Not to be missed: Jacqueline Mina at Goldsmiths’, London

Jacqueline Mina- Dialogues in Gold comes to London soon and is not to be missed. Jacqueline Mina is one of the UK's leading goldsmiths and now is your chance to see her work united in one place for the first time. Make a note of this exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall that runs from Monday 31st January to 26th February 2011.

Jacqueline Mina 1999 brooch in 18 carat gold. Photo Shannon Tofts copy

Jacqueline Mina- Dialogues in Gold comes to London soon and is not to be missed. Jacqueline Mina is one of the UK's leading goldsmiths and now is your chance to see her work united in one place for the first time. Make a note of this exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall that runs from Monday 31st January to 26th February 2011. Described as 'sensuous and understated' Jacqueline Mina's gold jewels are on show for just one month at the Goldsmiths' Hall in London. The exhibition unites thirty years of Mina's work recognisable for its technical prowess and sculptural forms. These wearable works of art are the results of Mina's constant experimentation with metals and techniques such as fusion, metal gauze and twisted strips. Her style is bold yet ripe with subtle details and textures such as gold dust that are asking to be touched.  In Mina's studio, gold, platinum and titanium are some of the metals that become as light as cobwebs, as delicately patterned as lace or as sinuous as ribbon. Amanda Game, a specialist in contemporary jewellery who assisted in curating the exhibition says: "Works have been carefully selected to show Jacqueline's uniquely free and innovative approach to precious materials.   Jacqueline has an authoritative use of traditional goldsmithing techniques allied to a strong artistic curiosity which result in works which have a rare aesthetic presence in the field of contemporary gold jewellery." Mina trained at the Royal College of Art in London and later taught there. She has never made commercial jewellery and each piece is handmade by Mina herself using traditional techniques. Don't expect to find anything more high tech than a wire drawing machine and a pendant drill on her work bench. Mina even sets each stone and is as concerned with the back of the jewels as much as the front. This rigorous approach as well as the innate beauty of her jewels has been recognised by collectors as well as museums around the world. Her work can be seen in the Victoria and Albert museum in London and many others including the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Perhaps the most prestigious accolade Mina has received is the Jerwood Prize for Applied Art - Jewellery which she awarded in 2000. Visitor information Jacqueline Mina - Dialogues in Gold Monday 31st January to 26th February Venue: Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN T 0207 606 7010 Admission: Free Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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