Friday, 01 April 2022 19:22

Jury debate of the Jewellery Competition "Touch"


The jury session of the 30th International Jewellery Competition "Touch" was held between 30-31.03.2022. The jury evaluated 426 works by 24 artists from 30 countries, qualifying 48 works by artists from 13 countries for the main exhibition. The results will be announced during the culmination of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER on May 13-14, 2022.




The jury members:

Sławomir Fijałkowski – professor of fine arts. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Łódź (Poland) – Jewellery Design, postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz (Austria). He has worked in many private and public academies, currently he leads the Experimental Design Studio at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He deals with product and jewellery design in collaboration with recognized manufacturers and author’s design. Participant, organizer and curator of many jewellery and design exhibitions, author of texts, analysis, theoretical and scientific descriptions, educational programs in the field of contemporary jewellery. From over 20 years he has been cooperating with Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, and every year he's a jury member in Legnica International Jewellery Competition. From 2020, he’s a curator of the International Fair of Amber and Jewellery Amberif. Currently, the Amber Museum in Gdansk presents a retrospective, solo exhibition of Prof. Fijałkowski, which presents over 150 goldsmith's objects, mostly with the use of Baltic amber.

Sofia Björkman –  artist-goldsmith from Stockholm. After graduating from Konstfack in 1998, she founded PLATINA, a gallery and studio for art jewellery. Since then she has been working as an artist, gallery owner and curator. She exhibits internationally, collaborates with artists, curators, galleries, museums and institutions worldwide, gives lectures and workshops, and is a board member of the international organization AJF – Art Jewellery Forum, KRO Stockholm and Stockholms Hantverksförening.

Miroslav Cogan – PhDr, a theorist and art historian, graduate of Masaryk University in Brno,  curator of international jewellery symposia in Turnov since 1984 and curator of fine art and jewellery collections at the Museum of Bohemian Paradise, as well as an author of numerous publications on goldsmith's art.

Nastya Ivlieva – lives and works in Milan, (Italy). Jewellery insider and editor of LOST IN JEWELS digital magazine. She came to the blog as a jeweller but also a writer and interpreter in the fields of design, art and fashion. She studied Fashion Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing in the Milan Ambrosian School of Jewelry Making (Italy); obtained a degree in philology and cultural communication (Russian State University for Humanities, 2008). Her storytelling  platform features carefully curated fine, art and vintage jewellery in a lifestyle, cultural, historical and social context. She works as jewellery advisor and collaborates with jewellery companies as brand consultant, content editor and strategist.

Małgorzata Kalińska – graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland), where she obtained a PhD degree in 2021. In years 2018-19, she was the head of the Jewellery and Goldsmithing Design Studio at the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Art in Szczecin (Poland). For 30 years he has been actively involved in the jewellery design and painting. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Participant of over 60 jewellery and painting exhibitions, author of 20 individual exhibitions. Winner of many awards – among them the YES Gallery award in the 29th International Jewellery Competition „Still Human?”.


More informations about the 30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH.



About the Festival

For more than forty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has been specializing in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. The Jewellery Festival SILVER is one of the most important events shaping the cultural life of the region and building its image on the international forum. Every year we organize individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publish exhibition catalogues, organize conferences and symposia, as well as jewellery shows, workshops, debates and concerts. The most important event we organize is Legnica International Jewellery Competition which has a different theme every year.

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