Berens set up SIERAAD five years
ago, with her husband, Maarten Bodt. It began in Hengelo, with a mere handful
of specialized galleries from Holland,and a belief that jewellery was worthy of
presenting alongside the best contemporary paintings.
This belief had become
sufficiently endorsed, and the momentum of the developments in jewellery powerful
enough, to necessitate that an entire exhibition be given over exclusively to
jewellery, with the result that in 2005 Sieraad split from Art
Twente and moved to the Rai Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam.
Fair will be held there again this year, from the 6th to the 9th of December,
from 11am to 6pm.
We were delighted that Astrid selected and organised
the exhibition of work by Dutch artists
shown at last year's exhibition, and
that she was on hand throughout aura2006
with information and advice
about the Dutch jewellers, and the work
they had made available for sale at the exhibition.