FERROcity

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity

FERROcity | 1st April to 18th April 2019

Please join us for a very special Talking Practice, featuring fast and furious lightning talks by a range of exhibiting artists on Wednesday 10th April at 6:00 pm followed by the Private View from 6:30 – 8:00 pm which takes place in the School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre

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Vittoria Street Gallery is delighted to present FERROcity an exhibition of jewellery and objects which celebrates Iron in the City and has been co-curated by visiting Professor Elizabeth Turrell and Professor Stephen Bottomley, at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University.

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Anna Lorenz

Image Credit | work by Anna Lorenz, Stages 2

On show during April 2019, this exhibition brings together fascinating artistic responses to the theme of iron by twenty-two contemporary makers, including works by academic staff from Birmingham’s eminent School of Jewellery and invited international artists.

Iron is a material that has become synonymous with human life and civilisation and as such has become embedded in both our language and understanding of the world.

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Bettina Dittlmann, Magnet WEB

Image Credit | work by Bettina Dittlmann, Magnet

FERROcity showcases a breadth of approaches to this fascinating but familiar material. Ideas explore the interpretation and influence of Iron as catalyst, material, and fundamental element of life, culminating in contemporary metalwork and jewellery ranging from steel vessels to recycled iron nail jewellery. Alongside this gemmological samples and photography taken on specialist microscopes has been commissioned from the Gemmology department at the School of Jewellery which captures the transformative effect iron has on the colouration of gemstones.

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Toni Mayner

Image Credit | work by Toni Mayner, Of This Earth 

The show opens in Germany at the Museum Reich der Kristalle, Mineralogical State Collection, Munich and runs in tandem with the city’s international jewellery fair ‘Inhorgenta’ in February 2019 and ‘International Jewellery Week’ and ‘Schmuck’ exhibitions in March 2019. Then will travel to the Vittoria Street Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom during April 2019.

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Joohee Han, Bubble, 2019 photograghed by Jonghwi Baek - web
Image Credit | work by Joohee Han, Bubble 2019  photograph by Jonghwi Baek 

Exhibitors

School of Jewellery: Dauvit Alexander, Jivan Astfalck, Stephen Bottomley, Jeremy Hobbins, Bridie Lander, Anna Lorenz, Sarah O’Hana, Drew Markou, Toni Mayner, Jo Pond, Rebecca Steiner, Elizabeth Turrell.

Invited artists: Marianne Anderson, Tim Carson, Rachael Colley, Bettina Dittlmann, Christine Graf, Kirsten Haydon, Michael Jank, Joohee Han, Simone Nolden Jo Pudelko.

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Sara OhanaS

Image Credit | work by Sara O Hana, Obra

Vittoria Street Gallery presents FERROcity work by Rachel Colley, FerroCity - Web

Image Credit | work by Rachel Colley, FerroCity