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The first episode of Avro’sKunstuur.

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If you want to see the first episode of SIERAAD Makers, with Marc Lange and Sarah Kobak, at Avro’s Kunstuur:

http://avro.nl/kunstuur/Player/20131012_kunstuur_sieraad?r=1#.Ul6XPZQRDSE

Lots of publicity for SIERAAD 2013

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SIERAADS AMERICAN MONDAY.

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Symposium 

On the day after SIERAAD, Monday November 11th, the first SIERAAD SYMPOSIUM will be held.  When such a strong delegation comes to Holland from the USA, it is worth the effort to combine their presentations at SIERAAD with a special symposium, where artists can go more deeply into their work and techniques. One artist will do this by means of an extensive powerpoint, others (among whom Julian Moore) will give a fantastic lesson in her way of working. More to come but you can put Monday the 11th in your schedule! More information:  http://www.sieraadartfair.com/cms/editie-2011/ 

Beste lezer, Dear reader,

If you would like to be there…….we have only 36 places for the lecture day Monday 11. November at the WesterGasfabriek, Westergasterras, de Westerunie/Westerliefde in Amsterdam, if you have questions, info@platformsieraad.nl.

Als je erbij wilt zijn…..snel inschrijven we hebben nog slechts 36 plaatsten. Als je vragen hebt,info@platformsieraad.nl

3 times jewellery makers on Nat.TV.

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SIERAAD on National TV in the programmme ‘Kunstuur’

During the past few weeks Avro’s Kunstuur has once again turned the spotlights on professional contemporary jewellery designers in the third miniseries of ‘Makers & Wearers’. The work of these designers can be seen and bought at SIERAAD. During the fair all three series will be run continuously on a large screen.

This year items were made with: Marc Lange, Sarah Kobak, Hester Zagt, Jantien Kroeze, Kirsten Kircher en Natalie Hoogeveen.

Dates for television:  12/10, 19/10 en 26/10 en 2/11. Saturday at 17.00 hours at Nederland 2.

If you want to see the previous items (2011 and 2012): http://avro.nl/kunstuur/detail/8269043

NTJ 2014

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NTJ 2014 CONFRONTATIONS   New Traditional Jewellery, International design contest and (travelling) exhibition

NTJ’s raison d’être:

“All human joys and burdens have been materialized in jewellery,” according to art historian Marjan Unger. Jewellery marks every crossroads in our life, every highlight and every loss. If jewellery accompanies us every step of the way, how can we use it to improve our quality of life?

The technical jury of New Traditional Jewellery (NTJ) has selected the theme “CONFRONTATIONS” for the 2014 design contest and exhibition.

Confrontations may carry different meanings: on a grand scale (climate changes, distribution of wealth, waste management, for example) or in a private inner dialogue: there is a lot we are confronted with. Confrontations are often hard to ignore and force you to have an opinion. Some of them may even be life-changing.

Confrontations also mean coming to grips with problematic situations, tackling a problem head-on (taking the bull by the horns) and facing the music. It’s a word commonly used in sports, politics, psychology and war.

This is by no means a complete inventory of the ways ‘CONFRONTATIONS’ can be understood. We are just scratching the surface; it’s up to you to confront us with your interpretation.  What is confronting to you? What is it you want to confront us with? So here’s the challenge: translate your take on ‘CONFRONTATIONS’ into jewellery design.

As in all prior editions of New Traditional Jewellery, we ask contemporary professional jewellery designers to base their design on an inspirational source. This source of inspiration can range from ethnographic jewellery to personal history or current events and trends with relevance to CONFRONTATIONS.

On behalf of the technical jury, the executive committee of the jury wishes all participants much inspiration and success!

Astrid Berens, Director SIERAAD Art Fair &  Isabella van den Bos, chairwoman of Foundation Art in Business.

More information and participation form, design form downloads on: http://www.newtraditionaljewellery.com/cms/

Sneak Peek to SAF 2013

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Noovo Editions

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We are happy to announce our collaboration with Noovo Editions!

http://www.noovoeditions.com/NOOVO/indexnoovo.html

Noovo Editions is an independent editorial project with online and paper editions. First of its kind in Spain from an unique and contemporary perspective on the international panorama, Noovo seeks not only to be an aesthetic arbiter but also a cultural mediator at the juncture between Fashion, Photography & Jewellery. A platform to show the highest level of creativity from around the world. Noovo has a virtual space completely devoted to the Univers of Fashion, Photography and Jewellery from a unique and exclusively contemporary perspective: a sensory luxury through its own protagonists. Provided with a marked interdisciplinary character, its conception and contents corresponds its approaches such disciplines as cultural and clearly artistic phenomena.

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Amberif part 6, Amber LOOK.

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We were invited to the Amber LOOK. An amber and fashion gala, which took place in a great old location.  Gdansk Shipyard Centre…. Beautiful.Hard to find but worth the trouble. Read more →

Amberif part 5, city Gdansk

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http://www.bazylikamariacka.pl/zwiedzanie

St. Mary’s Basilica

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the largest brick church in the world, went through several stages of development over the period from 1343 to 1502. Its interior displays many exquisite pieces of Medieval and Baroque art, including the stone Pieta from about 1410, a copy of the Last Judgement by Hans Memling, the original canvas dating back to 1472, the astronomical clock built by Hans Düringer between 1464 and 1470 and the main altar put up between 1510 and 1517. The church is 105 m long, including the tower battlements, and the vaults soar 29m above floor level. Read more →

Amberif part 4, Arena Gdansk

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Like a giant lumb of amber, the footballstadium PGE Arena Gdansk is home to Lechia Gdansk. The stadium is located the northern part of the city and the capacity of the stands is 43,615 spectators, all seated and roofed. Read more →