20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ




18-May-17 to 30-Jun-17

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Free

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20:20 Visions shows the best of contemporary jewellery and traces progression in design and techniques over the last twenty years.

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) has invited twenty of its most prominent and innovative members to exhibit work from circa 1997 alongside a new piece. The exhibition also includes work from current members and promises to explore a wide range of materials, new technologies, techniques and methods of construction used in the world of jewellery. 



Thursday 15 June 2017

6pm – 8.30pm, £7 (including a glass of wine) 

See how titanium can be coloured by anodising and by heat. Dr Lynne Bartlett's talk will explain the processes on video, then she'll discuss enhancing the colour using machine engraving and laser etching to create multi-coloured patterns on simple titanium shapes.


Wednesday 21 June 2017

6pm – 8pm, £10 (including a glass of wine)

Multi-skilled jeweller Dauvit Alexander scavenges old warehouses, scrapheaps and disused airfields for interesting abandoned objects. He uses these in narrative pieces of jewellery, often incorporating castings, precious metals and set gemstones to tell stories. He’ll explain with slides his approach to design and making, and show examples from others working in a similar vein.


Tuesday 27 June 2017

6pm – 7.30pm, £5 

20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ exhibition displays the use of a wide range of precious and non-precious materials, employing techniques which are traditional as well as contemporary. Exhibition curator Terry Hunt will move through the display of work drawing attention to significant aspects and highlighting developments seen within the artists' work over 20 years.