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University award takes jewellery to Beijing

Subscribe to RSS RSSWednesday, 9th June, 2010

A group of academics from Birmingham City University are set to take a collection of contemporary studio jewellery to an international exhibition in Beijing this summer.

PARADIGMA 2 will showcase at the Fei Liu Gallery in Beijing during June and is the first UK exhibition of contemporary work to be mounted in the city. Fei Liu is himself a graduate of the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

Eight members of staff are involved in the exhibition which has only been made possible through the generous award from Birmingham Cultural Partnership?s International Partnership Programme, with additional support from Birmingham City Council?s Arts & Leisure department and a research grant from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University.

Professor Jack Cunningham, Head of the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, said: ?This exciting opportunity will not only profile the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, but is an excellent vehicle for cultural exchange and to promote the rich heritage of Birmingham?s Jewellery Quarter, the City, and its Creative Industries through initiatives such as Brilliantly Birmingham.?

For further information on the School of Jewellery, visit www.schoolofjewellery.co.uk.