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Black on Black

Exhibition  /  20 Jun 2015  -  09 Oct 2015
Published: 18.06.2015
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Intro
An international jewellery exhibition celebrating the colour black by 17 jewellery artists from 10 countries, curated by Jo Bloxham.

Artist list

Agnes Larsson Jewellery, Jivan Astfalck, Karen Bartlett, Stephen Bottomley, Georg Dobler, Patricia Domingues, Melanie Isverding, Karin Johansson, Julia Maria Künnap, Florian Ladstaetter, Lore Langendries, Jorge Manilla, Jose Antonio Moralejo, Karin Seufert, Sondra Sherman, Bettina Speckner, Tore Svensson
I have always loved black jewellery. From bold antique accessories to dramatic contemporary pieces, black jewellery gives off a powerful message. At times it has been a dark and sombre communication, expressed by the 19th century jet mourning jewellery and Berlin Ironwork on display from Manchester Art Gallery's costume collection.
These poignant black treasures were popular fashion statements up until the end of the 1800s.

Today, jewellery artists continue to be inspired by the colour black. This exhibition highlights the work of 17 contemporary jewellery artists from 10 countries. They have each worked with the colour black, using unconventional materials and a variety of different techniques, to express present day concerns and emotions. By sharing my passion for black jewellery, I hope you will come to love it too. / Jo Bloxham, curator of Black on Black.

Remarks

Open hours: Mon - Sun, 10m-5pm
Late opening on Thursday until 9pm
Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Heat Exchanger II, 2015. Oxidised silver, enamel, diamond dust, steel. diam: 50 mm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Heat Exchanger II, 2015
Oxidised silver, enamel, diamond dust, steel
diam: 50 mm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Black on White Traces, 2014. Enamel, steel, rubber. 110 x 95 x 4 mm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Black on White Traces, 2014
Enamel, steel, rubber
110 x 95 x 4 mm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Black Traces, 2014. Enamel, steel, rubber. 110 x 95 x 4 mm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Black Traces, 2014
Enamel, steel, rubber
110 x 95 x 4 mm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Pendant: Stellar Diamond, 2013. Enamel, diamond, copper, silver, gold, rubber. diam: 50 mm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Pendant: Stellar Diamond, 2013
Enamel, diamond, copper, silver, gold, rubber
diam: 50 mm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Pendant: Stellar Gold, 2013. Enamel, copper, gold, silver, rubber. diam: 50 mm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Pendant: Stellar Gold, 2013
Enamel, copper, gold, silver, rubber
diam: 50 mm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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