London I 2012
Dazzle has now opened at the National Theatre on the South Bank for our annual Christmas exhibition of jewellery, silversmithing and printmaking from 5th November 2012 to 6th January 2013.The two opening parties were very well attended and resulted in many sales. The two lucky prize draw winners were Patricia Rees and Joan Sheppard. We wish them happy shopping. Opening times for the exhibition will be 9.30 to 10pm Monday to Saturday . We will be open on Sundays 2,9,16 December and 6 January -12 to 6pm. Closed 23-25 December. Boxing day we open at 4pm to 22.00. New Year's Eve we close at 6pm and New Year's day we open at 4pm to 22.00.Direct telephone number 0207 4523003. Please check for Christmas and New Year opening times before making a special journey.
Image - Wound up Necklace by Tania Clarke Hall photo Paul King
This year we have a very vibrant batch of recent graduates from a diverse range of colleges, including Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Central St Martins and Birmingham. There will be a wide range of materials in show, reflecting the need by young designers to find alternatives to highly priced precious metals.
Recent graduates: Sharon Adams, Rachael Brame, Scarlett Cohen-French, Kirstin Dunn, Miya Hayes, Robyn McLean, Justine Richards, Rebecca Vigers, Stephanie Walton, Deme Wolfe-Power and Crisina Zani.
As well as recent graduates, we also welcome Hannah Bedford, Jed Green and Elizabeth Humble to their first Dazzle Exhibitions.
Image - Stacking Bangles by Kirstin Dunn.
Our three printmakers this year are Emiko Aida, Aimee Birnbaum and Nina Zelenko. Emiko, from Jindaiji, Tokoyo, now lives in London. Her work is exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, USA and Japan. Aimee Birnbaum is a New Yorker, now based in London, with studios in London and Tuscany.Living by the Regents Canal and working by the river Thames has impacted on her imagination and in this exhibition she will be showing the etching series TIme and the River, depicting familiar London landmarks in an unfamiliar way. Our third printmaker is Nina Zelenko from Ljubljann, Slovenia. Her etchings are inspired by her love of nature and the natural world. She trained in Ljubljann and Berlin and she has exhibited all over the world.
Image- Aimee Birnbaum- Close Encounters.