Alongside her colleagues, as a tutor of the BA Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins, Melanie was pleased to take part in ‘Countercurrent’, an exhibition of work in response to the premises and archives of the yacht-chandler Arthur Beale on Shaftesbury Avenue. The exhibition, which ran from 17th September – 7th October formed part of the London Design Festival. For the show Melanie created a pair of 18ct gold and freshwater pearl ‘shackle’ cufflinks inspired by the shackles sold in the Arthur Beale shop. The eleven BA Jewellery Design staff who showcased work were: Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Naomi Filmer, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Katy Hackney, Giles Last, Marlene McKibbin, Maria Militsi, Max Warren, Silvia Weidenbach and Scott Wilson.