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A-Gallery 28

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.

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Artist talk: Helen Clara Hemsley ja Therese Mørch

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.

EXHIBITION: TRACES IN TIME

ARTIST TALKS

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Remembering the 90th anniversary exhibition of Vaida Suits

Vaida Suits celebrated its 90th anniversary on November 11, 2021. On this occasion, the exhibition VAIDA SUITS 90, which summarizes her fruitful creative journey, took place at the Vault of A-Gallery.

On one mellow Saturday, Vaida’s jewellery had once again the opportunity to be worn with respect.

Model: Katarina Kotselainen
Photo: Helle Ly Tomberg

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Jewellery for the support of Ukraine

🇺🇦 Jewellery for the support of Ukraine 🇺🇦

A-Gallery wholeheartedly supports Ukraine, and in cooperation with our artists, we have collected a selection of jewellery which profit goes to donations between organizations operating for Ukraine: MTÜ Pagulasabi, MTÜ Mondo and MTÜ Ukraina Kultuurikeskus. More about organizations here: www.ukrainaheaks.ee/en.

There is a separate section for the jewellery in the gallery, and in our webshop you can find the jewellery HERE or under the product category “DONATION TO UKRAINE”. The selection is bigger in the gallery than in the webshop!

In addition, A-Gallery offers the opportunity to sell their works in the gallery to three Ukrainian jewellery artists in Estonia. If you know artists who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact us or share a contact info@agalerii.ee

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Andrea Auer “black cherries and elderberries” book presentation

On Wednesday, 9th of March, at 18:00 Austrian artist Andrea Auer will present her book “black cherries & elderberries” in A-Gallery. The presentation will be moderated by jewellery artist and curator Ketli Tiitsar. 

The book is connected to her exhibition PEarls which is up on A-Gallery’s window until the 18th of April.Accompanying the exhibition – a book “black cherries and elderberries” that can be bought from A-Gallery.In the book Auer explores bakelite, which was all the rage in the 1920’s and 30’s with a lasting impact on the history of design, materials and society. One hundred years later, Andrea Auer takes up the topic of Bakelite once again. Her Bakelite earrings “black cherries” inspired the title of Andrea Auer’s brand new monograph “black cherries & elderberries”.

The event is supported by the Austrian Embassy in Tallinn. Catering by Caviar Catering.

EXHIBITION: PEarls

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Finissage & artist talk: Helen Clara Hemsley & Therese Mørch

On Saturday, February 26, we will celebrate the end of the first window exhibitions of the year in A-Gallery. As part of the finissage, there will be a public artist talk with Helen Clara Hemsley and Therese Mørch, who are the creators of the A-Gallery window exhibition TRACES IN TIME. The interview will be conducted by Urmas Lüüs, a jewellery artist and cultural researcher.

After the talk, there is time to converse and mingle in the cozy Saturday evening atmosphere of the finnisage. The artists will offer snacks and wine. The exhibition’s finnisage is a rare opportunity to experience the great creations of two extraordinary foreign artists in depth. The talk will be in English.

TRACES IN TIME is a display of exploration and the concept of the everyday in both artist’s works. 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 in, among other countries, Denmark, China, Portugal, Australia, Germany and the US.

Helen’s works displayed at TRACES IN TIME reflect an odd sense of familiarity, but at the same time a perplexing feeling of not being completely sure why the objects or materials are so important, what they symbolise or where they come from. And then there is a feeling of sadness, and an almost desperate need to make things better again. All this happens over a long period of time, bearing witness to the joys and pain of teenage struggles, parents and parenthood, marriage, divorce and a constant desire to make, build and share.

Therese Mørch is from Denmark and lives in Copenhagen. Therese graduated from Cass School of art & Design and Royal College of Art, both in London. Her work has been exhibited in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France, Germany and in the UK.

In Therese’s exhibition pieces there is also a feeling of familiarity and the passing of time, and a beautiful fragility that draws the viewer in. Common to her works TRACES and TOUCHED is the sense of touch and tactility used as generators for creating contact. This may lead senses onto paths of proximity, intimacy, physicality, sentiment, totems, object relations and attachment. All are fragments of Therese’s on-going research in jewellery, which is often embodied in repetitive sculpt work, and corporeal representation with reference to ritual and spiritual prayer jewellery.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

EXHIBITION: TRACES IN TIME

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Artist talk with Erinn M. Cox

Erinn M. Cox’s artist talk is now up on our website! Her exhibition ALL I LOVE, I LOVE ALONE exhibition was up on A-Gallery WINDOWS 27.10.21 – 10.01.22.⁠

During the exhibition we sat down with Erinn for an artist talk, which was conducted by Urmas Lüüs. The talk is in English.⁠

Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States based in Tallinn, Estonia. Erinn has exhibited her work in the US and internationally, highlighted by her selection for Schmuck 2018 & 2020, SOFA CHICAGO, and the 21grams touring exhibition. She was awarded the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prize and named an upcoming design star by Wallpaper* Magazine. ⁠

The artist talk is filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.

ALL I LOVE I LOVE ALONE

ARTIST TALKS

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Opening of the exhibition season

A-Gallery celebrates the beginning of a new programme season by opening three exhibitions on January the 14th!⁠

As the principal local exhibition space for jewellery, during the year 2022 A-Gallery will host 32 exhibitions, which will be shown in the gallery’s historical VAULT and on the WINDOWS that enrich the local public space.⁠

The start of the abundant exhibition programme will be celebrated in the evening of the 14th of January with the opening of the first exhibitions of the year.

In the VAULT the legendary jewellery artist Vaida Suits’ anniversary exhibition VAIDA SUITS 90 will be held, where Suits’ magnificent works from 1960’s to the year 1982 will be shown. The exhibition is open 14.01–08.02.2022. ⁠

WINDOWS will show Aino and Keesi Kapsta’s and Henry Mardisalu’s exhibition THREE STORIES, where three generations from one family will show their take on jewellery. Also on WINDOWS, Therese Mørch from Denmark and Helen Clara Hemsley from South Africa will show their exhibition TRACES IN TIME, where they research and give meaning to the everyday. The WINDOWS exhibitions are open 14.01–26.02.2022.⁠

The opening event of the exhibition season will take place in A-Gallery on Friday, January the 14th, at 18:00 o’clock. Entrance free, COVID-passport mandatory.⁠

Check out A-Gallery’s 2022 exhibition programme here.