Graduate Show 2012

Exhibition  /  11 Jun 2012  -  16 Jun 2012
Published: 07.06.2012
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, School of Jewellery
Amanda Trimmer. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Mixed media. Amanda, TrimmerRings: 2012Mixed media. Amanda Trimmer
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Mixed media

Amanda, Trimmer
Rings: 2012
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Bursting with creativity and fresh ideas, the Graduate Shows at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design showcase their emerging professionals.
Bursting with creativity and fresh ideas, our Graduate Shows showcase our emerging professionals. Whether you’re looking of new talent or you simply love the arts, indulge in our students' brightest new work.

Jewellery, watches, objects and more...the diversity of this year’s Jewellery Show offers a unique insight into a variety of courses which span the breadth of our discipline which nurtures creative talent in jewellery, silversmithing, horology and gemmology.

BIAD Graduate Shows 2012 take place across four sites across Birmingham city. The events are free entry to the public. Please note dates and times vary according to each art and design site. You will find more information about the schedule here.

Is this Jewellery?!?!

Rings which shoot out fountains of water, necklaces that dissolve in a sea of colour, brooches that allow the wearer to become a this jewellery?!?! Graduating BA students from Birmingham’s School of Jewellery invite you to discover the exciting possibilities of contemporary jewellery at their final show. Work from the final degree collections of 31 BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing graduates will be showcased and celebrated.

As the culmination of 3 years hard work, the graduating students will exhibit their final collections- each presenting a unique body of work in preparation for the launch of their careers in the world of Jewellery and Silversmithing.  The range of work on display will show a variety of approaches; some designers opt to push the boundaries of what jewellery and silversmithing can be, some invent their materials, create satirical pieces, invite you to play and discover, or create wearables designed take you to another world!  Rachael Brame, winner of a silver grant, donated by the Goldsmiths Company, will also be showcasing her work: functional and wearable objects disguised as colourful alien creatures. The 31 BA students will exhibit their work alongside other graduating classes from the school, which specialise in the use of new technologies in jewellery, exquisite hand making skills in precious metals, Horology and Gemmology. There is plenty to see and delight in, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing Course Director, Zoe Robertson, says – “Our graduate show offers a visual feast of creativity which spans the breadth of contemporary jewellery and Silversmithing, offering new innovative directions across a wide variety of materials, processes and techniques.”

The Show is a fantastic opportunity to view the work of young designers at the forefront of contemporary jewellery, from the largest dedicated jewellery institution in Europe.

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Nikki Wilde. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012. Mixed media. Nikki, WildeNeckpiece: 2012Mixed media. Nikki Wilde
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012
Mixed media

Nikki, Wilde
Neckpiece: 2012
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Rachael Brame. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Mixed media. Rachael, BrameBrooch: 2012Mixed media. Rachael Brame
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
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Rachael, Brame
Brooch: 2012
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