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: 66
Latest Activity: Oct 16

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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 16, 2018 at 2:07am

FAVELAB BONDS 2019

Apply for one of 20 one-week residency offers in central Athens from September - December 2019.

Artists, designers, cultural managers, writers or art historians are invited to apply for one ore more of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds.

Each FaveLAB Bond corresponds to one week (Monday to Sunday, 7 days/6 nights) in downtown Athens in a (shared) living and working space in Exarchia or Kolonos.

The residency contains:

• Living and working space in downtown Athens

• information on the art/design/culture scene of Athens

• information on artist supply stores, entry-free cultural venues, cultural highlights

• Availability for one/two residents at the same time

Each of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds costs 100 Euro - each Bond supports our residency programme and offers the opportunity for you to stay one or more inspiring weeks in Athens/Greece for research, initial contacts or a scheduled project.

You may decide your residency date once you are ready to visit Athens. You may also offer your "Bond" as a gift to a friend or colleague.

The AIR locations are within walking distance from the very heart of Athens, ideally located next to archaeological sites and museums, as well as bus/metro stations. The sunny AIR venues are furnished with bed, standard flat equipment and artworks. Residents have access to balconies/terraces.

Disciplines: Artists, designers, photographers, cultural managers, writers, art historians.

Accommodation/studio: Monday to Sunday (7 days/6 nights) in a (shared) living and working space in central Athens (Kolonos / Exarchia). Studio/workspace is part of the residency space.

Fee: 100 Euro per FaveLAB Bond.

Application information: Please send us an email including your personal information (homepage, links etc.), the number of FaveLAB Bonds (how many weeks) and - if you already know - your desired date for your residency week(s).

Deadline for reservations: 21 October 2018.

http://www.myths2013.net/favelab/calls.html#opencall-oneartist

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 14, 2018 at 7:44am

3D Workshop Technician

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 per annum, depending on experience

Full Time

Closes: 19th October 2018

Job Ref: CEG 1106

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNK609/3d-workshop-technician

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 11:03am

The Society of North American Goldsmiths
Launches “Membership Month”
Society of North American Goldsmiths

from October 15 - November 30, 2018

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a nonprofit membership organization representing artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths, is conducting a “Membership Month” promotion between October 15 and November 30, 2018. The
goal of “Membership Month” is to encourage former members to re-join, invite students studying metalsmithing to join, and to encourage current members to invite their non-member colleagues to join. Part of the mission is to broaden understanding of SNAG’s mission and the benefits of membership.

“The most frequent question we get asked is, ‘Do I have to be a goldsmith to join?’” says SNAG executive director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, herself a silversmith and glass artist. “Actually, the founders of SNAG included ‘goldsmiths’ in the name to honor the venerated tradition of craftsmanship that it implies,” she says. “In fact, SNAG embraces artisans, educators, craftspersons and students working in all metals, multiple alternative materials, and in different sizes and scale -- our membership includes all types of jewelers,
designers, collectors, educators, students, and metalsmiths.”

SNAG facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs, events, publications and scholarships to to advance jewelry and metalsmithing while inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. The organization publishes both Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech magazines, whose coverage spans contemporary makers, artists in their studios, edgy work, production jewelry, fashion, hollowware, furniture, collectors’ collections, and more. The mission of the publications is to explore, analyze, promote and document excellence and innovation in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing.

SNAG also hosts an annual conference that focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration, while celebrating traditional and innovative techniques. The 2019 conference in Chicago, will be the 48th annual conference and will mark the organization’s 50th anniversary.

“Art is more important than ever in today’s world,” says Rukenbrod Smith. “Membership is the heart of our organization and, while we do receive some support in the form of donations, we simply couldn’t exist or provide the programs that we do without our members.
So, for the next six weeks we’re asking our members to encourage their colleagues to join, and we’re inviting expired members to re-join.”

Those who join or rejoin between October 15 and November 30 will be entered into a drawing and could win a free conference registration waiver (worth up to $525) or other goodies. Students can join in groups of four for the cost of three.

For more information, please visit https://www.snagmetalsmith.org/2018/10/snag-membership-month and to join please visit https://www.snagmetalsmith.org/membership/membership-benefits/

Society of North American Goldsmiths
503.850.8428
http://www.snagmetalsmith.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 7:47am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 7:43am
 
Gallery Funaki
 
Our current exhibition is Triple Matter, an exhibition featuring works by Inari Kiuru, Lore Langendries and Hyun-seok Sim, on show until 27 October.
Inari, Lore and Hyun-seok each focus closely on a distinct material, drawing out its surprising, even transformative, qualities. Read more about the exhibition and download the catalogue at our website, below.
Pictured above: Hyun-seok Sim, Brooch, 2018, sterling silver / Inari Kiuru, A forest spirit visits the city alone - Blackbird on Bourke Street, 2018, concrete, pigments, polymer, glass, paint, iron, mild steel / Lore Langendries, Hide, the fragment - Scar #2, 2018, reindeer hide, saddle leather, magnets / All photos courtesy of the artists.
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 7:25am
Luxembourg Art Prize. Deadline 30 April 2019
The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to any artist, amateur or professional, with no limits on age, nationality or place of residence. The prize is €25,000 and the finalist artists will be included in a group exhibition in the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg. Entry fee is €55. https://www.luxembourgartprize.com/en/call-for-submissions-en/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 7:24am

International Jewellery Design Excellence (IJDE) Award 2019. Deadline 30 November 2018
To honour creative and outstanding jewellery designers from all over the world, the IJDE Award provides a platform for international jewellery designers to exchange experience and compete for the highest honour— “Champion of the Champions”.
Entries are open to jewellery designers who have won any jewellery design competition worldwide whose result was/will be officially announced between 1 December 2016 and 17 November 2018. Winning designs will be publicised worldwide and winners will be provided sponsorship to attend the award presentation ceremony which will be held during the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2019 in March 2019 in Hong Kong. More details https://event.hktdc.com/fair/hkjewellery-en/s/5761-Other/HKTDC-Hong...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 7:20am
Saul Bell Design Award. Deadline 25 October 2018.
The 2019 Saul Bell Design Award is now accepting submissions. Entries can be made for a wide range of categories including: Jewellery collection couture/fine, Jewellery collection fashion/bridge, Gold/platinum, Hollowware/art objects, Silver/argentium silver, Enamel, Alternative metals/materials, Emerging jewellery artist 22 years of age or younger, Emerging jewellery artist 18 years of age or younger. More details http://www.saulbellaward.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 6:59am
 
 
The Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs Creative Jam is aimed at people aged between 16 - 30, who have exciting ideas that could change the world.
 
If you're interested in social or ethical businesses, you're ambitious and you want to make the world a better place through innovation, creative thinking, digital design, and collaboration - all while learning new skills, then the Creative Jam is for you. Find out more on our blog, and sign up now.
 
What: AYCH Creative Jam
When: 23 and 24 October 2018, 8.30am - 4pm
Where: Plymouth College of Art's Warehouse, 44 Regent Street, PL4 8BB

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2018 at 6:56am

Design studio Crafting Plastics! Studio created Nuatan, a new type of bioplastic that is biobased, biocompatible, and biodegradable, for products and disposable objects. https://materialdistrict.com/article/nuatan-biodegradable-plastic/?...

 

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