In the Loupe: Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery & School

‘In The Loupe’ – An eclectic mix of jewellery to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Claire Price, Jo Pond, Anna Lorenz, Bridie Lander, Toni Mayner, Sally Collins, Dauvit Alexander, Rachael Colley, Andrew Howard, Sian Hindle, Beaulagh Brooks, Kate Thorley, Zoe Robertson, Maria Whetman, Fern Robinson, Sybella ButtressVictoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery & School, 39 Southside Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LE

Celebrating the director’s Vicky Sewart’s educational routes in contemporary jewellery ‘in the loupe’ brings together a vibrant collection of work created by artists, educators, researchers, and practitioners from The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University and Plymouth College of Art and Design.

This eclectic mix of work on show spans the breadth of the jewellery discipline from commercial to contemporary, to handcrafted and digital technologies. These talented jewellers experiment with a variety of concepts, materials and processes and this exhibition showcases the diversity of this subject area. They are united by their curiosity for experimentation, which builds knowledge and expertise within a particular specialism. It’s this variety of individual directions which underpin the educational experience for students at both institutions which ultimately drives the field forward and feeds the innovation seen in our gallery.

Each jeweller has an established their own unique voice with the eclectic mix of work on show ranging from hyper decorative excessive ornamentation of intricate details, to bold vibrant and colourful forms. Concepts that transform thoughts and feelings, to jewellery that shocks, jewellery that is interactive and invites playful encounter, to those experimenting with material alchemy, reinventing materials and exploring cutting edge digital technologies

All of which gives you a glimpse at what’s ‘In The loupe’