20:20 Visions

March 20 2017 – April 24 2017

Celebrating twenty years' work from the Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The exhibition is in two parts

Twenty of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery's most prominent and innovative members have been invited to show work from c1997 alongside a new piece.

The twenty invited guests are:

Jane Adam; Holly Belsher; Stephen Bottomley; Caroline Broadhead; Norman Cherry; Jack Cunningham; Susan Cross; Joel Degen; Maria Hanson; Jan Hinchliffe McCutcheon; Dorothy Hogg; Terry Hunt; Daphne Krinos; Jacqueline Mina; Adam Paxon; David Poston; Ann Marie Shillito; Jessica Turrell; Christoph Zellweger; Frances Julie Whitelaw.

These have been Founder Members, Chair or Board members and include many of the most respected British jewellers of the 21st century.

The second part of the exhibition shows a selection of the best work from 31 ACJ current members, juried by a panel: Kath Libbert, respected gallerist; Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre; Rebecca van Rooijen, Editor of Benchpeg newsletter and respected jeweller John Moore.

This part of the exhibition will show the full breadth of materials and techniques being used in cutting edge jewellery.ACJ currently numbers some 500 members. Here is a selection of the best of their current work with materials ranging from paper, plastics and mixed media to gold, silver, copper, brass, titanium, aluminium, found objects and electronics. New technologies and techniques sit with traditional methods of construction.

All of the pieces are wearable, however the scale covers the miniscule to the majestic. Conceptual work contrasts with the purely decorative, and all the pieces are made to the highest standards.


Post Hall, Sheffield Institute of Arts

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