Roisin Connolly

My fresh approach to contemporary jewellery is inspired by photographs of my local surroundings, from which I abstract to create feminine, wearable and tactile accessories. Using a refined photo etching technique I pay homage to traditional dark room photography, taking my own narrative photography and translating it into pieces that will last a lifetime. I use only the highest quality, hallmarked sterling silver and 18ct gold Vermeil. Each piece is 100% handmade by me in my studio near St Andrews, Scotland. My work has already been featured in the likes of Plog Magazine, Fake Magazine and on

Duncan of Jordanstone 2007/11
BDes(Hons) Jewellery and Metal Design Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)

Self Employed Maker November 2012 to Present
Shop/Gallery Assistant- Dundee Contemporary Arts, March 2013 to Present.

2013: ‘ First Steps, Emerging Artist, Grant Winner’ in association with FCA&C and the new Fife Cultural Trust. Awards include an (up to) £4000 towards research, tools along with a 12 month Mentorship scheme.
2012: Bursary Award Winner- Pittenweem Arts Festival
2011: Shorlisted for the first of the   ‘Honda Made in Britain Style Awards’
2010: Craft Festival Scotland-Joint (with Audrey Reid) designed and produced 200 Laser cut ‘popoutring’ postcards.
Christmas Card Design- Designed a Christmas Card for local MSP’s and MP’s,of Tayside, Dundee .The card was made to use as their ‘work’ Christmas Card distributed to over 900 people (including the Prime Minister.)

Exhibitions/Pop Ups
treat Christmas Pop Up, St Andrews 14 December
Nomads, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe from 1 July 2013
St Andrews Town Hall, St Andrews (as part of StAnza and the Farlin Collaboration) 6 March-26 April 2013.

treat pop up shop @ All Saints’ Church Hall, North Castle Street, St Andrews, 16 -19  November 2012
Octagon  @ Duddingston Village (sponsored by Innis and Gunn) 21-26 August. As part of The Edinburgh Fringe.
Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Shetland (as part of Shetland Wordplay Festival 2012 and the Farlin collaboration) 4 August -16 September 2012.
Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, 28 July-5 August 2012
19 May, The Vic St -by Roisin Connolly Via FCA&C from 10am till 12 noon
New Faces, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, 27t January – 25 February 2012

ARRESTING Pop-Up Event @Academy Shopping Centre, Aberdeen from 1 December 2011
According to McGee, York- 11  November – 29 January 2011
Braveheart Fashion Show 2011,Beancross Hotel,Polmont- 15 September 2011
Octagon @ Duddingston Village- 18 to 20 August 2011 (A Fringe Event)
New Designers, London- 29 June – 2 July 2011
Pop-Up People, thehousewith, Peckham, 14-28 April 2012
DJCAD Degree Show- 20 – 29 May 2011

Current Stockists
Frames Gallery, Perth.
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
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