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: on Saturday

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 July 19, 2019 at 4:11am
Scholarship funding is now available for
SNAG's Road 2 Success programming.
 
 
Scholarships will be awarded based on application score, with priority given to underserved and marginalized communities, such as: women, people who live in a rural county, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities.
Scholarships apply to tuition for participation in Road 2 Success webinars and pre-conference workshops. Scholarship amounts vary.
Please note this application has a rolling deadline, but ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE OFFERING FOR WHICH FUNDING IS REQUESTED.
These scholarships are made available through a grant from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:33am
 
Museum of the Year 2019
 
We're pleased to announce that St Fagans National Museum of History has been crowned Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019. Discover the winner and the shortlisted museums this year’s prize shines a spotlight on. These are the unique experiences, breath-taking spaces, and outstanding collections you’ll want to explore this year.
https://www.artfund.org/museum-of-the-year?utm_source=Permanent+-+C...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=d64d2c60d2&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:31am
LIVE Q&A Saturday, July 20th, 1:00 pm Eastern
Using Your Art for Social Change with Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada
 
Ever wondered how to merge art with activism? Do you want to contribute to a bigger cause while expanding your audience? If so, join this informative conversation about artivism and craftivism and learn how you can use your artistic practice to inspire social change.
Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border of El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juárez, Mexico.
$30 for non-members or $20 for SNAG members.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:30am
London Ethical Gem Fair
 
Save the date - 29th & 30th August 2019
 
We will be holding our next ethical gem fair in London on 29th and 30th August in Hatton Garden. These events are held jointly with our partners Fair Trade Gemstones & Capricorn Gems, and we look forward to another busy couple of days.
 
It is your chance to see up close some very exciting coloured gemstones that have all been responsibly sourced from several of the world's major gem producing countries.
 
More details and an Eventbrite registration page coming soon...https://mailchi.mp/fab5c5ea2b3f/4zw1slgyxk-1520341?e=7d582f0259
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:28am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:27am
Key dates:
4th of August 2019, Sunday: Deadline to apply.
13th of August 2019, Tuesday: Notification of outcome.
14th of September 2019, Saturday 6 pm - 9 pm: Exhibition date.
 
For enquiries, please email gallery@northcity4.com

It’s all about the event; it’s all about jewellery as connection, performance, social conduit, code conveyer and icebreaker. It’s about celebrating the celebration of jewellery and object that is Radiant Pavilion. It’s about the power of an arts event to bring like-minded people together, and make new connections! It’s about attracting attention to what we do, via an explosion of energy and experimentation!

So we hail you: our local and visiting crew of jewellers and artists unafraid to delve into the jewellery realm, to invite you to send us a proposal for your own one-night-only, ‘jewellery’ festival experience creation!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:22am
 
Specializing in contemporary jewelry, Ruddy Metal Studio (RMS) has initiated and curated the ‘Contemporary Human Beings Recruitment Project’, dedicated in finding cross-boundary artists who use multiple and various materials in their creations. Based on this project, those who are selected will be provided space by RMS to manufacture and exhibit their jewelry work at E6 · Bentu One in Beijing from 26.07.2019 to 28.07.2019.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:16am
Karl Fritsch & Francis Upritchard in The Abyss: Strategies in contemporary art
Griffith University Art Museum, 25 July - 28 September
With the capacity to elicit simultaneous and complex experiences, artworks in this exhibition employ push-pull tensions of seduction and repulsion – towards the abject and informé, to the ornamental, erotic and transgressive, and those that consider historical grotesques to explore contemporary issues of race and identity.
Curator: Naomi Evans
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 4:02am
Why European collaboration is worth fighting for
 
 
While some in the UK may believe we have little to learn from European collaboration, Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre have found cross-border networks to be a force for innovation and change.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 15, 2019 at 3:31am
'On Making’ with Jacqueline Moore
 
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 6.30 – 9.30 pm
 
Jacqueline Moore, Director of Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset will host Open Source Salon accompanied by Natalie Melton, Creative Director at the Crafts Council, and Malaika Byng, Editor of Crafts Magazine.
 
They will explore contemporary making and the resurgence of interest in the crafted object, focusing their discussion on the value of the handmade as well as the approach and vision for the recently opened Make gallery. Whilst in conversation, guests will have the opportunity to handle, examine and interrogate objects and participate in an open Q&A.
 
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ has launched a new webshop here. You can purchase the Connections | Connessioni exhibition catalogue, paper & PDF copies of the latest issue of Findings and the Marjan Unger book "Jewellery in Context - A multi-disciplinary framework…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 exhibition Glasshouses. The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October. More details…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connected to the Connections exhibition there will be a special one-day jesmonite course on 5 March at the City of Glasgow College. Cost £60 including materials. The course is nearly full so email projects@acj.org.uk soon to book your place…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connections Connessioni special opening event on the 19th February. Anne Walker and Simone Nolden will be giving presentations about their work and practice. Tickets: £8 for ACJ members…"
Saturday

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