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Rising Stars is a platform for some of the most exciting new crafts by emerging makers in crafts, design and applied arts - this year, the exhibition is bigger than ever, following a record number of applications.
This curated, selling exhibition will be showcased at the New Ashgate Gallery and also include a programme of makers' professional development events and a £500 prize. The participants are graduating students, recent graduates or at a pivotal moment in their early career due to changed circumstances.
This year, the project received 109 applications. 30 makers have been selected for the exhibition by a panel of craft professionals, focusing on their potential and talent; Rebecca Skeels, Course Leader for Postgraduate Programmes, School of Craft and Design, University for the Creative Arts, Gemma Curtis, Crafts Programme Coordinator, the Farnham Maltings and Dr Outi Remes, Director, New Ashgate Gallery.
Many of the graduating makers are at cross roads: they have a full portfolio of fabulous ideas, but are yet to establish their business skills and a network of collectors. Rising Stars offers just the right platform, and for many, it is a starting point for an exceptional career. Rising Stars is an opportunity for both makers as well as art collectors who wish to support and collect work by future stars.
The selected makers of exceptional talent are: Angelina Jane, Arra Textiles, Louise Bell, Georgia Buck, Holly Burton, Eve Campbell, Jenny Chan, Sara Chyan, Kim Colebrook, Mihaela Coman, Natalie Eagle, Tamir Erlich, Alice Funge, Alysa Freeman, Susanna Gogarty, Iona Hall, Qiang Li, Marek Liska, Sam Lucas, Ruth Martindale, Bekky May, Annette Mills, Poppy Norton, Benjamin Pearey, Mitch Pilkington, Nastassia Ramazankhani, Kyle Ramsey, Catherine Rua, Jinya Zhao and Marissa Ziesing.
Rising Stars is organised by the New Ashgate Gallery and supported by the Billmeir Charitable Trust. We work in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
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15 x 15 cms
2018 BA (Hons) Textile Design, Glasgow School of Art
Eve specialises in print and creates designs inspired by Scottish nature and architecture. She works on creating printed designs that capture the transient nature of surface and form on Scotland's west coast. She studies small areas that could be described as a hinterland and areas on the brink of survival.
On the boundary between the shore and the land we experience Scottish 'tundra' with lichens and mosses growing on rocks and plants with a delicate intricacy, demonstrating a resiliency to survive and thrive. Eve has captured these microcosms of colour, pattern, shape and texture of 'anti-fragile pioneers' throughout her collection. She creates surface pattern that is designed to exist in man made environments and brings nature as an abstract form to peoples lives.
Eve's prints are created through developing techniques and paper stenciling skills. Eve works her prints as if they were an extension of her sketchbook and drawings. Through paper stencilling and colour mixing she is able to approach printing in a spontaneous manner, creating one-off designs. Eve experiments with large scale printing and explores different materials such as clay and concrete.
Eve is based in Argyll.