One of my favorite blogs, Whip Up just ran a post on Peter Chang and his current exhibition at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. I wish I was in Liverpool as I have long wanted to see Chang's work in person. It is lively, colorful and fanciful work often made from acrylic, resin and PVC.
The exhibit is called, "Unnatural Selection: Jewellery, Objects and Sculpture by Peter Chang", and it runs from the 15th June to 30th September.
Chang has had a successful international career so far which includes winning the Jerwood Applied Arts prize.
This had me thinking that I should post on the many exciting exhibits that I know are going on around the UK at the moment or in the near future. Please feel free to post a comment if you know of one that I have missed, as I am sure that there are some.
Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Jewellery the shortlist includes: Susan Cross, Nora Fok, Yoko Izawa, Grainne Morton, Adam Paxon and Mah Rana. The Jerwood Prize is a six year rotation through the applied arts with this year's focus on jewellery. What luck! I will post more once I have been to the exhibition. It runs from 5th June - 22nd July with the winner to be announced on the 25th June.
Contemporary Jewellery from Italy at the Flow Gallery which runs from 8th June - 25th July and is described as, "Jewellery from Italy is a touring exhibition organized by AGC, Associazi Gioiello Contemporaneo. The Association was founded in 2004 and is the first of its kind in Italy. Its aim is that of supporting and promoting contemporary jewellery on an international level."
It included 14 jewellery chosen by Stephen Bottomley, Chairman of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery in the UK.
Degree Shows at Central St Martins College of Art and Design this one I missed: but I would love to hear about it and see who was involved if anyone did make it there.
Then and Now at the BMG Gallery only until tomorrow - so you will need to rush to see it, but you can buy a catalogue of the event from the gallery website.
Wood You? at the Kath Libbert Gallery in Saltsmill, which includes one of my favorite wood jewellers - Julia Harrison