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 Channel4.com.

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

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

Awards
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
2013
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.

2012
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

2011
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.
Look Like Love