Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation

Dates: 10.07. –  14.09.2017

Place: European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk, Poland

Organised by the City of Gdańsk, the premiere of the Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation exhibition was held on 10 July 2017 at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.  The Design Promotion Foundation is an exhibition partner.

The exhibition featured several hundred amber art pieces, many of which won awards and honourable mentions at Amberif and Ambermart, the world’s largest amber fairs, and in international design competitions. On an area of almost 400 m2 amber’s artistic and functional possibilities were presented from six thematic angles. Understanding Amber, with natural amber specimens and amber inclusions. Citations of Nature, with jewellery that highlighted amber’s natural forms with minimal interference into its structure. Exclusive Craftsmanship that showed the ties between the work of contemporary artists and the craft traditions dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The Contemporary Art section that showcased expertly designed exclusive and expensive pieces. The exhibition also featured Innovative Design by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and Amber Fashion with collections from the Amber Look Amber and Fashion Gala show.

All the exhibits were showcased in multimedia displays with transparent screens or in specially designed display cases. There were innovative layouts, multimedia presentations and animations. The exhibition also showed pieces from Trend Book 2017, the Gdańsk Baltic Amber Biennale 2017 and the International Amber Workshops that took place in Gdańsk in 2009- 2016.