In The Loupe


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Giving you a glimpse at what’s ‘in the loupe’ | Monday 14th November to Thursday 15th December 2016

‘In the loupe’ is an exhibition of practitioners from both the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University and Plymouth College of Art and Design.  The exhibition was created to acknowledge the educational routes of alumni, Victoria Sewart, who is celebrating her 10th anniversary as proprietor of Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery.

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

Each jeweller has established their own unique voice and the eclectic mix of work on show ranges from hyper-decorative, excessive ornamentation of intricate details to bold, vibrant and colourful forms.  From concepts that transform the viewer’s thinking to jewellery that shocks, the exhibition spans work that is interactive and invites playful encounters and jewellery that borders on material alchemy, reinventing materials and exploring cutting edge digital technologies.

Exhibitors include:
Dauvit Alexander, Beaulagh Brooks, Sybella Buttress, Rachael Colley, Sally Collins, Sian Hindle, Andrew Howard, Bridie Lander,  Anna Lorenz, Jo Pond, Claire Price, Zoe Robertson, Fern Robinson, Kate Thorley and Maria Whetman.

Talking Practice will host a Chit Chat event introducing the artist work, this will take place at the School of Jewellery on Thursday 24th Nov from 5 – 6 pm followed by an opportunity to talk with the artist from 6 – 7pm

The exhibition opens Monday 14th November to Thursday 15th th December 2015

In the loupe was hosted at Victoria Sewart Gallery in conjunction with Plymouth Art Weekender from 23rd September – October 21st and it then tours to the Vittoria Street Gallery, opening in Nov 2016.For more information about the Victoria Sewart Gallery please visit

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