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 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 8:12am

Interim Senior Collections Manager

to join our dynamic team, reporting into the Head of Exhibitions & Collections.

This is a fantastic role for a committed Collections professional. You will play a pivotal role in the team and will provide strategic direction for the maintenance and development of the Collections to reach our goal of having 25% of our objects on display during a year.

As well as line managing two dedicated team members you will be directly responsible for ensuring the welfare of the Collections, promoting them and making them accessible for loan, research and inclusion in Crafts Council events and activities.

With a new venue opening in 2020 this is a particularly special moment to join the Collections team and explore the wealth of opportunity for developing the Collection so it can continue to grow, is well managed and accurately documented.

With a natural eye for detail you are an extremely organised, hard-working and diligent individual with previous experience managing a Collection. You will have a successful track record of maintaining a Collection.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight 16th March.

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/downloads/interim-senior-collectio...ager

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 8:06am
excellent opportunity to help support the Crafts Council UK
Invite to Tender - Talent Development Review
 
We are looking for an experienced consultant with a good understanding of the commercial requirements of small businesses, ideally within a craft context to work with the Crafts Council team to review our Talent Development programme and make recommendations for an improved, streamlined and potentially, income-generating package.
 
This work will consider our Market for Craft research being released in April 2020 and our commitment to diversity and equality through partnerships with organisations such as Shades of Noir and Shape Arts.
 
Please download our Invitation to Tender PDF for full details, this is available here.
 
Please accompany your expression of interest with our equal opportunities form.
 
Proposals should be sent by email to our Talent Development Coordinator, Rosie Price Cousins (r_pricecousins@craftscouncil.org.uk) by 5pm, Wednesday 25th March 2020.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 8:01am
Open Day: TRANSFORMATION
 
Date: Saturday 28th March
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map
It's free, open to all, no booking required just drop in from 1pm. Gates close at 5pm.
 
Be changed for life by our Saturday Extravaganza as we host a one-day, large-scale, drop-in and totally free festival around the theme of the 'transformation'. From meta-materials to metamorphosis, with fluorescence, face filters, fish and forensic science; we will explore the shifty materials that flit between states, structures, shapes and colours.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2020 at 7:59am
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair has a new home at Manchester's iconic Victoria Baths.
 
Victoria Baths is one of the city's favourite heritage attractions, containing a range of dramatic and unique spaces. It hosts many arts and cultural events and is also a popular film location, most recently for Peaky Blinders.
 
Designed to be the grandest baths in Britain when they opened in 1906, the decorative tiled interiors of this Grade II listed Edwardian landmark will provide a perfect backdrop for Contemporary Craft.
 
SAVE THE DATE! : GNCCF Manchester ‪8-11 October 2020, Victoria Baths‬
 
If you are a maker, or know someone who is, applications are now open for all three of our 2020 events, which alongside Manchester, includes GNCCF Sheffield at Millennium Gallery and our NEW show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.
 
Apply now to exhibit – Deadline 8th March
 
(Images courtesy of Nicola Sutcliffe & Victoria Baths) http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/apply.aspx
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

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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!

 

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