Preview by Kirstin Dunn | 13 Jul 2012

From the 13 - 26 July 2012, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) Edinburgh will be showcasing
a collection of works in Whitespace Gallery in Gayfield Square.

Founded in 2010, the ACJ became a constituted group earlier this year and are a community of professional jewellers, based in Edinburgh, who are renowned for their passion and creativity. In only their second exhibition as a group, 17 members will showcase both collaborative works and unique one-off pieces.

Named Eccentri:city, the exhibition will display work that uses the city of Edinburgh as an inspiration, with favourite places and much loved streets as a starting point. With works from the likes of Fiona Hermse, Claire Pouget Wright and Krzysztof Borkowski, expect to see high quality pieces with the superb craftsmanship and originality that the group are quickly building into their reputation. Rhona Hogg uses fusing and patinas to represent aerial views and surface textures, while Lisa Arnott showcases pieces inspired by nature, specifically the space between trees and branches in the Meadows. With the theme of our much loved capital city, there will certainly be something for everyone - locals and visitors alike.

Sponsored by SilverHub Studios and Precious Metals Workshop, the opening night will take place at
6.30-9.30pm on Friday 13 July with guest speaker Emma Walker, the CEO of Craft Scotland and music from
Wasabi Disco to get everyone in the celebrating (and buying) mood.

With a selection of Edinburgh’s most talented jewellers under one roof, the exhibition can only serve to firmly fix the group onto Edinburgh’s artistic map.

@ACJEdinburgh Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT.