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AGC | ACJ touring exhibition showing work from two organisations & 50 international jewellers   

Goldsmiths' Centre, London
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Italy: Livorno & Padua

Please note that since this article was published, the pandemic has affected the touring schedule. The exhibition at The Goldsmiths' Centre was beautiful. At The Lighthouse in Glasgow, we opened as planned on 19 February but the museum closure forced suspension of the show on 19 March.

We are working to take Connections | Connessioni to Padua in early 2021. At the time of this update (11 August 2020) no firm dates are known.

Here's the original article text:


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) is working with the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC) on a two-country touring exhibition from November 2019, running to January 2021.  25 makers have been selected from each organisation, and work is coming from jewellers based in Japan, Korea, Australia, USA, Virgin Islands and several European countries, as well as Italy and the UK.

A fantastic selection of work on the theme of connections, be they physical, emotional, ephemeral, ethereal or connections as a technical jewellery term.

Goldsmiths' Centre: open 7 November 2019 - 3 January 2020

Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 5AD    +44(0)20 7566 7650
Open Monday - Friday 9.00 - 6.00, closed from 24 December to 1 January inclusive, open again 2 & 3 January 2020

The Lighthouse, Glasgow: open 20 February - 17 May 2020

Artist talks: Simone Nolden & Anne Walker, 19 February

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU Enquiries 0141 276 5365
Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Livorno:  open Sat 6th – Sun 14th June

PV/party Sat 6th June 6.00 – 7.30pm

Open: Tue/Thu/Sat 9am-7pm, Wed & Fri 9am-1pm, Sun 3pm-7pm, closed Monday (tbc spring 2020)
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, under the patronage of Provincia di Livorno
Villa Henderson - Via Roma 234 Livorno        Museum website

The catalogue is now available to purchase. This is bilingual and shows work from each of the makers selected. It's £5 + postage, see the ACJ Shop for PayPal purchases, or for other payment methods, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to buy your copy.

Makers showing in the exhibition:

ACJ members: Ute Decker, Amanda Denison, Anne Earls Boylan, Shelby Ferris Fitzpatrick, Jo Garner, Masako Hamaguchi, Meng He, Susi Hines, Terry Hunt, Rebecca Ilett, Emily Kidson, Nicky Lawrence, Sophie Lowe, Dr Allison Macleod, Malgorzata Misiak-Orlovic, Ailsa Morrant, Mandy Nash, Kim Nogueira, Simone Nolden & Stephen Bottomley, Liana Pattihis, Felicity Peters, Louise Seijen ten Hoorn, Eleanor Symms, Anne Walker, Anastasia Young.

AGC members: Elisabetta Carozzi & Renata Manganelli, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Katarina Cudic, Corrado De Meo, Laura Forte, Maria Rosa Franzin, Letizia Maggio, Gigi Mariani, Mineri Matsuura, Marco Minelli, Paola Mirai, Harold O'Connor, Marco Picciali, Yoko Takirai & Pietro Pellitteri, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Carla Riccoboni, Stefano Rossi, Chiara Scarpitti, Ognyana Teneva, Yiota Vogli, Babette von Dohnanyi, Esme Yamaguchi, Caterina Zanca, Caterina Zucchi.