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David WATKINS | Palaces of the night

 
WATKINS, David
United Kingdom 1940
To Perth, Western Australia 1978-79.
Palaces of the night
pin 2003
Jewellery
stainless steel
11.0 cm (diameter)
Lent by David Watkins
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London, United Kingdom
born Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 1940

Training

1959  Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), University of Reading

Current related professional work

Professor, Head of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College
of Art, London

Selected solo exhibitions

Wendy Ramshaw–David Watkins (with Wendy Ramshaw), American Institute of Architects’ Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1973; (with Wendy Ramshaw), British Craft Centre, London, 1973; (with Wendy Ramshaw), Electrum Gallery, London, 1973; (with Wendy Ramshaw), Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 1973; New jewellery, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1974; Recent acrylic jewellery and body forms, Waterloo Place Gallery, London, 1975; Jewellery and jewellery projects, Oxford Gallery, 1976; Bodyline: superstructure, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1977; (with Wendy Ramshaw), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1978; Electrum Gallery, London, 1979; (with Wendy Ramshaw), Galerie am Graben, Vienna, Austria, 1980; Improvisations, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1981; Improvisations, Electrum Gallery, London, 1981; Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1982; David Watkins: jewellery and sculpture, Crafts Council Gallery, London, 1985; Ramshaw/Watkins, Schmuck/Jewellery (with Wendy Ramshaw), Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany, and touring, 1987; Jewellery and sculpture, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, the Netherlands, 1987; David Watkins: Joies, Espai Positura, Barcelona, Spain, 1988; Embraced, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1988; Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 1989; Xingu, Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 1989; A Jóia do Mês (with Wendy Ramshaw), Museu Nacional do Traje, Lisbon, Portugal, 1989; Jewellery strategies, Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 1993; David Watkins, Wendy Ramshaw (with Wendy Ramshaw), Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France, 1993; Schmuck ‘99: Classiker der Moderne, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany, 1999; Galerie Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain, 2000; Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2000; David Watkins: encounters, Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria, 2003

Selected group exhibitions since 1995

Schmuckkunst der Moderne, Grossbritannien, Landesmuseum, Mainz, Denmark, 1995; The best in contemporary jewellery, Villa De Bondt, Ghent, Belgium, 1995; Hand to hand, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 1996; Jewellery in our time, Crafts Council Gallery, London, 1996; Objects of our time, Crafts Council Gallery, London, 1996; 25th anniversary show, Electrum Gallery, London, 1996; Subjects 96, Retretti, Helsinki, Finland, 1996; British design, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany, 1997; Objects of our time, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA, 1998; Jewellery moves, Royal Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1998; British gold/Italian gold, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1998; Galerie Piltzer, Paris, France, 1999; Three decades, Crafts Council/London Institute, London, 2000; The ego adorned: 20th century artists, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, Belgium, 2000; Radiant geometries, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA, 2001; The art of jewelry and the artists’ jewels in the 20th century, Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy, 2001; Zero karats, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA, 2002; European Contemporary Jewellery Triennial, Museum of Seneffe, 2002; BLUR, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2002; The armory show, New York, NY, USA, 2003, 2004; SOFA, Chicago, IL, USA, 2004; Treasures from the vault, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA, 2004; Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004, 2005

Public collections

Australia  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Curtin University, Perth, WA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW International  Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Bristol City Art Gallery; City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Cleveland Museum, Middlesborough; The Crafts Advisory Committee, London; Crafts Council, London; Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany; East Midlands Arts, Nottingham; Gallery of English Costume, Manchester; Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin, Germany; Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo, Norway; Leeds City Art Galleries; Municipal van Reekum Museum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands; Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands; Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY, USA; Museum of Decorative Arts, Montréal, QC, Canada; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseet, Trondheim, Norway; Royal Museum, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany; Science Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

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