Les Verticales 2016 Contemporary Jewelry Conferences + Exhibitions + Workshops Open for Registration!

Helen Britton
© Helen Britton

Les Verticales 2016 is a series of conferences and workshops around contemporary jewelry, initiated by La Garantie —Jewelry Association— and Galerie Résidences.

Following the success of Les Verticales 2015, the dream team made up of La Garantie and Résidences, supported by the town hall of the 3rd arrondissement and Paris College of Art, are now inviting Helen Britton (Australia), Tim Carson (U.K.), and Marc Monzo (Spain), for a series of 3 three-day conference+exhibition+workshops. All sessions will be held in English.

The agenda has been designed in order to make the workshops as accessible as possible: they are scheduled as close as possible to weekends, with several weeks’ gap in between each workshop and with decreasing rates for registering for more sessions. These are not “technical” workshops: we have asked each of the artists to concentrate on the creative process.

The Conferences
Each session will begin with the speaker reading a short text reflecting on her/his artistic approach, and discussing it during the following hour. The program is international and showcases different approaches to contemporary jewelry. These conferences are free and open to all and will take place at the Mairie du 3ème arrondissement, 2 rue Eugène Spuller, Paris 3.

The Exhibitions
The conference is then followed by a one-evening exhibition at Galerie Résidences, 59 rue de Bretagne. The artists will present pieces of jewelry selected in resonance with the text previously read: A truly special moment for a less formal exchange with the public, providing visitors with the opportunity to handle the works around drinks and a buffet.

This second part of the evening (exhibition+buffet) will only be accessible through a pre-registration at reservation@gmail.com and a €5 cover charge. Please sign up no later than 2 days before each event.

The Workshops
The workshops will take place at Paris College of Art from 10am to 6pm, on Fridays and Saturdays after each conference.

The visiting artists have been chosen for the diversity of their creative practices, and each will propose a specific program. A list of supplies will be sent to each participant prior to the workshop, determined by each artist’s project (this list will be modest: scissors, paper, metal wire, pliers, sticky tape, pencils, etc…)

The workshops are open to all, and registrations will be confirmed on a first come first served basis.

Download the Registration Form

Important information:
> The workshops will take place if at least 6 participants register;
> Deadline for registration and settlement of 50% down payment is the 15th of July 2016.

THE SPEAKERS

Helen Britton
Conferences/Exhibitions Thursday, September 8, 2016 l 18h30
Workshop Friday, 9 – Saturday. 10 September, 2016
Traffic on the Bridge: The private and public life of Jewelry.
As creators of objects that will be handled and worn by others, how do we negotiate the experience of the private and public life of our work? How important is tactility, sensuality and transformation of the wearer in the premiss of our thinking and what changes in our world as a result of these preoccupations?

Marc Monzó
Conferences/Exhibitions Thursday, October 20, 2016 l 18h30
Workshop Friday 21 – Saturday 22 October, 2016
Leaf on a tree
We will limit ourselves to work in two dimensions, and we will place our works in a three dimensional space.

Tim Carson
Conferences/Exhibitions Thursday, November 17, 2016 l 18h30
Workshop Friday 18 – Saturday 19 November, 2016
Do you know what I mean?
Timothy Information Limited will be leading a series of design and basic making projects that explore the meaning of meaning in jewellery. What means what? Can something mean nothing? Can this benefit us as makers? Do you know what I mean?

Helen Britton

Helen Britton

Marc Monzo

Marc Monzo

Timothy Information Limited

Timothy Information Limited