Dates: 1.05. – 10.06.2018
Place: Art Gallery of Legnica
On 18-19 May came the finale of the Illusion competition at the SILVER Jewellery Festival in Legnica, Poland. The Foundation for Design Promotion was the Festival’s Main Partner.
The SILVER Legnica Jewellery Festival is the oldest, largest and most important international review of art jewellery in Poland, organised for almost 40 years by the Art Gallery of Legnica. Every year it presents over twenty individual and group exhibitions by artists from Poland and abroad, with many side events, such as: a popular science seminar, jewellery and fashion shows, competition and jewellery workshops, concerts, film screenings, as well as art events and happenings in Legnica’s urban space.
This year’s Festival featured 25 exhibitions. To find out more, go to: www.silver.legnica.pl
Dates: 28.02. -18.03.2018
Place: Tour&Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
On 28 February 2018 at 19:00 the third display of the Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation exhibition opened at the prestigious Tour&Taxis building in Brussels. The exhibition was held under the honorary auspices of the Polish Embassy in Brussels. The exhibition was accompanied by an amber working workshop by Marcin Tymiński and Andrzej Kupniewski.
Place: INHORGENTA MUNICH Fair
The Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation exhibition was shown for a second time 16-19 February at Inhorgenta Munich, one of Europe’s largest jewellery, watch and gemstone trade shows. The exhibition met with great interest from the visitors and its opening was attended by Gdańsk Deputy Mayor Piotr Kowalczuk and Tobias Groeber, Head of the Consumer Goods Division at Messe Munich. The exhibition was accompanied by an amber jewellery design workshop led celebrated jewellers and jewellery designers Marcin Tymiński and Andrzej Kupniewski. Several dozen people from all over the world took part in the workshop.
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.
Place: Galeria Palowa in Gdańsk, Main Town Hall, ul. Długa 46/47.
You can visit the exhibition Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation 2.0. in Gdańsk until 28 October 2018.
The exhibition had its premiere at the European Solidarity Centre on 10 June 2017. Next it went on tour in Germany and Belgium.
Today, the enhanced exhibition, for example with a section that displays amber jewellery from Communist-era Poland, is open to visit at the Galeria Palowa gallery in a new arrangement.
Gdańsk residents may see the exhibition free of charge with the Resident Card (Karta Mieszkańca)