Contemporary jewellery and adornment exploring mental health

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to 2 Nov

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF).

I will be exhibiting two objects from my ‘Joy’ series, exploring the disconnect we experience from joy during mental ill health, and creating work which allows us to be joyous again.

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Groups and individuals have made their work with a range of motivations, including personal expression, development of artistic practice, experiencing the therapeutic benefits of making, formal art therapy and political activism. Many have responded to this year’s SMHAF festival theme which is ‘reclaim’. Come and see Summerhalls expansive gallery spaces full of artworks which discuss, celebrate, reveal and highlight aspects of mental health.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Opening Night:

Thursday the 10th of August 6:30-8:30pm

Opening hours

Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

OOSOOM: Uncovered

11, 18 and 25 October, 14:00–14.30pm. Free.

Each Wednesday afternoon some artists will offer insights in to their work. Different artists will talk each week. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

For further information about the exhibition or to book a place on OOSOOM: Uncovered –

Phone: 0131 273 5116


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to 25 Aug



/ad'fek.tus/, Latin, noun

Emotion: a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood or relationship with others


Adfectus is a new exhibition of contemporary jewellery from the collective, Element47. Taking the

concepts of emotion, mood and feeling as a starting point, the exhibited work explores joy, absence,

surprise and other emotions that defy translation.

Element47 is a professional jewellers design collective based within SilverHub Jewellery School and

Studios in Abbeymount Studios, Easter Road, Edinburgh.

Our unique collective aims to provide a supportive environment enabling us to develop our practice.

Through public engagement and the creation of exhibitors we aim to increase awareness and

understanding of contemporary jewellery design. Within the studio, we create opportunities to

enable us as professional jewellers to critique, skill share and collaborate.

Adfectus will feature work by six collective members: Lisa Arnott, whose collection “Present with

Absence” was recently awarded an outstanding distinction in her Master in Fine Arts (metalwork and

jewellery) from the Sheffield Institute of Arts; Eleanor Kerr Paton, with a new body of work

designed to re-connect us to joy. Frequent small moments of joy are proven to positively impact our

long term mental health, Eleanor creates wearable objects that bring this joy into our everyday lives;

Carolyn Kinnaird, who has created work exploring the theme of honesty, through pieces specially

designed for this exhibition, observing elements of Scandinavian design and its focus on simplicity,

clean lines and elegant, minimalist forms; Sarah McAdam, who has taken inspiration from the

German word Waldeinsamkeit; literally translated as 'forest loneliness', which celebrates the sense

of being alone in the woods and the feeling of connection with nature that it brings; Ann Shearer,

uses her knowledge of materials and making practice to develop elements of surprise in her pieces;

and Nicola Turnbull, with her collection of work inspired by the emotions inherent in being in the


Adfectus; 17th - 25th August

Bloc gallery; 40 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE

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to 13 Jul

Heads and Tales

As part of the final celebrational programme for the “Heads & Tales” mental health heritage project this exhibition will showcase works to celebrate the diverse and individual experiences of mental health conditions and the benefits of artistic expression. The show features over 50 invited artists alongsideHeads & Tales project's participants and volunteers. The work on show includes a wide range of mediums from paintings, sculptures, moving image, audio, performances, sketchbooks and a few reflections on items from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

I will be exhibiting one of my latest pieces of work, exploring how to reconnect to joy when living with mental ill health.

100s & 1000s

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GLOW is a new and unique opportunity to buy from some of the greatest contemporary Scottish designers. Curated by James Donald, creator of the wildly successful CLOTH#18 makers fair in August 2018, his newest Scottish design-led fair brings you a curated group of Scottish fashion and gift choices for all your festive needs. Don’t miss out on the fantastic work selected for this exclusive event from a multitude of disciplines reflecting the best in Scottish design and craft, including textiles, ceramics, jewellery,
accessories and more!

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to 13 Jan

Colour and Form

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This exhibition features the some of the most innovative and exciting designer/makers working in craft and design practice today. These glass artists have all been members of the Design-Nation portfolio, producing work for trade, retail and commission. A true celebration of colour and form, this exhibition showcases a range of techniques, such as blown and fused glass, and features a wide variety of functional and decorative pieces. All works are for sale making this exhibition the perfect Christmas shopping destination.

Featuring vessels, wall art and installation pieces by:

Stuart Akroyd

Amy Cushing

Stevie Davies

Gillies Jones

Peter Layton & Bruce Marks, founder and studio manager respectively, of London Glassblowing

Catriona Mackenzie

Maggie Williams

Clare L Wilson

There will also be a showcase of wearable glass in jewellery form by:

Angela Ibbs

Ruth Lyne

Eleanor Kerr Patton

Samantha Sweet

 As a leading network for the support and development of craft and design practice, Design-Nation is committed to nurturing and developing emerging talent to established and internationally known artists and designers. NCCD is proud to present Design-Nation’s first dedicated selling showcase of works in glass.

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to 9 Jun

Karlsruhe Design Week

Three selected pieces will be on show as part of Karlsruhe's design week at Donna.

Kriegsstrasse 140 (corner Sophien- / Karlstrasse) 
76133 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 22662
Fax: +49 721 23485

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to 26 May


Our opening, Not only decoration: on full volume offers works from 30 artists that speak up about important issues facing the world today, proving that jewelry can be more than just an aesthetic for the body. These members are artists and makers from all over the world through jewelry and objects that deals with social and environmental issues, they will also experience that jewelry doesn't have to be only a decorative object for the body. Jewelry can be an amplifier for those who wish to add their voices to important topics and to do so through their work.

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