16th July - 27th Sept 2009

Arts Council England, Own Art August bulletin

Arts Council England, Own Art August bulletin 2009
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Art Council England
Own Art August bulletin

It's lively, bold and beautiful. It's playful and provocative. It's also very personal. With over 10 years experience of choosing and displaying contemporary jewellery behind her, Kath Libbert's latest exhibition is a personal statement about her current favourites and, having made her Choice, she now invites you to make yours.

'Choice' showcases eight international jewellery artists, whose work ranges from classically inspired to technically amazing to playful and provocative. Discovering that the artists' sources of inspiration include pink elephants, precious jewels, soap bubbles, stones, root ginger and rubbish adds to the show's intrigue.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to take part in 'The People's Choice' by making their own selection, writing comments about it and having their photograph taken wearing or holding the piece. All the comments and photos will be posted on the Gallery walls up until a special event on the last day of the exhibition, the 27th September, when the 'People's Choice' will be announced. Everyone who makes their Choice will be entered for a prize draw to win £100 to use at the gallery.

There will also be a Collector's Choice Event to accompany this exhibition on September 8th.  Marta Mattsson, a young Swedish jewellery artist, will talk about the choices she has made in terms of the materials she uses, which are rather distinctive, and the choices in her career (Jeweller's Choice); then, Marie Alexander, patron of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, will speak about building a collection and the pleasures this brings (Collector's Choice).

Please call the gallery on 01274 599790 for details about this event.

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel/Fax 01274 599790. For directions see About Us
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Weekends 10am - 6pm.