#Mokume Jewelry School
11 Ag. Dimitriou str. Psiri
OPENING: THURSDAY 30/6, 18.30-21.30
opening hours: Thu. 18.30-21.30, Fri. 12.00–18.00, Sat-Sun. 11.00-16.00
MOKUME school, participates in ATHENS JEWELLERY WEEK 2016, with a series of installations taking place inside its workshops. The purpose of the intallations is to shed light to the story behind each piece/adornment presented: the concept that gave birth to it and the process of its production.
The vital lab space, where the jewelry designer/maker captures the initial idea and proceeds to its implementation, becomes the backdrop of the exhibition. Photographs, video art, and work by selected school graduates frame the event and broaden our perception of what is jewelry.
“MOKUME STUDIO” was founded in Thessaloniki in: 1987 – 88 with one goal: The Vocational Training of the students in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design.
In 1992 – 93, MOKUME opens a new branch in Athens, after an innovative and successful course. The same year Mokume becomes a member of F.E.D.E., (Federation Europeene Des Ecoles), the European branch of Education of U.N.E.S.C.O. In 1994, the shareholders and the management of Mokume schools, submit an application, for the recognition of the programme of studies in the Greek Ministry of Education, which was approved. Since then, both schools are the unique “Private Vocational Training Institudes” in Silversmithing ( in the sectors of: Handmade Jewellery, Casting Jewellery and Jewellery Design ) recognised by the Ministry of Education.
Nowadays, Mokume school’s goal is to encourage their students to approach an artistic view in jewellery, apart from the manufacturing one.
#AnammaStudio : “Pump Up The Volume”
Underflow (record store & art gallery) / 39 Kallirois Av. Syngrou Fix
OPENING THURSDAY 30/6: 21.00
Dates: 30/6–3/7, opening hours: 11:00-21:00
Music sets the rhythm and vinyl becomes the material; or the other way round. Music becomes the material and vinyl sets the rhythm for 17 improvisations on contemporary jewelry; tango-like brooches, rock-inspired necklaces, electro-bracelets. Tap your foot to the beat, prick up your ears and take a look on what’s happening when sound becomes the reason and starting point of inspiration. Seventeen creators and 17 music tracks “playing loud” in an exhibition that won’t leave anyone at peace: Pump Up The Volume.
Participants: Jenny Antonopoulou — Maro Vasileiadou — Ariadni Gaitani — Ioanna Grigoriou — Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou — Roula Kallinikou — Maria Koutmani — Angelos Konstantakatos — Angeliki Madi — Sevi Mavrelou — Mary-Zoe Moustakoudi — Elli Xippa — Yakinthi Oikonomou — Elena Pappa — Anna Pervolaraki — Penny Stroumbou — Chrisa Hatzikonstantinidou
#Chalkis Jewellery School - Eric Robbert :“Chalkis-memory imprints”
Yiali / 5-6 Makrigianni str, Acropolis
OPENING: SATURDAY, 02/7, 20.00
opening hours: Thur-Sat. 10.00-13.00 & 17.00-20.00, Sun. 10.00-14.00
Chalkis Art school was founded in 1978 by mayor Ioannis Spanos and painters Chariklia and Dimitris Mytaras. It was one of the first art schools to be established in Greece and instigated the creation and foundation of other such schools in other municipalities of Greece.
Adding to the established annual student exhibition, the art school takes part in important exhibitions in many cities of Greece, as well as abroad.
The “Eric Roberts Jewellery School” of “Chalkis Art School”, came to be in 2000 after having received the following precious donation. The largest part of the workshop equipment is a result of the contribution of the wife of renowned jewellery designer Eric Robbert who loved Chalkida and the work of the art school; preserving and expanding cultural heritage.
The aim of “Eric Roberts Jewellery School” is to establish a creative contemporary jewellery hub in Chalkida, where imagination, artistic techniques and pursuits of people wanting to take a creative direction in their lives, are given prominence to.
“Eric Roberts Jewellery School” exhibits its work every two years in Chalkida as well as in galleries in Athens.
(The sense of absence and the presence of memory. An exhibition on jewellery, without jewellery.)
The “Eric Roberts Jewellery School” of the “Chalkis Art School” is participating in the 2016 Athens Jewellery Week with a non-classical approach. The focus is on the procedure, on the presentation of the journey from the idea, memories and emotions to the elements of display and the final composition.
We are interested in the world that lies behind the implementation of forms, the environment in which the idea develops, how this idea is shaped through the study of materials which are transformed, thus reaching the completion of the form; the final piece of jewellery.
This project derived from the city of today’s Chalkis and the fact that it is slowly losing the traces of its past. The past is still present in the memories of the people, but at the same time there is pain at the indifference to the loss of collective memory and values. Questions and thoughts are imprinted in matter, models, texts on the subject and photos. These elements give the opportunity to start up a conversation and exchange opinions, aiming at public awareness on the issues of history, memory, culture and identity.