This major touring show will from the UK to Italy, with 4 venues, starting in London, November 2019

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) is working with the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC) on a two-country touring exhibition opening in November 2019, running to the end of 2020.

The Call for Entries is now open. Deadline for applications 1 July


The exhibition is titled Connections / Connessioni, and it will tour to at least two venues in the UK and two in Italy.


This exciting venture is an equal collaboration between the two organisations:
• AGC will select the work from ACJ members and vice versa
• each organisation will cover costs in its own country, and raise funds independently
• joint costs such as inter-country transport & insurance will be shared
• the catalogue will be bilingual, but printed in Italy and the UK respectively, to save transport costs on heavy catalogues
• photography will be done in each country with the same format and style

Theme: Connections / Connessioni
One to a maximum of three related pieces per maker, wearable body adornment.
Finished pieces made since January 2018.
There will be 25 makers from AGC and 25 from ACJ.

Parameters: to show the innovative use of process, techniques and materials. The work selected will
• be of innovative and visionary design
• have a very high quality of making
• be interesting rather than commercial
• must have been made since 1 January 2018
• may involve new technology (not compulsory)
• must be wearable body adornment
• a group of more than one piece must have an obvious & coherent connection
The intention is to show a range of styles, materials and techniques. Gold & silver are welcome but not compulsory, other materials are equally welcome.

Costs: there is no fee for application
Selected participants will pay £100 [ACJ members] / Euro 100 [AGC members] which includes:
• work shown at prestigious venues in the UK and Italy
• one page entry with one photo in the catalogue
• insurance, transport, a small contribution to overall costs
• excellent exposure for your work in a very high quality international touring exhibition
Delivery for photography inside the UK is at your cost. Final return postage is included in the participation fee, subject to weight.

Deadline for applications 1st July 2019 (midnight)
Application forms will be sent to members, and are available on request from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The full terms and conditions are here