The City of Jewellery 2019

Meeting  /  27 Sep 2019  -  26 Oct 2019
Published: 23.09.2019

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Over 40 members of the Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild open their doors to the public, providing a unique possibility to experience craftspeople, artists and designers make and exhibit their work.

The almost 600-year-old Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild once again presents exhibitions, workshop tours and special events under the title: The City of Jewellery. The guild currently comprises 187 members, who represent this tradition-bound, but also very broad and experimental field. This year, a number of guild members will open their doors to the public and present activities relating to the theme: ‘Worthy of a Queen.’
The City of Jewellery is organised in conjunction with the presentation of the 100,000 kr. Skt. Loye Award. This year it will be awarded for the 20th time, accompanied by the exhibition: Worthy of a Queen – master, patron monarch, in the Royal Representation Rooms at Christiansborg Palace. Here, the three Skt. Loye nominees will present their work alongside a rarely shown collection of H.M. the Queen’s private jewellery and objects.

With the theme ’Worthy of a Queen’, Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild focuses on both extraordinary masterpieces within craft, art and design, and the wonderful experiences that this event offers the public. And, I hope that the guild members’ initiatives will be very well visited during The City of Jewellery, says Master of the Guild, Diana Holstein.

Dates and Locations:
The City of Jewellery is divided into 3 periods, according to various areas:
The city centre: 27 – 28 September 2019. 
Amager, Vesterbro, Frederiksberg: 3 – 5 October.
Nørrebro, Østerbro, Lyngby: 24 – 26 October.
However, many of the exhibitions, shops and workshops will be open beyond these dates.   
The exhibition Worthy of a Queen – master, patron monarch in the Royal Representation Rooms at Christiansborg Palace opens on 27 September and runs until 15 December 2019.

See the full programme for The City of Jewellery on, Facebook or Instagram from the beginning of September.
Download the City of Jewellery, city map here.

About the Skt. Loye Award
The Skt. Loye Award was instituted for the first time in 1989. The award of 100,000 kr. is presented to up-and-coming goldsmiths, silversmiths, jewellery artists, craftspeople and designers who display exceptional skills and talent within the field of jewellery and silverware. 
The Skt. Loye 2019 nominees are:jewellery artist Nanna Obel, jewellery artist Louise Frølund Bech, and goldsmith and designer Marie Rimmen, and they will all present work relating to the theme Worthy of a Queen
The Skt. Loye Award 2019 jury is made up of: Diana Holstein, jewellery designer and Master of the Guild Thomas Thulstrup, Director of The Royal Danish Collection Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition Bjørn Nørgaard, sculptor and artist Lone Løvschal, silversmith and board member Christine Bukkehave, goldsmith and receiver of the Skt. Loye Award 2015.

About Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild:
Goldsmiths’ Guild Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild was founded in 1429, by King Eric of Pomerania and Queen Philippa and is the oldest guild in Denmark, and possibly the world. The guild’s main objective, among others, is to present grants and awards to practitioners, who show exceptional talent and provide financial support to cultural events related to the goldsmith and silversmith field.

The City of Jewellery and Worthy of a Queen are supported by:
Danish Arts Foundation, Queen Margrethe’s and Prince Henrik’s Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Konsul George Jorcks og Hustru Emma Jorcks Foundation Grosserer L.F. Foghts Foundation, I.F. Lemvigh Müllers Fond, Metal Vennerne, Dansk Metal, Aktiv Guld, Frits Pedersen, Ravstedhus.