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Mah Rana

MA Jewellery

Senior lecturer, Visiting Research Fellow

RAE Outcomes

MA Jewellery Design Pathway leader; BA Hons Jewellery and Silversmithing

Research interests
Contemporary Art Jewellery; employing traditional and new technologies and materials, photography and text; issues of value, communication, personal and collective histories are explored and presented.

Academic esteem

2007 - Finalist in the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Jewellery

2004 - Arts Council of England - Awarded a Grant for the Arts

2003 - Arts Council International Research Fellowship

2002 - Panel member for London Arts, Advisor for Visual Artist Awards in 3D

2001 - Panel member for The Scottish Arts Council, Creative Scotland Awards

Selected exhibitions

2007 - Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Jewellery, Crafts Council, London

2007 - European Voices, Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand

2007 - Hnoss 10, Röhss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

2006 - Meanings and Attachments, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

2006 - Galleri Hnoss, Göteborg, Sweden

2005 - The Nomad Room: Contemporary Jewellery, Intimate Space and Public Domain, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

2005 - Maker-Wearer-Viewer: Contemporary Narrative European Jewellery, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

2004 - Schmuck in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2003-2006 - The Hat Project, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia

2003 - Jewellery is Life, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Holland

2002 - Jewellery is Life, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

1999-2000 - Only Human, Crafts Council Gallery, London

Selected publications

Stop, Look And Listen in THE HAT PROJECT: Here and There Australia/UK, The HAT Project, Manchester, 2003 p.5

Jewellery is not Art, Jewellery is Life in Makers’ News, issue 23, Spring 2003, Crafts Council, London, cover page

Remembering not to Forget in Like Gold Dust, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, 2002, pp.44-45

Dear Editor in Findings, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery’s quarterly newsletter, Issue 17, 2001, p.11

Art: Mah Rana review in The Argus, September 20, 2002

McIntyre, K: A View from the Edge in Things, issue 11, Winter 1999-2000

Yamey, G: Only Human review in British Medical Journal, 1999; 319:1443 (27 November)

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