades.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/i-am-here-portable-art-wea...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 18, 2017 at 1:22pm
 
Open Studios
Summer Open Day!
in the Chocolate Factory.
Sunday 2 July
The Summer Open Day will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the craftspeople, artists and designers at the Chocolate Factory; to see their creativity first hand, and often before anyone else, as it emerges inside the studio. The Chocolate Factory is a well-established community of workshops, which is home to many world-renowned creative practitioners – well worth a visit! Our studio doors will be open to the public from 11-5 on Sunday 2 July.
All welcome! Free Entry
 
 

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