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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 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.
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.
Following an open call with 97 applications, 26 makers of exceptional talent were selected by a panel of craft experts, Dr Outi Remes (New Ashgate Gallery), Sharon Ting (University for the Creative Arts) and Debra Allman (UCA). They are Darren Ball, Sandy Buchanan, Niamh Duddy, Jack Durling, Fran Fell, Beth Gates, Rhiannon Gwyn, Faye Hall, Abeer Kayani, Joshua Kerley, Antigone Lentzos, Rebecca Oldfield, Archana Pathak, Rebecca Perry, Laura Plant, Irina Prolygina, Jane Sarre, Jane Sedgwick, Ralph Shuttleworth, Hannah Staber, Olivia Taylor, Hermione Thomson, Nikole Tursi, Claire Walton and Katie Watson.
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.
47 x 11 cms
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Nikole is an Argentinian designer who feels she has surrendered her passion and life to art. She distinguishes herself by searching for beauty from a unique and creative place, always keeping elegance in mind. She sees herself as playing with different universes through the vast array of materials and techniques she utilises in her works, combining them to create well-loved pieces.
Her dedication to and love for the art of designing is noticeably reflected in her work. Her intention is to create what will become the favourite piece in the dressing room of the person who acquires it, and Nikole's clients admire the passion and love behind each piece.
Having discovered that her work is in harmony with the concept of 'slow fashion', she visualises a world where people choose to dress with wearable art. Starting from the headpiece, to the dress, shoes, or accessories, Nikole creates the perfect match.
Nikole is based in East London.