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2018 SA CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY AWARDS EXHIBITION

The 2018 South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition.

Please take note of the following changes to the Conditions of entry for the 2018 Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition:

The piece/s was/were manufactured in the past 5 years and the work never received an award, nor selected as a finalist in any local or international competition. (It may however have been exhibited before)

Complete list of revised conditions of entry below.

CREATIVE Feel in partnership with FADA Gallery is proud to announce the inaugural South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition

The awards exhibition calls upon established jewellers, including young and aspiring artists, to create one-of-a-kind expressive or installation pieces. The aim is to provide a platform for cutting edge concepts and ideas for unique and original art jewellery. The awards exhibition will honour excellence in the field, showcasing the work of artists that realize their creative ideas and concepts from a body adornment perspective. The major driving criteria in recognizing excellence are creativity and innovation; thinking through design and craft, whilst embracing advancements in technology.

The winner and runner-up of the competition will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on 15 March, 2018 after which the South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition will open at the FADA Gallery on the Bunting Road Campus of the University of Johannesburg. The exhibition will run until Saturday 31 March.

International and local judges will ensure works selected will be deserving of their inclusion in this well-established niche market.  All pieces on exhibition will be for sale, presenting an opportunity for art collectors and the public to add jewellery to their collections. A comprehensive catalogue of all work on exhibition will be forthcoming, contributing to research and development in this field and stimulating much-needed growth in this niche market.

Exposure of the winning artist’s pieces and that of the runner-up in the April 2018 issue of CREATIVE Feel will gain them national and international recognition.

Below find all the awards exhibition informationconditions of entry and deadline dates for participation.

Entry and registration forms will be sent out next week.

IMPORTANT DATES (DEADLINE DATES):

  • Deadline for entries (electronic only) – Wednesday 28 February 2018.
  • Entry/registration forms and images of work only – see conditions of entry.
  • Judging:  Thursday 1- 4 March 2018.
  • Announcement of finalists: Late Monday 5 March.
  • Delivery of work:  Wednesday 7- 9 March
  • Set-up of Exhibition: Saturday 10-14 March
  • Opening and Gala event: Thursday 15 March

SELECTION

All entries will go through a selection process by images.

Selectors reserve the right to reject any unsuitable pieces entered for the awards exhibition – see point 11 of the conditions of entry below.

The selectors’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The awards will be chosen from the selected works.

All entries must be submitted by 16:00, Wednesday 28 February 2018.  See the deadline dates enclosed.

No late entries will be entertained.

IMAGES FOR SELECTION

For each work you submit you are required to prepare 3 images of the piece. Two views of the work and one detail. Be aware that these images are what your work is being selected on – so be sure to submit the best images possible. These images should be medium size and no more than 1mb each. The work must be photographed against a white or grey background.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 1.Only original work may be entered. Entries must be own, original work in concept.

  1.  The piece/s was/were manufactured in the past5 years and the work never received an award, nor selected as a finalist in any local or international competition. It may have been exhibited before.
  2. Only three works from each artist will be accepted.
  3. You may enter 3 pieces into the awards exhibition. One of these entries may be a set, group or installation. Please note if you are entering a set, group or installation it will be sold for one price, and under no circumstances will these works be broken up and sold in part.
  4. No Jewellery compiled by more than one entrant will be accepted.
  5. Work accepted will receive a reference number; that must be attached to the actual work on the day of delivery.
  6. All Jewellery entered must be for sale. The selling price must remain the same as the selling price reflected on the entry form.
  7. The entry form must indicate the selling price of each work including the insurance value (individually).
  8. Be aware that FADA Gallery will take a commission of 20% of the selling price.
  9. Be sure that the price on your entry is the selling price (the insurance value is 20% less than the selling price).
  10. Work will only be ensured once delivered and inside the FADA Gallery.
  11. Participants are responsible for insuring their work during transport; to and from the FADA Gallery. Although all reasonable care will be taken in handling of the work, FADA Gallery, the organisers and the University of Johannesburg do not hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage whilst work is in transit.
  12. Entries in any medium will be accepted, subject to the following requirements:
  13. A jewellery piece that must be hanged, including the frame, must not be larger than 1m x 1m and must not weigh more than 10kg. It must also pass through a standard-sized single door.
  14. Work, including the base, may not exceed a mass of 10kg (size as a).
  15. Entries that consist of several parts should be accompanied by simple assembly and disassembly instructions (size of the collective piece as a or b) and the assembly of the artwork should not take more than 1 (one) hour.
  16. An installation must be no larger than 1m x 1m x 1m and the assembly of the artwork should not take more than 1 (one) hour. If the installation has a digital component, it must not be longer than 5 (five) minutes and must have a definite start and end point.
  17. Work must be of such a nature that they can easily be packed, transported and exhibited.
  18. The selection panel and/or organisers have the right to refuse to accept or display jewellery that are difficult to hang, install, transport or handle.
  19. The selection panel and/or organisers have the right to refuse to accept or display jewellery, which they are of the opinion are dangerous or potentially dangerous, or of a nature that may cause injury or damage to persons or goods.
  20. No Jewellery will be accepted that incites hate speech and propaganda or violence against race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.
  21. Entrants submitting digital artwork can send this to the FADA Gallery via WeTransfer.
  22. Entrants submitting digital video or animations can also courier it to FADA Gallery and the reference number of the artwork should be attached to the memory stick.
  23. Video entries must not exceed 5 (five) minutes in time and must have a definite start and end point. The video should form a continuous loop. If the artwork is sent on a USB stick, the file extension must be DV AVI or MPEG 2. Any digital work longer than 5 minutes will be disqualified.
  24. If special display requirements or instructions are involved in digital / video artwork, the jeweller is required to supply their display mechanisms.
  25. FADA Gallery reserves the right to use photographs of exhibition pieces for publicity/marketing purposes.

SELECTORS AND AWARD JUDGES:

Lin Cheung- Academic/Jeweller, Central Saint Martins.

Johan van Aswegen – Academic/Jeweller, Rhode Island School of Design.

Carine Terreblanche – Academic/Jeweller, Stellenbosch University.

Geraldine Fenn – Artist/Industry. Tinsel.Eugene Hön Artist/Curator, FADA Gallery.

For additional information follow link to Facebook Page OR Contact Mr. Eugene Hön on 084 840 2691 or via email on eugeneh@uj.ac.za

Curatorial Focus

FADA Gallery in association with the Contemporary Jewellery Forum (https://www.facebook.com/events/175052216399222/) is proud to announce the launch of the first ever South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition. Created to promote jewellery as an innovative and creative medium for personal expression. The aim is to provide a platform for cutting edge concepts and ideas for unique and original art jewellery. The curated exhibition will honour excellence in the field, showcasing the work of artists that realise their creative ideas and concepts from a body adornment perspective. The major driving criteria in recognising excellence are creativity and innovation; thinking through design and craft, whilst embracing advancements in technology. The work will feature in a peer reviewed catalogue, contributing to research and development, whilst stimulating cultural production in the field. Artists are encouraged to explore a diverse range of materials, techniques and processes that best express their creative ideas and concepts.  The creative platform will ultimately stimulate dialogue amongst the jewellery community within South Africa in the 21st century, broadening the scope of creative output in the field/sector.

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