We are delighted to collaborate with ACJSNI (Association of Contemporary Jewellery & Silversmithing Northern Ireland) for our fourth series to coincide with their latest exhibition 'Collectibles & Curiosities' at Craft NI Gallery, Belfast.
For this fourth and final episode in our fourth series we speak with contemporary jeweller and secretary of ACJSNI, Lotus de Wit.
We speak to Lotus about her making journey, her practice and role within the group. We also hear three maker clips from those selected for Collectibles & Curiosities Exhibition. Maker clips featured in this episode are; Alena Štukavcová Doležalová, Anne Earls Boylan and Taylor Fentz.
''Be Good and Play' by Alena Štukavcová Doležalová. Photography by Simon Mills.
'Violet SLS Print and Chalcedony Earpieces' by Anne Earls Boylan. Photography by Simon Mills.
'Curious Locket' by Taylor Fentz.
This fourth series of Making Conversations Podcast is a collaboration with ACJSNI and has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
ACJSNI are a regional branch of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, whose members include those who make jewellery, associated designers and craftspeople, educators, students, galleries, museum curators, retailers, critics, collectors, and people who want to learn more about contemporary jewellery.
The ACJSNI mission is to showcase and support the jewellery and Silversmithing community who live and work in Northern Ireland.
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Craft NI are delighted to welcome back the Association of Contemporary Jewellers and Silversmiths NI for another jewellery exhibition that promises to amaze the public in the run up to Christmas. The “Collectibles and Curiosities” exhibition opens at Craft NI Gallery on Thursday, November 10 and continues until December 30. For this exhibition, ACJSNI has brought together 18 contemporary jewellers and silversmiths from all over the world. Each piece relates to the theme “Collectibles and Curiosities” representing a wide range of narratives and cultures. Their diverse approaches to the brief show not only technical precision and a dynamic use of materials, they also reflect their artistry as storytellers. Jewellery is a statement to both challenge and delight; Collectible & Curious!
Alena Štukavcová Doležalová (Czech Republic), Ana Nadjar (Chile), Anne Earls Boylan (UK), Annie Ricketts (UK), Cameron & Breen (UK), Carmen López (Spain), Carol Bergocce (Brazil), Céline Traynor (Ireland), Cleopatra Cosulet (Romania), Clodagh Molloy (Ireland), Ebrahim Mohammadian Elird (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Eva Lynch (Ireland), Gerhard Herbst (Australia), Lynne Speake (UK), Mária Roskó (Hungary), Rosie Deegan (UK), Shannon McShane (Ireland), Taylor Fentz (US). Join us for the opening night November between 6 and 8pm and learn more about the theme of the event: “Collectible and Curious”, two words that describe the history of our obsession with jewellery, precious materials and objects that tell stories about who we are and how we see ourselves.
Text above kindly shared from https://craftni.org/event/collectibles-and-curiosities-exhibition-2/
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