Birds Eye View And We Reign Invisible - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

I recently went to an interesting and unusual walk around Art exhibition & community event which documents the Past, Present and Future of Dundee’s Hilltown.

The exhibition shows artworks by Peter Mansfield in conjunction with Environment Arts Team (Dundee City Council) and is named We Reign Invisible which runs from 24th September- 27th November. The Multi’s in the Hilltown were recently demolished and Peter has used rubble from the demolition to create really interesting and detailed pieces of art which portray optical illusions and trick the eye. You really need to get up close to see the detail involved, for the images to come alive while others can be seen from a distance at a certain angle. Quite inspiring work!

I went along to the opening and was really intrigued to find out more about the community lead projects which relate to this event. There were performances from Dundee Poets Gary Robertson & Kevin McCabe; who gave an insight to how people lived in Dundee, Hilltown back in the day – some humorous but also brutal stories.

It was interesting to meet the other artists involved including Ross McLean a Dundee photographer who showed black and white images of the local people who live in and around the Hilltown. And Emma White who with Carrie Findlay have a fantastic little shop on the Hilltown. Emma kindly invited me to visit her space, Diaosu Limited. They have been working with the Hilltown community during the Past, Present and Future projects and have some interesting things on show.

This Friday Emma and Carrie launch the Bird’s Eye View exhibition in their space. They have been taking photos in and around the shops of the Hilltown, Dundee over the past 2 months and are celebrating with a showing on the 14th October 2011.

The exhibition will continue on the 15th October 1pm to 4pm and on 16th between 1pm and 3pm. They say,

We have really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the shopkeepers in our community. This work is provided as part of the Changing Faces of Hilltown project which we carry out in partnership with Pure Media UK.

For more information check out their facebook page

For more information about the We Reign Invisible exhibition check out


Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx


My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.


Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx


Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.


I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x


Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!


Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.


Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

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I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX