Vittoria Street Gallery School of Jewellery 2Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 members exhibition Glasshouses which will open at the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not for every man’s greed - Ghandi

The most pressing issue of our modern world is that of the climate emergency. With a continually increasing population, diminishing resources and the uncomfortable warming of the planet we call home, we must respond.

Through an exploration of materials, processes and/or concepts you are invited to submit work for the 2020 ACJ exhibition Glasshouses. You may wish to consider themes such as growth, sustainability, fragility and transparency.

The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October.

There will be an online catalogue, but no printed version. Makers’ own photos may be used.

You can use any materials (except perishable materials), but we encourage you to incorporate sustainably sourced and recycled materials. The piece must be wearable body adornment.

ACJ’s usual high expectations of design and making will apply.

17 July Deadline for applications
15 August Selection announced
14 Sept Exhibition open, Monday – Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm (times tbc)
9 Oct Final day of opening

Costs: application is free. Selected participants will pay £40, which includes return postage.

The work: a coherent collection of 1 to 3 pieces as a closely related set.

Application: Full terms to follow but applications will require good clear photos of finished work, on a plain white background.

Deadline 17th July 2020