Apologies for having dropped off the radar recently, but I have some exciting news! My work has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery.
I applied for this competition at the end of last year; it was a competition open to any final year student, or any maker who had graduated within the last five years. Having previously volunteered with the gallery for around 10 months, this had been a competition that I was eager to be a part of and from over 60 applicants, 22 people were selected for the final shortlist and are set to exhibit at the gallery over the next month and a half.
I delivered my work to the gallery two weeks ago, along with my newly finished piece: Beaulieu’s Silver Birch and I am really pleased with how gallery director Outi Remes’ has curated them.
The whole exhibition is in fact curated really nicely and the level of the work on show is very high. I am extremely grateful that my work has been selected to be shown alongside the other makers! I would definitely recommend that you go along and visit. Everybody’s work is also up for sale, if people should wish to invest in new emerging talents.
I shall leave you with this link to the online catalogue, and you can view / read about some of the other maker’s work that is on show: