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Best New Design Award 2019 – Week Two

The honour of awarding the Best New Design Award for Week Two of Goldsmiths’ Fair fell to Richard Edgcumbe, Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum who celebrated the exhibitors at the Fair as some of the very greatest people making in the world today. Patrick Davison won the Best New Design Award for Week Two for […]

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HISTORIC AND CONTEMPORARY PLATE DISPLAY

This year we are doing something new and different in our displays for the Goldsmiths’ Fair. In the Livery Hall, with its bar and stalls, is an alcove designed in the 1830s for a tiered display of fine silver known as a buffet. There is a permanent display in this niche of ceremonial silver used […]

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The Art of Collecting

The theme of this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair is ‘The Art of Collecting’, focusing on five collectors of contemporary jewellery and silver. They are patrons in the true sense, as they share their knowledge and enthusiasm as Ambassadors for Goldsmith’s Fair. Their stories are captured in a film commissioned specially for the Fair, giving an insight […]

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Best New Design Award – Week One

Every year at Goldsmiths’ Fair a noted industry expert hand selects a particularly special item from the work on display. At this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, Trino Verkade – a consultant with the Sarabande Foundation – selected Lucie Gledhill’s gold curb chain as the best new design, highlighting the precise execution and the unique interpretation of a classic […]

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Talk: Creating a Collection

Creating a Collection: join Georgia Powell, founder of CURA Collections Management, with a panel of experts as they discuss how to build a collection, manage and care for works of art or precious objects. Book tickets here. Are you a collector? Many people own works of art, precious objects or materials, but do not think […]

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Jerwood Prize

Lucie Gledhill, a recurrent Fair exhibitor since her graduation from the RCA in 2012 was this year one of five makers selected for the Jerwood Prize 2019. From a pool of over 300 applicants this award tops many makers aspirations, not least because each winner receives an £8000 bursary to support experimentation and the making […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2019: The Art of Collecting

‘Collecting is ultimately an investment in meaning.  Treasure those objects that inspire you, acquire others and before you know it, you’ve started collecting.’ – David Mills, Director, Goldsmiths’ Fair This year’s Fair shines a light on collectors, collections and the joy of buying pieces that speak directly to you.  It’s been suggested that ‘collectors don’t […]

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New Exhibitor – Laura Ngyou

Laura’s passion for travel is reflected in her work, which is often inspired by her fascination for miniature worlds found within the natural landscape – from exotic jungle flora to humble rock pools; drawn toward discovery and exploration. Born into a large family who span the globe from Asia to north America, she has plenty […]

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Wendy Ramshaw – A Celebration

Listen to Managing Director of The Scottish Gallery, Christina Jansen, talk about Wendy Ramshaw, an international champion of modern jewellery. The Scottish Gallery has been lucky enough to have represented her work since the late 1980’s. Wendy Ramshaw – A Celebration pays tribute to the relationship that The Scottish Gallery has enjoyed with the artist […]

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V&A: William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

This month the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the V&A reopened following a three month refurbishment. Launching with a fabulous evening of music and beauty for those lucky enough to receive an invitation, it is now open to the public once again. Queen Victoria’s stunning sapphire and diamond coronet, acquired by the V&A […]

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