Connections | Connessioni, Association for Contemporary Jewellery @ The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Connections | Connessioni


The Lighthouse, Glasgow



Open to the Public



Connections | Connessioni
Presented by the Association for Contemporary Jewellery

19 February - 17 May 2020   

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

AGC | ACJ touring exhibition showing work from two organisations and 50 international jewellers.

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) in the UK is working with its Italian equivalent  l’Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC) on a two-country touring exhibition opening on 7 November 2019, running to the end of 2020.  25 makers have been selected from each organisation, and work is coming from jewellers based in Japan, Korea, Australia, USA, US Virgin Islands and several European countries, as well as Italy and the UK.

A fantastic selection of work on the theme of connections, be they physical, emotional, ephemeral, ethereal or connections as a technical jewellery term.

Touring Exhibition

The Lighthouse, Glasgow
19 February - 17 May 2020

In June, we have the first Italian venue,
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo in Livorno, then in
September the ornate and beautiful
Oratorio San Rocco in Padua will host the show.

Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue will be available to purchase from 7 November onwards; this is bilingual and shows work from each of the makers selected.
Copies are £5 plus postage; to order, email

Artists shown in Connections | Connessioni:

ACJ members:  Ute Decker, Amanda Denison, Anne Earls Boylan, Shelby Ferris Fitzpatrick, Jo Garner, Masako Hamaguchi, Meng He, Susi Hines, Terry Hunt, Rebecca Ilett, Emily Kidson, Nicky Lawrence, Sophie Lowe, Dr Allison Macleod, Malgorzata Misiak-Orlovic, Ailsa Morrant, Mandy Nash, Kim Nogueira, Simone Nolden & Stephen Bottomley, Liana Pattihis, Felicity Peters, Louise Seijen ten Hoorn, Eleanor Symms, Anne Walker, Anastasia Young.

AGC members: Elisabetta Carozzi & Renata Manganelli, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Katarina Cudic, Corrado De Meo, Laura Forte, Maria Rosa Franzin, Letizia Maggio, Gigi Mariani, Mineri Matsuura, Marco Minelli, Paola Mirai, Harold O'Connor, Marco Picciali, Yoko Takirai Pietro Pellitteri, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Carla Riccoboni, Stefano Rossi, Chiara Scarpitti, Ognyana Teneva, Yiota Vogli, Babette von Dohnanyi, Esme Yamaguchi, Caterina Zanca, Caterina Zucchi.

The exhibition managers are Eliana Negroni, Maria Rosa Franzin and Tamizan Savill.

Image Credits:

Rebecca Ilett 
Ernest goes on vacation      
Neckpiece: silver, steel, vintage plastic figures  photo Simon B Armitt

Laura Forte 
Spazio dei flussi | Space of flows     
Ring: gold, silver, 2019

Marco Picciali   
Mettete dei fiori nei vostri cannoni | Put some flowers in your guns
Ring: silver, yellow and rose 18kt gold, emerald, yellow sapphire, 2019

Kim Nogueira
East of Hercules bangle   
silver, copper, 24ct gold, vitreous enamel  
photo Kim Nogueira

Connections flyer:
Masako Hamaguchi
Chain:  silk, gold leaf (23, 22, 20,18kt), paint
photo Peter Crush