Photo collage: Christoph Ziegler
The ZLR Jewellery Awards aims to encourage jewellery artists to keep on striving for excellence!
ZLR celebrates five years of jewellery art exhibitions at Munich Jewellery Week (2015-19) and grants three awards.
The ZLR Jewellery Awards intend to set a paradigm for personal responsibility and individual initiative, as well as question the value of prestige and distinctions in the international jewellery community.
Eligible is every jewellery artist who presents work in a solo show or group show or event during Schmuckwoche Muenchen/Munich Jewellery Week 2019.
The awards – three individual artist residendies in Greece – may boost the jewellers’ imagination and enrich their understanding of the meaning and uses of jewellery.
Greece’s 5.000 years old fascinating jewellery tradition can become an indispensable source of inspiration for every jewlery artist who sees beyond the obvious.
The ZLR Jewellery Awards 2019 are:
1st prize: A one-week artist residency in a downtown Athens flat+studio (7 days/6 nights) with curated visits in world rank archaeological sites, museums and jewellery collections. The residency week also includes a curated 4-day solo show in an Athens art venue supported by expert communication/event promotion.
2nd prize: A one-week artist residency in a downtown Athens flat+working studio (7 days/6 nights). The Artist Residency includes one curated visit in world rank archaeological sites, museums and jewellery collections.
3rd prize: A one-week artist residency in a 19th century mansion (individual flat+working studio for 7 days/6 nights) in Leonidio, Arcadia / Greece. The Artist Residency includes one curated visit in local 18th century monuments and museums.
The ZLR Betriebsimperium Jewellery Awards jury is:
Rudolf Becker – Owner of Galerie Weltraum (Munich)
Bruna Hauert – Artist, owner of Friends of Carlotta, Galerie fuer Schmuck (Zurich)
Unk Kraus – Jewellery artist and curator (Munich)
Ludwig Menzel – Jewellery arist (Berlin)
Christoph Ziegler – Visual artist and curator, FaveLAB founder (Hamburg)
Loukia Richards, Visual artist and curator, FaveLAB founder (Athens)
Terms & Conditions/How to apply:
Eligible is every jewellery artist who presents work in a solo / group show / event during Schmuckwoche Muenchen/Munich Jewellery Week 2019.
Every application is strictly personal. Only individual artists may apply. Artist groups cannot apply as a unit. Each artist group member has to apply separately.
There is no age limit nor a distinction between young or established artists nor between students and mid career nor goldsmiths versus designers etc.
Each artist can apply only once regardless of the number of shows in which he/she participates during Schmuckwoche /Munich Jewellery Week 2019.
Nomination for other awards during during Schmuckwoche /Munich Jewellery Week plays no role in favor of or against a ZLR Jewellery Awards candidate.
Each applicant pays a fee of 10,00 (ten) euro by submitting his/her application. The fee is used to cover administrative cost and awards promotion. The fee is payable via Paypal or Bank Transfer. (Ask for Paypal or Bank Transfer details at email@example.com)
All award candidates are mentioned by name and show title in the ZLR Jewellery Awards’ website and social media.
The jury visits the shows of the awards candidates. The awards candidates do not have to be present in town during Schmuckwoche /Munich Jewellery Week 2019.
Members of the jury are not eligible for any of the awards.
The awards winners have to write a report after the end of their Artist Residency.
The awards winners may choose a residency week from 2 December 2019 to 6 December 2020.
To apply, send us your name, e-mail and the title, address and opening days (hours) of your solo or group show/ event in Schmuckwoche /Munich Jewellery Week along with your website or blog link to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have no weblink, send three (3) low resolution images of your work plus a short bio.
Application deadline: Tuesday 12 March 2019.
The winners of the ZLR Jewellery Awards will be announced on Saturday 16 March, 2 p.m. in a special ceremony in Galerie Weltraum, Rumfordstraße 26, 80469 Munich