UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 12 MAY 2017
Students from BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects recently visited the world-renowned SCHMUCK jewellery fair in Munich, Germany. Spread across the city, exhibitions and events took place in galleries, museums and pop-up shops. The event is becoming one of the most significant in contemporary jewellery’s calendar.
Founded in 1959, SCHMUCK is now one of the most outstanding exhibitions on the international jewellery scene and act as a meeting place for collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and jewellery from artists all over the world. Hundreds of makers, collectors and students come from all over the world to be inspired by the diverse programme that ranges from artist-run exhibitions, book launches and lecturers to performers.
A number of students exhibited as part of the event, an opportunity that was available to all students within the School. Curated by Sabine Roth, the Crash Bang Wallop! exhibition was open to the public alongside some of the best work in the world today. SCHMUCK included everything from new designers to developed artists, covering a range of items and processes.
One of the main aspects of the trip was to gain contextual research for grounding in their selected fields and discover innovative ways of displaying work. Students also had the opportunity to find areas and artists of interest, alongside visiting key exhibitions and talks
It was an excellent opportunity for students to speak and network with the makers from all over the world. Student Astrid Wiyadhamra said afterwards:
Third year student Chloe Tilbury added: “This was a brilliant opportunity for me as a jewellery student as it's the chance to see where I could take my work and something to aim for.”
“The highlight, as always, was getting the chance to see some of my favourite jewellers and their work on show. It is an amazing experience to meet people who have inspired me and my work.”