Online Panel Discussions in Partnership with Goldsmith's Centre
As part of our Meanings and Messages programme, we have two online panel discussions coming up – in partnerships with The Goldsmiths' Centre. Each one is chaired by one of our catalogue essay writers, covering themes of "Social justice and societal change" and "Our beautiful planet." There will be a opportunity to hear from jewellers in the exhibition as well as ask questions and join in the discussion.
You can find out more and book here:
Sustainability as subject and material in jewellery making 23 Feb 2023, 6:00-7:15PM
There is a pay-what-you-can payment structure, with free tickets available, as well as a small fee for those who would like to donate. We hope you can join us!
Bluecoat Display Centre Selling Exhibition April 2023
Open call with Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool for a new selling exhibition, in April 2023. This is an exclusive open call for ACJ members, and up to 15 jewellers will be selected.
You'll notice that the timeframe to make and design is quicker than we would usually work with. This is to take advantage of the exhibition coinciding with The Eurovision Song Contest being hosted by the City of Liverpool in May 2023. Liverpool is planning a programme of cultural events and we hope that this platform will bring contemporary jewellery to new audiences as well create opportunities to sell work.
Our brief responds to the global contest's themes of music, unity, acceptance, and diversity. We hope that the broad scope of starting points will appeal to everyone.
Submissions can be designs/final pieces or a combination of both. Please read through the brief carefully to see what you need to submit and the deadlines involved at each stage.
The deadline for submissions is 6th February 2023 at midnight.
Meanings & Messages touring exhibition - launches in Kent
Meanings and Messages, the major touring exhibition celebrating our 25th anniversary year, opened its doors at our first venue, St George’s Arts Centre in Gravesend, Kent, on the 30th April.
Image: ACJ Chair Terry Hunt, giving the opening talk and tour of the exhibition with strung labels written by visitors in the foreground
Meanings & Messages touring exhibition
To celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, the ACJ is organising a major show of excellence, touring several venues throughout the UK in 2022. The exhibition is titled Meanings & Messages.
The exhibition will showcase an exciting and varied collection of up to 50 unique brooches portraying a range of meanings and messages.