Holownia is the exhibition of pieces not selected to the 20th Legnica International Jewellery Competition SEXY. The name of it comes from the traditional place of the presentation - Hall of Old Town.

The Legnica International Jewellery Competition is the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, organized by the Gallery of Art since 1979. The Competition has opened character and it is addressed to all artists, who have a task to submit works which are characterized by an original creative idea and high artistic and technical level. Idea, worth and sense of the artistic statement are prefered. The Competition every year have different theme – this year it is SEXY.


Idea of the Competition:
If poetry is about love and art is about love, and music is about love, and theatre is about love, and if opera is about love… why do we think design is about… functionality?
Marcel Wanders

This year 453 works were submitted by 253 artists from all over the world (e.g.: Argentina, Brasil, Estonia, Spain, Korea, Israel, Australia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Thailand and Italy). Participants of the Competition through the medium of art jewellery analysed the issue of SEXY in the context of full of consumerism and nimiety world.

International jury composed of:

Prof. Jivan Astfalck (Great Britain) - Senior Research Fellow and MA Course Director for Jewellery, Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), Birmingham City University
Prof. Andzej Boss (Poland) - Head of the Department of Jewellery Design, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Łódź
Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski (Poland) - general consultant of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk
Prof. Herman Hermsen (Germany / The Netherlands) - Lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Düsseldorf, Germany
Prof. Karol Weisslechner (Slovakia) - senior lecturer in the S+M+L_XL Metal and Jewellery Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

selected pieces of 44 artists to the main exhibition and gave prizes. The exhibition of the 20th Legnica International Jewellery Competition SEXY is presented in the Gallery of Art in Legnica at Katedralny Suqare 1.

Visiting both exhibitions – pieces qualified to the exhibition SEXY as well as exhibition Holownia – gives possibility to confront jurors’ decisions with views own opinions and outlooks.


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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2020