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Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners

Award giving  /  29 May 2021
Published: 01.06.2021
Tadeusz Jaśkowiak. Pendant: Stone age smartphone, 2021. Plastic, carving techniques.. 15.1 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm; 164 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Tadeusz Jaśkowiak
Pendant: Stone age smartphone, 2021
Plastic, carving techniques.
15.1 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm; 164 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Intro
The most exciting moment of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER is behind us - the culmination and announcement of the results of the 29th International Jewellery Competition Still Human? For the current edition, 186 artists from 35 countries submitted 357 works.
The selection was made by an international jury composed of artists, goldsmiths, experts in jewellery and design: Caroline Broadhead from the United Kingdom, Georg Dobler from Germany, Darijus Gerlikas from Lithuania, and two persons from Poland: Maria Magdalena Kwiatkiewicz and Sławomir Fijałkowski.

The main prize Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport went to Polish jeweller Tadeusz Jaśkowiak. His Stone Age Smartphone pendant combined in its formal aspect the techniques of the Stone Age and the era of digital media. As Sławomir Fijałkowski, a member of the competition jury, noted – the piece is really powerful, especially in the context of the competition topic, which unexpectedly gained such an additional meaning because when it was announced we were still before the pandemic and no one imagined what attractions we would be confronted within the following two years.

The 2nd Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica went to Mariana Bilbao Gonzalez-Dueñas from Spain for her brooch entitled Forget your name. The winner of the 3rd Award of the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport was Miroslava Veselá from the Czech Republic for her object entitled Hope. The Art Gallery Award went to Kirsten Plank from Germany for Face 1 - a necklace-puzzle. The Silver Spur, awarded for creative courage and uncompromising, innovative, or witty creative expression, went to the Belgian artist Tieke Sheerlink, who submitted a work presenting a jewellery image of a boat full of refugees, with the meaningful title Precious People.

In turn, awards beyond the competence of the jury were given to: Esther Heite from Germany (distinction of Lost in Jewellery magazine), Annarita Bianco from Italy (distinction of Rome's Mydaybyday gallery), Tieke Sheerlinck (award of Casting Services company), Alexander Blank from Germany (honorary distinction of the Director of the Art Gallery in Legnica), Ruudt Peters from the Netherlands (honorary mention of the Association of Goldsmiths), Silvia Bellia from Italy (International Amber Association award), Ji Young Kim (Inhorgenta Fair Munich award) and artists from Poland: Michalina Owczarek-Siwak (Hopea company award), Małgorzata Kalińska and Zofia and Witold Kozubscy (YES Gallery awards).

Head of the jury, Caroline Broadhead comments: the theme was one that inspired a wide range of responses. The ones that went through to the exhibition were thoughtful – some anxious about the future, some raising questions and others would show the fascination with materials and the way materials were used and how this can communicate quite complex ideas.

Georg Dobler adds: Personally, I liked the intellectual approaches to the "Still Human?" theme, as well as the various reflections that added a personal touch to all the works presented. Conceptual solutions prevailed, in my opinion. Applied art is no different from free art. The visual arts seek expression through a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques. In the case of some works, the material itself has become the content. Moreover, all the works have reached a high international level, promising an interesting exhibition in various categories.

This year, the jury faced a considerable challenge: for the first time in the over 40-year history of the Festival, the deliberations were entirely online, and the submitted works were assessed entirely on the basis of photographs, films, and submitted ideologies. The jury selected 44 artists from 16 countries to exhibit their works at the post-competition exhibition at the Legnica Art Gallery, which is available until the 20th of June.

The event could not take place without a number of patrons, sponsors and funders whom the Organisers would like to thank for their support. The main sponsor of the Festival is KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., which donates silver granulate to the winners every year, and in the current edition donated as much as 5 kg of this precious metal. Moreover, the SILVER Festival was co-financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Fund for Promotion of Culture and was held under the patronage of the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, the Marshal of Dolnośląskie Province and the Mayor of Legnica.

In addition to the announcement of the results of the competition, during the culmination of the event the Organisers released, among other things, a series of videos - curator tours of the exhibitions with the participation of artists, this year's catalogues in pdf version or the effects of the photo session with the works of artists presented during the Festival. All materials are available on the festival website and its social media.

More information at silver.legnica.eu.
 
Mariana Bilbao Gonzalez-Dueńas. Brooch: Forget your name, 2020. Silver.. 11.1 x 8 cm; 53.03 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Mariana Bilbao Gonzalez-Dueńas
Brooch: Forget your name, 2020
Silver.
11.1 x 8 cm; 53.03 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Miroslava Veselá. Set: Hope, 2020. (From left to right) Necklace: silver, repoussé, shaping; Object 1: clay, handmade; Object 2: plastic, 3d print.. 4 x 4 x 0.9 cm, 9 g; 4 x 4 x 1.8 cm, 9 g; 4 x 4.6 x 0.9 cm, 5.6 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Miroslava Veselá
Set: Hope, 2020
(From left to right) Necklace: silver, repoussé, shaping; Object 1: clay, handmade; Object 2: plastic, 3d print.
4 x 4 x 0.9 cm, 9 g; 4 x 4 x 1.8 cm, 9 g; 4 x 4.6 x 0.9 cm, 5.6 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Kirsten Plank. Necklace: Face 1, 2020. Silver, pigment, acrylic.. 15 x 22 cm, 125 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Necklace-puzzle.. Kirsten Plank
Necklace: Face 1, 2020
Silver, pigment, acrylic.
15 x 22 cm, 125 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
Necklace-puzzle.
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Tieke Scheerlinck. Object: Precious People, 2020. Silver object (boat) with 301 brilliant-cut stones, silver, cubic zirconia, garnet, citrine, amethyst, topaz, peridot, ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, spinel, lost wax modelling.. 1.1 x 8 x 2.2 cm, 53 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Tieke Scheerlinck
Object: Precious People, 2020
Silver object (boat) with 301 brilliant-cut stones, silver, cubic zirconia, garnet, citrine, amethyst, topaz, peridot, ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, spinel, lost wax modelling.
1.1 x 8 x 2.2 cm, 53 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Michalina Owczarek-Siwak. Brooch: 35%, 2020. Object with a wedding ring sunken inside, silicone, silver, steel.. 5.4 x 3.6 x 4 cm, 16 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Michalina Owczarek-Siwak
Brooch: 35%, 2020
Object with a wedding ring sunken inside, silicone, silver, steel.
5.4 x 3.6 x 4 cm, 16 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Ji Young Kim. Necklace: Adam’s rib, 2019-2020. Silver, copper, special welding, kinetic elements, plated burnish, patina.. 55 - 100 x 10 x 10 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Ji Young Kim
Necklace: Adam’s rib, 2019-2020
Silver, copper, special welding, kinetic elements, plated burnish, patina.
55 - 100 x 10 x 10 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Silvia Bellia. Brooch: Amigdala, 2020. Silver, steel, PLA (corn-based plastic), silversmithing, 3D printing.. 8 x 16 x 5 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Silvia Bellia
Brooch: Amigdala, 2020
Silver, steel, PLA (corn-based plastic), silversmithing, 3D printing.
8 x 16 x 5 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Ruudt Peters. Object: Nebula 'infinitus' 105, 2020. Silver, glass.. 8.2 x 8.2 x 8.2 cm, 105 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Ruudt Peters
Object: Nebula 'infinitus' 105, 2020
Silver, glass.
8.2 x 8.2 x 8.2 cm, 105 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Malgorzata Kalinska. Necklace: Necklace II, 2020. Silver, polyurethan resin, rubber.. 12 x 7 x 3.5 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. From series: Intentionality and Unintentionality. Malgorzata Kalinska
Necklace: Necklace II, 2020
Silver, polyurethan resin, rubber.
12 x 7 x 3.5 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
From series: Intentionality and Unintentionality
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Alexander Blank. Brooch: Dear Heartbeat, 2021. Silicone, silver casting, painting, planting hair.. 4 x 4 x 4.7 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Dear Heartbeat, 2021
Silicone, silver casting, painting, planting hair.
4 x 4 x 4.7 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Zofia i Witold Kozubscy. Object: Behind all this is a human, still human, 2020. Anodised aluminium.. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Zofia i Witold Kozubscy
Object: Behind all this is a human, still human, 2020
Anodised aluminium.
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
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Esther Heite. Brooch: Monolith Fading, 2020. Stainless Steel. 9 x 4.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Esther Heite. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. From series: Gebraucht. Multiple. Esther Heite
Brooch: Monolith Fading, 2020
Stainless Steel
9 x 4.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Esther Heite
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
From series: Gebraucht
Multiple
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Annarita Bianco. Brooch: Secant 02, 2020. Silver, e-waste, epoxy resin, laser engraving, laser welding.. 5 x 1.4 x 7.5 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. From series: 3020. In the series 3020 with brooch Tangent 01 and Union 03. . Annarita Bianco
Brooch: Secant 02, 2020
Silver, e-waste, epoxy resin, laser engraving, laser welding.
5 x 1.4 x 7.5 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
From series: 3020

In the series 3020 with brooch Tangent 01 and Union 03.

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