The Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government has hosted National Metal Crafts Competition biennially since 2007. With the history of hosting four metal crafts competitions so far, the Museum has become experienced carrying such event. Breaking through the previous competition pattern, this year's competition expanded its scale to receive international entries; 9 renowned international and 40 domestic metal craft artists were invited to serve in the competition jury panel. During period of the competition, we received 330 entries from outstanding metal craft artists from nearly forty countries around the world, showing the vitality and fascination of metal craft art. By hosting the competition, we hope to improve Taiwan's metal craft art's energy and standard and introduce Taiwan's outstanding metal craft artists to the world.
This competition began to receive applications in February, 2015. The entries were divided into two categories: “jewelry category” and “object category.” 330 entries were received. After two rounds of evaluation and ardent discussions among the jury panel, 28 outstanding prizewinning entries were selected from each of the two categories respectively, ranking gold prize, silver prize, bronze prize, quality prize, merit prize, and finalist. All prizewinning entries were going to be displayed in the exhibition after the end of the competition.
The Gold Museum also invites all judges to display their works in this exhibition in order to offer the general public both local and global perspective on creativity and limitless potential of metal craft art, and shows the multiplicity and infinite possibility of metal craft art. International jurors are Marian Hosking and Kelvin J. Birk. Marian Hosking uses silver as the main material to interpret Australia's unique landscapes and lights in which she grows up and creates. The style of her works is unique. She often participates in international jewelry or silver ornaments exhibition projects. The works of Kelvin J. Birk, a German mental craft artist, are deeply influenced by Bauhaus design and philosophy. Through the process of destruction and reconstruction to keep part of property of jewelry, the style of pastiche is created, which becomes the unique device of his creation. The domestic jury panel in the exhibition includes Wang Mei-Jen, Beatrice Chiang, Mimi Yu, Lih-Luen Aaron Jou, Hsu Mei-Ying, Chao Tan-Chi, Lu Jei-Chih. (Listed according to the stokes of last name)