Statement

My particular area of interest is working with the jewellery and stone. The two has got a hidden value upon which I would like to explore new possibilites and limits.
Elements of arts, craft, and design are the focus on my future research in the field of jewellery. Contemporary ways of expressing form and contents are particulary interesting to me. Searching the possibilities, experiences, feelings and working with material give me an incredible pleasure.
The material becomes the mirror of my thoughts and the experience of visual form. Feeling the material qualities, listening to its meaning, and opening to the context becomes an opportunity to create objects that speak their own language.

Sara Gackowska / 1987 / live in Międzychód / Poland

 

Education:

2015-2017 Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Management and Visual Culture,
Pedagogical studies- artistic education, Warsaw, Poland
2011-2013 M. A. Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Industrial Design, Gdańsk, Poland
2012 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Exchange student, Jewellery art, Imatra, Finland
2007-2011 B. A. Koszalin University of Technology, Design Institute, Industrial Design, Koszalin, Poland
2009-2010 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Exchange student, Jewellery art, Imatra, Finland
2011 Design Management, Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland

 

Exhibitions:

2017 Merging, duo exhibition together with Federica Sala,
84 GHz Gallery, Munich, Germany/ Gallery of Art in Legnica – Jewellery Silver Festival , Poland
2017 Polish Design. Tomorrow is Today,
Salone Del Mobile 2017, Superstudio Piu, Milan Design Week, Italy
2017 SCHMUCK 2017, International Handwermesse, selection by Cornelie Holzach,
Munich, Germany
2017 NATURE MORTE: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate Still life Nature,
National Museum in Wrocław, Poland
2017 Between the Object and Jewellery, solo exhibition,
Regional Muzeum in Międzychód, Poland
2017 Amber and Design, Amber Museum in Gdańsk, Poland
2016 TRIPLE PARADE, Dialogue across You and Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer,
SHENGXI Art Museum Tianjin / GAUGUIN Gallery, Beijing , China
2016 Steinbeisser Experimental Gastronomy,
Merian Garten, Basel, Switzerland
2016 CITY,XXV Legnica International Jewellery Competition,
The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
2016 Design: LAB-design: HUB, 10 years of jewellery design at the Academy of Fine Arts,
Amber Museum, Gdańsk, Poland/ Ningbo Science Exploration Center, Polish Institute in Beijng, China
2016 From the Ornament to the Announcement, From the Collection of the Gallery of Art in Legnica,
Galerie N, Jablonec, Czech Republic
2015 KORU5, International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition,
Imatra Art Museum, Imatra / Vaasa Art Hall, Vaasa, Finland
2015 SURFACING, duo exhibition with Patricia Domingue, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
2015 BOUNDARIES, XXIV Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
2015 Zlokalizowani, Exhibition of Young Tricity Designers, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland
2014 MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
2014 CLASSIC, XXIII Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
JOYA, Art Jewellery Fair, presentation Gallery of Art in Legnica, Barcelona, Spain
Gallery N, Jablonec, Czech Republic / Gallery Yes, Poznań / Inhorgenta International Trade Fair,
Munich, Germany / International Fair Amberif, Gdańsk / Gallery Otwarta, Sandomierz, Poland
2014 Silver Schools, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Legnica Cultural Centre, Legnica, Poland
2014 Art use(d), Presentations 2013, National Jewellery Competition, Legnica, Poland
Łódź Design Festiwal – Gallery Adi Art, Łódź / Gallery Otwarta, Sandomierz,
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER
2014 Materia Prima, Amberif Design Award, 18th International Competition, Gdańsk, Legnica, Poland
2014 Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery, Art Gallery Putti, Riga, Latvia
2014 Jewelry of emerging artist, Dojima Rhizome Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2013 The Art of Copper, The Gallery of Art Legnica, Legnica, Poland
2013 3rd International Amber Art Prize of the Baltic Sea, Amber Museum, Ribnitz – Damgarten, Germany
2013 Jewellery in Proximity, Re:view Gallery, Detroit, USA
2013 Graduation Show, Gdynia Design Days, Gdynia Design Centre, Gdynia, Poland
2013 4our Artist Exhibition, Gallery Maruni, Kobe, Japan
2013 REVOLT, XXII Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
JOYA, Art Jewellery Fair, presentation Gallery of Art in Legnica, Barcelona, Spain
Gallery N, Jablonec, Czech Republic / Gallery Yes, Poznań / Inhorgenta International Trade Fair,
Munich, Germany / International Amberif, Gdańsk, Poland
2013 THIS END UP, SNAG conference, Toronto, Canada
2012 Baltic Amber Festiwal, Hong Kong, China
2012 TALENTE, Internationale Handwerkmesse, Munich, Germany
2012 N:Joy, Amberif Design Award, 16th International Competition, Fairs AMBERIF, Gdańsk, Poland
2012 RITUAL, XXI Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
Gallery N, Jablonec, Czech Republic / Gallery Yes, Poznań / Inhorgenta International Trade Fair,
Munich, Germany / International Fair Amberif, Gdańsk, Poland
2011 SEXY, XXth Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
Gallery N, Jablonec, Czech Republic / Gallery Yes, Poznań / Inhorgenta International Trade Fair,
Munich, Germany / International Fair Amberif, Gdańsk, Poland / MBWA Leszno
2010 Stone Matters II, Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Stone Matters I, Inhorgenta Europe-International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany
2009 Green, students exibitions, Taidemuseo, Imatra, Finland

 

Seminars / Workshops:

2012 Koru IV, Symposium, Imatra, Finland
2012 Lahti Korut, Jewelry Seminar, World Design Capital Helsinki, Finland
2012 Artistic Presentation, workshop -Tanel Veenre
2012 The Methods of Jewellery, Eija Mustonen, Imatra, Finland
2010 New Folk Design, workshop (company W.KRUK), Poznań, Poland
2010 Enamel workshop, Mia Maljojoki, Imatra, Finland
2010 Jewellery Art, Helena Lehtinen, Imatra Finland
2009 Skill, THINK TANK, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Jewellery in the Nordic Countries Yesterday and Today, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Koru III, Symposium and workshop (Materialistic drawing, Constanze Schreiber) Imatra, Finland
2009 Stone Work, Tarja Tuupanen, Imatra, Finlandia
2009 Archive, Nelli Tanner, Imatra, Finland

 

Teaching experience:

2015 “Surfacing” workshop & seminar (lecture)
Creating individual / collective alphabets, Studio Northcity 4, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

 

Awards:

2017 Scholarships „Young Poland” 2017 by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage
2016 TRIPLE PARADE, Honorable Mention for the Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition
Dialogue across You and me Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer.
2015 BOUNDARIES, XXIV Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
– Honourable Mention of the Goldsmithing Artists’ Association – statuette
2014 MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY – emerging prize
2013 REVOLT / XXII Legnica International Jewellery Competition – The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
– 2nd Award of the Marshall of the Lower Silesia Province
2012 AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD N:JOY – Grand Prix
2012 AMBER AND FOOTBALL, Honourable Mention of International Amber Association, Gdańsk
2011 SEXY / XXth Legnica International Jewellery Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
– Honourable Mention of the Director Gallery of Art in Legnica

 

Publications:

  • BOUNDARIES, XXIV Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

  • AMBER IN CONTEMPORARY ART JEWELLERY / Art Gallery Putti / Riga 2014 / Latvia

  • MIĘDZYNARODOWA KOLEKCJA WSPÓŁCZESNEJ SZTUKI ZŁOTNICZEJ / The Gallery of Art in Legnica 2014 / Poland

  • Silver Schools, The Gallery of Art in Legnica 2014 /Poland

  • CLASSIC / XXIIIth Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014,Legnica, Poland

  • TREND BOOK 2014+, Sławomir Fijałkowski, Gdańsk 2013

  • REVOLT / XXII Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013/ Legnica/ Poland

  • TREND BOOK 2013+, Sławomir Fijałkowski / Gdańsk 2013

  • TALENTE 2012 / Internationale Handwerkmesse / Munich/ Germany

  • Amberif Design Award 2012 / International Fairs AMBERIF / Gdańsk / Poland

  • RITUAL / XXI Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012 / Legnica / Poland

  • TREND BOOK 2012+, Sławomir Fijałkowski / Gdańsk 2012

  • SEXY / XXth Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011 / Legnica / Poland

  • International Jewellery Art Fair SIERAAD 2010 / The Netherlands

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    articles:
  • Architecture AU,Unnatural phenomena: Patricia Correira Domingues and Sara Gackowska, author: Eli Gianinni, 15 June 2015 / Klimt 02 International Jewellery, 6 July 2015
    http://klimt02.net/forum/articles/unnatural-phenomena-patricia-correia-domingues-and-sara-gackowska-eli-giannini

  • Art Jewelry Forum, MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY, author: Bonnie Levine, 26 August 2014
    http://www.artjewelryforum.org/galleries/mari-funaki-award-for-contemporary-jewelry

  • CRAFT ARTS INTERNATIONAL, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewelry, author: Eli Gianinni, Issue 93, 2015

  • STONE IDEAS, Natural Stone Jewelry, May 2013
    http://www.stone-ideas.com/2013/05/22/design-natural-stone-jewelry/

  • amber.com.pl, Playing with the Material – an Interview with Sara Gackowska, author: Anna Sado, 17 March 2012
    http://www.amber.com.pl/en/news/interviews/item/1800-playing-with-the-material-an-interview-with-sara-gackowska

  • Magazine Goldschmiede Zeitung nr.12 June / 86-89 pages

 

Works in collections:

  • International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery Art, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

  • Amber Museum in Gdańsk, Poland

  • Private collections