Silver Speaks: ‘Idea to Object’, curated by Corinne Julius
8 March 2016 – 2 July 2017
Location: Silver Galleries in the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 – 17.45, Friday 10.00 – 22.00
Underground: South Kensington – Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
Silver Speaks: Idea to Object traces how a work in silver is brought into being from the inspiration, through sketches, models, material experimentation and construction processes, to the final piece. The selected designs in this free display at the V&A encompass a variety of beautiful and intriguing objects – both sculptural and functional – created using a range of different processes, from the traditional to the most cutting edge.
18 of Britain’s leading silversmiths, all of whom are members of Contemporary British Silversmiths, have been selected by curator and critic Corinne Julius. They will display specially commissioned works at the V&A’s Silver Galleries from 8th March 2016 – 31st January 2017. The featured craftspeople include Rauni Higson, a former trapeze artist; Kevin Grey, a car-maker who helped make the Sultan of Brunei’s series of unique Bentleys and Juliette Bigley, a health care manager for the NHS – who all went on to train as silversmiths.
Multidisciplinary designer and artist Marcin Rusak worked alongside Corinne Julius to design the installation. This event celebrates the joint 20th anniversaries of Contemporary British Silversmiths and the V&A’s Silver Galleries