ADORNMENT is a special art photography project combining the work of photographer Agata Stoinska and producer / art director Eddie Shanahan to celebrate the artistic quality and craftsmanship of contemporary Irish jewellery and accessories.
The ADORNMENT project has two potential outlets – one as a magazine editorial concept to mark the launch of the Year of Craft in 2011 , the other being a calendar to celebrate the work of Irish designers and craftspeople during this special year.
Designers and craftspeople wishing to have their jewellery or other accessories considered for inclusion in ADORNMENT must attend one of the two Submission Days when collections will be reviewed and initial selection for possible inclusion will be made.
Submission Days are Saturday 18th. September and Sunday 19th. September from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at D-light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin – tel. 01 819 6730. See www.d-lighstudios.com for directions.
Designers who have work selected for possible inclusion in the photoshoots will be required to provide the selected pieces in advance of the shooting days for styling purposes. Selections and final submission schedule will be notified by email.
Currently the ‘shoot days’ are scheduled for 3rd., 9th. and 10th. October.
All submissions must be insured by their owners against loss or damage as the organisers, while taking every care, will accept no responsibility in this regard.
The ADORNMENT project wishes to highlight rather than influence the work of designers – therefore there is no formal design brief. However three loose themes – currently existing as a mere collection of words – are being researched from a photographic viewpoint.
Jewellery designers are encouraged to submit ‘Big’ pieces wherever possible.
Theme 1 – translucent, esoteric, waking intimacy, natural, delicate
Theme 2 – bohemia, confident, show off, hippie deluxe, playful
Theme 3 – dirty elegance, grey, hint of danger, sexy