Thursday, 31 May 2012

About the participating galleries.

We have already secured three wonderful venues for the suspend.ed in pink exhibition-
And here is a little about them.

The Atrium - The School of Jewellery, Birmingham.

"The School of Jewellery on Vittoria Street has been located in the heart go Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter since 1890. The exterior architecture of the building is an excellent example of traditional local vernacular, while the interior is a contemporary, purpose built environment filled with natural light from a glass roof and open atrium exhibition space."

Professor Jack Cunningham PhD
Head of School

Gabi Green Studio, Munich
07.03.13-11.03.13 (As part of Schmuck 13)

Situated in Westend in Munich, Gabi Green's Gallery is bright and airy. With regular exhibitions, Gabi Green's was the host of our first venture 'suspended' as part of Schmuck12 last year. We are delighted to be showing here again in 2013.

Heidi Lowe Gallery, DE U.S.A.

Heidi Lowe's Gallery is situated on the East Coast of America. A strong advocate for art jewellery Heidi states that; "the artworks in the gallery show the range of ideas, materials and functions jewellery artists are communicating today."

Monday, 28 May 2012

About the Jury....

Laura Potter in her own words:
"I am a jeweller, even when I am not making jewellery. For me this describes an approach to the world, and to making objects, rather than a strict set of skills employed in the production of wearable things. My aim has always been to reflect everyday habits and common beliefs, whilst at the same time challenging abiding perceptions of jewellery's status as a Decorative Art. Personal possessions are integral to the way an individual constructs an identity; we compose and communicate who we are through the things we own. In this context jewellery items are extremely valuable, not only in material and aesthetic terms but because they are key artefacts through which we establish a sense of self....
...My work has been selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010 Renowned practitioners Hans StoferRichard Slee and Freddie Robins selected 29 objects investigating the notion of making, including a broad range of works from across different material practices. The piece selected by the panel is Love from Berlin."
Download a catalogue here.
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Timothy Information Limited (Tim Carson) in his own words:
"Founding member of Timothy Information Limited, Tim Carson was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, U.K. in 1967, but he grew up in a remote part of Herefordshire on a small holding with his parents, three siblings, two cows, 50 chickens, five ducks and a fluctuating number of lambs. He was in charge of the chickens.
It was in Herefordshire that an interest in art raised its head, so it was natural that Tim should attend the local Art College after he left school. During the course he began to develop an aptitude for working in small-scale metal. Next stop, Epsom School of Art, to study Jewellery. On graduating with a Higher National Diploma, Tim decided to work in the trade to polish up his skills. He worked at Spink and Sons (est. 1666), the London-based medal makers for two years. While there he started to set up his workshop, in a portakabin in Catford. In 1991 he left Spinks to set up his own business with the assistance of a grant from the Crafts Council.
Tim became a Crafts Council Selected maker in 1993. He consistently produced jewellery (under the non du plume of 'Timothy') for galleries, shops and exhibitions until 2000, including Electrum (London), Lesley Craze (London), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Scottish Gallery (Edinburgh), Contemporary Applied Arts (London), Artisans Gallery (New York). He's shown internationally in USA, Japan, France and Belgium. His work is in various private collections including Joe Mangle from the TV opus 'Neighbours'.
In 2000 Tim took on a fractional lecturing post in jewellery and silversmithing at London Metropolitan University (then London Guildhall). At the same time his work moved away from jewellery for a while, to larger scale wall and freestanding pieces. He only took on exhibitions that interested him (well, to be honest, the teaching takes up a lot of his time) like Velvet da Vinci's 'Anti War Medal Exhibition' and James Hockey Gallery's 'The Silent Scene - The Cultural Script in the Frame'. He also got involved in 'dialogue', an ongoing series of collaborative exhibitions involving jewellers and silversmiths. 'Dialogue 7' is now in the planning.
Tim is now back, making jewellery with Timothy Information Limited. The politics are still there, the kinetics are still there, the humour is still being attempted. There's just less swearing, at present."

Monday, 21 May 2012

call out!!!

EXTENSION!!! Artist Call Out:
You are invited to participate in ‘Suspend.ed in pink’, a touring exhibition that seeks to explore the world of jewellery as it is NOW.  With a focus on concept driven jewellery, also known as art or research jewellery, this call out is looking for wearable pieces that contain the colour PINK.

The result will be a juxtaposition of jewellers, themes and styles, all suspended from the gallery’s ceiling, which will invite the viewer to engage and interact with the work.

Submission Deadline:
Submissions for initial selection must be received by SEPT. 28, 2012, electronically to

Entry criteria:
Free choice of media/materials/size.
Any materials or scale accepted.
Work created in the past 2 years.
Only unseen pieces can be submitted.

Application Requirements:
Current resume (CV), exhibitions, publication information

Artist statement relating to the work submitted (300 words max.)

Up to 4 pieces can be submitted for consideration, 7 photos max. (incl. detail shots) in high resolution, Jpg file, 300dpi, 20x15 cm/11x6 in.

Pure white background (images must be fit for printing)

Each image must be accompanied by the following information: 
Name and address of artist, title of work, dimensions, year created, materials.

Submission fee:
25 Euro payable by SEPT. 28, 2012 

Upon acceptance:
For selected artists an additional participation fee of Euro 25 is due at the time of acceptance to cover catalogue expenses. The artist is responsible for the cost of initial delivery and return of work. 

Please note- this fee is used to help produce the high quality 'exhibition in print' catalogue style publication, which will help to promote each artists work both during the exhibition and for some time after.

Shipping address and timelines:
This information will be given to the selected artists upon acceptance and after all payments have been received. The organisers do not assume any liability of the work during transport.

Your work will be held for up to one year as part of the touring exhibition.

Insurance and Liability:
All entries are to be insured by the artists. Participants who apply for the exhibition can only be accepted under the conditions that they are liable for the loss, theft or damage to his/her goods during transport and during the period up to the exhibitions at the various locations. The artwork is insured as soon as it reaches the gallery premises.

Exhibition dates/Information:
The Atrium Gallery, The School of Jewellery, Birmingham University. England. 7th-28th January 2013
Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany. As part of Schmuck 2013. 7th - 11th March 2013.
Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth, DE, U.S.A 11th August - 8th September 2013

Further venire to be confirmed, exhibitors will be notified as these are secured.

Timothy Information Limited.
Laura Potter

Laura Bradshaw-Heap

This project is not-for-profit.

All inquiries and contact: