AMBERIF is the world’s most important amber exhibition and the largest jewellery event in Central and Eastern Europe. Here business meets art, creative ideas are born, the latest trends and technologies in jewellery design are presented.
AMBERIF 2017 brings together more than 450 companies from 14 countries. The organisers expect close to 7,000 visitors from all over the world: mainly Poland, Russia, Germany, China, the UK, the USA, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Finland, France and Italy. AMBERIF’s highlight is the AMBER LOOK Trends & Styles 2017 Amber and Fashion Gala.
AMBERIF is a trade-only event, addressed to individuals and businesses who trade in jewellery, jewellery art and functional art.
Amberif Design Award
The Jury awarded the following prizes:
THE GRAND PRIZE
MARCIN TYMIŃSKI, Poland
sponsored by Mr Paweł Adamowicz, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk PLN 10,000:
A sophisticated combination of Baltic amber, polymer and steel. The Jury unanimously agreed the piece should be awarded the grand prize for elegant and simple contemporary piece of jewellery. The way the piece channels and diffuses the light through its facets and surfaces creates a glowing beacon of design.
The Amber Prize
ANNELISA MERCIER, France
sponsored by the International Amber Association 1 kg of amber :
A direct honesty in the carving of the faces with a rough sculptural quality. The piece demonstrates an intuitive and sensitive handling of this special media.
The Silver Prize
SUSANNE ELSTNER, Germany
1 kg of silver:
The jury especially appreciated the contrast between the organic charcoal and amber elements, and the colour difference between the design’s dark density and light transparency. The working of the material suggests an interesting movement which will be augmented when worn on the body.
The Jury decided to award two honorary mentions:
· MAREN GILOY, Germany
The Jury agreed this design exemplified the versatility and understanding of amber as a rough or polished material.
· MIRON KUTARBA, Poland
The Jury appreciated this crisp modern design which references the changing state of amber from liquid to solid.
AMBERIF 2017 | www.amberif.pl
Dates: 22-24 March, 10:00-18:00 | 25 March, 10:00-17:00
Venue: AMBEREXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre, Żaglowa 11, Gdańsk, Poland
Organised by: MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co.
Project Director: Ewa Rachoń | email@example.com
Invitation to participate in NATURE MORTE Art Jewellery Competition accompanying the Amber Trip 2017 amber & jewellery fair in Vilnius (Lithuania) will take place during 8-‐11 of March 2017.
Nature morte or still life, a genre commonly associated with painting, has been present in art from the earliest times. As a genre, it became formalised in the seventeenth century. Contemporary artists still explore the topic with all its symbolic tradition as well as new connotations in different media. Nevertheless there are very few works of contemporary art jewellery associated with nature morte. It may mean that such a subject is not an easy one for makers but it certainly is an interesting and inspiring one. Equally, amber, the recommended material (though not obligatory) fits well into the topic as it is itself often contains the fossilized remains of ancient life – and could be called a natural nature morte.
This competition offers the participants as well as the standard prizes, a chance of including their work in a very special exhibition showing art jewellery in context of the contemporary art as a whole.
Please note that art jewellery and applications are accepted till the 1st of March.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for participation conditions and further details.
“Amber Trip” is the largest specialized international jewellery show in the Baltic states. This is an event that found a unique place in the cultural map of the world. This international exhibition is counting its second decade and brings together hundreds of jewellery companies and designers from around the world to the capital of Lithuania. That is why Vilnius is rightfully called the jewellery capital of the Baltic Region.
From 15 January up to 9 April inclusive, CODA Museum offers a mid-career retrospective of the work of Lucy Sarneel with the exhibition Private territory in public. The interplay between the private and the public for both the maker and the spectator forms its leitmotiv. Sarneel considers jewellery as the starting point of communication, as a medium that encompasses both the sacred and the profane, as a reflection of traditions and customs, our desires and interpretations, and of the things we consider to be important. Moreover, Private territory in public beautifully exhibits Sarneel’s jewellery as autonomous art and miniature-sized sculptures.
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Also on show at the CODA Museum
Collected with Passion, Donated with Love
The Riet and Johan van Lonkhuijsen collection | 15.01 to 28.05.2017