Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2018
Meeting / 01 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
- Monika Szpatowicz
The Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica is pleased to invite you to all the events of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER and its official culmination combined with the announcement of results and awards in the 27th Legnica International Jewellery Competition ILLUSION.
Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver is the most significant jewellery event in Poland, organized for nearly 40 years the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Every year over twenty exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists are presented and the Festival includes events like seminars, lectures and workshops.
The 39th edition of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER has started. The event is one of the largest reviews of contemporary artistic jewellery in Europe. A total of over 2,000 objects of contemporary jewellery and design by over 500 artists from 34 countries around the world, mainly from Europe, but also from Japan, Taiwan, the USA, Australia, Egypt and others, are presented in 9 locations.
The main event of the Festival is the 27th International Jewellery Competition ILLUSION, in which nearly 300 artists from around the world took part. The best works can be seen in the Gallery of Art, and the unqualified pieces are exhibited in the Hall of the Old Townhall.
Among other presentations, it is worth to see individual exhibitions of designers from Poland and Europe (Alain Roggeman, Andrzej Jacyszyn, Bartek Chmielewski, Georg Dobler, Katharina Dettar, Michalina Owczarek, Ruudt Peters, and Tamara Grüner). Here we particularly recommend presentations by: Ruudt Peters, who shows his works in a space arranged for a macrocosm, where his jewellery floats in glass planets between craters, geysers and bubbling springs; Tamara Grüner, who masterfully combines natural and artificial materials; and Georg Dobler - an outstanding German artist who, at a retrospective exhibition, shows his most characteristic works from minimalist, geometric forms to compositions using polished, large stones and castings with floral motifs. Among numerous great group exhibitions you can see the presentation of 7 jewellery-makers from the Astonish group, all fascinated with stone; an extravagant, avant-garde exhibition of artists from Dialogue Collective, whose show is their creative reaction to Great Britain’s exit from the European Union; or works by outstanding artists from Poland and the world inspired by amber and Leonardo da Vinci projects, which can be admired at Amber & Leonardo exhibition. And these are just some of the many presentations and other events taking place within the framework of Legnica SILVER Festival.
The accompanying events include: theoretical seminar, film show, workshops and concert. All Festival events are free.
The organizer specifically invites you to the culmination of the Festival on May 18 and 19, when the official openings of all exhibitions and most of the accompanying events take place.
More info at: www.silver.legnica.pl/en
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Friday, 18th of May
15:30 Main Town Square.
Open-air inauguration of the Festival - art & jewellery workshop, happenings.
16:00 Culture Station the Gallery of Lower Silesia Railways, Railway Station, 2 Kolejowa St.
Debuts: Joanna Mach by degrees.
Amber & Leonardo – an international exhibition of works with amber inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s ouvre.
Illusion: Reality & Illusion – photo exhibition.
17:15 Old Townhall Hall, Modrzejewska Theatre, 39 Rynek.
Enthronement of the Golden Thumb - the ruler of the underground and SILVER Festival.
Holownia – presentation of works not qualified for the 27th Legnica International Jewellery Competition ILLUSION
Illusion - post-contest exhibition of posters.
Under the Quail’s Basket Gallery, 38 Rynek.
Debuts: Michal Fatyga Solids .
Satyrykon Gallery, 36 Rynek.
About the Artists:
Bartosz Maria Chmielewski, Under the Skin
AMBER TRIP Nothing to Declare – post competition exhibition accompanying the International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip 2018 in Vilnius (Lithuania).
AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2018 Serendipity – after-contest exhibition organized by Gdańsk International Fair.
Open Art Workshop, 19 Chojnowska St.
DIALOGUE COLLECTIVE (Petra Bishai, Isabelle Busnel, Ellie Corp, Jo Garner, Velvet Hart, Emily Kidson, Victoria King, Timothy Information Limited, Maarit Liukkonen, Jo McAllister, Annelisse Pfeifer, Maud Traon, SORCA, Anet Wrobel) Exit.
Cafe Modjeska, 39 Rynek.
Silver Screen: Illusion – film showing.
Silver Concert: Music Design Band.
Silver Meeting – an open meeting of jewellery fans, participants and guests of the Festival.
Saturday, 19th of May
10:00 – 14:00
the Qubus Hotel, 2 Skarbowa St.
Boundaries of Global Art, Illusion – an alternative reality – theoretical Seminar.
Opening of a holographic installation by Marcin Tyminski, Imaginations of Reality.
Ring Gallery, 12-14 Rynek
About the Artists:
Tamara Grüner, Uncommon Ground.
Andrzej Jacyszyn, In Spite of...
Kupniewscy & Art Collective: Jolanta & Andrzej Kupniewscy, Magdalena Pejga,Dariusz Szafrański, Magdalena Arłukiewicz, Anton Grosch (Grzegorz Pawinski).
LCK (Legnica Culture Centre), 2 Chojnowska St.
About the Artists:
Ruudt Peters, The Source.
Katharina Dettar, Comparative studies.
Michalina Owczarek, De-reconstruction of the Form.
Silver Schools: presentations of educators, graduates and students of jewellery schools.
The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy from Cairo (Egypt).
Vilnensis Jewellery School from Vilnius (Lithuania).
Astonish: Gabriela Cohn, Eva Burton, Sharareh Aghaei, Helen Habtay, Pia Groh, Stephie Morawetz, Julia Obermaier, The Holy Rock.
Copper Museum, 1 Św. Jana St.
About the Artists:
Alain Roggeman, Overview.
Zone Without Borders – an exhibition of Czech & Slovak jewellery artists.
17th Nationwide Artistic Jewellery Competition “PRESENTATIONS 2017” Silver & paper.
The Gallery of Art, Pacykarz, 1 Plac Katedralny
AU+ Marcin Bogusław, Bartosz Chmielewski, Filip Jackowski, Michał Wysocki, Process 364 fulfillment.
About the Artists:
Georg Dobler, Diversity
27th International Jewellery Competition ILLUSION, presentation of works qualified for the main exhibition
Old Townhall Hall, Modrzejewska Theatre, 39 Rynek
27th International Jewellery Competition ILLUSION.
Award giving ceremony.
Ratuszowa Restaurant, 39 Rynek
Silver Party – meeting of participants & guests of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER
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