Nuala Jamison

Nuala Jamisonís time is divided between studios in London and West Cork in Ireland. This provides her with the best of both worlds; drawing inspiration from both the urban city space as well as the natural beauty of Bantry Bay and the southern Irish coast.  

The acrylic material Nuala uses is made in sheet or rods and comes in over fifty beautiful colours; she carves and shapes the pieces with pumice over several weeks to achieve the weathered appearance.

Nuala loves colour and over time has developed ways of dyeing and colouring the clear material to enhance the reflective qualities - sometimes creating a subtle blend of shades and other times mixing together contrasting colours.

Born  1948   Lisburn,  Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

  Ulster University, Foundation Art + Design.
1969-72  Central St Martins  -  Jewellery Design
1972-73  Goldsmiths Hall- Graduate Training scheme.

 Awarded joint Curation Bursary with Linda Sandino by Crafts Council-
The role of Plastics in Craft.
2001  Awarded grant for a Research Trip to Japan- British Crafts Council.

Recent exhibitions
 Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery Kilkenny Ireland
2010  Origin,Spilalfields London
Portfolio at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2009  Origin, Somerset House London
Glucksman Gallery- Cork Craft Fair
2008  Origin, Somerset House,London
Scottish Gallery - to coincide with Jean Muir: a Fashion Icon exhibito at the National Museum of Sclotland
2007  Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey,Devon.
Origin, Somerset House,London.
2006  Loot, Museum of Arts+ Design, New York.
Origin, Somerset House, London.
2005  Dyangoly Gallery , Nottingham University.
Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2004  Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Art gallery.
Loot, Museum of Arts + Design, New York.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Craft Fair.
2003  Botanical Jewellery, Mobilia Gallery Boston USA.
Chelsea Craft Fair, Crafts Council, London.
2002  European Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery
Chateau de Seneffe , Belgium. World Craft Council.
Individual Showcase, Dundee contemporary Arts.
2001  Jewellery the Top Ten, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Aria Gallery -Tokyo Japan.
Jewelry in Painting- Mobilia Gallery. M.A. U.S.A.
Chelsea Craft Fair- Crafts Council, London.
Going Dutch- National Craft Gallery Kilkenny + Ulster Museum, Belfast
2000  Klub 2000, Bilston Art Gallery Museum.
Funky Stuff.- Rufford Craft Centre Nottingham.
Show Case - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh,Scotland.
The Irish Connection-Ieren Versieren, Beeld + Aambeeld
1999  Stigma - Northern Lights- touring exhibition
New York Gift Fair, New York
Chelsea Craft Fair, Crafts Council London.
1998  Best of British - SNAG Gallery, Seattle US.
Contemporary British Jewelry, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston US.
Arttm, Inverness Scotland.
Made to Wear - Central St. Martins College of Art +Design, London.
Showcase- Craft Centre,Leeds City Art Gallery.
50 Gold Pieces - Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Toys for Hands An Tuireann Isle of Skye and Touring.
1997  Jewellery without Jewels, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester and touring.
Bubbleicious, Craftspace Touring, Birmingham + Touring.
Sizzle, Ruskin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
Paper and Plastics, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Summer Show Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
1996  Summer Show , Joanne Rapp -the Hand and the Spirit, Arizona, USA.
Fantastic Plastics, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow.
Chelsea Craft Fair - London.

Public Collections
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Van Reekumgalerie, Apeldorn, Holland.
West Midlands Arts.
Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts.
East Midlands Arts.
The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh.
The Contemporary Arts Society, London.
The Alice and Louis Koch, Ring Collection.
The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
National Museum of Ireland.




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