Upcoming Lectures and Talks
Collect 2018: Patronage, the Collector and the Evolution of the Art Jewellery Market
Friday 23 February 2018, 11.30am - collect, saatchi gallery, SW3 4ry
The 14th edition of Collect, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, returns to the Saatchi Gallery from 22-25 February 2018. As well as showcasing galleries and independent designer-makers from four continents, Collect will be hosting a series of talks. I will be chairing a panel discussion of collectors, makers and curators, in which we'll question how the role of the collector and the art jewellery market have developed.
Further information and tickets for Collect can be found on the Craft Council's website.
Nelson's Chelengk: In Conversation at the Goldsmiths' Hall
Monday 5 march 2018, 6-8.30pm - the goldsmiths' company, the goldsmiths' hall, EC2V 6BN
One of the most iconic jewels in British history, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's Chelengk - a sparkling turban ornament presented to him by Sultan Selim III of Turkey - is also one of the most mysterious, having been stolen in 1951. However, in 2017, this jewel and Nelson's bicorn hat were recreated through the meticulous efforts of historian Martyn Downer, jeweller Philip Denyer and Lock & Co Hatters, as well as backing from jewellers Symbolic & Chase.
Join me for an 'in conversation' discussion with Martyn, Philip and the Deputy Chairman of Lock & Co Hatters, Roger Stephenson, as we unearth the stories behind this much fabled jewel.
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The replica jewel itself, along with some of Nelson's silver, will be on display for public viewing at the Goldsmiths' Hall, Monday 12 - Friday 23 March 2018 (weekdays only), 10am-4pm (free entry).
Past Lectures and talks
GC&DC: Joanna Hardy & Cartier in Conversation
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 6-8pm - Goldsmiths' Centre, EC1M 5AD
Join me for an exclusive in conversation talk with Cartier, hosted by the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council (GC&DC), in which I'll be discussing the world of Cartier and their constant achievement of the highest levels of craftsmanship with two Cartier representatives. This talk celebrates the sixtieth year of a unique partnership between Cartier and GC&DC that rewards excellence in craftsmanship: the GC&DC's Jacques Cartier Memorial Award.
The lectures are all illustrated with high resolution colour images which can be complimented by practical ‘workshops‘.
These events can either be conducted to a large audience or to small informal groups of private or corporate clients in the setting of a stately home, a private residence, a corporate boardroom, or museum.
Joanna is a popular speaker and delivers around 70 lectures a year to many organisations including London Art Studies, Sotheby’s Institute, The Goldsmith’s Hall, Crystal Cruises and The International Jewellery London Show, Earls Court. She is also an accredited Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) lecturer.
The Arts Society - For more information about upcoming lectures across the UK