In the Loupe2

Exhibition  /  26 Feb 2018  -  12 Mar 2018
Published: 09.02.2018
Piece by Drew Markou..
Piece by Drew Markou.

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Step up, open the box and peek inside!

Artist list

Abbie Williams, Andrew Howard, Anna Lorenz, Beaulagh Brooks, Bridie Lander, Claire Price, Dauvit Alexander, Drew Markou, Frank Cooper, Jo Pond, Kate Thorley, Katy Tromans, Keith Adcock, Paul Evans, Paul Yeomans, Rebecca Steiner, Sarah O'Hana, Sian Hindle, Stephen Bottomley, Toni Mayner, Zoe Robertson
In the Loupe2 brings together a vibrant collection of jewellery, objects, and artefacts by the artists, educators, researchers, and practitioners that shape the field of jewellery through their work at the School. The eclectic mix of work on show celebrates the multi-faceted nature of the School of Jewellery’s research hub and showcases the diverse interests and expertise of this ambitious and talented team. Within this rich mix of themes and approaches, these artists and makers are united by a curiosity to explore both within and beyond their ‘native’ discipline of jewellery. It’s this experimental approach which builds knowledge within a particular specialism and this broad range of individual directions and personal voices which underpins and enriches the educational experience at the School of Jewellery.

What’s in the box?
For this exhibition, the team was challenged to respond to the question – ‘What’s in the box?’ – with each exhibitor communicating an element of their practice within the boundaries of an identical white box. It is envisaged that work contained within these boxes will span the breadth of the jewellery discipline and showcase a variety of conceptual ideas, material alchemy and new technologies from commercial to contemporary, from handcrafted to digital technologies and work in progress to thinking beyond boundaries.  The contents of the boxes will be revealed on the opening night!

Professor Stephen Bottomley, Head of School Comments:
The breadth and diversity at the School of Jewellery has grown to encompass over the past 125+ years is simply dazzling.  Add to this breadth of specialism a range of levels of study and an exceptional team of staff and you have a powerful creative network to encourage innovation and creativity. This exhibition is an intriguing snapshot of works across a section of this special community.  Step up, open the box and peek inside!

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter the Vittoria Street Gallery is a unique exhibition venue situated within the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University.  With its established reputation for education and an international research centre the School of Jewellery offers a prime location for our Gallery. Hosting a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events which spans the breadth of the jewellery discipline and other associated art and design practices.
We are affiliated to The Parkside Gallery within the Faculty of Arts Design and Media, Birmingham City University. 


Monday 26th February 2018, from 6 to 8 pm (Opportunity to talk with the artists).


The exhibition is open for viewing Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, term time only. 
Please note the gallery is not open at weekends.
Piece by Sarah O Hana..
Piece by Sarah O Hana.

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Rings by Cooper Frank. .
Rings by Cooper Frank. 

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Brooch by Tofts Shannon..
Brooch by Tofts Shannon.

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