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Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion new talent, early career makers, students and graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars offers new makers a first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. It is also an exciting collector opportunity for those wishing to support and collect work by future stars.
The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer on topics such as pricing guidance, advice on marketing and how to gain and manage new connections, and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers. The 2021 focus will be on supporting new makers in the post COVID-19 market place.
Following an open call, 20 makers of exceptional talent were selected from nearly 100 applicants. They are Deborah Beck, Alice Burnhope, Alessandra Centorbi, Hari Gordon, Jo Harrison-Hall, Katie Iacovou, Qiang Li, Janet Lines, Chloe McCarrick, Jayden Newman, Mark Newman, Marged Owain, Porter + Trundle, Laura Quinn, Irene Roca Moracia, Bronte Simpson-Little, Sydney Alts, Paul Wheeler, Jean White and Jessie White.
The makers were selected by a panel of judges; Dan Goode (Making Goode), Dr Outi Remes (New Ashgate Gallery), Sharon Ting (University for the Creative Arts, Textiles) and Debra Allman (UCA, Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass).
One of the makers will be presented a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate in 2022.
Rising Stars 2021 is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts and Dan Goode of Making Goode. It is supported by Billmeir Charitable Trust.
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Niamh Duddy, Winner of Rising Stars Award 2020: Niamh Duddy
Mitch Pilkington, Winner of Rising Stars Award 2019: Mitch Pilkington
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Mark's work is created from precious metals and gemstones utilising traditional Goldsmithing techniques in conjunction with the latest advances in 3D-printing technology. It is targeted toward individuals and galleries that have an appreciation for contemporary fine jewellery with concept at its core. Mark's aspiration is to create pieces that are technically complex, aesthetically measured, innovative and ultimately, thought-provoking.
Mark's practice draws visual inspiration from system design, civil engineering and architectural theory. He deconstructs these in order to explore political and sociological ideas. Mark is fascinated by the logic driven patterns found within systems humanity has created for purely utilitarian reasons. The wealth of visual information these patterns possess, and their inherent link to the functioning of society provide him with a mode of expression for his conceptual ideas.
Mark is based in Birmingham.