OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival ’21
OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival
‘Local and In-Depth’ Edition
30 October — 30 November 2021
This edition’s overarching theme, ‘Local and In-Depth’, highlights regional gems by opening museum archives and atelier doors of local artists to our global audience. Through a series of online interviews, OBSESSED! 2021 focuses on big ideas by a diverse range of experts based in the Netherlands and Belgium: curators, artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors and more.
Established in 2017 by Current Obsession, OBSESSED! is a Jewellery Festival that focuses on amplifying and celebrating jewellery and its makers. The festival brings together a range of jewellery-related events that speak to different audiences — antique, fine, fashion, modern and contemporary.
Designers in Residence 2022 – Apply before 15 November
The town of Pforzheim invites young international designers to Pforzheim for three months as part of its scholarship program >Designers in Residence<.
The scholarship program is directed towards young international designers in the areas of jewellery, fashion, accessories, industrial and communication design as well as other design disciplines. Applicants must have completed studies at an university of applied sciences or university, must not be older than 35 years or must have completed their studies not longer than two years ago. To apply, a proposal for a project that can be implemented during the scholarship must be submitted. Interdisciplinary project proposals are welcome. Language skills in German or English are required.
In total there will be three scholarships. Of all applications, the three best will be considered. The scholarship includes use of fully equipped workshop and coworking workplaces in the EMMA Creative Center in Pforzheim and free accommodation for the period of three months. As required, it will also be possible to use the workshop facilities of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. In addition, each scholarship holder will receive a monthly support of 1,000 euros together with travel costs for the journey from and back to home. A special allowance will be made available for material costs. During the scholarship, there is the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with the jury and professors at Pforzheim University. The results of the scholarship will be presented in an exhibition at the EMMA Creative Center in Pforzheim and in cooperation with the Design Center Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart. Those accepting the scholarship are required to be in residence. The scholarship holder may only be absent for a maximum of 10 days. The period of residence in Pforzheim is from April 1 to June 30, 2022.
The application must be made in German or in English.
After a scholarship has been granted a further application is not permitted.
There are no registration fees.
The deadline for applications is Monday, November 15, 2021.
Confirmation of a scholarship will be made mid-December 2021.
Open Call for exhibitions at the A-Gallery VAULT and WINDOWS
The most notable exhibition space for jewellery and blacksmithing in Estonia announces an open call for the exhibition programme of 2022 at the A-Gallery VAULT and WINDOWS. Submission deadline: 17th October 2021.
The VAULT is A-Gallery’s exhibition space, focusing on showcasing new work by professional jewellery artists and blacksmiths. The VAULT acts as a historic touching point between the original and the contemporary functions of the building – that of a former goldsmith’s shop and of the most notable exhibition space for contemporary jewellery and blacksmithing in Tallinn. VAULT welcomes artists, writers and researchers whose work stems from contemporary jewellery and craft practices and their context in broader visual culture.
The height of the vault is 315 cm and size 5.2 m². It is possible to exhibit works by using cables and magnets. Painting and drilling within the space is not possible. The exhibition space of the VAULT extends to one of the windows facing Hobusepea street.
The approximate duration of an exhibition at the VAULT is 4 weeks.
WINDOWS is A-Gallery’s platform of micro exhibitions, established in 2019 with the aim of showcasing both new and previously exhibited work of practitioners in the field of contemporary jewellery in a compact format. WINDOWS has found a home in the display windows of a former goldsmith’s shop established in 1891 and extends the gallery’s exhibition space into public space.
WINDOWS welcomes both solo projects and collectively created expositions engaging with contemporary jewellery and craft practices within the field of visual culture. WINDOWS also welcomes conceptual projects that can be combined with other artists’ input to form exhibitions with the help of our curator, therefore when submitting an application, one does not need to fill all the windows. WINDOWS invites a two-directional gaze, to look both in and out. As such, the space can also accommodate works stemming from the field of jewellery but developed in collaboration with fields concerned with body and space, such as design, fashion, visual and performance art and architecture.
There are five WINDOWS located in the Tallinn Old Town, on the corner of Hobusepea Street and Pikk Street. One large window (220x300x85 cm) and four smaller windows (220x140x48 cm). The window spaces include ceiling hooks for hanging, lighting fixtures and electrical sockets.
The approximate duration of an exhibition at WINDOWS is 6 weeks.
Costs of installing, production and opening event are covered by the artist(s). A-Gallery provides a letter of confirmation for funding applications, if necessary.
To apply, please submit the following information:
– contact information
– names of all participants
– description of the project (2000-2500 characters)
– description of artworks
– visual material relevant to the project (up to 5 images)
– list of equipment and/ or special requirements for exhibiting works
– CV(s) and portfolio(s) of participant(s)
– preferred exhibition period (month / quarter)
Please clarify in your application, if you are applying for the VAULT or WINDOWS exhibition space.
Submission deadline is 17th October 2021.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with all relevant materials attached in one zip-file or via mail to A-Galerii, Hobusepea 2, 10133, Tallinn.
Application is accepted only if it is submitted on time and includes required information and materials.
Submissions to the VAULT and WINDOWS open call are evaluated by a jury. Exhibition programme is approved by the board of A-Gallery and curator Helle Ly Tomberg.
Artists chosen for the programme will be notified from 1st of November 2021.
Helle Ly Tomberg
+372 51 05 036