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Alice in Wonderland Exhibition

Manchester Jewellers Network (MJN) is organising an exhibition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 1st publication of the iconic novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. The exhibition will showcase a selection of craft items from a variety of disciplines, all inspired by the imagination of Lewis Carroll and the adventures of Alice in Wonderland. It will open here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre on 21 November 2015 and will run until 14 February 2016.

MJN are looking for submissions by artists from all crafts; two dimensional and and three dimensional disciplines, including, but not limited to, ceramics, glass, millinery, wood, paper, metalwork, plastics, and textiles. Work by selected artists will be exhibited alongside jewellery by MJN members, and for this reason, we are NOT looking for submissions of jewellery items.

To submit your work for consideration, please email three images of Alice related work (if the work is already made) OR three images of your current work PLUS a sketch of your proposed Alice piece (if the piece(s) are not yet made and would be made upon selection).

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday 7 August, and selected makers will be notified by Sunday 16 August. If selected, delivery of work will need to be made before Friday 2 October, as we will need to photograph work for the catalogue and for promotional purposes.

Please send any enquiries and all submissions to alice@manchesterjewellersnetwork.org.

About Manchester Jewellers Network

Manchester Jewellers Network was established in 2002. Their main aim is to support excellence in their field, exchange ideas and build up a reputation for their work through exhibitions. They provide a forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges. They intend to set a precedent for the broadening of exhibition venues available to contemporary jewellery and an opportunity for the general public to see innovative work in non-traditional settings.