Meet Pinkie Maclure, Katie O'Rourke and Emma-Marie Smith, winners of the Emerge Craft, Design and Creative Writing prize categories.
Meet Zoe Wenban, Textile Design student and winner of the Applied Art Batsford Prize and Cass Art Award 2018, hosted by Pavilion Books. Creating everything from general surface designs and illustrations, to needlepoint and cross stitch pieces, Zoe's work may appear colourful and celebratory but it often contains a darker conceptual meaning.
We hosted our inaugural Emerge Awards in celebration of the UK's best emerging creative talent at arts space, Ugly Duck! With cocktails, creative happenings and inspirational company aplenty, the Awards left us feeling excited and hugely optimistic for the future of the creative industries in the UK.
It's time to celebrate the Emerge finalists! Our guest judges selected the top 3 submissions from each category's shortlist—no easy feat when you consider the exceptional variety of creative talent in all 12 categories.
We're thrilled to celebrate our Emerge shortlists! Thousands of submissions across 12 categories were whittled down to just over 180. It has been so uplifting to see such incredible talent among the UK's emerging creative community.
Tobias Forbes Gower was selected to design and build a new entrance gate for the Butterfly Conservation commission, set up by the Richard Seager Annual Arts Award. The Conservation in Gloucestershire agreed to be the recipient of the 2018 Award, in celebration of their 50th anniversary as the national charity dedicated to butterfly and moth conservation.
Meet Neil Kelso, a passionate, thoughtful and deeply engaging performance artist who truly cares about his audience. Discover the man behind the many faces…
To guarantee our future, we must invest in the next generation and give them the opportunity to develop within the current landscape. Learn why Zealous created Emerge, a UK-wide competition celebrating new creative talent.