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Anne Earls Boylan

anne boylan
16 Mill Road
BT 23 6NG
Northern Ireland
Over a 40-year period of working with diverse materials and technologies, Anne brings comment, materials, and form together as contemporary jewels. The wearing of jewellery should be an act of consideration; a small statement of individuality, strength, joy, and rebelliousness.

Her pieces often use contentious materials, drawing attention to their hidden qualities making you look again. Things are not always as they seem.
Exhibitions include
2021 The Gift- Heirloom, ACJSNI Selected Exhibition, CraftNI Gallery
2021 Pinned, on Linen Selected Exhibition, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
2020 Pinned, Selected exhibition CraftN.I
2020 Beyond Boundaries, Munich (cancelled- Pandemic)
2019 Handmade By Machines-seized by means of Production, Exhibition & Symposium,
Birmingham School of Jewellery
2019 Connections-Connessione, selected Exhibition ACJ+AGC, touring 2019-2020 in UK-
Italy, Goldsmith’s Centre, London (part cancelled- Pandemic)
2018 Munich, with Anarkik3D
2013 Draw on The Walls with Mac9, /Derry
2012 Things that fall in Between with Make-9 at R-Space, Lisburn
2009 50 Rings Group Exhibition, CDC, Space Craft, Belfast
2007 Past & Present, in conjunction with MAGNI at Armagh County Museum
2006 Limited Edition, Colour, Group Exhibition with ACJ Manchester @ Goldigger’79
2006 More Than Metal, Group Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2004 Mask, His Dark Materials, Dazzle, Festival Hall London
2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum
2003 KB, Gallery Launch Exhibition, Santona, Cantabria, Spain
2001 Institute of Designers Ireland, Touring Exhibition
2001 Where to Wear? Design Yard, Dublin
2000 Dazzle @ The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
1996 Cisit Nua: New Treasures, Group Exhibition, Design Yard, Dublin & The Barbican,
1989 Dazzle at The National Theatre, London
1990 Craftworks Christmas Show, Belfast
1989 Dazzle @ Edinburgh
1985 Haar Und Koph, Pfortzheim, Germany
Following a B.A. in 3-dimensional design Ulster Polytechnic(1st) a masters from the Royal College of Art, London, and a further PGCE in Education from UCL Anne returned to N.I. in the early 1990’s. She taught at U.U. working across Fine and Applied arts subjects, specialising in Jewellery and is a founder member and current Chair of the regional Association for Contemporary Jewellery; ACJSNI.

Anne has exhibited nationally and internationally, recent selected exhibitions include acjsni's Teh Gift at CraftNi Gallery, Pinned on Linen at R-Space, Connections : Connessioni touring with ACJ,UK/agc Italy, Handmade by Machines at Birmingham’s School of Jewellery, ACJSNI’s Pinned 1-111 Exhibitions and The Gift- Heirloom

Recent workshops for schools and Teachers include; Leonardo’s Drawings at N.M.N.I, Collaborating to establish a Goldsmith’s Hub, and virtual pandemic workshop Make, Create, Communicate in association with U.U., Antrim Grammar and Lagan College
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In 1 ear + out, no1
Image 2
Of Earth, land & Sea - neckpiece
Image 3
A Pair - of Balls, or Ball & Chain?