‘NEW NOMADS’ New Traditional Jewellery 2012
More Info: http://www.newtraditionaljewellery.com
exhibition New Nomads will be shown during SIERAAD Art Fair, 1 – 4 November 2012, in the Gashouder, WesterGasfabriek, Amsterdam www.sieraadartfair.com
the exhibition “New Nomads” will be shown in MMKArnhem,
November 24. – January 27. 2013!
The next exhibition will be published after the summer.
SIERAAD Award NEW TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY®
Inspired by old traditions. The International contest for gold, silver and jewellery designers
Theme: ‘NEW NOMADS’
The preservation of worldwide cultural heritage, the reassessment of symbol bearers, the creation of new traditions, the revival of old traditions in a new form. These last two years inspiration was to be found in jewellery from traditional costume traditions (2006) and symbols of faith (2007) 2008 symbols of Intimacy
This year (2012) participants are invited to design a piece of jewellery based on a new theme: ‘NEW NOMADS’
New Traditional Jewellery 2012: international design contest and exhibition. For the 2012 design contest and exhibition the professional jury of New Traditional Jewellery (NTJ) has chosen the theme ‘NEW NOMADS’, because both literally and figuratively this theme offers many possibilities for inspiration. The history of jewellery is as old as mankind. While people went in search of parts with the best living conditions they carried their valuables with them, wearing them on their bodies. Jewellery that represents economic and social status, as it still does nowadays in the case of nomadic tribes.
The dissemination of religions went hand in hand with an unprecedented range of religious jewellery and ornaments, ranging from small containers for religious texts to reliquaries and portable altars. To this day, jewellery made of stable materials like gold and gems is the guarantee for your ‘ticket home’ in times of crises or when you have to flee from high-risk areas. Due to the global financial crisis prices of this so-called ‘flight gold’ have skyrocketed. Is there an alternative? Nowadays there are quite different streams of migrants but the principle is the same: people in search of parts with better living conditions. The whole world is on the move, from refugees to tourists, from emigrants to employees of multinationals. And you don’t even have to get up from your chair: Skype e.g. has made videoconferencing into a social medium.
NTJ asks contemporary professional jewellery designers to build bridges between the traditional jewellery of e.g. nomads, pilgrims, explorers, globetrotters, refugees or colonists and possible symbols bearers representing the mobility of the ‘NEW NOMADS’. On behalf of the technical jury, the executive committee of the jury and NTJ wishes all participants much inspiration and success!
jury 2012: Isabella van den Bos, verzamelaar sieraadkunst, voorzitter Foundation Art in Business Els van der Plas, directeur, Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, Herman Hermsen; sieraadkunstenaar en Professor für Schmuck- und Produktdesign Fachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Marjan Unger, art historian and publicist ; Theo Smeets, University of Applied Sciences Trier – Dept. Gemstone & Jewellery Design – Campus Idar-Oberstein; AZIZ, fashion designer/artist Eveline Holsappel, Curator applied art and design, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem. Chequita Nahar; jewellery designer, Coordinator Department Jewellery & Product Design, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS NEW TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY 2012
The group of potential contestants is distinguished into two categories:
Category A : established jewellery artists and silverdesigners
Category B : final-year and advanced students of all art academies and fourth-level students of the gold
and/or silversmith disciplines of training colleges, or comparable levels of part time education
or evening classes
v Each participant may submit only one finished piece of jewellery
v The ornament should be wearable, the parcel can not be more then 2 kilo’s.
v The designs may not have been exhibited before nor seen/sold by third parties. Only ornaments made
v specifically for this contest will be eligible for nomination.
v Apart from the design the participant is also expected to supply an explanation of the underlying idea,
v an inspirational text (no more than 15 lines) and a photograph of the source of inspiration, high resolution (330dpi, min. 15 x 15 cm)
v All nominated designs will remain in the possession of the organization during all exhibitions and will
v not be returned for the duration (2.5 years at the most)
Submitting the design
v Fully completed registration form by email before 1 June 2012
v Payment of registration fee; before 1 June 2012
v Fully completed design form by email before 1 June 2012
v By handing in the design form the contestant assures the organization of having designed and made
v the design himself/herself and that he/she has not submitted the designs to other design contests
or offered them for sale.
v Fully completed design + registration form by regular mail together with the design to be in our possession between: Monday June 25. – Saturday July 8. 2012
v Registration fee €39.00 per person payable to
Rabobank 32 85 05 420 | IBAN: NL31RABO 03285054 20 – BIC CODE RABO NL2U / OR PAYPAL (email@example.com)( Bankcosts have to be pay paid by the participant!)
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHEQUES!!
AND parcels are not to exceed a weight of two kilos!!