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Contemporary jewellery exhibition runs till March

Date Posted: 09/10/2012

Group travel organisers with a penchant for pretty things can visit Unexpected Pleasures – the art and design of contemporary jewellery, at the Design Museum in London from 5th December until 3rd March.

Drawing on pieces from around the world, Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design.

The exhibition will feature prominent UK and international jewellers including Wendy Ramshaw, renowned for her complex geometric designs, the avant-garde designs of Alexander Calder, Gijs Bakker’s conceptual adornments and Dorothea Pruhl’s delicate abstract pieces.

Curated by jewellery designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn, Unexpected Pleasures offers a survey of contemporary jewellery and is presented through a number of themes:

• Worn Out - celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery.
• Linking Links - looking at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery.
• A Fine Line – offering insight into the origins of contemporary jewellery today, highlighting key instigators of the contemporary jewellery movement.

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