Exhibitions Silver 2022

Holownia - Exhibition accompanying the 30th international jewellery competition "Touch"


Old Town Hall Modrzejewska Theatre
39 Main Square
4 May – 5 June, 2022

Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m.- 20:00 p.m.



Holownia is an exhibition of works not selected for the International Jewellery Competition. Its name comes from the traditional and recognizable exhibition space – the hall of the Old City Hall.

International Jewellery Competition is the main event of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, organized by the Gallery of Art since 1979. Being of a purely artistic nature, the Competition favours the idea, worth and sense of the artistic statement. Participants submit works characterized by an original creative idea, high artistic and technical level and referring to the competition’s theme.

The theme of the 30th edition of the Competition is TOUCH, a sense inseparably associated with the jewellery, carrying a special charge of intimacy and safety, but also – in times of a global pandemic and escalation of military conflicts – fear and danger.

From 426 works submitted by 240 artists from 30 countries, the jury selected works by 51 artists from 13 countries for the main exhibition. By visiting both exhibitions – the works qualified for the 30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH and the Holownia exhibition – you can compare the jury's choices with your own views, opinions and assessments.


Oliver Schwalm – Germany
Physical touch brooch, silver, plastic, silkworm cocoon, 41 g, 75 mm, 2022


Tomas Miskovic – Slovakia/Austria
Get Closer! rings, silver 925, blue quartz, electric components, 34,53 g, 16 g, 43 x 25 x 26 mm, 30 x 28 x 14 mm, 2022




Agnieszka Łukasiak-Kłosek –Poland
Touch & change, silver, magnet, coral, amber, turquoise, agate, 74,15 g, 63 x 52 x 52 mm, 2022



Xihan Zhai – China
Can fog be sharp? silver, bio resin, 32 g, 80 x30 x 25 mm, 2022







About the Festival

For more than forty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has been specializing in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. The Jewellery Festival SILVER is one of the most important events shaping the cultural life of the region and building its image on the international forum. Every year we organize individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publish exhibition catalogues, organize conferences and symposia, as well as jewellery shows, workshops, debates and concerts. The most important event we organize is Legnica International Jewellery Competition which has a different theme every year.

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