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ACJ 2020 exhibition 'glasshouses' opens 21st September

Published: 18th September 2020

ACJ 2020 exhibition 'glasshouses' opens 21st September

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not for every man’s greed

- Ghandi

The most pressing issue of our modern world is that of the climate emergency. With a continually increasing population, diminishing resources and the uncomfortable warming of the planet we call home, we must respond.

Through an exploration of materials, processes and concepts, ACJ members have responded to the theme glasshouses. Designs include considerations of growth, sustainability, fragility and transparency. Any materials were permitted, with encouragement to re-use, recycle and source materials sustainably. All the work is wearable body adornment.

This exhibition was planned for September & October at the Vittoria Street Gallery, part of the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University. Like so many events in 2020, the physical exhibition was cancelled due to the pandemic.

So we present the exhibition online. All of the photographs shown were supplied by the makers.

The Selection Panel:

  • Elizabeth Moignard, Professor of Classics, University of Glasgow, ACJ member since 1997
  • Katy Tromans, BA & HND Lecturer, School of Jewellery, co-ordinator of the Vittoria Street Gallery
  • Tamizan Savill, Chief Executive ACJ and exhibition manager

The Panel examined: the strength of the design, quality of making, and relevance to the theme, also the quality of the photographs supplied was important. ACJ’s usual high standards have been maintained in this vibrant exhibition.

19 members were selected: Xuella Arnold, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer, Deborah Beck, Jessica Briggs, Rachael Colley, Linda Connelly, Silke Espinet, Gail Ferriman, Faye Hall, Masako Hamaguchi, Ashley Heminway, Terry Hunt, Sophie Lowe, Allison MacLeod, Mandy Nash, Kim Nogueira, Eleanor Symms, Sue Wainwright, Meron Wolde

Click here to view the exhibit online



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