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I AM HERE: Portable art, wearable objects, jewellery, since the 1970s features almost 100 pieces of jewellery by European makers from over five decades, starting with pieces from the most radical era of modern jewellery making, the New Jewellery Movement in the 1970’s.

The New Jewellery Movement saw jewellers working with non-precious materials and experimental design in order to address contemporary social, fiscal and political issues. This had a profound impact on future jewellery making in the UK and beyond which can be seen through the chronology shown in I AM HERE.

Makers featured include Susanna Heron, a major presence in the New Jewellery Movement who championed the importance of design over materials and David Watkins, who experimented with new material technology approaches to jewellery. Other makers include, Gijs Bakker, Caroline Broadhead, Gerda Flöckinger, Karl Fritsch, Rudolf Kocea, Roger Morris, Ted Noten, Dorothea Prühl, Mah Rana, Hans Stofer and Emmy van Leersum.

Portable art, wearable objects, jewellry since the 1970s



Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)



Image credits:
Brian Glassar, Bracelet, 1975© Todd White Photography
Caroline Broadhead, Blue Rainbow, 1978 © Todd White Photography
Rodolfo Ramon Azaro, Tarzan, 1973. © Todd White Photography
Tatty Devine, Still Life Necklace, 2015. Courtesy of Tatty Devine
Emperor Penguin Freddie with Polar Bear Claw Necklace, 2005 © Felieke van der Leest. Curtesy of Mima