Jacqueline Mina at 75


Scottish Gallery Celebrate Jacqueline Mina at 75

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The Scottish Gallery, Scotland’s prestigious art and craft selling venue, will be celebrating esteemed artist goldsmith Jacqueline Mina’s 75th birthday this summer with a blockbusting exhibition from 3rd August – 2 September in Edinburgh.

The gallery, which will show a collection of Mina’s most recently work, has timed the exhibition to coincide with the Scottish summer months and is highlighting the event as their Festival Exhibition 2017.

Jacqueline Mina has had a longstanding relationship with the Scottish Gallery, having exhibited her first solo exhibition there in 1993.

Jacqueline Mina is one of the most significant goldsmiths in the UK today. Known best for her precise technical ability at the bench, meticulous crafted construction processes and predisposition of surface pattern using precious metals and fusion inlay. Her pieces have an unmistakable aesthetic with thoughtful use of form, line and pattern always interrogating the interplay of the surface to create wearable timeless pieces.

As well as a practicing goldsmith, Mina was a lecturer at the Royal College of Art from 1972 until 1994 and was an important influence on many practicing jewellers today. She has been recognised with solo and retrospective exhibitions throughout the UK, most notably ‘Dialogues in Gold’ shown in 2011 at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths followed by a UK touring exhibition ‘Touching Gold’.

Her work is held in many public collections including the National Museums Scotland; Victoria & Albert Museum; the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; The Crafts Council; The Goldsmiths’ Company and Leeds Museums and Galleries.

A significant artist goldsmith, Jacqueline Mina has had her work recognised as winner of the Jerwood Prize in 2000, for "consistent innovation and a significant contribution to contemporary jewellery… for subverting and taking precious metal techniques to the extreme", and also awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2012.

Jacqueline Mina at 75

The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street

Exhibition run:
3 August – 2 September 2017


Jacqueline Mina answers the Benchpeg Q&A here.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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