Bluecoat Display Centre presents
Saturday 28th April – Saturday 9th June 2018
Private View: Friday 27th April 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
European Connections will showcase some of Europe’s leading jewellery designers, based in the UK and abroad. In Liverpool’s 10 Year anniversary as a Capital of Culture, this exhibition strives to celebrate and strengthen our ties with Europe in these uncertain times.
Internationally renowned jeweller and the creative force behind Amsterdam’s famous Galerie Ra, Paul Derrez will be exhibiting his vividly coloured acrylic and silver jewellery which encapsulate his social commentary.
The work of internationally acclaimed jewellers Ute Decker, from Germany, recently recognised as one of the top ten jewellers in the UK, and Daphne Krinos, from Greece, known for her bold and architectural designs, also feature. Holland’s Floor Mommersteeg sparks the imagination by transforming nylon threaded into intricate, wildly flamboyant pieces, while Spain’s Chloe Herrero explores the very definition of perfection.
Also exhibiting are Dovile Bertulyte from Lithuania who is influenced by the colours and textures of underwater landscapes, Elisavet Messi from Greece, experiments with sustainable materials, Hendrike Barz Meltzer from Germany combines Japanese Kumihimo silk braids with silver and Nikolay Sardamov from Bulgaria, renowned for using both precious metals and re-cycled materials from unusual sources. Finally, Norway’s Alma Sophia, replicates three dimensional forms at the centre of her design process.
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