British Academy of Jewellery.
Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Swedes and Belgian Blues

Exhibition  /  02 Sep 2016  -  01 Oct 2016
Published: 25.08.2016

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When we think of Belgium we think of jewellery! Not only of the diamonds in Antwerp, but predominantly of the eminent art jewellery scene. Belgium has some of the most famous contemporary jewellery schools, - galleries and - artists. Playful, thought provoking and with an elegant confidence, the art jewellery culture is vibrant and powerful.

Artist list

Karin Roy Andersson, Tine De Ruysser, Linnea Eriksson, Jonathan Hens, Hanna Liljenberg, Anna Norrgrann, Arnaud Sprimont, Sanna Svedestedt, Anneleen Swillen, Karen Vanmol

Galerie Beyond (formerly Beyond Fashion) is situated in the central parts of Antwerp and has been run by Karin De Buysere and René Darmont for 15 years. The work  of the artists that the gallery represents has a conceptual strength and challenges the traditional perception of what jewellery is. The connection to the lively fashion- and art field is unmistakable while classic goldsmithing seams more distant. 

The exhibition ”Swedes and Belgian Blues” is a co-operation between Galerie Beyond and Four, showing work by 5 Belgian and 5 Swedish artists. Sweden is also a well-known country in the international jewellery world and we also have an influential fashion scene. Are there any similarities? Are there any differences? To connect a certain aesthetic or a style to a nationality might be impossible in a society where the global art scene is only a browser away. But is there something of a local culture? Swedes and Belgian Blues will be shown in Antwerp in January 2017. 


The exhibition runs until: October 1st
Please note the new open hours! Wed, Thu, Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16h


September 2nd, 17-21h
Anna Norrgrann. Pendant: Piece from The Flow within and Flight from A Standard Size,, 2016. Aluminum. Anna Norrgrann
Pendant: Piece from The Flow within and Flight from A Standard Size,, 2016
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Karen Vanmol. Brooch: AKA #Iseefaces, 2016. Wood, laminate, steel. Karen Vanmol
Brooch: AKA #Iseefaces, 2016
Wood, laminate, steel
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Sanna Svedestedt. Brooch: Building blocks, 2013. Naturally tanned leather, brass buttons. Sanna Svedestedt
Brooch: Building blocks, 2013
Naturally tanned leather, brass buttons
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Anneleen Swillen. Necklace: Weights pending 2, 2016. Resin, plaster, concrete, cotton, rubber, natural stones. Anneleen Swillen
Necklace: Weights pending 2, 2016
Resin, plaster, concrete, cotton, rubber, natural stones
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