Meanings and Messages at New Brewery Arts

Showcasing the power of wearable art, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester hosts Meanings and Messages from the Association for Contemporary Jewellery this spring 2023.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is showcasing the power of wearable art in its latest exhibition, Meanings and Messages.

A new exhibition exploring wearable art and the meanings and messages behind it is coming to New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.

Taking place from Saturday 15 April until Saturday 17 June 2023, Meanings and Messages is a touring exhibition by the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and features brooches from 60 different artists responding to a variety of themes.

From overt protests to subtle symbols, brooches have long been used by people in the public eye to send important messages, with pieces in the exhibition representing everything from climate change, pollution and the pandemic, to personal tributes to loved ones and heroes. 

Made using materials from precious stones and metals to found objects like gramophone needles, bullet cartridges and even citrus peel, the natural world also plays a prominent role in many artists' work, capturing the wonder of the world around us and reminding visitors of the impact people have on our planet.

Curated into six different themes, the thought-provoking exhibition is designed to create conversation and asks viewers to reflect on the subjects they've seen. 

New Brewery Arts and the Meanings and Messages exhibition are both free to visit.


Meanings and Messages


Saturday 15 April to Saturday 17 June 2023


New Brewery Arts is open from 9am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 10am to 5pm on Tuesday.


Free of charge


(01285) 657181

More on New Brewery Arts

More from Culture