Exhibitions Silver 2022

Amberif Design Award: Amber as a reward!

 

The Gallery of Art in Legnica, pl. Katedralny 1
4 May – 6 July, 2022 

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 12.00 - 6.00 p.m.

 

 

The exhibition presents the works that qualified for the 26th edition of the International Amberif Design Award Jewellery Design Competition, held in 2022 under the title Amber as a Reward! The event was conceived by the International Amber and Jewellery Fair Amberif in Gdańsk, during which the award ceremony is also held. The aim of the competition is to promote creative thinking and innovative solutions in designing jewellery with amber. 202 designs by 160 artists from 32 countries were submitted for the Competition. The awarded and honoured artists come from Poland, Australia, Taiwan and Israel.

 

When artists create jewelry, they often use their skills to reward also themselves. Because the transformation of your material often results in pure joy: joy in making, their hands´ virtuosity, the skilled use of tools and sovereignty over their design decisions. The wearers also reward themselves, illustrate their lives with symbols and show their point of view when wearing the jewellery. The viewer is rewarded in the perception of beauty and spirit – and the opportunity to use jewelry as a point of contact for a conversation with the wearer.

In this triangular relationship, jewelry, and especially amber as a material, has played a major role for thousands of years. The material properties of Amber suit artists when making the pieces. The color spectrum of amber flatters the wearer and rewards them with a warm look. And Amber has always erwarte the viewer’s courage to dare something.

Use Amber as a jewellery material in a rewarding creative way for this triangular relationship between making, wearing and viewing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barbara Schmidt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      curator oft he contest

 

 

Grand Prize:
Emma Carrau Bueno, Italy – Amber Drops Pattern Necklace

 

 

Amber Prize:
Alberto Dávila, Mexico – Still Here

 

 

Silver Prize:
Tadeusz Jaśkowiak, Poland – Medal

 

 

 

The Jury decided to award the following honorary mention:
Inna Monastyrna, Israel – Amber City

 

 

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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