Thank you to everyone who attended the Art Jewellery Network Jewellery Talks. This was is a lovely opportunity to meet and network with jewellers based in Ireland as well as get an insight into the practice of emerging and established makers. As part of the event everyone brought a piece of their favourite contemporary jewellery for the ‘Schmucktisch’. This provided a lovely chance to discover and discuss techniques, materials and inspiration.
We’ve had fantastic feedback from the public about our ‘Home’ Exhibition and it has been a real pleasure to work in partnership with convoi exceptionnel to created this exchange project.
The exhibition showcases the work of 9 Irish Art Jewellers alongside 9 Finnish Art Jewellers. Each jeweller has made a piece based on the theme of ‘Home’, the work was exhibited in Taidebunkkeri, Imatra,Finland; 4th to 30th August and in Belfast, Ireland; 1st to 31st October 2015.
The images below give an insight into each of the participants and the pieces they created. Click on each of the images and scroll down for descriptions/details of the makers.
A big thank you to all the lovely people who came along to our Jewellery Artist Talk on 20th August at Space CRAFT.
A number of the jewellers who are taking part in our ‘Home’ exhibition came along to our artists talks to present an insight into their personal practice and the inspiration behind their piece for the exhibition.
There was a great turn out for this event with a diverse mixture of people from the general public as well as jewellers. The feedback seemed to convey that it was insightful to hear the jewellers talk about the process and concept behind their work. Presenting conceptual jewellery to the general public is a challenge in every project that we do. We hope that this event helped to provide an engaging insight into our exhibition. There are many interesting debates on the identity of art jewellery which makes this such an fascinating field to work in.
About the ‘Home’ Exchange Exhibition:
The exhibition showcases the work of 9 Irish Art Jewellers alongside 9 Finnish Art Jewellers. Each maker has made a piece based on the theme of ‘Home’. The work is currently on exhibition in Taidebunkkeri, Finland, 4th to 30th August and will be on show in Space CRAFT, Belfast, 1st to 31st October 2015.
With the refugee crisis in Mediterranean constantly in the news, the concept of ‘Home’ is a topical one. Is it something you take for granted? Is home for you a place, a state of mind, a memory? How does nationality affect this? Every answer is different – the exhibition will present 18 points of view through jewellery.
convoi exceptionnel & Art Jewellery Network proudly present:
Pohdintoja kodista & kansallisuudesta – Thoughts about home & nationality
Exhibition runs: 4/8/15 – 30/8/15
Mikä tekee kodista kodin? Onko koti paikka, mielentila, muisto? Miten kansallisuus vaikuttaa? Jokainen vastaus on erilainen – näyttely esittelee 18 näkökulmaa korutaiteen keinoin.
What makes you feel like home? Is home for you a place, a state of mind, a memory? How does the nationality effect? Every answer is different – the exhibition will present 18 point of views by the means of jewellery art.
AVAJAISET 4.8.2015 klo 18, Tervetuloa!! / OPENING 4.8.2015 at 18:00, Welcome!!
Taiteilijat / Artists:
HEATHER DORNAN WILSON
LOTUS DE WIT
Craft Fest is organised by the Craft and Design Collective to celebrate Applied Art and Design this annual event provides a great opportunity to meet the makers and get an insight into their practice.
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