the brooch unpinned: the goldsmiths’ company collection 1961–2020: The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

12 April - 30 June 2021
Overview

‘the brooch unpinned’, exhibition and online events programme, celebrates the art of the brooch.  this unique exhibition brings together over twenty extraordinary brooches from the goldsmiths’ company collection by some of the leading names in british jewellery design.

‘the brooch unpinned’, exhibition and online events programme, celebrates the art of the brooch.  it explores a selection of british brooches from the goldsmiths’ company’s unique jewellery collection, tracing the evolution of contemporary design in this most wearable and revealing of accessories. 

 

first presented as an online exhibition as part of goldsmiths’ fair digital, this unique exhibition brings together over twenty extraordinary brooches from the goldsmiths’ company collection by some of the leading names in british jewellery design, including john donald, mary kessell, andrew grima, ute decker,  wendy ramshaw, david watkins,  daphne krinos, jo hayes ward and jacqueline ryan 

 

the exhibition includes

rolling waves in moonlight #3 - sculptural brooch

the first piece in Fairtrade Gold in the goldsmiths' company collection

 

 

the goldsmiths’ company curatorial team in partnership with the goldsmiths’ centre will also be unpinning the secrets behind the brooch form through a curated programme of online talks. 

 

this exhibition held at the goldsmiths’ centre will be opening subject to government covid-19 guidelines alongside an online events programme.

 

goldsmiths' centre is open from 9am to 5pm.

free admission, dates are subject to government COVID-19 guidelines

 

goldsmiths' centre

 


 

 

online talk 

Experiments in Form: The Brooch Unpinned with Dr Dora Thornton

25th march 2021 at 3pm 

dr dora thornton, curator of the goldsmiths’ company, will launch the online talks programme, introducing the exhibition, the research and thinking behind it in an online talk, titled “experiments in form”.

 

book talk

 

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