Ann O'Donnell: Modernist Jeweller

12 May - 27 July 2017

Curated by Sam Broadhead and Frances Norton

Ann O’Donnell is a Leeds-based jewellery designer who previously studied and taught at the College during the Harry Thubron era. Her work is motivated by an interest in ancient Roman glass, gemmology, archaeological and geological finds.

This exhibition seeks to secure her reputation more firmly within the mid-twentieth century modernist context as well as the opportunity for the curators to present a range of research outputs on the history and theory of jewellery.

Opening night: Thursday 11 May 5-7pm

Public Lecture + Show and Tell: Thursday 25 May 1-3pm
To celebrate Ann O’Donnell: Modernist Jeweller, we invite you to a free public lecture by curator Dr Sam Broadhead followed by a show and tell session. Please bring or wear your favourite piece of jewellery and share a story about it. Refreshments (teas/coffees) will be served. 

ann o'donnellImage: Ann O'Donnell, Purple Brooch, Gold and Amethyst. Photo by Anne Wyman.

  • 12 May - 27 July 2017
  • Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds College of Art