The placing of the exhibition tour is closely linked to the sites of the residency hosts, and to the regions where the H.A.T. jewellers live and work thereby ensuring a continuity of presence and partnership.
The tour opened in Birmingham early in November 2003 The H.A.T. exhibition will launch the fourth 'Brilliantly Birmingham' festival of contemporary jewellery. The exhibition is sited in the UK jewellery manufacturing heartland.
Then on to Sleaford: where the exhibition will form part of the first 6 months programme in the newly opened HUB, the largest dedicated contemporary craft exhibition venue outside London. H.A.T. will be key to establishing the HUBs inter/national profile.
Next, Winchester opened 21st April
The Winchester Gallery is a large contemporary gallery space based within Winchester School of Art. The show took place from 21st April - 21st May.
Then Blackpool. (opened 3rd July). Blackpool is an important regional museum and gallery, designated as a jewellery specialist venue, it is seeking to develop its collection of contemporary jewellery, and be a recognised centre of excellence for the contemporary crafts. Blackpool is the single most-visited tourist destination in the UK; the gallery is seeking to engage with this seasonal audience. The H.A.T. exhibition is one in a series of international jewellery shows that the gallery is planning.
Before making the long journey over to Australia for 9 months, The exhibition will be in Timber Wharf, Manchester
The show is open to the public on two days only 16th and 23rd October 2004. You can have access by special arrangement by emailing Barney: email@example.com
A number of special events accompany the show while it is in Manchester.