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Goldsmiths Fair Goes Digital for 2020

Published: 23rd September 2020

Goldsmiths’ Fair is an essential stop on the international fine jewellery and contemporary silver calendar – is launching a digital only Fair for 2020. The Goldsmiths Company will be showcasing the work of over 130 makers this year at the online only event, from 24 September to 6 October. Many of the exhibitors are registered with the Sheffield Assay Office including Collette Bishop, Chris Boland, Rebecca Joselyn, Ryan McClean, Brett Payne, Helena Russell, Sam Waterhouse, Zoe Watts to name but a few, for the full list of exhibitors just click here.

The Sheffield Assay office are particularly delighted to see Helena Russell, one of the Starter Studio participants at Yorkshire Artspace, taking part as is Colette Bishop who works for Sheffield Assay Office. The team here at Sheffield Assay Office wish them every success.

Entry to the online event is free and tickets are not required. However, by registering for a virtual ticket you can ensure that you receive the latest event updates and reminders for the duration of the event. The Goldsmiths Company invite you to take part in our exclusive online talks programme, accessible from anywhere in the world! Join them on Instagram for a selection of ‘In Conversation’ talks between makers, buyers and curators, as well as behind the scenes tours of exhibitor workshops. Watch as pieces are brought to life by exhibitors in short video clips. There will be a lecture series, held daily at 6pm (weekdays only) throughout the Fair, featuring industry experts such as Rachel Church, curator at the V&A who will be talking about brooches and Melanie Grant, Luxury Editor at 1843 Magazine / The Economist, writer, stylist and commissioning editor, who will be speaking with a panel of extraordinary jewellers on how female empowerment has changed design.

The digital Fair will run from Thursday 24 September to Tuesday 6 October 2020. Sign up to the Fair newsletter to get the latest news and information on this year’s event or follow us on Instagram @goldsmithsfair.

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