PINNED – on Linen

This is a selected Jewellery Exhibition by 21 ACJSNI members and invited guest makers closely associated with the group. The Exhibition ‘Pinned’ was first shown in Craft NI, November 2020 during Lockdown no.2. For this second showing, we are also premiering some new work.

‘PINNED – on Linen’ pays tribute to the fabric associated with R-Space at the Linen Rooms by installing work on repurposed and locally sourced Linen.  By adapting the exhibition sympathetically and referencing the significance of the new location and its industrial heritage, ACJSNI engages audiences with new ways to experience the approaches and languages of Contemporary Jewellery, both in material and form.

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. 

Exhibitors: Abbie Dixon, Angela Davison, Anne Earls Boylan, Céline Traynor, Clodagh Molloy, Eddie Doherty, Egle Banyte, Fiona Mullholland, Heather McFadden, Jackie McMaster, Jill Graham, Joel Smyth, Lotus de Wit, Martin Cameron, Maureen McGhee, Ramona McCloskey, Robyn Galway, Shannon McShane, Sinead Cooke, Stuart Cairns.

The ACJSNI mission is to showcase and support the jewellery and Silversmithing community who live and work in Northern Ireland.

Exhibition Dates: 7 August – 3 September 2021

Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Opening Reception: 7 August 2021

Location: R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4XE

To view the exhibition, please click here.

HOME – A travelling jewellery exhibition from Finland to Ireland.

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A collaborative project between Art Jewellery Network (Ireland) and convoi exceptionnel (Finland).

At AJN we have been working with the wonderful  convoi exceptionnel in Finland on an exchange project entitled, ‘Home’.

What makes you feel at home? Is home for you a place, a state of mind, a memory? How does your nationality fit into your concept of home? Every answer is different: the exhibition presents 18 point of views by the means of jewellery art.

This exhibition showcases the work of 9 Irish Art Jewellers alongside 9 Finnish Art Jewellers. Each jeweller has made a piece based on the theme of ‘Home’, the work will be exhibited in Taidebunkkeri, Finland 4th to 30th August and in Belfast, Ireland 1st to 31st of October 2015.

Participants:

FINLANDCHRISTINE JALIO, INKA KANGASNIEMI, MINNA KARHUVIIVI KIISKINENMINNA MARKKANEN, ANNI MYLLYNIEMI, ARI PYÖRÄLÄJENNI SOKURATARJA TUUPANEN

IRELANDEMMA CAHILLSTUART CAIRNSNIAMH HANNAFORDHELLE HELSNER, CLAIRE SKELTON, HEATHER DORNAN WILSONROBYN GALWAYSHANNON MCSHANE,
LOTUS DE WIT

Festive Focus at R-Space

Contemporary Craft for Christmas Exhibition.

Preview Opening on Saturday 15th November 2-4pm

Dates: 15th November – 24th December 2014

Work featured from; Dr Sarah McAleer, Anne Boylan, Robyn Galway, Hannah Grainger, Nuala Lynch, Andrew Cooke, Kerrie Hanna and Lotus de Wit.

About R-Space: 

R Space is a visual arts and crafts space, presenting and commissioning a programme of exhibitions and arts activity based in The Linen Rooms in the heart of the City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. R Space exhibits  the work of artists and makers who explore Materials, Messages and Methods of production of work that has meaning in its quality. It is important that their work considers What they use, Why they use it and How they present its outcome.

Festive Focus

2014 The Jewellery Exchange

The Jewellery Exchange 2014 is an event curated by contemporary jeweller, Olga Raben. Through the wonders of Facebook she organised a worldwide exchange between 370 contemporary jewellers. All applicants were paired up with another maker randomly. With some goodwill and a love for jewellery we all made a piece for our partner.

To find out more about the project and all the participants click here.

To buy the book click here.

I was paired up with the very talented Ciara Bowles, her work is playful colourful, bold and daring. Inspired by the strong style in her work I wanted to create something playful and fun with a little bit of character and from this ‘Björn’ was created.

Below is an image of the stunning earrings I received from Ciara, see her full range here.

Introducing the Chain Reaction Participants

Busy working towards our ‘Chain Reaction Exhibition’ which opens this weekend as part of European Heritage Open days.

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We are very excited preparing for our Chain Reaction Exhibition. Below is a sneak peak of our participants, to find out more about the maker just click on their image. This exhibition will part of European Heritage Open Days,Culture night Belfast and on show in the Space CRAFT gallery during October. For further information check out our AJN Projects page.

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Eddie J Doherty A Golden Summer Open Evening


This exhibition will include contemporary jewellery by a number of artists. Each maker has been invited to make a one-off luxury piece of jewellery in precious metals such as gold or platinum alongside their own ranges. 

Enjoy delicious cocktails at the summer opening of Eddie J Doherty’s Goldsmith studio.

Featuring work by Eddie J Doherty, Sarah McAleer, Stuart Cairns, Anne Earls Boylan, Fiona Kerr, Lotus de Wit and others. 

This exhibition will continue to be open to the public on Saturdays 12-5pm.

Eddie J Doherty Goldsmith, Holywood, Bt18 9bx,Church Road 92a  (Phone: 02890427865)