Open Call for Entries – Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Deadline: Midnight Friday 7 August 2015

MJN (Manchester Jewellers Network) is organising an exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1st publication of the iconic novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. the exhibition will showcase a selection of craft items from a variety of disciplines, all inspired by the imagination of Lewis Carroll and the Adventures of Alice in wonderland. it will open in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre in November 2015 and run till February 2016.


We are looking for submissions by artists from all crafts; two dimensional and three dimensional disciplines, including, but not limited to, ceramics, glass, millinery, wood, paper, metalwork, plastics and textiles.

Work  by selected artists will be exhibited alongside jewellery by MJN members, and for this reason, we are unfortunately NOT looking for submissions of jewellery items.

How to submit

To submit your work for consideration, please email 3 images of Alice related work (if made) OR 3 images of your current work PLUS a sketch of your proposed Alice piece (if not made yet).

The deadline for submissions is midnight Friday 7th August, and selected makers will be notified by Sunday 16th August. If selected, delivery of work will be needed by Friday 2nd October, as we will need to photograph work for the catalogue and promotional purposes.

Please send any enquiries and all submissions to

Manchester Jewellers Network

Manchester Jewellers Network was established in 2002. Our main aim is to support excellence in our field, exchange ideas and build up a reputation for our work through exhibitions.

We are providing a forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

We intend to set a precedent for the broadening of exhibition venues available to contemporary jewellery and an opportunity for the general public to see innovative work in nontraditional settings.

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