Fancy some hygge this spring?
Manchester Art Gallery has a Nordic-inspired exhibition opening in the Design Gallery on Friday 6th July. In response to this, eleven members of Manchester Jewellers Network have a jewellery exhibition starting early June in the Manchester Art Gallery Shop. All the jewellery is for sale and has been designed and handmade by selected members of MJN in their studios in the North West of England. The carefully curated gallery shop has a plethora of beautiful items and is well worth a visit. Nordic inspired jewellery has been popular for many years and pieces designed in the 1960’s still appear as contemporary today. Some of the most influential contemporary jewellers are Scandinavian, including luminaries such as Georg Jensen, Hans Hansen, Henning Koppel and Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube.
Manchester Jewellers Network is a collective of professional contemporary jewellers based in and around Manchester who meet regularly to exchange ideas and discuss best practices. The group was founded in 2002; they hold skill-sharing workshops and discuss new technologies available to further their practice. They exhibit regularly in a variety of exhibitions in Manchester and also further afield throughout the year. The designers work in a variety of materials such as gold, silver, glass, rubber, enamel, perspex, leather and wood.
Manchester Jewellers Network has a continuous outlet in Manchester Art Gallery Shop and we design new ranges inspired by ever changing briefs.
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It’s free to visit Manchester Art Gallery (although a small donation is always welcome) and totally free to visit the Gallery Shop. There is a great café led by Mary-Ellen McTague which uses locally produced ingredients to serve dishes all made from scratch, and Manchester Art Gallery Café even has its own kitchen garden.
There’s no sign of a stuffy or boring atmosphere! The Art Gallery also runs free de-stressing sessions exploring how art can help wellbeing using mindfulness. The gallery has ever-changing collections of fine art, craft and design and costume – so really there is something for everyone.
Manchester Art Gallery:
Mosley Street, Manchester UK M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
Monday to Sunday 10am – 5pm including Bank Holiday Mondays
Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm
Manchester Jewellers Network:
If you require more information on any of our events, please contact us by email at:
If you are a professional jeweller and would like to enquire about membership please email at: