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: Jun 21

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 March 7, 2020 at 7:43am

Applied Arts Scotland is hosting an international craft symposium 'Old Stories, New Narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration'. Details are here, including a call for papers, https://www.appliedartsscotland.org.uk/2020/01/old-stories-new-narr...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:41am
Craft participation falls slightly
 
Craft participation (everyday making) has fallen very slightly over the last year (24% to 23%) in contrast to growth over the previous 3 years. The only areas where there are increases in participation are amongst 65-74 year-olds and people with a long-term illness or disability. The Crafts Council commissions these figures each year from DCMS (see the 5th set of data in the link).
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:40am

ELEGY

10 March - 9 April 2020

Please join us for the opening on Wednesday 11 March, 6-8pm

The exhibition will be opened by Gabrielle Chan, journalist and author of Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up

Liv Boyle, Helen Britton, Maree Clarke, Michelle Stewart, Jess Dare, Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Kyoko Hashimoto, Marian Hosking, Cara Johnson, Inari Kiuru, Catherine Truman, Lisa Waup

https://galleryfunaki.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/24B4D2FA1E690CDA254...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:34am

Open Call for Land Jewelry 2020 Artist residency wpandikow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/OPEN-CALL-Land-Jewelry-2020.pdf

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:32am
29th International Jewellery Competition
 
 
With pleasure and hope for unique results we announce the topic of the 29th International Jewellery Competition:
 
Still Human?
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:22am

Nineteen48

Ethical Gem Fairs for March & April 2020

We have a few sales events coming up during March and April in the UK. You can come to see all our latest stock at gem fairs in London, Glasgow, Bristol and Edinburgh.

23rd March - Glasgow - Incorporation of Goldmiths' Change Making Symposium - Glasgow School of Art (with Gemstones Brazil)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-making-symposium-tickets-9561...

26th & 27th March - Edinburgh - Apex Waterloo Place Hotel (with Fair Trade Gemstones, Capricorn Gems and Gemstones Brazil)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uk-ethical-gem-fair-edinburgh-spring-2...

2nd & 3rd April - London - CIWEM Venue (with Fair Trade Gemstones, Capricorn Gems and Anza Gems)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uk-ethical-gem-fair-london-spring-2020...

28th April - Bristol - Clifton Rocks (just us!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/184401732887280/

For an overview of our events, please see our Facebook events page.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nineteen48/events/

We hope to see you soon!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:18am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 5:48am
Open Studios May 2020
16th and 17th May, 11am - 4pm
The countdown has begun for the first of our twice-yearly Open Studios events.
On May 16th and 17th, our professional makers will open their studios to the general public, and they are looking forward to chatting with visitors about their work and latest projects.
You will be able to buy or commission pieces, and also enjoy a pop-up craft fair by SHOPCreative.
Put the dates in your diary now and we look forward to seeing you for a creative weekend. https://www.shopcreativeuk.co.uk/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_mediu...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 5:46am
This Spring we say a fond farewell to two of our resident makers, who are both moving on to bigger and better things. Francis Campbell will be working on a major Netflix series while fashion designer Liam Davis heads off to London, the heart of the nation's fashion scene.
This means we have two studio vacancies, so if you want to take the next step in your creative career, these start-up spaces are the ideal base for your progression. Tenants have 24/7 access to their own professional studio space, as well as the benefits of being amongst creatives and receiving the support and guidance from the Making Space team.
If you would like to find out more and apply for one of the studios, head over to our website and see what having your own studio can do for your business. https://makingspace.org/rent-studio-space/?utm_source=hs_email&...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 5:44am
Daytime Jewellery with Sharon Justice
Mondays, 10am - 12pm from April 20th
Sharon's ever-popular jewellery course is now available to early-birds!
Learn the basic skills and techniques of silversmithing and pursue your own projects under Sharon's expert guidance.
 

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