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Rachael Colley

Senior Lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork


Summary

Rachael Colley is a senior lecturer in jewellery and metalwork, based at the Sheffield Institute of Arts within Sheffield Hallam. She is a member of the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), based within the College of Business, Technology and Engineering.

About

She holds a BA in 3D Design (Silversmithing and Jewellery) from Loughborough University and an MA in Goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College Art. Colley's practice-led research explores the fleeting and complex nature of human existence, predominantly using jewellery and objects as modes of expression. Her current research seeks to defamiliarise everyday organic materials, to resemble precious artefacts and objects of value.

Teaching

Subject area

Fashion, Fashion Management and Jewellery

Courses

Jewellery and Metalwork

Modules

Creative Practice 1

Publications

Journal articles

Colley, R. (2018). Food-Metal Alchemy. How Fine a Mess, (6). http://howfineamess.com/issues/How-Fine-a-Mess-Issue-06.pdf

Colley, R. (2016). Two-fingered (salute). Feast journal, (1). http://feastjournal.co.uk/article/two-fingered-salute/

Conference papers

Colley, R. (2019). Re:mains - Art jewellery paired with ambiguous eating implements as a means to explore interoceptive sensory perception. In Culture Costume and Dress Conference 2019, Birmingham City University, 5 June 2019 - 7 June 2019. https://ccd2019.org/conference/

Colley, R. (2018). M(eat) et al: art jewellery as a means to explore body boundary? In Boultwood, A., & Hindle, S. (Eds.) Culture Costume and Dress, Birmingham City University, 10 May 2017 - 12 May 2017 (pp. 177-183). Birmingham: Gold Word Publishing: http://ccd2017.org/

Artefacts

Colley, R. (2019). Cutlery combs and For-K-andles. [Eating tools].

Colley, R. (2018). Sha-green. [Art jewellery].

Colley, R. (2017). Vanitas. [Art Jewellery].

Colley, R. (2017). M(eat) et al. [Art jewellery]. https://ccd2017.org/

Colley, R. (2017). Tongues. [Art jewellery].

Colley, R. (2016). Ambiguous Implements. [Eating tools]. https://ambiguous-show.tumblr.com/about

Exhibitions

Kullik, M., & Wijnsma, J. (2019). Steinbeisser - Experimental Gastronomy. [Eating implements]. Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Colley, R., Mansfield, L., & Clooney, N. (2017). Ambiguous Implements. [Visual arts - mixed media]. National touring exhibition, Sheffield, Folkestone, Birmingham and Rochdale. https://ambiguous-show.tumblr.com/

Colley, R., Mansfield, L., & Clooney, N. (2017). Ambiguous Implements. [Visual arts - mixed media]. National touring exhibition, Sheffield, Folkestone, Birmingham and Rochdale. https://ambiguous-show.tumblr.com/

Colley, R. (2017). Itami International Jewellery Exhibition 2017. [Art jewellery]. The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami.

Colley, R. (2019). Itami International Jewellery Exhibition 2019. [Art jewellery]. The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami.

van Kesteren, A.-.K. (2019). Body Control: Jewellery and Fashion at the Boundaries of the Human Body. [jewellery]. The Church, Museum Arnhem. https://www.museumarnhem.nl/tentoonstellingen/body-control/

Meany, T., & Steiner, H. (2019). Biodesign Here NOW 2019. [Jewellery]. Open Cell, London.

Colley, R. (2019). Arm Candy: The Art of Wearable Food. [Jewellery]. ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA. https://www.carolyntillie.com/bookshop/arm-candy-an-exhibition-of-food-as-jewelry-and-body-adornment-catalogue-1

Colley, R. (2019). Re:mains. [jewellery and eating implements]. Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University.

Tuupanen, T. (2018). KORU6 International Contemporary Jewellery Triennial. [Jewellery]. Imatra Art Museum, Finland. http://www.koru5.fi/index.html

Kėrienė, L. (2020). 'Eco Sight' Amber Trip XVII International Baltic Jewellery Show 2020. [Jewellery]. Litexpo exhibition and congress centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Colley, R. (2020). Preziosa Young 2020. [Jewellery]. Touring exhibition: Inhorgenta (14-17 February 2020), Munich, Germany; Palazzo Coveri Gallery (28 October - 9 November 2020), Florence, Italy; Hannah Gallery (13 January to 3 February 2021), Barcelona, Spain. https://www.preziosa.org/preziosa-young-2020/

Negroni, E. (2018). Gioielli in Fermento 2018. [Jewellery]. Touring exhibition: Piacenza and Padua, Italy; Joya, Barcelona, Spain.

Liu, H. (2019). Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition 2019. [Jewellery]. Zhongguancun Fashion Industry Innovation Park, Beijing, China.

Sun, H. (2020). Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. [Jewellery]. Touring exhibition: Royal Venus Hotel, Kunming, Yunnan; Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing; Beijing Design Week, China.

Liu, H. (2019). Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition 2019. [Jewellery]. Zhongguancun Fashion Industry Innovation Park, Beijing, China.

Colley, R. (2019). Arm Candy: The Art of Wearable Food. [Jewellery]. ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA. https://www.carolyntillie.com/bookshop/arm-candy-an-exhibition-of-food-as-jewelry-and-body-adornment-catalogue-1

Laughlin, Z., & Worshipful Company of Cutlers, (2016). Cutlery Design Challenge. [Eating tools]. Cutlers’ Hall, London.

Speake, L., & Riusech, J. (2020). Precious Places. [Art Jewellery]. Alliages Gallery, Lille, France; Istanbul Jewellery Week, Turkey (online).

Bottomley, S., & Alexander, D. (2019). Handmade by Machines: Seized by the Means of Production. [Art Jewellery]. Vittoria Street Gallery, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University.

Pina, A. (2019). Tincal Lab Challenge: Jewelry and Anatomy. [Art Jewellery]. Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal; Romanian Jewellery Week, Bucharest, Romania. https://tincallab.com/collections/challenge-2019

Morawetz, S. (2019). Wearing Change: Not Only Decoration. [Art Jewellery]. Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Speake, L., & Riusech, J. (2019). Precious? Précieux !? [Art Jewellery]. Column Bakehouse Gallery, Ocean Studios, Plymouth, UK; Alliages, Lille, France.

Gray, A., & Costa, L.M. (2019). Schmuck/Schmock. [Photography of Art Jewellery]. TempContemp gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia. https://klimt02.net/galleries/tempcontemp

Roth, S. (2019). Put it On. [Art Jewellery]. Innere Wiener Straße 24, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany. https://munichjewelleryweek.com/

Bottomley, S., & Turrell, E. (2019). FERROcity: A contemporary exhibition of iron in the city. [Art Jewellery]. Museum Reich der Kristalle, Munich, Germany; Birmingham and Glasgow, UK; Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou, China. https://www.journalofjewelleryresearch.org/current-volume/

Chan Yuk, B. (2018). The Five Elements - Journey of Creation. [Art Jewellery]. HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong.

Roth, S., & Collins, S. (2018). Selfie-ism. [Art Jewellery]. Innere Wiener Straße 24, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany.

Petry, M., & Jablonski, G. (2017). Nature Morte. [Art Jewellery]. Amber Trip 2017, Amber and Jewellery fair, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Colley, R. (2020). Preziosa Young 2020. [Jewellery]. Touring exhibition: Inhorgenta (14-17 February 2020), Munich, Germany; Palazzo Coveri Gallery (28 October - 9 November 2020), Florence, Italy; Hannah Gallery (13 January to 3 February 2021), Barcelona, Spain. https://www.preziosa.org/preziosa-young-2020/

Colley, R. (2017). Itami International Jewellery Exhibition 2017. [Art jewellery]. The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami.

Colley, R. (2019). Itami International Jewellery Exhibition 2019. [Art jewellery]. The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami.

Performances

Colley, R., & Clooney, N. (2017). BY|WITH|BY performance with Ambiguous Implements. Sheffield Hallam University https://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/archive/conferences/100-conference

Colley, R., & Nuala, C. (2016). BY|WITH|BY collaborative performance with Ambiguous Implements. Nottingham Contemporary https://indialogue2014.wordpress.com/indialogue-2016/

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