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Gallery of Art in Legnica

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Published: 25.01.2021
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The Gallery of Art is the organizer of Legnica Jewellery SILVER Festival – one of the largest events in Europe presenting contemporary jewellery, whose tradition in the presentation of goldsmithing goes back over 40 years. Each year, the Art Gallery Team works on the preparation of exhibitions and events. The Silver activities of the Gallery are supported by KGHM Polska Miedź, the City of Legnica, as well as by our Partners and a Team of Volunteers. For 20 years, the event's general consultant has been prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski (Faculty of Architecture and Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk).

The International Jewellery Competition is the most important event of the Festival in which every year gathers several hundred works by artists from all over the world. The distribution of awards and the qualification of works for the exhibition is decided by an international jury consisting of renowned artists, professors, critics, experts, and jewellery collectors. Each year the competition is held under a different title referring to important, universal problems and issues from the spheres of broadly understood art, culture, sociology, or media.

The Festival also features numerous individual and collective exhibitions. Within the exhibition series About the Artists, Silver Schools and Debuts, we present both well-known artists with a rich artistic output and students of academies of art studying jewellery design and creation. Among the artists who presented their works in Legnica are Karol Weisslechner, Jarosław Westermark, Norman Cherry, Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Georg Dobler, Herman Hermsen, Ruudt Peters, Tabea Reulecke, Paweł Kaczyński, Jorge Manilla, Felieke van der Leest, Mari Ishikawa, Philip Sajet, Małgorzata Kalińska, Sława Tchórzewska or Sara Gackowska. Each edition of SILVER is accompanied by numerous publications documenting the development and most important phenomena in the field of artistic jewellery.

Every year in May – during the culmination of Legnica SILVER Festival – numerous meetings with artists, vernissages, and a theoretical seminar entitled The Boundaries of Global Art take place, exploring the currently presented exhibitions and touching upon issues related to contemporary jewellery, art, and design.

In 2004, after 25 years of Silver shows, the Gallery of Art in Legnica decided to organize its achievements in the field of promotion of contemporary jewelry and started building a permanent collection. Currently, the collection consists of about half a thousand works, which makes it one of the largest international collections of contemporary art jewelry in Europe.


About the location
Legnica is a historic town of almost 100,000 people, located in the Lower Silesia region in south-western Poland. This location is unique as Polish, Czech, and German traditions meet here. For centuries the region has been famous for its natural resources, especially gold, silver, and copper deposits. Today, mines and smelters are still thriving here, producing copper and silver in the quantities relevant on the world’s scale. The artistic trace of this activity is Legnica SILVER Festival.

Events      View / hide events

2021:
Meeting  28 May 2021 - 29 May 2021  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2021.
2020:
Exhibition  09 May 2020 - 31 May 2020  Retrospection.
Open call  29 Jan 2020 - 30 Nov 2020  Open Call for the Legnica International Jewelry Competition 2020.
2019:
Award giving  18 May 2019 - 18 May 2019  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019 Winners.
Meeting  01 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2019.
Award  10 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019.
2018:
Meeting  01 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2018.
Award giving  12 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2018.
Award  13 Feb 2018 - 18 Apr 2018  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018.
Open call  09 Feb 2018 - 03 Apr 2018  Illusion: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017  Camera Lucida. International Contemporary Jewelry Contest.
Award giving  20 May 2017 - 20 May 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2017.
Exhibition  19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017  Common Stories by Joya Brava.
Meeting  27 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2017.
Exhibition  27 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Reconstructed by Patrícia Domingues.
Award  27 Feb 2017 - 20 May 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017.
Open call  30 Jan 2017 - 01 Mar 2017  XIV International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip.
Open call  22 Jan 2017 - 05 Apr 2017  Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  The anatomy of thoughts by Jorge Manilla.
Meeting  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2016.
Award  08 Mar 2016 - 25 Mar 2016  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016.
2015:
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  10 Jul 2015 - 23 Aug 2015  Amber Chamber at Luxembourg.
Meeting  28 May 2015 - 07 Jun 2015  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2015.
Award giving  16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2015.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2015 - 07 Jun 2015  Dusza by Ruudt Peters.
Award  28 Apr 2015 - 07 Jun 2015  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  22 Apr 2014 - 08 Jun 2014  Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver.
Award  22 Apr 2014 - 08 Jun 2014  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 23 Jun 2013  REVOLT: Legnica International Jewellery Competition.
2012:
Exhibition  04 May 2012 - 24 Jun 2012  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Award  04 May 2012 - 30 Jun 2012  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  08 May 2011 - 12 Jun 2011  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Award  08 May 2011 - 12 Jun 2011  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011.
Exhibition  08 May 2011 - 12 Jun 2011  Ramón Puig Cuyàs: Symbolic exchanges.
2010:
Exhibition  18 May 2010 - 13 Jun 2010  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2010.
Exhibition  08 May 2010 - 13 Jun 2010  19th Legnica International Jewellery Competition Minimum 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  08 May 2009 - 08 Jun 2009  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2009.
Exhibition  08 May 2009 - 08 Jun 2009  18th Legnica International Jewellery Competition Decadence 2009.
2008:
Exhibition  30 Apr 2008 - 08 Jun 2008  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2008.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2008 - 08 Jun 2008  17th Legnica International Jewellery Competition Exclusive 2008.
2007:
Exhibition  28 Dec 2007 - 03 Jun 2007  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2007.
Award  28 Apr 2007 - 03 Jun 2007  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2007.
2006:
Exhibition  10 May 2006 - 11 Jun 2006  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2006.
Award  10 May 2006 - 11 Jun 2006  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2006.
2005:
Exhibition  29 Apr 2005 - 05 Jun 2005  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2005.
Award  29 Apr 2005 - 05 Jun 2005  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2005.
2004:
Exhibition  01 May 2004 - 06 Jun 2004  13th Legnica International Jewellery Competition SMS - Short Message Silver.
Exhibition  01 May 2004 - 06 Jun 2004  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2004.
2003:
Exhibition  01 May 2003 - 08 Jun 2003  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2003 and 12th Legnica International Jewellery Competition The Circle.
2002:
Exhibition  26 Apr 2002 - 09 Jun 2002  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2002 and 11th Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2002.
2001:
Exhibition  10 May 2001 - 10 Jun 2001  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2001 and 10th Legnica International Jewellery Competition Self-Portrait.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Silver Meetings 2. Contemporary Jewellery in Legnica 2012 - 2019. Gallery of Art in LegnicaGallery of Art in Legnica:  Legnica,  2019
Book:  15th International Jewellery Competition - Scandal. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2016
Book:  14th International Jewellery Competition - Deconstruction/Reconstruction. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2015
Book:  22nd Legnica International Jewellery Competition - Classic. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2014
Book:  21st Legnica International Jewellery Competition - Revolt. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Philip Sajet: Beauty is the Most Important. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Ulrich Reithofer: 10 Years MIJNLuxus Head Works with Body and Soul. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Agnieszka Bruzda & Jan Suchodolski: B2. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Prince Charming and The Palace of Happiness. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2013
Book:  Herman Hermsen: Meander. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2012
Book:  20th Legnica International Jewellery Competition - Ritual. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2012
Book:  Silke Trekel: Spatial Figures. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2012
Book:  Mari Ishikawa: Parallel Worlds. Ishikawa, MariGesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.:  Hanau,  2011
Book:  Ramón Puig Cuyàs: Symbolic Exchanges book. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2011
Book:  Małgorzata Kalińska: Jewellery Complemented by Light. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2011
Book:  Boundaries of Silver Spaces. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2011
Book:  20th Legnica International Jewellery Competition - Sexy. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2011
Book:  Contemporary Art Jewellery in Legnica 1979-2011, Silver Meetings Legnica. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2011
Book:  Ludmila Šikolová: Behind the Mountains. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2010
Book:  Norman Cherry: Morphism. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2010
Book:  19th International Jewellery Competition - Minimum. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2010
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2010
Gemstone and Jewellery Design from Idar-Oberstein, Germany; Escola d`ART del Treball, Barcelona, Spain
Book:  18th International Jewellery Competition - Decadence. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2009
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2009
Academy in Matosinhos, Portugal; School of Design, Pforzheim University,  Germany
Book:  17th International Jewellery Competition - Exclusive. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2008
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2008
South Karelia University of Applied Sciences from Lappeenranta, Finland; Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Slovakia; Academy of Arts, Czech Republic.
Book:  Vratislav Karel Novák: Cabinet of Curiosities. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2008
Book:  16th International Jewellery Competition - Absolute Beauty. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2007
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2007
University of Central England Birmingham, School of Jewellery, United Kingdom; Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2006
The Departmend of Metal Plastics, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania; Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanaus, Edelmetallgestaltende Berufe und Design; Germany; Instituto Statale D`Arte “Pietro Selvatico”, Italy.
Book:  Silver Schools. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2005
Akademie der Bildenen Künste, Munich; Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland
Book:  13th International Jewellery Competition - SMS - Short Message Silver. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2004
Book:  Wilhelm Tasso Mattar & Esther Knobel: Untitled Dialogue. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2003
Book:  12th International Jewellery Competition - The Circle. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2003
Book:  10th International Jewellery Competition - Self-Portrait. Galeria Sztuki (Legnica):  2001
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