Elements Festival - Edinburgh - 8/9/10-11-2019

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Elements Festival - Edinburgh - 8/9/10-11-2019

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 am

Elements Festival
Lyon & Turnbull
33 Broughton Place

Renewal - Selected works from the European Silversmiths Forum, Hammerclub

8th – 10th November 2019

The exhibition ‘Renewal’ marks the first visit to the UK of the European Silversmiths Forum also known as the HammerClub; a gathering of European silversmiths, who come together annually in a different part of Europe.

Open from the 8th – 10th of November, this exhibition takes its theme from the regeneration of the 2019 host city Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design and home to the V&A Dundee design museum. Featuring sixty selected silversmithing works, it explores renewal through innovation and new technologies, the re-use of materials, new designs for familiar objects, the reinvention of traditions and techniques, development of form through repetition of shape or action, and renewal within nature.

The exhibition was organised by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee and is supported by the Goldsmiths’ Centre and the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. Selected works by silversmiths from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, England, USA, as well as Scotland, who employ a wide diversity and range in the techniques, materials, and cultural styles of silversmithing.63 Selected works from the exhibition will be shown at Elements for our 2019 exhibtion.

It is hoped that the exhibition will introduce visitors to the nature and form of contemporary silversmithing and renew enthusiasm for this beautiful, lustrous material that tells incredible stories. Silver has shifted from being used to display wealth, to acting as a centre piece, conversation starter and medium for sharing ideas and stories. For example, the work by Scottish maker Bryony Knox brings to life an old legend from the Isle of Jura; in winter the swallows dive into the water and transform into fish and then re-emerge in the spring as swallows again. We are sure that these pieces will captivate and excite public enthusiasm for silver and its ability to stimulate conversations on a variety of topics.

Selected works by exhibiting silversmiths:

Carsten From Andersen, Lasse Bæhring, Eva Bauer, Martin Bläse, Nuno Borges, Emil Borregaard, Mana Sarabhai Brearley, Stuart Cairns, Stella Campion, Byoung-Chul Cho, “Carolien & Georges” Cuyvers, Rebecca De Quin, Paul de Vries, Andreas Decker, Paul Derrez, Karen-Ann Dicken, Hamish Dobbie, Charlotte Duckworth, Yuki Ferdinandsen, Andrew Fleming, Trevor Forrester, Rajesh Gogna, Kevin Grey, Iona Hall, Naama Haneman, Miriam Hanid, Mathias Heck, Samuel Hemmett, Eve Hendry-Cockburn, Rauni Higson, Kathryn Hinton, Annabel Hood, Maja Houtman, Mana Kehr, Veerle Keijzer, Yaroslava Kellermann, Ji-Young Kim, Bryony Knox, Ludwig Menzel, Peteler Micha, Roger Millar, Cecilia Moore, Samantha Moore, Cara Murphy, Peter Musson, Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Alex O’Connor, Komelia H.Okim, Irene Orr, Marius Perl, Thomas Raschke, Larissa Thiel, Hazel Thorn, Katie Watson, Karen Westland, Frances Julie Whitelaw, Sandra Wilson, Ellys May Woods, Yusuke Yamamoto, Congwei Yang.

In addition to the Renewal exhibition we have invited The Scottish Gallery to curate a showcase of work by the late Wendy Ramshaw.

Wendy Ramshaw – Celebrating A Modern Master

Wendy Ramshaw (1939-2018) was an international champion of modern jewellery. The Scottish Gallery is delighted to have represented her work since the late 1980s and Wendy Ramshaw – Celebrating A Modern Master pays tribute to this relationship. Acclaimed globally as one of the key figures in the British Contemporary Jewellery movement from 1960 onwards, Ramshaw’s work is instantly recognisable for its signature geometry and skilfully executed design. The Scottish Gallery hold a collection of available works from key periods in Wendy Ramshaw’s career including; Picasso’s Ladies, Room of Dreams and a Journey Through Glass. This exhibition provides a glimpse into Ramshaw’s spectacular career and will include her signature ringsets.

Opening hours: 11am to 6pm

Admission: £5

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Re: Elements Festival - Edinburgh - 8/9/10-11-2019

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:35 am

Elements Evening Talk - 9th November 2019

An evening of talks by Christina Jansen & Kirsty Sumerling, Dr Sandra Wilson and Lyndsay McGill

We look forward to welcoming you to the Elements Evening Talk, for an evening of shimmering silver, iconic jewels and historic treasures.

Join us at the stunning Lyon & Turnbull auction rooms and enjoy a glass of wine, take in the beautiful collections of this year’s makers at Elements fair before we take our seats for the evening’s talks.

Christina Jansen and Kirsty Sumerling from The Scottish Gallery will guide us through the life and work of globally renowned champion of modern jewellery, Wendy Ramshaw (1939 – 2018). There will also be a wonderful opportunity to get up close in a handling session of some of Ramshaw’s iconic pieces that the Scottish Gallery hold in their special collection.

Dr Sandra Wilson, Reader in contemporary jewellery and metalwork at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design is the organiser of this year’s Hammerclub Forum and exhibition, ‘Renewal’. In May this year Dundee hosted the UK’s first symposium for this group which included 79 different artists from 12 different countries. This year at Elements we have selected 60 of these works for the Exhibition in the upper galleries. Sandra will be introducing us to some of the key works on display – the materials, techniques and ideas behind the pieces. White gloves will also be available for handling some of this incredible Silver.

Our final speaker for the evening will be Lyndsay McGill, Curator at the National Museums Scotland. Lyndsay has curatorial responsibility for a wide range of objects, ranging from the early Stuart kings to the Enlightenment which includes silver and jewellery - her favourite collections.

During the Renaissance and Early Modern period, Scotland produced a number of items with a distinct form and use, so much so, that they can now be classed as being a Scottish speciality. These include standing mazers, quaichs, thistle cups and ovoid urns. All are drinking vessels, and most were fashioned in silver or embellished with a precious metal. Lyndsay will discuss the unique Scottishness of these objects and highlight the personal stories surrounding them.

We welcome you to join us from 5pm in the stunning main hall of Lyon and Turnbull to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and the opportunity to meet this year’s Elements makers and see their work on display.

The talks will start promptly at 6pm.

This ticket will also allow you free admission to Elements at any point during the weekend 8th - 10th November (normally £5)

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