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2 November 2020 to 2 January 2021

Craft NI is delighted to host the first group exhibition from the Association for Contemporary Jewellers and Silversmiths NI (ACJNI). Pinned presents the work of 23 local jewellers and silversmiths who have each responded to the exhibition’s theme to produce one-of-a-kind pieces beyond the scope of their usual commission or production work.

The exhibition features over 50 variations on the idea of a brooch, with versions in both precious and non-precious materials. Traditionally set stones contrast with re-purposed vintage tins and toys, precision geometry meets abstract forms. Gold, silver and gemstones sit alongside found objects in unexpected interpretations that demonstrate technical accomplishment, innovation and creativity.


Perfectly timed ahead of an extraordinary Christmas season, all the works are for sale. With prices starting under £70, the show offers a wonderful opportunity to select a unique piece and support a local business. In light of ongoing restrictions, all the works in Pinned have been professionally photographed, so as well as being on display in the Craft NI Gallery, they can be viewed below and ACJNI will feature individual makers on Instagram during the exhibition.

The exhibition pieces are available for sale on our online shop here. Staff will be happy to help with any enquiries while restricitions are in place. Social distancing measures are in place in the gallery for the safety of visitors and staff. These include restricted numbers, one way system, perspex screens, hand sanitiser and additional cleaning processes in place.

The exhibition is accompanied by:

Artist Talk from Rachael Colley 3pm Thursday 12 November 

Exhibition Text by Joseph McBrinn


This image gallery works best when viewed on a desktop:

01.	Abbie Dixon Dendritic Growth Oxidised sterling silver, dendritic agate £375Abbie Dixon Dendritic Growth Oxidised sterling silver, dendritic agate £375 BACK VIEWAngela Davison Fiore Nero Oxidised sterling silver, 9ct gold, ruby or emerald £160-£390
Angela Davison Fiore Nero Oxidised sterling silver, 9ct gold, emerald £390Anne Earls Boylan Collection Fine & Stg Silver, Gold Leaf, Pearls, Steel, cast & formed polyurethane, pigment, filament £420-£1400Anne Earls Boylan Searching for Content Formed polyurethane, knitted filament, pearls, pigment, steel £700
Cameron & Breen Carved Relics Brooches 9ct yellow gold, sterling silver, cushion cut garnet, mozambique garnets, rubies or concave trillion cut honey quartz, diamonds £700-£1000Cameron & Breen Carved Relics Brooches 9ct yellow gold, sterling silver precious stones BACK VIEWCéline Traynor Form, Going Going Going Silver with 3 tiles £225-£300
Céline Traynor Form BACK VIEWClaire Mooney Millennium Fragments Series, Fragments 1, 2, 3 Oxidised sterling silver £65Claire Mooney Millennium Fragment Oxidised sterling silver £65

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery& Silversmiths NI is a regional branch of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery.Their aims are 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.


Pinned is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland



Where: Craft NI Gallery
115 to 119 Royal Avenue