Thu, 27/04/2017 - 10:00 - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 17:00

Talk About Art in partnership with Tidemill Academy present Talk About...ART CONNECTING CULTURES a look at how the art of jewellery making has connected cultures around the world for thousands of years.

Created in Partnership with pupils at Tidemill Academy, Talk about ...ART CONNECTING CULTURES looks at the art of jewellery design around the world. Starting with where the various precious metals and gemstones are found and what has to happen to them before they can become things of beauty we move on to look at how jewellery is used in different cultures. From symbols of affiliation, to symbols of status. From a means of protecting wealth to symbols of ceremonial tradition. 

The exhibition will run for three weeks from 27th April 2017 at the Deptford Lounge. During the run of the exhibition we will be offering FREE "Diamonds of Deptford" workshops to local schools. On Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th May Jeweller in Residence Margaret Lui will be in the foyer to talk to visitors about her work as a gold and silversmith and invite you to make your own silver ring (cost for materials £5) or copper ring (Free of charge).

Melanie Jones
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