The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, February 17, 2018

"A Sense of Place, New Jewellery from Northern Lands" opens at the Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland
Brooches by Beth Legg, Caithness, Scotland.

EDINBURGH.- Specially designed jewellery by 16 contemporary makers from Northern Europe features in A Sense of Place, New Jewellery from Northern Lands, a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

Jewellers from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Scotland were asked to create jewellery inspired by a place they love, as well as draw inspiration from each other’s work.

The artists were asked to choose a place which is special to them and fill a box with objects and materials reflecting their chosen place. Each ‘Topophilia’ (love of place) box forms a three-dimensional sketchbook of their observations - encapsulating the memories, atmosphere, and history of each place. Each artist then created a piece of jewellery in response to their place. The boxes were then redistributed anonymously, and at random, among the artists, who each created a second piece inspired by the new box.

The project was initiated by jeweller Beth Legg, as part of a doctorate research project at eca (Edinburgh College of Art), working closely with Rose Watban, Senior Curator of Applied Art and Design, National Museums Scotland.

Rose Watban said: ‘This is a new and innovative project and we’re delighted with the results. The jewellery on display is varied, beautiful and echoes the atmosphere of much-loved places - from stormy sea coasts to urban city centres.’

Beth Legg said: ‘In this diverse group of new work, we can observe poetic responses to feelings of belonging through the language of making. These jewellery artists are storytellers of personal narratives of place and this project is a celebration of our cultural links through our lived experience of our environment, forming new connections to our place in the world.’

The pieces on display include brooches, necklaces and pins and are made from a wide variety of natural materials such as wood, bone, slate and stone, as well as silver, pearls and diamonds.

Norwegian jeweller, Ingjerd Hanevold from Asker, received her second box, by artist Tarja Tuupanen from Finland, on the day of the massacre by Anders Behring Breivik. The box contained empty picture frames, and Ingjerd’s response was to create 77 beautiful pearl pins to commemorate the victims and reflect her sense of despair.

A brooch made of antlers and wood by Tobias Alm from Stockholm, Sweden, was inspired by a box of similar natural materials by Eija Mustonen, Ylämaa, Finland. A necklace of delicate concrete houses by Caroline Holt, from Edinburgh, was inspired by a box by Swedish artist Jenny Klemming, telling the story of a storm which swept away a village in 1872.

The jewellers taking part are:

Sweden - Tobias Alm, Rut-Malin Barklund, Sofia Björkman, Sara Borgegǻrd, Jenny Klemming

Scotland - Grace Girvan, Caroline Holt, Beth Legg

Norway - Ingjerd Hanevold

Iceland - Hildur ýr Jónsdóttir, Helga Morgensen

Finland - Helena Lehtinen, Nelli Tanner, Tarja Tuupanen, Eija Mustonen

Denmark - Per Suntum

Today's News

May 20, 2012

German-born photographer and playboy Gunter Sachs art collection to be auctioned

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts hosts first North American retrospective of the work by Tom Wesselmann

The Beatles' Abbey Road rare backwards photo up for auction at Bloomsbury in London

Rita McBride undresses the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona architecture

From Georgiana to Boy George: Hats made by Stephen Jones on view at the Bowes Museum

"A Short History of Photography: From the ICP Collection" honoring Willis E. Hartshorn, Ehrenkranz Director

SFMOMA curator authors first publication on Vatican Library's photography collection

Fearsome mask sells for exceptional price in Bonhams Fine Japanese Art Sale

Christie's to offer painting with the masterful illusionism and the luminous vitality of Claudio Bravo

Historical timepieces signed by Breguet generate strong interest from international collectors

"A Sense of Place, New Jewellery from Northern Lands" opens at the Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland

Family portraits by the distinguished German photographer Thomas Struth on view at the National Portrait Gallery

Klik Systems create innovative LED system for "luminous" interactive public art platform in Sydney, Australia

Pianist's art, jewels auctioned in New York

New Museum presents Stanya Kahn as part of the Stowaways Series

"Living Treasures of North Carolina Craft" on view at the Fuller Craft Museum

Ruth Ewan announced as CREATE Art Award 2012 winner

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet

4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù

6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School

9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion

10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful