See & experience

Discover new selling pop up events, exhibitions, workshops and much more at the Goldsmiths' Centre.

EXHIBITIONS

GC&DC 2019 AWARD WINNERS RETROSPECTIVE
Until Tue 3 March 2020
Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm, Free admission
Known as the Oscars of the jewellery industry, each year the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council attracts over 600 competition entries from talented UK based designers and craftsmen. This showcase presents the award-winning work from the 2019 competition, ranging from jewellery to tableware and objet d’art, and a special feature showcase of Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentices’ work.

APPRENTICESHIP TO MASTERPIECE – THE WORK OF GOLDSMITHS’ APPRENTICES
Wed 9 March – Fri 17 April 2020
Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm, Free admission
For over 700 years, apprentices have learnt their goldsmithing skills alongside experienced master craftspeople. This showcase charts their 4-year journey showcasing a selection of their “Masterpieces” – epitomising their exceptional level of craftsmanship.

DRAWN AND FORMED EXHIBITION
Thursday 23 April – Friday 12 June 2020
Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm, Free admission
Discover contemporary jewellery, silversmithing and metal embroidery made with hand-drawn wire, presented in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers. This exhibition will provide a unique insight into the process of drawing and working with wire; and will celebrate the very best UK craftspeople against a backdrop of historic work.

EVENTS

CREATIVE LINKS: THE CONCEALED STORIES OF NAZI-LOOTED CRAFT AND ART UNCOVERED BY THE GILBERT COLLECTION CURATORS
Thu 13 February 2020
6pm – 8pm, £10 (includes a welcome drink)
During the Nazi regime, artworks and cultural property owned by Jewish people were systemically looted, sold, scattered and destroyed. Many objects ended up in collections, often acquired without knowledge of their background. Join the curators of the Gilbert Collection – famous for some of the most beautiful European masterpieces ever made, many in precious metal – in conversation with Stephanie Souroujon, as they share their research into the troubled history of some of the collection’s pieces.

‘THE SHADOW OF GOLD’ UK FILM PREMIERE
Wed 11 March 2020
6pm - 8pm, £12 (incl. a welcome drink)
Join us for the UK film premiere of The Shadow of Gold, a film that takes an unflinching look at how the world’s favourite heavy metal is extracted from the earth. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold questions the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. The screening will be followed by a question session with members and associates of sustainable practice advocates Fair Luxury.

CREATIVE INSPIRATION WORKSHOP: JEWELS FROM THE MUSEUM OF FREEMASONRY
Fri 17 April 2020
2pm – 4pm, £15
Freemasons’ Hall, WC2B 5AZ
Come and examine in detail fine badges that the freemasons call ‘jewels’. The Museum of Freemasonary collection covers three hundred years of tradition including items designed by Art Nouveau pioneer Alphonse Mucha and early engraved and enamelled examples.

CREATIVE LINKS: THE SYMBOLISM AND MEANING OF DIAMONDS – FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST TREASURE HUNT TO THE ULTIMATE SYMBOL OF LOVE
Thu 23 April 2020
6pm – 8pm, £10 (includes a welcome drink)
Lisa Levinson, Head of Marketing and Communications UK for the Diamond Producers Association, will explore what diamonds have meant to people and communities across geographies and times, socially and economically. Learn about their discovery and marketing, and why they have come to symbolise love, so you can share these stories with your customers.