A-Gallery debuts at Munich Jewellery Week 2022 with 40 Estonian jewellery artists.
The annual Munich Jewellery Week showcases innovative contemporary jewellery by both established and up-and-coming designers from around the world. It is the most significant event for the contemporary jewellery community, and it sets the pace for the entire field.
Amongst the 40 artists exhibited in Munich by A-Gallery’s are Ivar Kaasik, Marita Lumi, Urmas Lüüs, Nils Hint and the Kapsta family, where the tradition of jewellery art runs through three generations. Sculptures, contemporary art jewellery as well as classic filigree are presented.
“The absolute best gather to show in Munich. As the home of Estonian jewellery art, it is important for us that the outstanding Estonian jewellery scene is represented in the international arena, and there is no better platform for this than the Munich Jewellery Week,” says Marita Lumi, a member of the board and jewellery artist of A-Gallery.
Estonian jewellery artists that have gathered attention at the MJW over the years include Kadri Mälk, Tanel Veenre and Darja Popolitova. You can visit A-Gallery’s display at Handwerksmesse hall B5 in Munich on 6.–10. July.
In June 2022, Katja Toporski’s solo exhibition WELL BEING was shown in A-Gallery’s VAULT.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewellery maker, professor and writer with an MFA from Towson University, living just outside of Washington DC. She also holds a medical degree and had been a practising anesthesiologist prior to her career in jewellery.
The artist talk was conducted by journalist and culture editor of Müürileht Sanna Kartau. Filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.
In 2019, we started artist talks with Estonian jewellery artists and artists who come from abroad to show their work in our gallery in order to bring this extraordinary field and the people working in it to a wider audience.
On Tuesday, 10th of May, A-Gallery will celebrate its 28th birthday!
It is a great pleasure for A-Gallery that we have been able to bring together jewellery and it’s admireres for 28 years and to be a unique meeting place where the story of jewellery art through different generations, forms and ideas opens up.
On the birthday, we offer our guests a glass of bubble drink for the whole day! From 4 pm we eat cake and clink glasses together with all our friends and artists. Everyone is very welcome to participate in the celebrations! In addition, during the birthday week, all jewellery in the gallery on site and in the e-shop is 10% cheaper if you use the code AGALERII28.
See you on Tuesday, May 10 at A-Gallery!
Maiasmokk Cafe, Nautimus and A. Le Coq are our big helpers to celebrate A-Gallery’s birthday.
Helen Clara Hemsley’s and Therese Mørch’s artist talk is now up on our website! Their exhibition TRACES IN TIME was up on A-Gallery’s WINDOWS 14.01–26.02.2022.
During the exhibition we sat down with Helen and Therese for an artist talk, which was conducted by Urmas Lüüs. The talk is in English.
Helen Clara Hemsley is originally from South Africa, but currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Helen studied at Oxford Brookes University and the Institute for Precious Metals in Copenhagen and she holds a BA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been exhibited, among other countries, in Denmark, China, Portugal, Australia, Germany and the US.
Therese Mørch is from Denmark and studied in London. She now lives and works in Copenhagen. Therese graduated from Cass School of art & Design and in Royal College of Art, both in London. Her work has been exhibited in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France, Germany and in the UK.
The artist talk is filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.
The artist says that in this exhibition she has dealt with the fate of the Estonian people in time through her vision at that time.
The materials used are brass, copper, tombac, silver and new silver.
In her work, the artist seeks to create an artistic unity between natural forms, form, and geometric elements by intertwining the signs of Estonian native faith. The artist deals with the topics of her life, nature and politics.