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ALCHEMY: contemporary jewellery from Britain

Exhibition  /  13 Feb 2007  -  26 Feb 2007
Published: 24.01.2007
British Council
Shaun Leane. Bracelet: Ivory Resin Bangle, 2004. Silver, red topaz and ivory resin. Tim Brightmore, Photographer. Shaun Leane
Bracelet: Ivory Resin Bangle, 2004
Silver, red topaz and ivory resin
Tim Brightmore, Photographer
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Intro
A challenge of conventional parameters of jewellery design by experimenting with materials, references and scale.

The British Council will be hosting a contemporary jewellery exhibition that shall tour the Middle East: Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Alchemy presents a range of jewellers, from recent graduates to names well-established in the industries of jewellery and fashion. This selection is not intended as an overview of British jewellery, but instead it offers eight individual perspectives of contemporary jewellery practice. The jewellers selected for the exhibition all challenge conventional parameters of jewellery design by experimenting with materials, references and scale; and by questioning our inherited notions of value, identity and adornment.

Artists:
Solange Azagury-Partridge, Naomi Filmer, Tanvi Kant, Andrew Lamb, Shaun Leane, Lina Peterson, Laura Potter, Scott Wilson.

Curators:

Alison Moloney and Dana Andrew.

Remarks


First Venue:
Bait al Zubair Museum, Muscat, Oman.
13th – 26th February 2007.

For more information:
please contact Nadia.El-Sebai@britishcouncil.org

Naomi Filmer. Object: Hand Manipulation Piece, 1993. Cast silver. Naomi Filmer
Object: Hand Manipulation Piece, 1993
Cast silver
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Lina Peterson. Brooch: Crocheted Brooch, 2006. Gold plated silver and wool. Rodney Todd-White and Sons, Photographer. Lina Peterson
Brooch: Crocheted Brooch, 2006
Gold plated silver and wool
Rodney Todd-White and Sons, Photographer
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Laura Potter. Pendant: Lifetime Medal 8901815476, 2006. 9ct gold, 18 ct gold and antique ribbon. Laura Potter
Pendant: Lifetime Medal 8901815476, 2006
9ct gold, 18 ct gold and antique ribbon
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Scott Wilson. Necklace: Deco Necklace, 2006. Acrylic and gold plated silver chain. Rodney Todd-White and Sons, Photographer. Scott Wilson
Necklace: Deco Necklace, 2006
Acrylic and gold plated silver chain
Rodney Todd-White and Sons, Photographer
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Andrew Lamb. Necklace: Optical Necklace, 2001. Silver. Keith Leighton, Photographer. Andrew Lamb
Necklace: Optical Necklace, 2001
Silver
Keith Leighton, Photographer
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Tanvi Kant. Necklace: Multicoloured Neckpiece, 2006. Sari fabric, yarns and porcelain. Tanvi Kant
Necklace: Multicoloured Neckpiece, 2006
Sari fabric, yarns and porcelain
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