ACJSNI ‘Pinned’ Exhibition

An exhibition of work by the Association of Contemporary Jewellery and Silversmithing NI.

Exhibition Dates: 2 November 2020 to 2 January 2021

Venue; Craft NI Gallery, 115 – 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF.

The exhibition features over 50 variations on the idea of a brooch, with versions in both precious and non-precious materials. Traditionally set stones contrast with re-purposed vintage tins and toys, precision geometry meets abstract forms. Gold, silver and gemstones sit alongside found objects in unexpected interpretations that demonstrate technical accomplishment, innovation and creativity.

Exhibitors; Abbie Dixon, Angela Davison, Anne Earls Boylan, Cameron and Breen, Céline Traynor, Clodagh Molloy, Claire Mooney, Diane Sutherland, Eddie J Doherty, Egle Banyte, Heather McFadden, Jackie McMaster, Jill Graham, Lotus de Wit, Maureen McGhee, Natasha Rollinson, Nicola Moran, Robyn Galway, Rosie Elwood, Shannon McShane, Sharon Adams, Stuart Cairns, Tara Campbell.

Exhibition text by Dr Joseph McBrinn:

‘Boundary’ Brooch, 2020, Materials; wood, oxidised sterling silver, gold leaf, paint, surgical steel.
The exhibition is accompanied by: Artist Talk from Rachael Colley 3pm Thursday 12 November 2020.

Pinned is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

HOME – A travelling jewellery exhibition from Finland to Ireland.

AJN

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