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The Marzee Collection

Exhibition  /  11 Sep 2009  -  01 Nov 2009
Published: 04.09.2009
Fife Contemporary Art @ St Andrews Museum
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Intro
The Marzee Collection has been built up over the last 30 years by Marie-José van den Hout. Its usual home is her gallery in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Work purchased for the collection has come from exhibitions held at Galerie Marzee over the years and from sustained relationships with art colleges excelling in jewellery. This small selection from the Marzee Collection represents the first exhibition from the collection in the UK.
The Marzee Collection has been built up over the last 30 years by Marie-José van den Hout. Its usual home is her gallery in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. This is now in a four storey former grainstore on the banks of the river Waal - an amazing centre for contemporary jewellery. Galerie Marzee (=Marie-José) offers work for sale but also profiles the most innovative international work through exhibitions and prestigious annual prizes for established jewellers and new graduates. Artist jewellers are also offered opportunities to develop their work through workshops and residencies at the associated Atelier Ravary studio in Belgium.

Work purchased for the collection has come from exhibitions held at Galerie Marzee over the years and from sustained relationships with art colleges excelling in jewellery. Following collecting from colleges at Halle and Munich, Galerie Marzee is currently working for five years with the Royal College of Art in London. Work from Scottish colleges has been featured in the annual Marzee graduate show - there has been a sustained relationship with Edinburgh College of Art.

This small selection from the Marzee Collection represents the first exhibition from the collection in the UK. It will hopefully give a flavour of the variety, inventiveness and quality of a collection which demonstrates that jewellery can be as close to fine art as it is to craft.

Activities

Free informal guided tour of exhibition
Sun 27 Sept 09, 2pm
Led by Diana Sykes, FCA&C 

Free Workshops
Design & make a piece of jewellery
Sat 3 October 09, 11am-1pm, for 13-16 year-olds
Sat 10 October 09, 11am-1pm, for 8-12 year-olds
Led by jeweller & teacher Andrea Douglas 

The Big Draw Scribble Book
Look out for a scribble book in the Activity Room to add
your jewellery doodles to!

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