Exhibitions Archive - post-Victorian
Collect / Connect. Bijoux contemporains
As part of the 2020 Jewellery Trail, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is presenting original pieces from two designers: Julie Decubber and Stefania Lucchetta. Julie Decubber continues her ceramic explorations by offering an immersion in the eclectic world of contemporary ceramics, by creating a collection of “jewels narrated” , using shards of rejected work as material, thus revealing the personalities of the ceramicists superimposed on hers, like exquisite corpses. The fragments, which have become jewels, maintain a new link, that of the intimate relationship. Halfway between documentary and jewellery, this exhibition is wrapped in a soundscape, captured at the meetings on the ground. Stefania Lucchetta is a pioneer in the use of 3D modelling software and prototyping machines for jewellery. For nearly 20 years, these new technologies have represented for her the means of making concrete complex shapes which are impossible to obtain using traditional techniques. Titanium, a material she favours, allows her to combine lightness and expressive requirements. About fifteen jewels invite the visitor to discover these real miniature sculptures: the first geometric and abstract structures become, in more recent jewels made speically for this exhibition, organic sculptures close to the curves found in nature.
6/10/2020 - 3/10/2021
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France
Silla Collection 100 Project
The Silla Collection 100 Project consists of 100 brooches inspired by traditional jewellery and accessories from the Korean Silla dynasty (57 BCE-935 CE). The Silla dynasty saw the art of metalworking reach its height with craftspeople manufacturing elaborate jewellery and crowns made from incredibly thin sheets of gold and studded with expensive imported gems. These historic examples inspired the artist and crafts woman, Seeun Kim to create her own, modern take on the tradition.
Seeun Kim is a Korean metalworker and jeweller who trained in traditional jewellery making at Hiko-Mizuno College of Jewellery, Japan (2012 – 2016) before studying at the Royal College of Art, London (2018 – 2020). Seeun believes that jewellery manufacture is her vocation and enjoys merging the traditional and the modern in terms of style, materials and techniques. She has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in the UK, China and Japan.
19/05/2021 - 12/09/2021
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH, UK
The Brooch Unpinned: The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection 1961–2021
‘This exhibition celebrates the art of the brooch and the dynamic relationships it creates – between maker and wearer and between wearer and viewer. It explores a selection of British brooches from the Goldsmiths’ Company’s unique jewellery collection, tracing the evolution of contemporary design in this most wearable and revealing of accessories. From ancient times, a brooch could be an emblem of authority, wealth and power. Before buttons or hooks, a brooch was the only way to fix textile to the body. That relationship with the body, and with textiles, underlines the role of micro-engineering in making a brooch work. Brooches are versatile, can be worn to convey a message, or to spark a conversation. Brooches were at the heart of post-War jewellery design. Wendy Ramshaw referred to the brooch as ‘a portable artform’, and, as exemplified by our latest acquisitions for the Goldsmiths’ Company collection, they continue to fascinate and challenge contemporary makers.
12/04/2021 - 20/08/2021
The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London, EC1M 5AD, UK
Fe, Stahlpreis 2020 | Wismar, Hasselt, Lappeenranta – Three Countries, Three Cities, Three Schools
Over the course of the past few years, three innovative training institutions specialising in jewellery design have evolved in these three cities, located in Germany, Belgium and Finland. In this exhibition, the Jewellery Museum will be spotlighting new aspects of international contemporary jewellery – created in places that don’t rank among the focal points of the jewellery scene but for this reason are breeding grounds for the development of refreshingly new approaches to art jewellery.
5/11/2020 - 18/07/2021
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
Serious Bling: Radical Jewelry Makeover – The Artist Project
Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a global recycling project that spotlights gold mining’s devastating impacts and the criticality of sustainable jewelry making practices. Its thriving offshoot, The Artists Project, provides opportunities for professional artists to engage with RJM by creating a series of work using RJM donated jewelry. Through their participation, the artists encourage honest conversations about the difficulties facing jewelers who strive for ethical studio practices that curtail damage to the environment and human health.
15/02/2020 – 22/11/2020
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty
In honour of its esteemed 50-year history, Fuller Craft presents the exhibition 'Striking Gold'. This invitational exhibition marks the institution’s “golden anniversary” as it probes the storied history of gold as an artistic material as well as its cultural, historical, and political associations. The inclusion of gold in the selected works reveals clear intention and purpose, rather than being used for purely decorative effect. In each case gold serves as the subject, as well as a material property of the work.
7/09/2019 – 5/04/2020
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Stile Milano. Storie di Eleganza
This exhibition, set up in the new wing on the first floor of this historic building, will illustrate the relationship between dress and jewellery from the 1950s to the present day. Each city has its own style and Milan, with its sobriety, has defined a refined elegance, made of impeccable garments and precious details, the result of high craftsmanship, to become the undisputed capital of fashion: Stile Milano tells how this happened. In addition to targeted loans, the exhibition presents some clothes belonging to the Museum's heritage which document the history of Milanese tailoring.
21/01/2020 - 29/03/2020
Palazzo Morando, Via Sant'Andrea, 6 - 20121 Milano, Italy
Pensieri preziosi 15. Contemporary Jewellery 1970-2019 from the Bollmann Collection
The jewellery collection of the Ausrian couple Heidi and Karl Bollmann began in 1972, on the occasion of the birth of their first child. Looking for a gift that surprised his wife and unsatisfied with what traditional jewellery offered, Karl Bollmann turned to the world of contemporary jewellery. Since then, together with his wife, he has combined objects with different styles, different conceptual approaches, and original or unusual working techniques. The thousand and more pieces of the collection, which became such due to the passion of the Bollmanns with regard to this particular artistic sector, combined with the desire to support these artists, document contemporary jewellery from the 1950s to the present. On display it is possible to admire jewels of the most famous and able contemporary makers that will be exhibited for the first time in Italy in Padua; a special tribute is reserved for the authors Bruno Martinazzi (1923-2018) and Manfred Bischoff (1947-2015), to whom the Bollmanns have been linked by deep esteem and friendship.
30/11/2019 - 16/02/2020
Oratorio di San Rocco, Via Santa Lucia, 59, 35139 Padova PD, Italy
Non-Stick Nostalgia. Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry
Contemporary jewellery — the personal expressiveness it stands for, and the combustion of tradition and technology bubbling in the core of its material DNA — is a uniquely telling manifestation of the psyche of our time. Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry highlights the work of 26 national and international artists who explore the friction between the analog and the digital. The exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from MAD’s permanent collection that present different interpretations of futurism in jewellery. The featured contemporary pieces channel an aesthetic that is plastic and pixelated, vibrant and glossy, amorphous or chromed, echoing the post-nascent Internet culture that has evolved since the dawn of the 21st century. Like the cultivated digitised images of millennial cyber personas, jewellery has become hyper-real. Together, they are in idyllic sync.
14/02/2019 - 7/07/2019
MAD - Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, New York NY 10019, USA
Sieraden - makers & dragers
Jewellery - makers and wearers
In this exhibition, the Africa Museum presents jewellery of gold, silver, beads and natural materials, including wood, feathers, hair, pips, paper, copper, from the museum's own collections which cover a period of many centuries. The exhibition also shows contemporary jewellery from designers from around the world. Their work shows an appreciation of traditional techniques, motifs and materials, sometimes as a source of inspiration for new applications, sometimes in combination with contemporary techniques. This yields exciting and impressive jewellery, such as the rings of Johanna Dahm, who learned the casting method of an Asante master goldsmith from West African Ghana. A special catalogue has been compiled for the exhibition; in addition to beautiful background stories, you are taken into the world of different materials, and can read more information about the 700 different objects shown in the exhibition.
13/10/18 - 2/06/2019
Afrika Museum, Postweg 6, 6571 CS, Berg en Dal, Netherlands
Il mestiere delle arti. Seduzione e bellezza nella contemporaneità
The craft of art. Seduction and beauty in the contemporary world
Why on earth is a unique and refined piece of jewellery considered to be craft and not art? This exhibition shows the "major" arts, sculpture and painting, flanked by the production of gold, glass and resin or ceramic offering a selection of more than one hundred works by contemporary artists who, ignoring the border between major arts and minor arts, have given their works a universal value for style and technical knowledge.
16/02/2019 - 26/05/2019
Museo Nazionale Ravenna, Via San Vitale, 17 Ravenna, Italy
Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment
This exhibition will bring together 75 examples of contemporary jewellery and costume that demonstrate the immense power of adornment to impact us physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Showcasing wearable work in various media from regional and national artists, it will explore the outer limits of comfort through works that constrict body movement, irritate the skin, make extreme demands, or touch upon sensitive cultural nerves. Uneasy Beauty is part of the Mass Fashion collaborative, a consortium of eight cultural institutions that aim to explore and celebrate the many facets of the Bay State’s culture of fashion.
6/10/2018 – 21/04/2019
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Room of Wonder I: Axel Vervoordt
'Room of Wonder I: Axel Vervoordt’ is the first in a series of special exhibitions in which a number of guest curators present their interpretation of a Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities and rarities. Step into the Room of Wonder put together by antiquarian and interior designer Axel Vervoordt. Marvel at naturalia, jewellery and exotica along with historical and contemporary art. The exhibition includes artworks by Anish Kapoor, Wim Delvoye, Marina Abramović, Jan Fabre and others, as well as material from DIVA’s collection and added loans, including pieces from his own collection.
19/10/2018 - 28/04/2019
DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds, Suikerrui 17-19, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Rigore e Libertà. All’origine del gioiello contemporaneo italiano
Rigour and Freedom. The origins of Italian contemporary jewellery
Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches designed and made as works of art. Sculptures to wear and admire, born from evolving thought that tell the story of Italian genius in the art of gold. The shapes, functions and characteristics of the twentieth century jewel are the protagonists. It is a tribute of international scale that the Fondazione Marino Marini di Pistoia dedicates to the origins of contemporary jewellery through the masterpieces of the three greatest masters of gold: the Paduan Giampaolo Babetto (Padua 1947), Francesco Pavan (1937), and, taking the journey back until the birth of the jewel, Mario Pinton (Padua 1919 - 2008). He also studied under Marino Marini, when he was teaching at the Istituto Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) of Monza, where Pinton was inspired to rework the jewel as a true work of art. This exhibition highlights for the first time the relationship between Pinton and Marino Marini, author of jewels and works of art made with precious materials.
26/10/2018 – 24/03/2019
Marino Marini Foundation, Corso Silvano Fedi 30, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century
From the beginning of recorded time, jewellery has both articulated identity as well as heralded status. In recognition of the universal passion for and power of jewelry, the KMA opens the 2018 fall season with 'Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century' In this exhibition, the KMA presents provocative work by internationally renowned artists which expand the boundaries, and our understanding, of personal adornment.
21/10/2018 – 27/01/2019
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536, USA
Exhibition by õ h u L o s s (Castle in the Air)
õ h u L o s s (Castle in the Air in English) is a group of jewellery artists who are all alumni of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts: Kadri Mälk, Tanel Veenre, Piret Hirv, Eve Margus-Villems, Kristiina Laurits and Villu Plink. In September 2018 “Castle in the Air” will land again after several years in Tallinn, in the exhibition hall at the Estonian History Museum’s Maarjamäe Palace. The goal is to create a modern castle of jewellery in the historically-charged summer residence of the Orlov-Davydov family, by visualizing a castle in the air – a castle made of air – an airy castle. While creating an opportunity to exhibit jewellery, at the same time the aim is to intensify the spatial experience. The meeting of history, air and jewellery to create a new visual space that would at the same time conceptually support the jewellery and objects on display.
19/10/2018 - 21/01/2019
Maarjamäe Palace, Pirita tee 56, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery
In 2017, the Art Gallery received a generous donation of 161 outstanding examples of jewellery from private collectors, Truus and Joost Daalder. The collection traverses 100 years of art jewellery and includes work by art nouveau master René Lalique through to Vietnamese-German contemporary artist Sam Tho Duong. Presented as a precious jewel box, the exhibition and its supporting publication invite an intimate encounter with works of art designed to be worn on the body and celebrate bold experimentation and rampant creativity.
9/06/2018 - 31/12/2018
Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum
Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection, this exhibition will celebrate exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Encompassing a wide range of styles, from the complex and intricate historicist and Neo-Gothic, the naturalistic Arts & Crafts, the sinuous curves influenced by the European Art Nouveau movement to the structural modernity of the 1920s and 1930s, the exhibition will feature over 70 pieces by 20 designers. The sparkling display will include jewellery by some of the finest jewellers of the time including Castellani, Giuliano, Robert Phillips and John Brogden, as well as a spectacular decanter by William Burges. There are important pieces of jewellery and silver by the most famous of Arts & Crafts designers, including C.R. Ashbee, Henry Wilson, Gilbert Marks and John Paul Cooper, and unique jewellery designed by the artist Charles Ricketts, which holds a special place in the history of queer art in Britain, having been designed for the couple Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper, known collectively as the author, Michael Field. Modern silver is represented by leaders of the field, Omar Ramsden and H. G. Murphy.
31/07/2018 – 11/11/2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1R, UK
The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery
Precious things aren’t always made from precious materials—and jewellery is no exception. The intimacy of jewellery worn on the body gives us a unique way of showing who we are and what’s important to us. This exhibition expands on our associations with adornment: drawing out how ideas of value have changed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It features over 100 artists from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand whose work reveals how personal meaning develops from the often unusual materials and processes used in the field of contemporary jewellery.
24/02/2018 – 24/06/2018
The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection
An exhibition of avant-garde jewelry design from the late 20th century up through the present day. Featuring nearly 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets, and rings created by designers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Jewelry of Ideas will illuminate the radical conceptual and material developments in jewelry design that have transformed the field.
17/11/2017 - 28/05/2018
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, New York NY 10128, USA
4/10/2018 - 6/01/2019
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Georgia, USA
JEWELLERY: Made By, Worn By
In its forthcoming winter exhibition, Museum Volkenkunde will be presenting the largest collection of jewellery ever to be displayed in a Dutch museum. Almost 1,000 items of jewellery by designers from all over the world will guarantee a feast for the eye, as well as plenty of surprises and no small measure of wonder. As well as exploring how people around the world adorn themselves, the exhibition will also zoom in on the makers, the techniques they use, and the extraordinary stories of some of those who wear the jewellery. Besides jewellery from its own collection, which spans several centuries, the museum will also be showing recent pieces by designers from all over the world. Their work demonstrates their love of traditional techniques, motifs and materials, which they use as inspiration for new applications, occasionally combining them with new techniques. This produces some exciting and impressive pieces, like the rings designed by Johanna Dahm, who learnt the Asante gold casting method from a master goldsmith in Ghana, West Africa. One unique element of this exhibition is the five designers who have been invited to take a new look at the collection. In a workshop specially set up for them in the exhibition, they will make an item of jewellery inspired by the museum’s collection. Visitors will also have the opportunity to make a piece of jewellery to take home.
13/12/17 - 3/06/2018
Museum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden, Netherlands
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1st International Silver Smithing Symposium Jablonec ’68. Thanks to the Prague Spring in 1968, at the invitation of the Czechoslovak Artists’ Association, European jewellery artists from East and West converged on Jablonec nad Nisou in northern Bohemia for a European summit of jewellery artists. Now, half a century after Jablonec ’68, the 70 jewellery items will be presented again for the first time, having been preserved to this day in the Muzeum skla a bižuterie (Museum of Glass and Jewellery) in Jablonec nad Nisou. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in German/English by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, including a reprint of the original catalogue (printed in only a few copies in 1969) on the jewellery and artists of the Jablonec ’68 symposium.
10/03/2018 - 3/06/2018
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Türkenstraße 15, 80333 München, Germany
Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences, from the natural environment to non-precious materials. This small display will highlight pieces from British and Nordic designers, that would go on to influence a new wave of jewellery production.
1/12/2017 – 29/04/2018
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
Medusa. Bijoux et tabous
Just like the face of Medusa in Greek mythology, a piece of jewellery attracts and troubles the person who designs it, looks at it or wears it. While it is one of the most ancient and universal forms of human expression, jewellery has an ambiguous status, mid-way between fashion and sculpture, and is rarely considered to be a work of art. Indeed, it is often perceived as too close to the body, too feminine, precious, ornamental or primitive. But it is thanks to avant-garde artists and contemporary designers that it has been reinvented, transformed and detached from its own traditions. The exhibition brings together over 400 pieces of jewellery: created by artists, avant-garde jewellery makers and designers, contemporary jewellery makers and also high-end jewellers as well as anonymous, more ancient or non-Western pieces (including prehistorical and medieval works, punk and rappers’ jewellery as well as costume jewellery etc). The exhibition is organized around four themes with a specific display for each: Identity, Value, Body and Instruments. Each section starts from the often negative preconceptions surrounding jewellery in order to better deconstruct them, and finally reveal jewellery’s underlying subversive and performative potential.
19/05/2017 - 5/11/2017
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris, France
20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 years of the ACJ
20:20 Visions shows the best of contemporary jewellery and traces progression in design and techniques over the last twenty years. To mark its 20th anniversary, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) has invited twenty of its most prominent and innovative members to exhibit work from circa 1997 alongside a new piece. The exhibition also includes work from current members and promises to explore a wide range of materials, new technologies, techniques and methods of construction used in the world of jewellery.
18/05/2017 – 30/06/2017
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD, UK
Playa Made: Burning Man Jewelry
This exhibition will feature jewellery created for or during the Burning Man Festival, an annual arts gathering during which a temporary community is erected in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Jewellery is an integral part of the Burning Man festival and has many uses including trade, fostering personal connections, and fulfilling the Gifting tenet (unconditional gifting of goods and services is a core tenet of the festival). The exhibition will explore conceptual themes and imagery that have evolved from Burning Man as well as the ongoing development of material application. The show will also include George Post’s photography of past festivals alongside sculptural work by local “burners.”
11/02/2017 – 4/06/2017
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Bloomin’ Jewels: The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery
Since the first human tucked a flower in their hair, blooms have been a part of human adornment. Each epoch saw new interpretations of the floral in jewellery. The Romans had their ivy circlets, the Tudors long necklaces of clusters of tiny blossoms, the Victorians their detailed panoply of symbolic blooms, Art Nouveau its sinuous floral forms and twentieth-century costume pieces sprays of foliage and flowers. Despite this, the contemporary studio jewellery movement for many years rejected the prettification of jewellery and, as a result, the flower form in contemporary jewellery withered. All of this is set to change with ‘Bloomin’ Jewels’, a new selling exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts in Bankside, which sows the seeds for a regrowth of the floral motif. This special exhibition spotlights cutting-edge, imaginative and technically accomplished modern work whilst celebrating the long and esteemed tradition of depicting flowers and foliage in jewellery. Over 20 respected contemporary jewellers have been invited to offer work using the botanical as a starting point for the creation of jewellery. The results will surprise and dazzle anyone interested in contemporary jewellery, decorative arts, fashion, design and gardening.
27/04/2017 – 3/06/2017
Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX, UK
Gioielli e gioiellieri italiani: 1900 – 1990. Il trionfo della creatività
Italian jewels and jewellers: 1900 - 1990. The triumph of creativity
In a tribute to Italian craftsmanship, over 150 works tell, for the first time, the scenario of Italian jewellery production in the 20th century. This evolution is traced through chronological sections devoted to Neo-historicism, Liberty Style, Art Deco, the production of the thirties, forties and fifties, until you get to the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties: the path of the birth of the "made in Italy" movement. Archive research, revealing the homegrown technical excellence and the perfect organization of work in the goldsmith's workshops, has also enabled us to reconstruct the history of Italian jewellers, often active in existing family enterprises, today involving the third or fourth generations. They parade before our eyes many different types of precious objects - tiaras and diadems, necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches and earrings - made by the great names of Italian goldsmithing: starting from the splendour of the jewellery of Mario and then Gianmaria Buccellati through the Milanese creations of Alfredo Ravasco (some of whose works will be on public display for the first time), the Genoese Filippo Chiappe, the Musy from Turin, the Roman Petochi and Milanese Cusi, the neo-archeological Codognato, to jewellery in coral by the Ascione family. The examples from the Forties, the choice of materials and forms conditioned by war events, are represented by the major names of Cusi, Chantecler and Illario. The exhibition also presents works inspired by art movements made by the Roman jeweller Mario Masenza in collaboration with painters and sculptors such as, among others, Afro and Cannilla, as well as showing examples of the experimental "new jewels" created by the brothers Arnaldo and Giò Pomodoro.
24/11/2016 – 20/03/2017
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Manzoni 12, 20121 Milan, Italy
Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein
Accessory, statement, seduction, provocation, object of value, art object - the speciality jewels and jewellery from Idar-Oberstein display the various facets of jewellery in this exhibition at the Simeonstift Trier City Museum. From initial material examinations to extraordinary creations, in photos, videos and artistic objects, students and graduates discuss the theme of ornament - classic, extravagant, experimental, exploiting unexpected materials and young aesthetics. In addition to final and semester work from the years 2006 to 2016, a collection is also on display which has been specially created for the Stadtmuseum. In the project 'reMake' the students reacted with contemporary jewellery, objects and installations to historical exhibits from the museum's collection. During the duration of the exhibition, these will be presented in the permanent exhibition.
27/11/2016 - 26/02/2017
Stadtmusem Simeonstift, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection
Beyond Bling showcases an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary studio jewelry from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The exhibition, which features a selection of 50 works from the gift of over 300 pieces from collector Lois Boardman, explores the use of nontraditional materials and techniques, the ways jewelry can communicate personal or political messages, and the medium's potential to shock and delight. The collection is the first of its kind to enter a museum on the West Coast.
2/10/2016 - 5/02/2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Il Gioiello e il Viaggio
The Jewel and the Journey
Travel over the centuries, the traces left by voyagers, jewels for travel, nostalgia, travel as movement and as metaphor for life. These are the major themes that have emerged from the new edition of 'Next Jeneration Jewellery Talent Contest', an international talent contest organised by Fiera di Vicenza in conjuction with WJA Italy and this year dedicated to jewellery and travel. The Exhibition “Jewellery and Journey”, curated by Alba Cappellieri – Professor of jewellery Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan – will show 25 prototypes of the finalist jewellery, created by young international designers under 30 and realised with the support of some brands.
3/09/2016 – 15/01/2017
Museo del Gioiello, Basilica Palladiana, Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Beautiful Mind: Ein Schmuckstück für Cranach
Beautiful Mind: A Gem for Cranach
In May 2014, on the 500th anniversary of Lucas Cranach the Younger's birth, the Kunststiftung of Saxony-Anhalt announced a national competition. The competition sought contemporary artistic interpretations of jewellery worn by Cranach the Younger, his wives, sons, daughters, as well as the contemporaries he portrayed. Some 146 artists entered the competition, representing each of the federal states of Germany. The 51 works selected for exhibition offer a broad perspective on contemporary artistic work from across Germany. Of the large number of prize-worthy entries that bore a special relationship to Cranach the Younger in both content and form, the jury selected three winners: The first prize went to Bettina Dittlmann from Breitenbach, Bavaria; the second prize to Beate Eismann from Halle, Saxony-Anhalt; the third prize to Svenja John from Berlin. Their work, alongside 48 other pieces, forms the exhibition 'Beautiful Mind: A Gem for Cranach'. Conceived of as a travelling exhibition, it was shown first in the Lutherhaus in Wittenberg, and afterwards in the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim.
20/05/2016 - 28/08/2016
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Gemany
Rapid Jewelry Exhibition
Produced in order to educate people about 3D printing and design, the Rapid Jewelry collection is a culmination of Design Museum’s international design competition. Over 100 applications were received and reviewed down to 21 top finalists by an expert jury panel. Whether you’re a 3D printing guru who wants to check out the 3D printer on display or a fashionista who loves jewelry, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss! Stop by Hotel Lucia to check it out!
21/03/2016 - 20/06/2016
Hotel Lucia, 400 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205, USA
Wilde Mischung — neue Schmuckstücke aus der Sammlung
A Motley Crew - New Pieces from the Collection
Ten years ago, Pforzheim’s Jewellery Museum reopened after a period of redesign and expansion. Since then, thanks to acquisitions, permanent loans or donations, it has been able to add more than 400 new pieces to its collection. This exhibition will be spotlighting a selection of these new exhibits, a "motley crew" of historical and contemporary jewellery of every description. For on the one hand, the museum aims to continuously complement its collection of historical pieces, and on the other to expand its modern collection of jewellery created since the post-War period up to the present day, and to identify international trends in contemporary art jewellery.
18/03/2016 - 12/06/2016
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
Open Space – Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery
In this exhibition 30 artists from the international scene will present the public with jewels and conceptual works, complemented with examples from the young collection of Nationalmuseum. In total there will be about 160 works on display. The selection of artists also covers the foremost academies and universities in the field of jewellery. Sophie Hanagarth teaches in Strasbourg, Karen Pontoppidan at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Miro Sazdic at Ädellab at Konstfack in Stockholm, Suska Mackert at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and Mikiko Minewaki at the Hiko Mizuno College in Tokyo and so on. Their work demonstrates the stronger impact of female artists, who provide a paradigm shift in handwriting, style, thematic issues and the appearance of jewellery today. This is also one of the reasons why the exhibition focuses in particular on the aspect of gender positions and gender shifts.
11/03/2016 – 13/05/2016
Nationalmuseum Design, Kulturhuset Stadsteaternm, Sergels torg, Stockholm, Sweden
Skin: the surface of the jewel
This exhibition looks at jewellery through a novel angle which is that of the surface, presenting the works of 77 artists, designers and craftsmen in the different meanings of the skin as experimentation, metamorphosis, narration, contact, dualism, graft.
22/01/2016 – 1/05/2016
Museo del Gioiello, Basilica Palladiana, Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age
This exhibition brings together scientific fact and pop culture in a showcase of wearable and decorative arts related to outer space, space travel, the space age, and the powerful influence these topics have had on human civilization. Beginning with jewelry and artifacts memorializing the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, Out of this World! travels forward through time to explore nearly 200 objects from landmark moments in space-related history. Pieces in the exhibition include ephemera, jewelry, and objets d’art inspired by events that captured our imagination, such as the 1865 publication of Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, the 1957 Sputnik launch that kicked off the space race of the Cold War, and milestone NASA missions.
27/06/2015 - 4/01/2016
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Maker & Muse: Women & Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and the First World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse. For the first time during this period, women emerged as prominent jewelry makers in their own right, establishing independent studios amid changing social norms. In other regions, the female figure acted as a powerful muse, appearing in jewelry as audacious and novel motifs.
14/02/2015 - 3/01/2016
Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way - Corning, NY, USA
29/01/2019 - 27/05/2019
The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
26/10/2019 – 19/01/2020
Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405, USA
15/08/2020 - 27/09/2020
The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
A Sense of Jewellery. Work by 40 iconic jewellers from the past 40 years
Jewels are one of the most intimate and oldest forms of human expression, seen in the extraordinary objects held in museums and personal collections worldwide. This free exhibition sets out to rediscover British jewellery design and celebrate the quality of design thinking and material innovation which has emerged from independent studios in this period. It will unite pieces from the V&A, private patrons, artist collections and The Goldsmiths’ Company’s own collection to demonstrate how artists and designers continue to be drawn to this field of activity, inspired by its human and material histories. This unique combination of British works has been put together by invited guest curators: Amanda Game, a leading UK independent curator and producer in the field of jewellery and silversmithing and Liveryman of The Goldsmiths’ Company and Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE, influential designer and former Head of the School of Jewellery in Edinburgh. Major works by established artists such as Wendy Ramshaw CBE and Gerda Flockinger CBE will be shown alongside works by emerging makers from across the UK, such as Andrew Lamb and Zoe Arnold.
15/09/2015 – 19/11/2015
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5AD, UK
Haystack Components: Metals and Jewelry
This exhibition is made up of people who have become connected to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as teachers, teaching assistants, students, staff, or board members. What ties the group together is a love of the place and the transformation Haystack can engender. The work is as varied as Haystack’s programming, spanning meticulously hand-crafted work to CAD-designed innovative interpretations and even spectacles (glasses). The work also speaks to the incredible variety of materials that fall under the broad heading of “metals and jewelry”: precious and nonprecious metals, gems, wood, plastic, glass, fiber, and concrete. It’s about stretching boundaries, exchanging ideas, and preserving traditions. Every summer new classes are offered, new ideas shared, and connections made. These are the components that make up a whole, albeit an intangible whole that exists all around the country, if not the world.
16/05/2015 – 1/11/2015
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Stadtluft — Schmuck aus Zentren der Welt
The Feel of the City — Jewellery from Centres of this World
Urban living generates contemporary jewellery that also reflects the spirit of the times and the sense of life characteristic of a specific era. The exhibition will be covering the whole spectrum from centres of bygone epochs to today’s megacities, showcasing jewellery from ancient hubs of human civilization in the Mediterranean region, such as the city-states of Athens, Troy, Pompeii or Byzantium; from trading towns in early modern times, where capitalism and overseas trade led to the emergence of merchant dynasties — like the Medici in Florence or the Welsers and Fuggers in Augsburg — and gave rise to the banking industry; from the Paris or Berlin of the 1920s, as well as from today’s sprawling metropolises in Asia and Latin America.
10/07/2015 - 1/11/2015
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstraße 42, 75173 Pforzheim, Germany
Not Too Precious
This exhibition explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Radical artist jewellers of the late 1960s and 70s vigorously rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. Not Too Precious challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value': what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
11/07/2015 – 20/09/2015
Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB, UK
Re-Making the past. 6 Makers Respond to Pre-history
This exhibition brings together a group of artists who have in common a fascination with the ancient past. They will focus on themes that forge links across the visual arts and archaeology, inspired by sources including Bronze Age artefacts and Neolithic sites. Gary Wright & Sheila Teague imagined one prehistoric traveller on a journey from Britain through Europe to the Middle East. Seeing unimagined worlds for the first time, fashioning objects to preserve memories and sensations. He begins with only a gold encased sycamore staff as a precious connection with home. With each encounter, he creates a memento of each unfamiliar culture visited, channelling the emotive power of scents to evoke memories of places and peoples. Feather-light aluminium vessels hold wax impregnated with iconic and indigenous fragrances from significant points on his journey. And then the man takes his treasures back, vivid in their story-telling - an Odyssey.
21/03/2015 – 10/05/2015
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF, UK
Jewellery is an incredibly powerful and personal form of expression. Whether the individual is a collector or designer, what they choose to buy, commission or create defines them. Jewellery can also be a witty, exciting - sometimes inexpensive - sometimes provocative way to make a fashion, social or political statement. This exhibition will consider work by people who are or were involved in collecting, commissioning or creating jewellery, including leading UK jewellers David Watkins and Wendy Ramshaw and fashion designer Jean Muir.
12/12/2014 – 29/03/2015
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, UK
Drawing the Jewellery Collection
mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces. This exhibition celebrates key works from the collection which challenge traditional use of materials and approaches to wearability. A series of drawings and paintings inspired by the collection, and responding to pieces on the human figure, will be on show around mima, including in the second floor community exhibition space.
4/10/2014 – 15/02/2015
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ, UK
Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography
This exhibition is the first to explore the dynamic art created when studio jewelry and photography combine in surprising and compelling forms. The resulting designs explore personal, artistic, cultural and political issues. From the historic to the technologically advanced, the sum of these photo-jewelry designs is ultimately more than the parts and the work included in the exhibition is vitally contemporary. The six exhibition themes reveal the creativity and technical mastery of 80 jewelry artists from 30 countries as they explore familiar forms and invent new ones: Portraiture in jewelry is age old, but “Saving Face” explores new representations of people and psychological states; "The Body in Play" presents digitally manipulated and fractured imagery of the human body; "Remembered Places, Imagined Spaces" reimagines city and country landscapes; in "Appropriation and Pastiche" artists hijack and transform iconic imagery from art history, popular culture and film; dismantled camera components provide the ingredients in "Displaced Lenses/Orphaned Apertures: Apparatus as Art" in imaginative and unexpectedly wearable pieces of jewelry; "Beyond Wearability" defies expectations of the functions and conventions of jewelry with visually stimulating and technologically advanced photographic and video works. To unite the contemporary works with historical antecedents, Multiple Exposures also includes an introductory section that incorporates early daguerreotypes, tintypes, and albumen silver prints as they appeared in lockets, brooches, bracelets and other objects as relics, keepsakes, and signs of devotion. Multiple Exposures is organized by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design.
24/06/2014 - 18/01/2015
Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Divine. Splendori di scena. Gioielli Fantasia dalla Collezione di Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Divine. Fantasy jewellery from the Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo collection
This exhibition, curated by Rosangela Cochrane, displays about 350 pieces of jewellery made in the US between the 1930s and the 1970s from the Fantasy Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, accompanied by some examples made more recently. It will contain huge necklaces, colourful earrings, extravagant brooches, eccentric bracelets: pieces designed and developed by leading designers such as Trifari, Marcel Boucher, Coro, De Rosa, Eisenberg, Miriam Haskell, Eugene Joseff, Kenneth J. Lane, Nib, up to Wendy Gell and Iradj Moini.
30/08/2014 - 11/01/2015
Gallery Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Cannaregio n. 3932 (“Strada Nuova”) – Venezia, Italy
Präsentation der neu kuratierten Danner-Rotunde. Schmuck Danner Rotunda. Jewellery. Revisited
Since 2004, Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich - has incorporated contemporary jewellery in the Pinakothek der Moderne in its permanent display in the Danner Rotunda as well as in temporary exhibitions. As such, one of the most multifaceted artistic forms of expression today is permanently being presented in a museum of this type for the first time alongside art, architecture, graphic works and design. The Danner Rotunda forms a central core in which exhibits by more than one hundred jewellery artists from around the world are shown. This exhibition celebrates the reopening of the Danner Rotunda in 2014 with a new, ‘revisited’ exhibition derived from 10 years of exhibitions consisting of exhibits solely from the Danner Foundation’s and the museum’s own holdings without any loans. Whilst forming a link to the concept of the initial installation, the protagonists in the international world of jewellery are shown in a new light, reciprocal effects can be highlighted, associations provoked and dynamic correlations created between the works.
15/03/2014 - 31/12/2014
Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 München, Germany
Remarkable Contemporary Jewellery
This exhibition showcases the work of thirty Quebec and international artists whose creations testify to the richness of modern practice. Although some of the artists use traditional materials like gold, silver and precious stones and explore age-old surface treatment, forming and stamping techniques, their artistry remains an act of invention, the expression of a constantly evolving tradition. While maintaining the basic purpose of jewellery — objects of adornment that communicate various messages about their wearers — some artists endeavour to shake up its traditions. Through a deliberate choice of materials, sizes and fabrication methods, they have freed themselves from established techniques. For example, they often use wood, symbolic of life, not only for its malleability, light weight and low cost, but also because it refers to nature, the environment and renewable resources. New technologies, including 3D printing, also offer a promising field for exploration.
16/05/2014 – 30/11/2014
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC H3G 1J5, Canada
Bijoux Celtes – De trésors en créations
This exhibition proposes a confrontation between Celtic Iron Age jewellery from the extensive collections of the Musée Historique de Haguenau - ornaments, bracelets, necklaces and other torques - and contemporary art with the assistance of independent designers and established art institutions and jewellery schools.
21/06/2014 - 9/11/2014
Takes place in 3 locations:
Musée Historique, Chapelle des Annonciades and Espace Saint-Martin
Gioielli d'artista. La tradizione nella modernità
This exhibition, curated by Ornella Casazza and Laura Felici, and promoted and organized by OMA, is dedicated to Tuscan and foreign painters and sculptors who practice the jewellery arts and, in particular, are turning their attention to sculpture intended to wear as jewellery. It takes place in two locations in Florence, and is accompanied by a catalogue
30/04/2014 – 15/10/2014,
via de’ Benci 6 Firenze, Italy
Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Spazio Mostre, Via Bufalini n. 6, Firenze, Italy
Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
This exhibition will provide a close look at more than 100 pieces that came to The Metropolitan Museum of Art through a significant 2007 gift from collector Donna Schneier. The pieces — designed by some 88 artists from 17 countries — date from the 1960s to the present and include modern master jewelers such as Thomas Gentille, William Harper, Mary Lee Hu, Hermann Junger, Gijs Bakker, and Peter Chang, as well as avant-garde jewelry makers Robert Baines, Ted Noten, and Eun Me Chun, all of whom have contributed to the creative revolution in contemporary jewelry design. In the counterculture environment of the 1960s, a dramatic shift occurred in Europe that changed the art world’s perception of jewelry and ornament. Jewelry makers broke tradition by questioning the use of precious materials and art jewelry entered a phase of critical introspection and material exploration on an international scale. The postwar economic boom and new educational opportunities ignited the field’s transformation. Donna’s Schneier’s approach to collecting jewelry has been based on documenting the central figures and works from this adventurous era.
13/05/2014 - 31/08/2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028 USA
Lohr a. Main
Schmuck! Spessarter Gold-, Silber- und Schmuckkunst des 20. Jahrhunderts
An exhibition of objects of gold, silver and jewellery created by Spessart artists of the 20th Century. It includes pieces of different styles ranging from simple metal brooches and dress appliques made of brass and silver to high-end gold jewellery set with gemstones.
early December 2013 - 15/06/2014
Spessartmuseum, Schloßplatz 1, 97816 Lohr a. Main, Germany
Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design
Ranging from mass-produced to one-of-a-kind works and from hand-crafted to digitally fabricated pieces, this exhibition focuses on the scale, range and creative dexterity found in many contemporary designers' repertoires today. Innovative contemporary jewelry will be paired with other design objects — from chairs to climbing walls — created by the same designers. This exhibition will celebrate the accomplishments of key designers currently in the High's permanent collection, including Ron Arad, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Héctor Esrawe, Johanna Grawunder, Zaha Hadid, Joris Laarman, Marc Newson, Ettore Sottsass, Jr. and Marcel Wanders. The show will also highlight many of the High's recent acquisitions by these designers and will demonstrate the range of contemporary design.
8/10/2013 – 8/06/2014
The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Chroma Jewellery Collective
Chroma Jewellery Collective is a group of four contemporary designer makers all based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. They have a shared goal to create vibrant and colourful jewellery that will make a statement when worn. The unique collective aims to promote the work of its makers, Amy Logan, Lana Crabb, Ruth Laird and Amanda Trimmer through innovative projects, exhibitions and workshops. They aspire to raise awareness of contemporary jewellery made within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. As part of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s ongoing support of emerging designer makers, this exhibition showcases the most recent work of Chroma Jewellery Collective. Each maker uses unusual and colourful materials not found in traditional jewellery such as spray paint, powder-coated metal, comic books and even rubber gloves.
18/01/2014 – 7/06/2014
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75-79 Vyse St, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6HA, UK
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor...100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor… begins an old rhyme that little girls would chant to predict the profession of the man they would marry. Not in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that all the professions recited, from priests to lawyers, would one day be occupations for women. This exhibition features 100 stories of great Australian women who have broken professional barriers and 100 brooches made in response to these stories by 100 of Australia’s most talented women jewellers. Covering arts, sciences, sports, entertainment, medicine and other disciplines as well as contemporary jewellery, Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor has a wide appeal and generates pride for the milestones set by the women of the past and provides inspiration for the women of the future.
JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, SA
23 February – 5 April, 2012
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
15 April – 20 May, 2012
Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, NSW
8 June – 22 July, 2012
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
10 August – 22 September, 2012
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA
5 October – 25 November, 2012
Logan Art Gallery, QLD
9 January – 16 February, 2013
Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD
28 February – 2 April, 2013
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
6 April – 13 May, 2013
Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
24 May – 21 July, 2013
Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
7 September – 19 October, 2013
Hurstville Museum and Gallery, NSW
26 October – 22 December, 2013
Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC
8 February – 6 April, 2014
Made in London: Jewellery Now
In the 21st century, it is not enough for a jewellery designer to create beautiful pieces. Designers have to create a unique identity and aesthetic. This exhibition explores how the seven featured designers, Imogen Belfield, Rachel Boston, Duffy, Jordan Askill, Husam el Odeh, Noemi Klein and Frances Wadsworth-Jones, have harnessed their interests to make their collections stand out, while simultaneously exploring how each is influenced by the city around them. As well as jewellery, Made in London: Jewellery Now, showcases illustrations, inspirational objects and original source material to give visitors a glimpse of what goes on behind the design studio door. It also celebrates the melting pot of individual style and artistic vision that defines London, and its influence over global design trends.
21/11/2013 – 27/04/2014
Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK
Tomfoolery: Noun (plural tomfooleries) 1. (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery. From gold chains to signet rings, male ‘bling’ and their wearers will be represented in a new photography display at the Museum of London. The acclaimed portrait photographer Ross Trevail has been especially commissioned to photograph men and their jewellery. The seven black and white photographs capture different male subjects, all of whom express their style in jewellery in different ways.
8/10/2013 – 16/03/2014
Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK
Pensieri preziosi 9 - Gioielleria contemporanea australiana
For decades the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Padua has been involved in promoting and enhancing the evolution and development of contemporary research jewellery from a historical-critical point of view, not just Italian jewellery but also international pieces, opening up debates and discussions on artists from different Schools and cultural environments. This year the Pensieri Preziosi exhibition, which has been designed and curated by Mirella Cisotto Nalon now reaching its ninth year, presents the Australian Goldsmithing School that trained at the RMIT University of Melbourne. This exhibition allows visitors to get to know, appreciate and examine highly original works created by eight specially chosen artists, Prof. Robert Baines - Head of School - along with Nicholas Bastin, Simon Cottrell, Kirsten Haydon, Linda Hughes, Milbourne Christopher, Nicole Polentas and Katherine Wheeler, who have studied at the most important University of Design on the continent of Australia, under the guidance of Prof. Baines.
30/11/2013 – 23/02/2014
Oratorio di San Rocco, via S. Lucia - Padova, Italy
In the Line of Sight: contemporary jewellery in France
This exhibition also takes us on a tour of the museum’s permanent collections, where seventy jewellers and silversmiths have been invited to show their most recent creations alongside Medieval/ Renaissance, 17th/18th Century, 19th Century, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary works, and also in the Contemporary and Jewellery galleries. This panorama of contemporary French creation shows how jewellery and its role are changing today, in its daring, often spectacular formal experimentation, “questioning” of the contemporary body and identification of new social behaviours.
19/09/2013 - 2/03/2014
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France
Architetture da indossare - gioielli di design
This exhibition, curated by Floriana Maracchia and sponsored by the City of Casalmaggiore, the Association of Architects of Rome and the Provinces, the Association of Architects of the Province of Cremona, in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Jewellery Museum with the District of the Casalasche Lands, is intended to reflect and make explicit to the public the added value that the eye of an architect contributes to the conception, creation and implementation of jewellery. One of the unique features of this exhibition, and the jewellery exhibited, is the use of materials usually far removed from those traditionally used by the goldsmith but rather utilised in the professional practice of an architect such as: cement, copper, aluminum, steel, plexiglass, ceramic, glass, etc.
21/12/2013 – 26/01/2014
Museo del Bijou, Casalmaggiore (CR) - Via Porzio, 9, Italy
Jewellery by Iris Bodemer and Ute Eitzenhöfer
Dedicating an exhibition to Iris Bodemer (*1970) and Ute Eitzenhöfer (*1969), Pforzheim’s Jewellery Museum will present the works created by two contemporary jewellery artists who have introduced a new visual language of form and design to the jewellery world and understand jewellery as a means of artistic expression. Both have an eminently democratic approach to materials that transcends the valuable/worthless dichotomy. Also very keen to experiment, they both create highly complex and multifaceted pieces.
9/11/2013 – 26/01/2014
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstrasse 42, D-75173, Pforzheim, Germany
Regenerated: Rajesh Gogna, Cathy Miles & Miranda Sharpe
This exhibition showcases the work of three leading contemporary makers based in Birmingham’s unique Jewellery Quarter. Cathy Miles creates delicate, highly detailed illustrations in metal which explore the identity of everyday objects. Silversmith Rajesh Gogna presents a series of sculptural vessels in response to the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Miranda Sharpe creates jewellery, bowls and wall works which combine a fascination for the natural word with contemporary silversmithing techniques and industrial enamelling processes.
01/06/2013 – 11/01/2014
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75-79 Vyse St, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6HA, UK
This is the first major exhibition in Asia to explore the visual dialogue between art jewellery by established living artists and traditional jewels from various cultures around the world. 10 contemporary artists will be showcasing their work in the exhibition, including Jannis Kounellis from Greece, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov from Russia and German installation artist Rebecca Horn, alongside 80 pieces from the World Jewellery Museum's permanent collection. By combining old and new jewels in groups, the exhibition will offer 15 "matchmaking" encounters, bringing together ethnology and contemporary art and allowing visitors to explore the similarities and differences between the old and the new.
5/09/2013 - 27/10/2013
World Jewellery Museum, 75-3 Hwa-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea
Neues aus dem Perm - Internationale zeitgenössische Schmuckkunst und der Versteinerte Wald Chemnitz
News from the Permian. Contemporary international jewellery and the petrified forest of Chemnitz
The 291 million year old silicified wood from the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz is the focus of this international jewellery exhibition. Eleven jewelery designers from seven countries were invited to contribute to an exciting dialogue between natural history and artistic interpretation under the curatorship of Prof. Ines Bruhn. Inspired by current research by the Museum of Natural History at Chemnitz, by current excavations in the city as well as scientifically significant findings, the artists opened up completely individual thematic connections and creative possibilities. After six months in the studio the jewellery and objects created gave the material from the Permian a strong contemporary presence.
30/10/2013 - 5/01/2014
Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz, Moritzstraße 20, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany
Pravěký a současný šperk
Prehistoric and Contemporary Jewellery
Includes antique jewellery ranging from buckles of the Duchcov type that made a part of the votive gift found during the reconstruction of the Giant Spring (Obří Pramen) in Lahošť at Duchcov, buckles from the Roman period, armbands of Únětice culture to fashionable shapes of armbands from the La Tene period, the valuable findings of brooches made from shells, amber beads and golden earrings from Blšan in Louny area and jewels from nearer destinations (for example, a glass bead from the fort in Frýdlant area or S-shaped earrings from Dubá at Mnichovo Hradiště) aranged side by side with contemporary jewellery, including work from renowned Czech and foreign authors from their own studios but also from the collections of several institutions - the Northern Bohemian Museum in Liberec, the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, the Museum of the Czech Paradise in Turnov and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, among others
14/07/2012 - 29/09/2013
Severočeské muzeum v Liberci, Masarykova 11, 460 01 Liberec, Czech Republic
Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age
The purpose of this exhibition is to document how the history of space exploration has been reflected in our popular culture through both fine and non-precious jewelry and to showcase the beautiful and whimsical jewels that are being crafted today as jewelers continue to ponder the mysteries of the universe. Space has always been in our consciousness and often expressed in jewelry. The ancients wore amulets depicting the moon; in Georgian and Victorian jewelry we see numerous depictions of the moon, stars, and Halley’s Comet. The mid-20th century saw an explosion of “space age jewelry” and corresponding couture, and today the “futuristic” look in fashion is “in” thanks to Lady Gaga and other entertainers. Many contemporary fine jewelers and studio jewelers still look to space for inspiration and the result is some of the wonderful jewelry you will see in this exhibition.
16/03/2013 - 7/09/2013
The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York City, USA
Il design italiano incontra il gioiello
Italian design meets jewellery
This exhibition, curated by Alba Cappellieri and Marco Romanelli, is dedicated to the jewellery of Italian designers. It covers a time span ranging from the fifties to the present day, through styles and at different times, from the Post Modern Rationalism up to Minimalism: A generational path that include great masters and young designers, industrial production and unique pieces. The curatorial hypothesis consists of two parts: a historical review with a number of new projects presented for the first time in Milan, and a section with jewelry designed and created especially for the exhibition.
2/07/2013 – 8/09/2013
Triennale Design Museum, Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milan, Italy
Inspirations from the Bronze Age: an exhibition by six outstanding contemporary designers and makers
In May 2012 CinBA (Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe) and the Crafts Council started work on the Contemporary Maker Engagement Project - a unique opportunity for makers to explore the role that the contemporary craft maker can play in archaeological enquiry, beyond the standard models of reconstruction or reproduction of prehistoric craft. The six makers taking part in the Project are: Helen Marton, DrJulian Stair, Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley, Sheila Teague and Syann van Niftrik. They visited and explored historic sites and made use of internationally significant museum collections, and the knowledge of academics, to produce works inspired by the Bronze Age. By using prehistoric objects for modern-day inspirations this exhibition provides the basis for new types of heritage experiences in which creative potentials of objects are more imaginatively explored, as well as offering inspiration and new roles for the contemporary craft sector.
6/07/2013 – 1/09/2013
Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS, UK
Form- und Farbenspiel. Neue Wege im Emailschmuck
Shape and colour. New directions in enamel jewellery
An exhibition in association with the Society of Goldsmiths, the Deutschen Goldschmiedehaus at Hanau and the District Museum Zons. Fifteen participants from home and abroad have accepted the invitation to submit their latest jewellry in enamel. Over 100 works show how impressive diverse and complex jewellery can be when the goldsmiths and jewellery designers throw all conventional ideas for enamel overboard. The enamel is approached with a variety of creative means so that the actual materiality is repealed. The combination with silver, copper and gold, stones and other materials lets the enamel form not only a colourful accent, but allows it to dominate the piece of jewellery as an essential design element.
21/04/2013 - 30/06/2013
Kreismuseum Zons, Schloßstraße 1, 41541 Dormagen, Germany
Creativity in the Bronze Age – a response
This is an intervention into MAA’s experimental World Archaeology Gallery by a group of seven contemporary craft artists, ranging from artist jewellers to potters. Their work, which is displayed in and around six of the museum’s recently refurbished hundred-year-old display cases alongside Bronze Age items from the museum’s collection, is a direct expression of their engagement with the creativity and craft of the European Bronze Age, c. 2500 – 800 BC. The artists have experienced excavations of Bronze Age sites in Hungary, handled precious Bronze Age razors at the National Museet in Denmark, and explored key sites in the UK alongside archaeologists, including Stonehenge in Wiltshire. This is the story, told through their work, of their Bronze Age explorations so far. The CinBA Artists: < br>
Mary Butcher, Basketry Artist, Susan Kinley, Multimedia Artist, Helen Marton, Ceramic Artist, Syann Van Niftrik, Jewellery Artist, Julian Stair, Potter, Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, Artist Jewellers
2/04/2013 – 30/06/2013
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, UK
Adornments & Delights: Five Jewelers Courting Nature
Fuller Craft is proud to present five extraordinary jewelers who are highly accomplished and nationally recognized artists. Susan Hamlet, Linda Kindler Priest, Claire Sanford, Mary Hughes, and Caro-Gray Bosca. This exhibition focuses on their unique voices exploring nature. The show contains 67 pieces of jewelry, including an exquisite collar by Linda Kindler Priest fit for a Pharaoh. In addition to jewelry, there will be silver hollowware by Hamlet, as well as sculpture by Claire Sanford from Fuller Craft’s own permanent collection.
17/02/2013 – 16/06/2013
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Wear it or Not. Recent Jewelry Acquisitions
Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. This exhibition will feature nearly 130 works from around the world, with objects by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Olaf Skoogfors and Art Smith from the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s and 60s; several silver cuffs from India; alongside more recent works by emerging, mid-career and established jewelry artists such as Melanie Bilenker, Kat Cole, Mari Ishikawa, Keith Lewis, Jeremy May, Edward Lane McCartney, Iris Nieuwenburg, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright, Beverley Price, Axel Russmeyer, Sakurako Shimizu, Verena Sieber-Fuchs and Kiff Slemmons. The exhibition will explore a range of jewelry making techniques, including computer design and digital fabrication, as well as the use of uncommon and unexpected materials to carry contemporary art jewelry beyond its decorative function into new creative realms of conceptual, social and political resonance.
12/03/2013 - 2/06/2013
Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Gold: Status and Glory. Masterpieces from the Middle Ages and Today
From the secular to the sacred, this exhibition will offer visitors a remarkable experience which will show the timeless appeal and symbolism of gold as it was perceived in imagery of the Middle Ages juxtaposed with Giovanni Corvaja’s work, representing the finest craftsmanship of the 21st century. Giovanni Corvaja has been fascinated and inspired by metals, especially gold, since early childhood. His jewellery is represented in some of the most famous public collections in the world not only as jewellery for adornment but also, as the respected British jewellery specialist and author Geoffrey Munn OBE says in his catalogue essay for the exhibition, “as examples of miraculous contemporary craftsmanship and art”. Munn continues “Ductile, malleable and incorruptible gold holds a deep fascination for Corvaja. However, the miraculous qualities of the metal, especially its unique beauty, can only be revealed by the experience and skill of the goldsmith. Although Giovanni Corvaja follows a very ancient tradition in his workshop in Todi in Italy, he has developed skills and techniques that have broken all previous bounds. Central to these is the ability to draw the precious yellow metal into threads hardly thicker than a spider’s silk”.
2/05/2013 – 31/05/2013
Moretti Fine Art, 2a-6 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London SW1, UK
Gothic: Sinister Pleasures
Organized by guest curator Valerie Steele, this exhibition documents the influence of the Gothic on contemporary jewelers, who concern themselves with mortality, cruelty, pain, weaponry, desire, and mystery. Work is arranged in five categories, including alchemy and armor; taxidermy and transience, including blood, bone, and body parts; mourning and memory; razors and reliquaries; and skulls and skeletons.
7/12/2012 – 10/03/2013
National Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38106, USA
Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery
Bringing together almost 200 objects from around the world, Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design. The exhibition will feature prominent UK and international jewellers including Wendy Ramshaw, renowned for her complex geometric designs, Hans Stofer's intricate wire form jewellery, Gijs Bakker’s conceptual adornments and delicate abstract pieces by Dorothea Pruhl.
5/12/2012 – 3/03/2013
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK
Jo Allsopp's jewellery
Jo Allsopp will be exhibiting her hand crafted silver jewellery at Sharpe's Pottery Museum during the months of January & February.
2/01/2013 – 28/02/2013
Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG, UK
New Nomads. New Traditional Jewellery. Edition 2012
Each edition of the biannual international design competition New Traditional Jewellery has a different theme. This year’s theme is New Nomads. Contemporary jewellery designers take the traditional jewellery of for instance nomads, pilgrims, explorers, world travellers, refugees and colonists, as the starting point for new designs. The jury selected five winners from a group of 300 competitors. Contemporary themes as globalisation and digitisation can be found in many of the designs. Personal stories, family history and local traditions are often used as source of inspiration. The exhibition consists of 37 pieces of jewellery from more than 14 countries, including Israel, Mexico, China, New Zealand and The Netherlands.
24/11/2012 – 27/01/2013
The Museum of Modern Art, Utrechtseweg 87, 6812 AA - Arnhem, Netherlands
Pensieri preziosi 8 - La magica poesia della scuola orafa di Tallinn
The eighth festival dedicated to contemporary jewellery showcases works by six artists from Estonia, belonging to the Art Academy in Tallinn: Kadri Malk (1958), Piret Hirv (1969), Kristiina Laurits (1975 ), Eve Margus-Villems (1972), Villu Plink (1977), Tanel Veenre (1977).
1/12/2012 – 27/01/2013
Oratorio di San Rocco, via S. Lucia - Padova, Italy
Out The Blue - Nine Electric New Talents
This exhibition showcases nine new BA and MA graduates from all over the UK. 'Spotting and then supporting the work of cutting edge new graduates has always been extremely central to the ethos of the gallery. Forging a career straight out of college is really challenging. Now, more than ever, it is vital to exhibit and encourage these incredibly talented jewellers at this formative stage in their careers. In this Olympic year we think we can spot a winner….the gold medalists of the future!' Artists taking part in the exhibition are: Francesca Flynn, Glasgow School of Art; Mariko Sumioka, Edinburgh College of Art; Joanna Hemsley, RCA, London; Cristina Zani, Edinburgh College of Art; Amy Logan, Sheffield Hallam University; Heather Woof, Edinburgh College of Art; Yannan Song, Central St Martins, London; Nabla Pall, Edinburgh College of Art; Marek Svana, De Montfort University, Banbury.
15/11/2012 – 27/01/2013
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA, UK
Beautiful Objects is The Aram Gallery’s first exhibition on jewellery. The exhibition shows beautiful, thought provoking objects by contemporary working designers. To accompany each designer’s exhibit is a contextual object; something which was related to making of the piece. It could be two images whose paring prompted the selection of material, or a photograph of unusual perspective which inspired composition. These background objects expand on a designer’s methods – they are a snapshot of their thinking. There are a number of international players who dominate the jewellery scene, both makers and galleries. We draw attention to the wealth of contemporary jewellers living and working in the UK, exhibiting work only by those based here. Participants include: Zoe Arnold, Eleanor Bolton, Simone Brewster, Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Lili Colley, Naomi Filmer, Katy Hackney, Sarah King, Maria Militsi, Lina Peterson, Laura Potter, Mah Rana, Hans Stofer, Karola Torkas, Maud Traon, Weidenbach / Klein.
22/11/2012 – 12/01/2013
The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane Covent Garden, London WC2B 5SG, UK
To Be with You
The completion of a piece of jewellery is never just a destination. It could also be seen as a starting point for a journey, during which it travels from the maker to the person for whom it was made. The works to be included in this exhibition will provide a means of discussing the journey and the relationship and interaction between the maker and the wearer, who may know each other, or who may remain as anonymous communicators. The notion of To Be With You is proposed as a perspective for visual practice through the media of jewellery and other related products. It is a kind of attitude and a means of expression. This can be understood on two levels, that of the maker, or the jewellery piece itself, either spiritual or physical. On the one hand, from the point of view of the maker, the visual work can act as a messenger to the future wearer, to convey in confidence an unfailing will, and to make a lasting commitment. On the other hand, when the object has been made, it is born, to be with, and perceived and reinterpreted by the very body of the wearer.
October to November 2012
CAFA Art Museum, No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, CHINA
Parallel Existence: Jewelry Worlds
This exhibition will give an exciting overview of contemporary jewelry and related experimental non-commercial projects. It will categorize the richness and creativity of jewelers and collaborative groups into several hubs of interests: experimental, modernist aesthetic, classical forms, technical compulsion, conceptual underpinning, social engagement, humor, technology and narrative.
14/09/2012 - 9/11/2012
McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, 525 Wick Avenue . Youngstown, Ohio 44555, USA
100 Years of the Pforzheim Jewellery + Design Guild
In 1912, when the first of the two traditional goldsmiths’ guilds was founded in Pforzheim, later renamed into ›Turm Pforzheim‹ (›Pforzheim Tower‹). The other guild, founded a few years later and called ›Zunft Jungkunst‹ (›Young Art Guild‹), had a similar programme. The members of both provided important impetus both for artistic and industry-oriented jewellery design. Their active members included renowned artists such as Theodor Wende or Reinhold Reiling. In 2003, both associations combined to form the ›Zunft Pforzheim Schmuck + Gestaltung‹ (›Pforzheim Jewellery + Design Guild‹). In addition to providing a retrospect, this exhibition will also be dedicated to today’s members and their oeuvres.
21/09/2012 – 11/11/2012
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Jahnstrasse 42, D-75173, Pforzheim, Germany
The Finer Things: Jewelry and Accessories from the 1890s-1930s
Guest-curated by Elyse Karlin, this exhibit features jewelry that Gertrude Seiberling might have worn. Fashions of the time period will be part of the exhibit. Ms Karlin is Publisher of Adornment Magazine and Co-Director of Associatino for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts. Her area of specialty is jewelry of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements and the jewelry of the American First Ladies.
1/04/2012 – 28/10/2012
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303, USA
Gold, silver and jewels: these precious materials were for a long time the favorite form of personal adornment. But since the 1960s their dominance has been undermined by objets trouvés, everyday utensils, plastics, or parts of plants. The jewellery made from these, each piece of which is a one-off and bears the unmistakable signature of the person who made it, relates to visual art, fashion and design. Worn as art works, these pieces of jewellery explore the boundaries of what is actually wearable and through their shape or size indeed often conflict with the body. With their pieces eighty international designers and – especially for the Museum Bellerive – national artists clearly show that the possibilities and applications of jewellery are practically unlimited. From small, fantastical brooches to portraits of stars made from strings of pearls: jewellery breaks out of the confines of museum showcases, spreads across walls and floors to create a space-filling installation or, in the form of urban jewellery, even decorates the street. An exhibition of the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, in collaboration with the Museum Bellerive.
11/05/2012 – 23/09/2012
Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, CH-8008 Zürich, Switzerland
A sense of place: new jewellery from northern lands
This exhibition explores the relationship contemporary jewellers have with their environment. Six nations are involved in the project, each at the northern edge of European jewellery practice, and each with their own individual cultural histories and heritage.
18/04/2012 – 16/09/2012
The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
Unexpected pleasures - The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery
Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives. Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design. A Design Museum, London touring exhibition.
20/04/2012 - 26/08/2012
National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia
Introducing established and emerging artists from the U.S., The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Japan and Israel, this exhibition, curated by Luzia Vogt, proposes these artists’ visions of the environment today, questioning the place of Nature, immaculate and pure, in our controlled, contemporary industrial world. Fashioned with natural and synthetic as well as traditional materials explored in unexpected ways, these works reveal with poetry and defiance these artists’ extraordinary interpretations.
25/05/2012 – 8/07/2012
Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, 4836 boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal (Québec),H2T 1R5, Canada
Jewellery in Japan Museum SieboldHuis
Next to the exhibition Fish - From Shark to Koi SieboldHuis will show jewellery and installations from young artist Nina Sajet (1987). For this exhibtion Sajet was inspired by the exhibition Fish - From Shark to Koi. Sajet Nina gets her inspiration from nature and daily life. With her new series "Lost in sea" it looks like she fished the work out of the sea. The jewellery is painted with watercolors and finished with a transparent glaze. The oxidized copper provides a nice watery effect.
6/04/2012 – 8/07/2012
SieboldHuis Japanmuseum, Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE Leiden, Netherlands
Under That Cloud
An exhibition of jewellery by 18 international artists produced in response to their experience of being stranded together in Mexico City in April 2010 under the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Their enforced stay became an exciting opportunity to make new work inspired by their impressions of Mexico – the vibrant colours, the traffic chaos, the architecture, the ancient heritage, the music and the people. Work from this show is for sale.
19/11/11 - 15/04/2012
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester M2 3JL, UK
23/05/2012 - 15/06/2012
Klimt02 Gallery, Riera de Sant Miquel 65, 08006 - Barcelona, Spain
Contemporary Belgian jewellery
The exhibition features the jewellery of 27 contemporary Belgian jewellers selected in 2011 to showcase their creations in Baccarat. Among them, there is a selection of 18 jewellery designers trained at either IATA or the School of Art at Maredsous.
20/04/2012 - 24/06/2012
Musée de Groesbeeck - de Croix, Rue J. Saintraint, 3 - 5000 Namur, Belgium
Hanging Around: Necklaces from the MAD Collection
For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Ranging in length from chokers to rope necklaces that hang below the waist, and in form from simple pendants to elaborate sculptural collars and breastplates, necklaces are strategically positioned beneath the face to draw attention to themselves, enhancing the wearer's allure, power, or status and showcasing the maker's artistic skills. The unique works on display in this exhibition are from the Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection. Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the provocatively political. Some of the necklaces on view feature precious metals and rare gemstones, but others derive their impact from materials as unconventional as pig intestines, gun triggers, mustard seeds, LED lighting, black coral, butterfly wings, phone directories, mirrors and lenses. The fabrication techniques employed by the artists are as different as traditional goldsmithing and cutting-edge digital prototyping.
24/01/2012 - 21/05/2012
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY 10019, USA
Contemporary Jewellery from Israel
This exhibition will provide insight into contemporary jewellery from Israel, into the specific characteristics of Israel’s jewellery scene and the differences when compared to its Middle European counterpart. Thus, it will also show that the country’s political situation is an important theme for many jewellery artists. The long tradition of contemporary Israeli jewellery will be documented by the works of three artists from the teacher generation. The creations of ten artists from the young generation will exemplify the wide variety of notions of jewellery and the corresponding different positions. The is overseen by curator Jürgen Eickhoff.
16/03/2012 – 3/06/2012
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
The baculum (Os penis or Os priapi) is the penile bone possessed by all mammals except human beings. It is thought that the purpose of the baculum is connected to reproductive strategies and the preservation of species. The bone makes it possible for extended periods of mating. Even human-like chimpanzees have penile bones. The bone is a mythical object that holds magical significance. In Finno-Ugrian folkloric traditions, the penile bones of bears were worshipped. When a piece of jewellery is worn as an amulet on the body, it’s significance changes again. This exhibition shows pieces of jewellery made by Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen, Karen Pontoppidan, Miro Sazdic, Nelli Tanner and Tarja Tuupanen presenting new significances for baculum by exploring general meanings or inventing totally new interpretations.
11/03/2012 - 1/06/2012
Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum, München, Germany
This exhibition presents work by ten contemporary New Zealand jewellers collected by The Dowse over the last ten years. Lisa Walker, Karl Fritsch, Kirsten Haydon, Joanna Campbell, Jacqui Chan, Anna Wallis, Lynn Kelly, Jason Hall, Ann Visser Cox and Pauline Bern use a diverse range of materials as they challenge traditional notions of body adornment. The exhibition showcases the evolution of contemporary jewellery practice during that past decade and presents a wide range of object making. Unbounded by the traditions of jewellery and its conventional association with precious materials, wearability and the relationship to the body, these artists forge new directions in their work.
11/02/2012 - 13/05/2012
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Preziosa Young – contemporary jewellery
Young, experimental art jewellery is once again the topic in the basement of the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus. Eight artists - Dana Hakim, Israel/Italy - Sam Hamilton, Ireland - Hanna Hedman, Sweden - Lisa Juen, Germany/China - Heejoo Kim, South Korea - Seul-Gi Kwon, South Korea and Elena Ruebel, Germany, were selected for exhibition in the Young PREZIOSA competition, organized by the Italian school "Le Arti Orafe" led by Gio Carbone in Florence since 2008. The competition in 2011 received 178 entries from around the world, an expert jury chose 39 works, absolutely convinced by their originality, quality and the consistency of their formal concept and execution. The jewellery pieces are created from various materials such as glass, porcelain, silver, light reflectors, rubber, ceramic, copper, textiles and leather and show the sometimes humorous but also rigorous handling of the materials taken for granted in the avant-garde jewellery of today.
16/02/2012 - 15/04/2012
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
International Art Jewelry: 1895-1925
The goal of this exhibition is to show both the enormous range of pieces made during this period as well as the relationship between the various art jewelry/design reform movements in many countries in the early 20th century. It will feature approximately 200 pieces of jewelry
28/10/2010 - 17/03/2012
Forbes Jewelry Gallery, New York, NY 10011, USA
Exhibition of jewellery „Szkatułka” (chest)
The Danish presidency of the EU has become a good occasion to promote the country and its culture. Over 100 exhibits from the collection "Chest" from the Danish Art Foundation will be presented at a special exhibition at the Amber Museum in Gdańsk.
The exhibition "Chest" will be presented for the first time in Poland and for the third time in the world (after being in Hungary and Mexico). The curator of the Danish Design Museum has selected the exhibits. They will mostly consist of jewellery, furniture, and containers - the characteristic areas of Danish design. The exhibition illustrates the development of Danish jewellery from the 20th century until today, and as such it is the evidence of the level of goldsmithery and the design. "Three basic features that are distinctive for Danish design are: reliability, functionality and simplicity" - explains the director of the Danish Institute of Culture in Poland Bogusława Sochańska. She adds: "This simplicity shows mostly in jewellery because many Danish artists treat jewellery like a sculpture that is going to be worn."
12/01/2012 – 4/03/2012
Amber Museum, Gdansk, Poland
In this state-of-the-art overview, pieces of jewellery will break out of the museum cases and be scattered over the walls and floors and decorate streets and squares. From small imaginative brooches to portraits of pop-stars woven from strings of pearls and meters-high pieces interwoven with street furniture: in Unleashed! an international community of jewellery designers shows that the possibilities and applications of jewellery are almost boundless.
6/11/2011 – 5/02/2012
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
Pensieri preziosi 7 - gioielli d'Italia
This exhibition shows jewellery by 15 contemporary Italian artists with different styles: Fernando Betto, Adreani Bloomard, Patrizia Bonati, Lucia Davanzo, Elizabeth Dupre, Anna Fornari, Maria Rosa Franzin, Simonetta Giacometti, Lisa Grassivaro, Eugenia Ingenuity, Rita Marcangelo, Mauritius ponds, Fabrizio Tridents, Barbara Uderzo, Stefano Zanini. Educational activities for children, organized by Fantale, are also provided.
19/11/2011 – 22/01/2012
Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova, Italy
The Spirit of Stone
This event will bring to Lappeenranta an exhibition, work-shops and lectures, related to stones and jewellery. The theme of the event is the spirit, mythic and power of the stone. The Spirit of Stone is organized in cooperation with Kalevala Jewelry (Kalevala Koru) and South-Karelia Museum. It will present the prehistory of the stone and some of the best works from the international competition for art jewelry students. The exhibition also includes an invitation exhibition for jewelry artists around the world and a stone jewellery exhibition of Kalevala Koru.
8/05/2011 - 8/01/2012
South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta (Fortress area) Finland
Art Rocks: Contemporary Jewellery,
An exhibition of ten designers curated by international jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy. Featuring some of the world’s most inventive jewellers, both established names and emerging talent, including Shaun Leane (UK), Zoe Arnold (UK), Sophia Mann (UK), Leo De Vroomen (UK), Fred Rich (UK), Kevin Coates (UK), Gimel (Japan), Atelier Zobel (Germany), Sevan Biçakçi (Turkey) and, for the first time showcasing in the UK, ARK (USA). The exhibition exemplifies the gallery’s innovative programme and celebrates handcrafted pieces of jewellery by positioning them as works of art.
25/11/2011 – 11/02/2012
Shizaru Gallery, London W1K 2TU, UK
Inspired: contemporary views of Renaissance jewellery
A display of contemporary jewellery considering the attributes and preoccupations of a 21st-century man by six early-career silversmiths, inspired by the British Museum's Renaissance jewels. The craftsmen and women have all completed postgraduate training at Bishopsland in Oxfordshire. This year-long workshop aims to support young graduates, so they can then establish their own workshop and pursue a career as an independent designer-maker. Since 1993, about 150 silversmiths have taken part in the programme.
11/11/2011 – 30/01/2012
British Museum (room 46), London, WC1B 3DG, UK
Rooms For Ideas - Contemporary Jewellery by The Line Up
This exhibition of contemporary jewellery by The Line Up.... illustrates what is achievable from the random allocation of a starting point. Responding to a room each within the Museum, nine makers local to Hastings present jewellery and related objects in a gallery context.
12/11/2011 – 19/02/2012
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, TN34 1ET, UK
An exhibition to celebrate alumni of the School of Jewellery, Birmingham from 1971 to 2011. The exhibition is a brilliant confirmation of how the institution has helped encourage links between creativity and entrepreneurship over the last 40 years; showing the School’s significant influence not only on the business of craft and product in the West Midlands but also throughout the world.
24/10/2011 – 25/11/2011
School of Jewellery, Birmingham B1 3PA, UK
Objects of Status, Power and Adornment
Mobilia Gallery presents the exhibition Objects of Status, Power and Adornment featuring many pioneers of the Studio Jewelry movement, 1950-2011.
13/09/2011 – 12/11/2011
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry
Objects of adornment have long played a significant role throughout Latin America's history, from the spiritually potent jewelry of the pre-Columbians to today's eye-catching ornaments. Bringing together more than 130 works by over 90 artists from 25 countries, Think Twice is the largest collection of contemporary Latin American jewelry to be seen in the United States. BAM is the only museum in the Northwest to showcase this fascinating exhibition!
26/05/2011 – 16/10/2011
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
Digital Mettle: Jewelry and Objects of CAD
This exhibition presents a range of current activity by artists who design and make works of the digital medium. Jewelers and metalsmiths working with CAD (computer aided design) continue to define new practices that cross the traditions of art, craft and design disciplines, enjoy great opportunities for innovation, explore new means of making and new materials, and realize aesthetic objects that reflect the period from which they have emerged.
24/06/2011 – 11/09/2011
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Art of Adornment: Studio Jewelry
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents an exhibition of contemporary studio jewelry featuring 13 artists.
19/06/2011 – 18/09/2011
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, USA
Contemporary Indian jewellery
A small exhibition presenting contemporary Indian jewellery. Researcher Saskia Konniger has studied the centuries old Indian tradition of making jewellery. Styles and use of different materials differ from region to region. During two periods of fieldwork in India she’s been able to expand the museum’s collection with some surprising pieces
10/09/2011 – 10/10/11
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands
Matters of Life and Death
An exhibition that explores the responses of nine international jewellery artists to the proliferation of natural disasters and man-made destruction in our world.
7/07/2011 – 25/09/2011
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire, UK
Wives and Sweethearts
Wives and Sweethearts explores soldiers' relationships from the 18th century to the present day through a deeply-moving selection of letters and photographs. Displayed alongside are sweetheart brooches, jewellery and other touching love-tokens.
10/02/2011 – 30/07/2011
National Army Museum, London SW3 4HT, UK
The Modern Jewel In time and the mind of others
The Modern Jewel is a major new contemporary jewellery exhibition and mima’s largest presentation of jewellery to date. As part of museumaker, over the last year Middlesbrough Museums and Galleries have been working with makers Atelier Ted Noten and Lin Cheung & Laura Potter, to commission pieces of jewellery for the collection and the people of Middlesbrough. Taking over four large gallery spaces, the new works will be shown alongside other works from Middlesbrough collection and pieces by Maisie Broadhead.
25/03/2011 – 10/07/2011
mima. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
Hammer, Skizze und CAD – 90 Jahre Berufsfachschule für Goldschmiede Pforzheim
Hammer, sketch-book and CAD - 90 years of the vocational school for goldsmiths at Pforzheim
To mark the 90th anniversary of the vocational school for goldsmiths at the goldsmith and watchmaking school at Pforzheim, the Jewellery Museum is showing a retrospective of the past decades. The exhibition will display the work of former professional technical students from the beginning until today, many of whom have become successful jewellers.
10/07/2011 – 30/10/2011
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
A representative selection of fifty jewellery pieces of the biennial international jewellery contest: New Traditional Jewellery, this year themed TRUE COLOURS. In the most literal sense, it involves the history, meaning, value, power and magic. More figuratively speaking TRUE COLOURS can also be interpreted as “true colors” or “show your true nature”.
20/02/2011 - 29/05/2011
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
Décor, Design & Industrie. Les arts appliqués à Genève
Decoration, Design & Industry. The Applied Arts in Geneva.
This multidisciplinary exhibition will be staged in a setting inspired by the atmosphere of the trade fair. Founded on the principle of transversality in collections, it will present works produced in Geneva, including the arts of measuring time, printing on fabric, metalwork, etc
15/10/2010 - 5/05/2011
Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Bijoux, Joyaux et Parures
30 subjects were distributed to participants in the American East Coast, France and Japan. Links have been able to create, open horizons and the journey of two years of the 90 works in the 3 participating countries, amplifies this sense of openness and sharing well beyond the borders.
4/10/2010 – 4/03/2011
La Maison du Textile, Fresnoy le Grand, France
Returning to the jewel is a return from exile
This exhibition features three outstanding artists, Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch and Gerd Rothmann. All are master technicians producing some of the best examples of contemporary jewellery practice both in Australia and abroad. Their innovative and complex surface treatments and use of materials alongside a commitment to abstraction and contemporary thinking make the work of Baines, Fritsch and Rothmann both fascinating and compelling.
7/11/2010 - 20/02/2011
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville VIC, Australia
five of a kind - Positionen anwendbarer Kunst
Small sculptures, objets d'art, wearable sculpture, performance - all these names apply to the media heterogeneous forms of jewellery as art. With this exhibition Austrian art jewellery is again fed to the European discourse and more firmly anchored in the international panorama. The work of five women artists discusses the relevance of this concept of art and the provision of various manifestations of origin, education and individuality. These artists include Margaret Hart (Vienna), Stefan Heuser (Munchen), Fritz Maierhofer (Vienna), Kathryn Partington (Birmingham) and Wolfgang Rahs (Graz).
30/11/2010 – 15/01/2011
Galerie Eugen Lendl (Palais Lengheimb), Graz, Austria
Realizing the Neo-Palatial
This exhibition brings Metalsmith magazine’s annual Exhibition in Print to life at the Metal Museum. The printed exhibition was curated by celebrated author Garth Clark, who offered a guided tour of the palatial mode in contemporary metalsmithing and art. The Museum’s exhibition is drawn from the pages of the magazine, featuring opulent and lavish objects that share the splendor of the past but with timely twists and new materials. Metalsmith is a publication of The Society of North American Goldsmiths.
5/11/2010 - 9/01/2011
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Golden Impressions of Andrew Wyeth by Donald Pywell
This exhibition features exquisitely-crafted jewelry inspired by Andrew Wyeth's paintings. Goldsmith Donald Pywell collaborated with Wyeth on the initial design for each piece of jewelry, and architectural designer Timothy Mark Cole created the settings for them, which are also based on Wyeth's paintings.
26/11/2010 – 9/01/2011
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, USA
Masters and Apprentices: The European Tradition and Contemporary Jewelry in an American Context
This exhibition celebrates and examines the nature of the relationship between the Master and the Apprentice in an American context. The old European tradition, still strong in Germany today, educates goldsmiths through a rigorous apprenticeship program, including years of education and then training under a Master goldsmith. Under this system, apprentices either succeed their Masters or open their own studios often facing unique challenges in identifying their own styles. By contrast American jewelers trained in Art programs in the University system are taught to develop their creative process and focus unique concepts and ideas from the beginning. The Aaron Faber Gallery has invited three Master Goldsmiths working in both America and Germany, Michael Good, Barbara Heinrich and Michael Zobel and the apprentices-- Britt Anderson • Jordan Barnett-Parker • Sabine Dessarps • Claudia Geiger • Regina Hiestand • Insa Grotefendt • Ayesha Mayedas • Juha Koskela • Stephen LeBlanc • So Young Park • Simon Spinoly • Christian Streit • Liz Tyler • Liaung Chun Yen – --trained in their studios to participate in this seminal exhibition exploring the evolution of ideas and techniques between Masters and Apprentices.
30/09/2010 - 31/10/2010
Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers
International art jewelry designer and sculptor Wallace Chan continues his world tour showcasing his creations. The jewelry artists featured in this exhibition - Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel, and Deganit Stern Schocken - have chosen jewelry as an appropriate medium for personal comment. Although all sought inspiration in their local surroundings as well as in their personal life, these four artists have developed very distinctive styles. While Eshel-Gershuni and Knobel use figurative imagery to relay their personal experiences and memories, the works of Kaminski and Stern Schocken are more abstract in form and focus on the process. Following singular journeys of self-discovery, these four women artists have made major contributions to the field of avant-garde jewelry making in Israel.
23/04/2010 - 12/11/2010
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area
The Metal Museum and The Society of North American Goldsmiths, in partnership with American curator Lauren Kalman and South African curator Carine Terreblanche, present Dichotomies in Objects, Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area. The exhibition will feature approximately 150 pieces of work by eighteen South African artists. The curators have chosen to showcase provocative, experimental and formally engaging works. All of the artists selected are affiliated with Stellenbosch University, the only university in South Africa teaching conceptual approaches to jewelry making.
12/09/2009 – 31/10/2010
The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, USA
1/07/2010 – 31/07/2010
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA
21/01/2011 - 3/04/2011
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Nikolay Sardamov, Dimitar Delchev and Zwetelina Alexieva represent three generations and exhibit often together: the three jewellery makers from Sofia show works, inspired by classical techniques like a jour, forging, welding, in precious metals, and on the other hand exploring the decorative qualities of other materials: rubber and plastic.
13/09/2010 - 13/11/2010
Galerie Mangold, Leipzig, Germany
Side x Side, Edge > Edge
Generously sponsored by Kultakesus Oy, who provided the silver and the Goldsmiths company, this exhibition will showcase Contemporary British silversmiths, members of the Finnish Silversmiths Association and tutors and students form Lahti University. Visitors to the exhibition will see how 75 different designers responded to the title theme. All the pieces are produced by hand and showcase the fantastic skills of these craftsmen and women. The exhibition showcases worked silver both visually stunning and technically accomplished, offering insight into the world of silver and how it is developing within the context of contemporary design.
18/09/2010 – 6/11/2010
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Cornwall, UK
Bling. Jewellery Stories from the East End
This exhibition explores some of the diverse jewellery stories of people from the East End of London. A collaborative project with the London College of Fashion combining the work of local school children, Foundation Diploma students and contemporary jewellers with an East End link. Every piece of jewellery tells a particular story and what we value is highly subjective. Gold and diamonds make expensive statements about material value whereas an inexpensive trinket might have some profound sentimental value associated with a place, a person or a time in our life.
26/06/2010 – 7/11/2010
V&A Museum of Childhood, London, UK
Under the Counter Jewellery: Trading Stories
The exhibition aims to take an outward look at how jewellery communicates to a wide audience, going beyond personal ownership and adornment and aiming to think about how the works communicate - questioning the role of jewellery beyond an individual’s making or wearing of it. This exhibition is co-curated, designed and installed by Intelligent Trouble, who will also conduct a public intervention during the exhibition.
18/09/2010 – 30/10/2010
Smiths Row/Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, UK
Sequences, Identities: Israeli Jewellery 5
Jewellery traditionally represented social status and identity. Through their work, jewellery designers show how sequences of possibilities are created in Israel by the fusing of different ethnic origins.
13/05/2010 - 16/10/2010
Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
This exhibition is the first time that modern Israeli jewellers have been presented at the Espace Solidor. Among others, they include Vered Kaminski and Degani Stern Schocken, jewellery teachers for over 20 years (respectively at the Fine Arts schools in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) and heads of the departments of jewellery design. All the most promising young artists from Israel have studied under these two great artists. These creative artists, renowned for jewellery in their own country, reflect their experiences through beautiful and powerful work. Thanks to them, Israel has forged a distinct identity in the contemporary jewellery movement, quite different from that of Europe or America. Although they have participated in artistic activities in Europe, their work is autobiographical and shows that they are above all women living in Israel, and that their culture has greatly influenced them.
5/06/2010 – 10/10/2010
Espace Solidor, Haut-de-Cagnes, France
JASSO: the Jewellery and Silver Society of Oxford exhibition
A stunning collection of silverwork produced during special courses, personal projects and commissions.
19/09/2010 – 17/10/2010
The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
Inspiria. A renowned jewellery firm celebrates the Cirque du Soleil
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts unveils a spectacular private collection of twenty exceptional pieces of jewellery, the fruit of a collaboration between the Cirque du Soleil and one of the most distinguished jewellery houses of the Place Vendôme, in Paris.
26/03/2010 – 29/08/2010
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
There is a current trend to create an emotional bond between the wearer and the jeweller. Discover unique jewellery from famous designers or young talents.
9/05/2010 - 29/08/2010
Château de Seneffe, Seneffe, Belgium
An exhibition of exuberant floral jewellery by eight internationally recognised contemporary jewellers, featuring special pieces created in honour of famous personalities who have inspired them, including a fantastical neckpiece made in honour of Florence Welch, and a beautiful and delicate paper necklace made for Cate Blanchett, among others. Curated by Kath Libbert.
18/07/2010 – 26/09/2010
Kath Libbert Jewellery
Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, UK
Gold from straw - Student's work from the National Academy of Drawing
An exhibition of the National Academy of Drawing, which documents in jewelry, equipment, study, work, sketches and drawings of design processes and their results.
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Lingam - Fertility NOW
The exhibition shows more than 120 contemporary interpretations of an age-old Eastern religious fertility symbol: the lingam. At the invitation of guest curator Ruudt Peters, artists, designers, and jewellery makers from 24 countries * including Marcel Wanders, Ted Noten, and Johanna Schweizer * have drawn inspiration from this ancient tradition of fertility symbolism.
Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, Netherlands
8/05/2010 - 22/08/2010
WCC-BF, Mons, Belgium
Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century
This exhibition will address 'luxury, consumption, excess.' Several contemporary art jewelers—interested in using jewelry as a way to raise questions and/or awareness about significant cultural issues—consider decadence and extravagance as a conceptual project while others purposefully create objects and “gemstones” with recycled materials. Artists under consideration include Boris Bally, Harriete Estel Berman, Kathy Buszkiewicz, Meg Drinkwater, Yael Friedman, Erin Rose Gardner, Lisa Gralnick, Rory Hooper, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Michelle Kendrick, Anya Kivarkis, Opulent Project, Emiko Oye, Shari Pierce, Gary Schott, Kimberlie Tatalick, Francesca Vitali.
21/1/2010 - 10/7/2010
Miami University Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA
Portage: Crossing Points – Digital Jewellery Exhibition
An innovative exhibition that combines new technology, jewellery design and craft that explore how people relate to one another. It features the work of Mutsugoto by Distance Lab, Hazel White and Sarah Kettley. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available for sale from Bonhoga Gallery from 29 May 2010 with essays by the artists and William Gaver, Professor of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London.
29/05/2010 – 27/06/2010
Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland, UK
Preziosa 2010: Dialoghi
The 2010’s edition of PREZIOSA presents three masters of research jewellery: three artists, three different nationalities, a geographical line leading from North to South: Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy. The three artists,who have been working for about 40 years, have been asked to select a younger artist to set up a dialogue with: the exhibition is thus driven by a “spirit of dialogue”. Not merely “talking with” but “thinking with”, “being bound by thought”: a dialogue based on the desire to understand and know the other, and to propose an approach to the reality of the research jewel through a spirit of discovery.
22/05/2010 – 20/06/2010
Sala Leopoldine, Florence, Italy
New Work from Gallery S O
Gallery S O has recently opened in London, and this exhibition will show a range of contemporary studio jewellery and applied art by leading makers from Britain and Europe. Felix Flury is a well-known Swiss jeweller making innovative work that focuses on conceptual theories. In 2003 he decided to open his own gallery in Solothurn, Switzerland. When lining-up his stable of artists, Flury focused his idea of ‘exploring the parameters of the threshold between art and design'. His artists are well known and most have earned international acclaim for their accomplished work that employs a vast range of materials. The exhibition is curated by Ralph Turner.
15/04/2010 – 20/06/2010
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK
Designers on Jewelry: Twelve Years of Jewelry Production by Chi ha paura…?
Chi ha paura…? Translation: Who’s afraid of…contemporary jewelry? 12 years ago, Dutch jewelry and product designer, Gijs Bakker, began a dialogue with designers about jewelry and its place in the modern world. Moving past the conventional concept of simple decoration and an investment in gold or stones, the goal was to redefine the value of jewelry by the fineness of the idea, not the materials. This exhibit presents the conversation that has followed with over 50 artists from New Zealand, Asia and across Europe. They have translated concepts, such as “Sense of Wonder” in a golden computer key, “What’s Luxury?” in a chain of gold nuggets and “Rituals” in a porcelain wishbone necklace, to name a few. With over 80 thought-provoking pieces on display, each designed to ask what jewelry is in the new millennium, the resulting thought waves will ripple through the design world and add valuable ideas to our everyday lives.
15/01/2010 - 16/05/2010
The San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, San Francisco, CA, USA
26/06/2010 - 5/09/2010
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
18 Positionen zur zeitgenössischen Schmuck- und Gerätgestaltung
18 positions on contemporary jewellery and object design
28/01/2010 - 4/04/2010
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
Dutch Jewellery from 1965 until now
Since the 1960's jewellery design in The Netherlands has developed in a fascinating way. The Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem traces this development and draws on its rich jewellery collection to showcase this history. The exhibition includes work from Gijs Bakker, Emmy van Leersum, Nicolaas van Beek, LAM de Wolf, Nel Linssen, Ruudt Peters, Herman Hermsen, Maria Hees, Felieke van der Leest, Ted Noten and more.
4/12/2009 - 7/03/2010
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
Jewellery from 1850 to the present
23/01/2010 - 6/03/2010
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton, UK
Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry
During the Second World War, American troops in New Zealand were issued a concise guide to familiarize themselves with the country in which they were stationed. Five decades later, the Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry continues this tradition of cultural exchange, introducing a new generation of Americans to contemporary jewelry made, as the original guide put it, "deep in the heart of the south seas."
13/01/2010 - 28/02/2010
Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco CA, USA
Precious Thoughts 5
The fifth annual exhibition presents this year the colourful and unconventional Spanish jewellery that can be summarized in the works of the most important exponents of the Massana School of Barcelona. We admire the works of the head of school Manuel Capdevila (no longer living), Ramon Puig Cuyàs, his successor and current director of the School, and Gemma Draper, Javier Moreno Frias, Xavier Ines Monclus, Greg Garcia Tevar, and Silvia Walz. The exhibition is a fascinating journey into the world of jewellery art of recycling and colour.
18/12/2009 – 28/02/2010
Oratorio di San Rocco, Padua, Italy
Modern and Contemporary Jewellery
A small display illustrating the developments and innovations in jewellery-making from the 1970s to the present day. Examples of gold and silversmithing will be shown alongside pieces made from more unusual materials such as Perspex and driftwood. A bracelet by the renowned jeweller David Watkins is featured.
4/11/2009 - 20/02/2010
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland, UK
Wrought & Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 to the Present
Today, Philadelphia is home to many emerging and established metalsmiths who teach, create, and exhibit their work here and elsewhere. On display in this gallery are pieces by several significant Philadelphians—Olaf Skoogfors, Stanley Lechtzin, Jan Yager, Bruce Metcalf, and Sharon Church, to name just a few—as well as recognized artists from around the country. Showcasing more than 50 works, the exhibition highlights the Museum’s extensive holdings of 20th- and 21st-century hollow-ware, sculpture and jewelry, documenting the development of metalwork over the past two centuries.
9/05/2009 - 7/02/2010
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Private Passion – the artists' jewellery collection of SM's
17/10/2009 - 31/01/2010
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Exhibition in support of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference It has been a common practice, among the Conceptual Jewellery Artists, to draw inspiration from nature and natural materials. Accordingly, recycling, using found objects and transforming old items into new ones is the theme of this exhibiton. By organising this exhibition we are bringing the public's awarness to the ecological way of working within Conceptual Jewellery.
12/12/2009 - 30/01/2010
Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
For Long And Faithful Duty - 10 Years Of Beauty
Since the start of PLATINA in 1999 we have run a mission for the kind of jewellery that we think matter, annoy and tickle - wearable pieces where aesthetic can be as important as laughter. At PLATINA you will find exceptional jewellery. You will also meet with protesting jewellery, storytelling, gossiping, chanting and crying jewellery - enchanting jewellery, unfaithful jewellery and jewellery that laughs loud and long. Every piece is chosen for its personal quality. During the years we have made almost 100 exhibitions and been working with a large number of artists. Some doesn't work any longer but the most are making more and even better. Now 10 years later PLATINA has invited some of them again. Everyone has got a jewellery-box to fill with whatever they think will fit in. The collection is an extraordinary amount of exceptional unique pieces from 78 international artists.
5/12/2009 – 16/01/2010
Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
Marianne Anselin, en chemin... avec la complicité de Gilles Jonemann
This exhibition highlights the work of master and pupil, including two pieces by Gilles Jonemann from the permanent collection of the City.
24/10/2009 – 17/01/2010
Espace Solidor, Haut-de-Cagnes, France
The Donna Schneier Collection Arrives at RAM: Art Jewelry of the 1980s and 1990s
This is the second in an ongoing series of exhibitions at RAM that debuts the acquisition of major collections of artworks. To welcome this gift, the museum is featuring these new arrivals with pieces already in RAM's collection by the same artists. Schneier's gift includes the work of more than twenty American artists, significantly augmenting RAM's in-depth holdings of the work of jewelers like Carolyn Morris Bach, Arline M. Fisch, Bruce Metcalf, and Kiff Slemmons. The gift also provides the first example of jewelry by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, June Schwarcz and Christina Y. Smith who, until now, have been represented in the museum's collection solely by their hollowware. Schneier's gift also includes several European leaders of the New Jewelry movement. Since RAM's holdings are largely American, the introduction of works by European masters like Bussi Buhs, Paul Derrez, Fritz Maierhofer, and Tone Viglund will be instrumental in encouraging further expansion of RAM's collection into the European arena. Jewelry by ceramic artist Beatrice Wood, fiber artist Shelia Hicks and furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett further enhances RAM's jewelry collection to the broader field of contemporary crafts.
4/09/2009 - 3/01/2010
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, USA
Tea at Mrs Katakouzenou’s
In this exhibition jewellery, furniture and decorative objects by Marios Voutsinas have been distributed throughout the rooms of the house. Many of the pieces were inspired by the Katakouzenos legacy and were made with the house in mind as a setting. Bulky jewellery made of metal and stones – Voutsinas’s favorite materials – are laid out in the boudoir, bedroom and against the balcony door of the living room, and presented more like sculptures than accessories.
11/12/2009 – 31/12/2009
Katakouzenos House Museum, Athens, Greece
Near and Far - Jewelry Artists at the Museum of Cultures
The Near and Far exhibition arose out of a group of Finnish and international jewelry artists experiencing the Museum of Cultures’ permanent exhibition, Fetched from Afar, from a fresh perspective. The artists were taken on an adventure into the unknown and were exposed to a host of cultural-historical objects. The jewelry exhibition was built around 21 items of interest from the Fetched from Afar exhibition, and 20 jewelry artists from Finland and abroad were invited to contribute to it. Each artist chose one of the items as the point of departure for their creative work. The Fetched from Afar exhibition has, in other words, reached far to answer some of the questions relating to cultures and the art of jewelry making.
06/05/09 – 11/11/09
Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland
The Marzee Collection
Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary over the next year and this will be billed as one of the anniversary events. The gallery is the largest in the world dedicated to innovative contemporary jewellery. Its Director, Marie-Jose van den Hout has built an extensive collection of some of the best international contemporary jewellery over the last 30 years. FCAC will be bringing part of the Galerie Marzee's exciting collection, chosen by Marie-jose to Fife, in partnership with St Andrews Museum and the Falkland Centre for Stewardship.
12/09/2009 – 01/11/2009
St Andrews Museum, St Andrews, Scotland, UK
The Sting of Passion
Twelve international jewellery designers present new commissions in response to the Pre-Raphaelite painting collection. The exhibition features new work by: Jivan Astfalck (UK), Cristina Filipe (PT), Peter Hoogeboom (NL), Sarah O’Hana (UK), Benjamin Lignel (FR), Jorge Manilla (BEL), Nanna Melland (NOR), Kepa Karmona (SP), Anya Kivarkis (USA), Marianne Schliwinski (GER), Bettina Speckner (GER) and Arek Wolski (POL)
11/07/2009 – 25/10/2009
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection
Ornament as Art is the first major exhibition of contemporary jewelry to fully explore its impact as a global art form. Drawing from the highly regarded collection of jewelry expert, gallerist, and educator Helen Williams Drutt, the exhibition examines the art and design of contemporary jewelry, placing it firmly within the artistic movements of the 20th century.
6/06/2009 - 13/09/2009
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA
Worlds Apart: Contemporary Adornment and Sacred Ornament
This exhibition features a collection of jewelry artworks by Tracey Davis and Donna Sweigart. Tracey Davis is a self-taught artist from Florida whose work is composed of intricate and delicate ornamentation resonating with sacred devotion through her use of religious iconography. Donna Sweigart is an art professor at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg where she teaches jewelry and metalworking. Her works are organic and reminiscent of natural life forms, both scientific and environmental. Her jewelry is a representation of the ephemeral state of being and the inevitable force of change within life.
16/07/2009 - 14/08/2009
South Texas College, Pecan Campus Art Gallery, McAllen, Texas, USA
This exhibition of international jewellery curated by Dorothy Hogg shows the work of well-established artist jewellers and metalworkers mixed with that of emerging makers. The range and ambition of the work is wide; from the painterly work of Australian Sally Marsland to the large sculptural hammered forms of Mizuko Yamada of Japan; from the poetic jewels of Zoe Arnold to the compositional jewellery installations of Helen Carnac. Angela O’Kelly shows paper forms of vibrant colour while Birgit Laken of Holland explores colour and pattern in mixed materials. Jessica Turrell is fascinated by the rhythm and gesture of writing while Maria Militsi breathes new life into lost objects using the gestural language of ballet. Beth Legg is inspired by landscape while Susan May and Alistair McCallum demonstrate their consummate understanding of metal in wire and sheet form. The youngest exhibitor Matthew Brady investigates function within industrial objects and presents this to us in a fresh way.
26/05/09 – 22/08/09
CAA Gallery, London, UK
Jeweled Objects of Desire/Glorious Goldsmiths and Designers
Jeweled Objects of Desire features objects from the gem collection of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Included in the exhibit are pieces created by San Francisco jewelry designer, Sidney Mobell. He became famous for his 24k gold jeweled Monopoly Board, a jewel-encrusted trashcan and a gold mousetrap with a diamond wedge of cheese. Glorious Goldsmiths and Designers features the work of three very talented contemporary jewelry designers Paula Crevoshay, Ruven Perelman and Reubin Simantov.
24/02/2009 - 31/07/2009
Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY, USA
Guns N' Bones - the work of Bety K. Majernikova and Kristyna Spanihelova
Jewellery is perceived both as a conventional symbol of beauty, through which the artists reflect their observations and comments, and also linking beauty with suffering, and non-living symbols, irony and criticism in several levels. The visual beauty and aesthetic jewelry become carriers of serious topics.
27/05/2008 – 31/07/2009
SATELIT, Bratislava, Slovakia
Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry
The first exhibition in MAD's newly established Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery, one of the only galleries in the nation dedicated to contemporary jewelry, this exhibition explores the inspirations for contemporary jewelry, including the fine arts, the human form and the natural world. Featuring over 240 works from 1948 to the present, Elegant Armor draws from the museum's collection of approximately 500 modern and contemporary works. The remainder of this extraordinary collection is housed in publicly accessible study drawers. In an exploration of major themes in contemporary jewelry, Elegant Armor represents works which range from minimal to theatrical, from everyday to opulent. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Pioneers, Sculptural Forms, Narrative Jewelry and Textured Surfaces and Radical Edge.
9/06/2009 - 5/07/2009
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
Glanzstücke - Shiny objects
Contemporary jewellery. The exhibition is a collaboration between Vienna workshops and the Neue Gallery New York.
14/03/09 – 05/07/09
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
Creation II - An insight into the mind of the modern-artist jeweller
This exhibition shows the creative talent of 12 of the United Kingdom’s most distinguished and exciting contemporary artist jewellers. They include Vicki Ambery-Smith, Malcolm Betts, Susan Cross, Charlotte de Syllas, Dorothy Hogg, Daphne Krinos, Andrew Lamb, Catherine Martin, Susan May, Wendy Ramshaw, Kamilla Ruberg and David Watkins. The exhibition will explore the multi-faceted process of creativity by showing a selection of pieces by each jeweller – some of the works have been specially made for the exhibition while others show the development of their talents and individual styles. The result is diverse and startling. Aside from the stunning pieces of jewellery on display, another important and exciting element of the exhibition is the series of short documentary films on each of the designers, which play throughout, vividly illustrating the creation process.
29/05/2009 – 11/07/2009
Goldsmiths' Hall, London, UK
The Dreamer and the Dream - New Swedish Jewellery
The art of jewellery design taps into a basic instinct in the human animal – that of adornment. The talented jewellery designers showcased in this exhibition produce just such a response with their work, be it witty or understated or disconcerting. These designer-makers, based in the Swedish principle of good design and strong aesthetics, tap into personal experiences to create one-of-a-kind treasures, working with both precious materials and found objects to fashion pieces that operate on many different levels. Referencing nature, the body, everyday items and curiosities these works enchant the viewer, connecting the objects to their own half-remembered dreams.
6/02/2009 – 17/05/2009
Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK
Once Upon a Time: Jewellery Inspired by Childhood Memories
The Blue Pacific Gallery at Pataka presents Once upon a time.... an exhibition of jewellery inspired by childhood memories. Jewellers include: Viviene Atkinson, Tara Brady, Natalie Brasell, Victoria Clay, Kylie Fyfe, Glynis Gardner, Jhana Millers, Neke Moa, Lindsay Park, Kristelle Plimmer, Spring Rees, Sue Shore, Nadine Smith, Margaret Tolland and Kate Woodka.
29/03/2009 - 3/05/2009
PATAKA Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Herinner-ring /Remember-Ring is a collaboration of 90 jewellery designers from around the world who have each made a hand-crafted ring based on the theme of ‘remembering’. Each ring depicts a personal memory for the individual artist whose recollection is given shape within the limited dimensions of a ring. Herinner-ring /Remember-Ring is on loan from Galerie Beeld and Aambeeld in Holland and the National Craft Gallery is the first location to receive the exhibition outside the Netherlands before it tours internationally. The 90 participating artists in Herinner-ring /Remember-Ring include Irish jewellery designers Melissa Curry, Angela O’Kelly, Sonja Landweer, Rachel McKnight and Céline Traynor.
14/02/09 – 26/04/09
Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland