The transatlantic view: 22 years of ACJ

Skeels, Rebecca (2019) The transatlantic view: 22 years of ACJ. In: The Loop: Coming Full Circle - 50 years of SNAG, 22 - 25 May 2019, Chicago, USA.

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The transatlantic view: 22 years of ACJ.In: Society of North American Goldsmith’s 48th Annual Conference – The Loop: Coming Full Circle - 50 years of SNAG, 22 - 25 May 2019, Chicago, USA.

Founded in 1996 the ACJ is the field's leading artist network in the UK, members include makers, curators, gallerists, educators, collectors and journalists. The Association for Contemporary Jewellery promotes the art form, supports and represents the makers, and works to develop and intrigue the audience. This presentation will show & tell the story of ACJ’s work, showcasing the best of work of our members, contrasting pieces through from 1996 to today, including how styles and thinking has changed.

Rebecca Skeels MA is Postgraduate Craft & Design Leader at the University for the Creative Arts & a Director of ACJ (Association for Contemporary Jewellery). Materials and processes are her obsession, bridging her roles as designer-maker & educator. She has exhibited in Europe, China and the USA. Her practical manual 'Soldering for Jewellers' was published in 2017. ACJ works to support the makers, promote the development and increase the understanding of contemporary jewellery in the UK and overseas.

SNAG celebrates its 50th birthday at the 2019 Conference in Chicago. The programming for this special gathering is rooted in the history of the organisation and of metalsmithing, jewellery and adornment over the past 50 years, but also strives to examine these through a wider lens. The conference is also interested in considering metals and jewellery in the larger context of art and craft, and creating a dialogue between what came before and what comes next.

Rapid fire presentations are a trio of 15-minute individual presentations back-to-back, designed to be quick, enlightening and inspiring around a central theme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Presentation at Conference Findings Article in relation to Conference E-bulletin article in relation to Conference
Date: 1 January 2019
Subjects: W700 Crafts
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Jewellery
Depositing User: Rebecca Skeels
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 14:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8780

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