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Mahtab Hanna

MA work

Political Jewellery & Silent Protest

Political jewellery, or more accurately, the jewellery of politics, has singularly created its own philosophy, attempting to provide a surface and deeper explanation of the world around it.  It is the judge and jury of what ‘real’ is, and has its own choreography by creating a platform for itself.  As a Middle Eastern woman I feel a moral duty towards those who have not been afforded the opportunity to realise their ability to stand for themselves or, indeed, for the beliefs of others, and therefore my series of work contributes to this matter.

Info

  • Mahtab Hanna
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2014

  • Political jewellery, or more accurately, the jewellery of politics, has singularly created its own philosophy, attempting to provide a surface and deeper explanation of the world around it.  It is the judge and jury of what ‘real’ is, and has its own choreography by creating a platform for itself.  As a Middle Eastern woman I feel a moral duty towards those who have not been afforded the opportunity to realise their ability to stand for themselves or, indeed, for the beliefs of others, and therefore my series of work contributes to this matter.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • Experience

  • Intern, T. Delow Jewellery, London, 2012; Intern, Gold Heart Jewellery, New York, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Hold It!, The Art of the Modern Medal, British Art Medal Society Student Medal Project, New Ashgate Gallery, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Behind The Curtain, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2013; Gallerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2012; Fei Liu/The British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation, Beijing Jewellery Showcase, Beijing, 2011; International Jewellery London (IJL) with Weston Beamor, London, 2011; Masterpiece, Didier Antiques, London, 2011; London Jewellery Week Treasure exhibitor and Royal Exchange Catwalk Show, London, 2011; Cox & Power, London, 2011; New Designers, London, 2010; Cass Summer Show, London, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • Awards

  • Goldsmiths’ Centre Post Graduate Programme, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2012; First prize, HS Walsh, 2010
  • Publications

  • Shine 2013 Awards & Exhibition: The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2013; Four Rooms, Channel 4, 2013; Benchpeg Newsletter, 2013; Super Deluxe Magazine, January 2013; Pride Magazine, December 2012; Benchpeg Newsletter, December 2012; Asian Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, October 2012; 'Gold', Country & Town House Magazine, May 2012; May 2012, UpTempo Magazine; Qatar Airways magazine, April 2012; Qatar Airways magazine, March 2012; Brochure cover, Inaugural Goldsmiths’ Company Post Graduate Programme, September 2011; Jewellery Focus Magazine, September 2011; Goldsmiths’ Company Christmas Brochure Showcase, August 2011; The Jeweller, July 2011; Vogue Italia, June 2011; Benchpeg Newsletter, June 2011; Professional Jeweller, June 2011; Who’s Who in Gold and Silver, Goldsmiths’ Company, February 2011; Arts Thread, September 2010; Craft Magazine, May 2010; 'Designer of the Month', Jewellery Focus Magazine, January 2010