The Golden Touch

Jacqueline Mina

01 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021

This April we celebrate the work of eminent jeweller, goldsmith and art educator Jacqueline Mina. Jacqueline's technical brilliance, allied with her strong artistic curiosity has resulted in a range of sensuous, understated work, which has a rare aesthetic presence in the field of contemporary gold jewellery. Her superb technical accomplishment in manipulating precious metals is combined with a fine, painterly eye. Sources of inspiration include the work of Amedeo Modigliani (1884 – 1920), visits to the Venetian Palazzo Fortuny, decorated with examples of Mariano Fortuny’s devoré velvet with etched patterns; and ancient Roman and Greek techniques.

A Lecturer at the Royal College of Art from 1972 until 1994, Mina has made a significant contribution to art education. She won the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery in 2000 for ‘consistent innovation and a significant contribution to contemporary jewellery… for subverting and taking precious metal techniques to the extreme’, and has also received an OBE for services to Art in 2012. In 2011, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths honoured her career with the retrospective exhibition, Dialogues in Gold, which brought together a selection of her work spanning almost her entire career to date. The Scottish Gallery celebrated Mina’s 75th year with a solo presentation in August 2017.

Meet the Artist | Thursday 8th April | 5pm (20 mins), click here for more information and to RSVP

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