Brilliantly Birmingham 2008
Brilliantly Birmingham returns for the ninth year showcasing an array of innovative work by new and emerging jewellery designers.
Becca Williams, Avian Pendants
New contemporary jewellery will be exhibited at venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands until 21st December 2008 giving the public an opportunity to take an intimate look at the work of new and emerging jewellery designers.
Sally Collins - Hybrid piece
This year Brilliantly Birmingham is also profiling the stunning work of Birmingham City University graduate Sally Collins, her ‘Hybrid’ piece took over 400 hours to produce and retails at £3,200.
Sally, who is 24 years old and originally from Leicester, graduated this year and was awarded a distinction in her MA in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Related Product from the School of Jewellery.
Brilliantly Birmingham Exhibitions
Flux exhibition showcases new designers
For three years the flux exhibition in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter has been showcasing the best new and emerging contemporary designer makers from the UK and around the globe will be showed during the festival.
Designer makers have been selected from destinations as far flung as Italy, Japan and Taiwan, as well as rising designer maker stars from the West Midlands.
The exhibition is a chance to pick up a beautifully unique Christmas gift, or discover the next big designer maker.
Sarah Kelly Binate
Flux takes place at BCU School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3PA. until 20th December 2008.
A programme of exhibitions, one off events and workshops and seminars across the west midlands will include:
Make Do and Mend
Birmingham City Council is delighted to showcase the innovative jewellery of artist Sally Collins at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Her collection Make Do and Mend features a range of jewellery made from second-hand fabric, wool, lace, nylon, copper, silver and gold. Her work explores the evolution of recycled materials and ornamentation.
DATE: Until Sunday 22nd February 2009
The Jewellery Quarter
Walks in the Quarter
DATE: Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th December 2008
Local historian, Chris Upton’s annual walks around the Jewellery Quarter have achieved almost cult status. Uncovering the amazing history surrounding the area that’s steeped in jewellery heritage, the walks are always over-subscribed.
Please contact Prim Currie on 0121 464 1187 for further information.
David Louis Project – Design Space
For the first time, Design Space incubates will host a touring exhibition starting at St Paul’s Gallery, and finishing at ‘The David Louis Project’. This year Design Space, a workshop support scheme – includes 18 new designers with individual collections.
DATE: 8th December – 14th December
Naomi Sheppard Scribble
A selling exhibition of jewellery, glass and silverware by West Midlands leading contemporary designers.
DATE: 11th November – 23rd December
Visit some of the region’s best contemporary designer makers as they open their studio doors for an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, exclusively for Brilliantly Birmingham.
DATE: Saturday 13th December.
For detailed listings and information about events, venues and participating designer makers, visit the website or call 0121 464 1187.
last updated: 04/12/2008 at 09:56