the brooch unpinned: the goldsmiths’ company collection 1961–2020: Online exhibition
this online exhibition celebrates the art of the brooch and a set of dynamic relationships – between maker and wearer and between wearer and viewer. it explores just one aspect of the goldsmiths’ company’s unique collection of modern jewellery, but it is a significant one in tracing the evolution of contemporary design in this most wearable and revealing of of body adornments.
talk - the brooch
recording now available online
as part of the goldsmiths' fair talks programme rachel church, curator at the victoria and albert museum in the sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and glass department and dr dora thornton, curator of the goldsmiths’ company collection discuss the history of the brooch in association with the company’s online exhibition, ‘the brooch unpinned’.*
*This exhibition has now moved to a physical exhibition at the goldsmiths centre.
at 58.10 min - you will find a brief discussion of my calligraphy brooch which is part of this exhibition and has been aquired by the goldsmiths' company collection in 2020.
charlotte de syllas
jo hayes ward
romilly saumarez smith
the rolling waves in moonlight brooch aquired by the goldsmiths' company collection in 2020
visit the goldsmiths' fair website to learn more about the history of the brooch and view the exhibition.