Gioielli in Fermento 2012 - Premio Torre Fornello II edition

Award  /  22 Apr 2012  -  26 May 2012
Published: 22.02.2012
Gioielli in Fermento 2012 - Premio Torre Fornello II edition.
Torre Fornello Vineyard
Eliana Negroni
DEADLINE: 15/03/2012

A contest open to goldsmiths, handcrafters, artists, designers, for a jewel inspired to the theme:
The Vineyard of Art. Wearable ornament for the human body made of any material and technique will be accepted.
Contemporary jewellery exhibition at Torre Fornello Vineyard, Fornello di Ziano Piacentino, Italian Wine District, Italy, a competition open to goldsmiths, handcrafters, artists, designers, for jewellery inspired by the following theme:

The Vineyard of Art, an annual contemporary art cultural project at Torre Fornello, opens its doors to contemporary jewellery inspired by tales of grapes and wine: inside our 'terroir', the sweet Emilia hills called Colli Piacentini in Northern Italy, there are traces of the past, and we can rediscover the territory, its flavour and character, and the feelings it instils in us. Here we are faced with absolutely typical wines, Malvasia and Gutturnio, of the embodiment of these hills.

Three wines, three tales, three inspirations:

Donna Luigia (malvasia doc)
Pratobianco (emilia igt, a blend of malvasia, sauvignon, chardonnay)
Sinsàl (gutturnio superior doc, a blend of the barbera and croatina grape varieties)

Find out more about the wines at wine sections and on the Torre Fornello facebook page

Torre Fornello Award:
During the exhibition opening "Gioielli in fermento" which will take place in The Vineyard of Arts at Torre Fornello (Fornello di Ziano P. near Piacenza, Emilia Romagna Italy) April 22nd 2012, the prize will go to the best two works the Jury reputes the most interesting for their originality and relevance to the theme, special attention will be paid to high definition and details in the realization of a contemporary object as an ornament for the body.

Dates and price

Subscription fee
60€ tax included

Data for catalogue publication - to be sent to 

Deadline March 20th, 2012

· Title, materials, techniques, of candidate piece
· Concept description (no more than 600 characters)
· Images of candidate piece (neutral white background, jpg file format, 300 dpi, minimum dimensions15x15 cm)
· An image of the author (min.5x5cm 300dpi)
· Subscribed Disclaimer document

Candidate Pieces must arrive by APRIL 20th to:

Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl - via Liguria 2 - 20098 San Giuliano Milanese - MI (Italy) shipping including insurance in both directions will be at expense of participants (shipping expenses for way back, charged to the receiver).

Exhibition Opening:
Exhibition opening of Gioielli in Fermento 2012 will take place on Sunday April 22nd 5 p.m. in The Vineyard of Arts at Torre Fornello (Fornello di Ziano P. near Piacenza, Emilia Romagna Italy). The exhibition will be open until May 26th. As with past editions more exhibition opportunities in contexts with a similar spirit to the competition and events concerning Italian wine tourism traditions will be arranged during 2012. A price list of displayed pieces will be made available to the public, and reservations to buy will be communicated to the artists in question and settled by them directly at the end of the exhibition. The award winners will be invited to hold a solo exhibition at Torre Fornello Vineyard of Arts during the 2012 season.


Accepted works:
Any kind of ornament for the human body, made using any material or technique, will be accepted provided it can be worn. Each author may present more than one work grouped together in a single entry.

Two vouchers for taking part in the contemporary jewellery workshop; Surface in depth in jewellery design - with Stefano Marchetti - donated by Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Firenze in Florence Est.1985 and Hacking Ideas - A way of thinking in jewellery design to be held in Florence on July 23-26 2012. Other mentions might be assigned by special suggestion of the Jury.

The Jury:
The Torre Fornello Award will be assigned by the Jury presided over by Mr Enrico Sgorbati, owner of Torre Fornello, and composed of various professionals with great skill and sensibility from the Italian jewellery scene in order to ensure the qualitative level that has distinguished all the projects of the Torre Fornello Vineyard of Arts permanent collection over the past ten years.


Show Curator: Eliana Negroni,
T. 335 8083039

Facebook page: Esposizione Gioielli in fermento

Twitter: Jewelsinferment

In collaboration with: AGC is an organization active in Italy with the aim of promoting and giving value to jewellery as a form of art.