“Adornment” at R-Space Gallery – 6 Aug to 3 Sept

Adornment (Re-Use +Re-Imagine Project) Exhibition runs from 6 August – 3 September 2022 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn) and online via R-Space Social media channels and www.rspacelisburn.com

Preview Saturday 6 August 2022, 2pm -4pm – all welcome

The ACJSNI Re-Use + Re-Imagine Adornment Project is a collaborative venture between 9 artist / makers related to the linen heritage of R-Space Gallery. The project highlights the distinct characteristics of 3-Dimensional research in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Textile Art practices. The three craft areas see frequent overlaps in scale, materials, and methods of construction which, when combined, create potential for dynamic statements that push beyond traditional boundaries.

The artists present work that has explored a cross-over of sensitivities towards the human experience of making, and developed their specialisms creating unexpected synergies, and directions in materials and narratives. The diversity of approaches has been documented throughout the project spanning June and July. The visuals, videos and recordings of processes will form part of the Exhibition supporting the finished pieces and providing contexts that enrich understanding.

Artist talks will take place in the gallery on 20th August and 3rd September.

ACJSNI will be running a Lace making workshop with National & International Award winning lace designer and maker Theresa Kelly in the gallery on 27th August.

Title: Carrickmacross Lace Workshop – 3D Carrickmacross Lace Flax Flower.

Please see R-Space Website and Facebook for further details

About ACJSNI:

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery & Silversmiths N.I is a regional group of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, whose aims are to support and develop the voice, audience and understanding of contemporary Jewellery and Silversmiths in Northern Ireland.

Membership brings together ACJ, AJN and WeAre Jewellery groups under one constitution as a regional body of ACJ, whose members are International.

Our objectives support those of ACJ; to advance public education by promoting understanding of contemporary jewellery, to foster communication between practitioners and interested others, and to represent ACJ members within the region of Northern Ireland.

Further information: www.acjsni.org

ABOUT R-SPACE GALLERY:

R Space is a visual arts and crafts space, presenting and commissioning a programme of exhibitions and arts activity based in The Linen Rooms in the heart of the City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

R Space’s ambition is to increase access, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary visual arts, crafts, design, and other related arts activities.

Supported by ACNI National Lottery.

Name of contacts: Zara Lyness 028 92 663 179

Email: rspace@linenroomslisburn.com

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