Summer Exhibition- July to August 2017 - Claydon Gallery, Buckinghamshire UK
A mixed exhibition of paintings, ceramics, sculptures, limited edition prints and other art forms celebrating all things summery. Source: http://www.claydongallery.co.uk
Bucks Open Studios - June 2017 - Commercial Square Studios, High Wycombe UK
Bucks Open Studios is an annual event held in June every year where artists and makers all over the county open their studios or hold exhibitions and events showcasing and demonstrating their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the creativity going on around Buckinghamshire. Bucks Open Studios is run by the Visual Images Group, an alliance of over 600 artists and makers living and working in the county.
Rising Stars - April 2017 - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham UK
Rising Stars is a platform to view and collect some of the most exciting new craft by emerging makers from crafts and applied arts programmes across the UK. This curated exhibition is accompanied by professional development and a cash prize. In the past, many of the selected exhibitors have gone on to a high profile career and elite programmes such as Hothouse supported by the Crafts Council. Therefore, the exhibition is a great collector opportunity to learn more about the stars of the future.
The makers in this year's shortlist are Evgeniia Balashova, Holly Suzanna Clifford, Matt Davis, Amanda Denison, Joanna Hayward, Alice Heaton, Emily Higham, Isabel Howe, Emma Johnson, Monette Larsen, Danny Lee Design, Karen Lester, Catherine Phillips, Rhian Malin, Julie Massie, Laura Marriott, Tina MacLeod, Lauren Nauman, Loucinda Nims, Suzanne Seed, Troo Studio and Rosie Wesley.
The shortlist was selected from more than 60 applications. The selectors were Rebecca Skeels, Post Graduate Subject & Senior Tutor for University of Creative Arts Farnham; Gemma Curtis, Craft Programme Co-ordinator, Farnham Maltings and Dr Outi Remes, Gallery Director, New Ashgate Gallery.
The programme is supported by the Billmeir Charitable Trust. It is organised in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts.
(Sourced from the New Ashgate Gallery website)
New Designers - July 2016 - Business Design Centre, London
“New Designers has heralded a number of great designers who are household names now, so if you want to see the stars of the future it’s a great place to come. It’s also a great place to get inspired by design ideas: there are very innovative and new great designs here that’ll hopefully see the light of day for the public to buy in the future.”
Joe Ferry, Creative Director in Design – Experience
“It is just a brilliant showcase to come along to, to get inspired, to learn about the new trends, I could just spend hours here!”
Amira Hashish, digital features editor of the Evening Standard and design columnist for the Independent and I newspapers
“I always make a point of coming to New Designers every year and this is my 17th year of coming after exhibiting and I think it’s great to see all of the talent from all over the country under one roof.”
Bethan Gray – Creative Director
“There’s nowhere else quite like New Designers where you can come into one remarkable space and see the pick of the crop of a generation of young designers.”
Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum
(Sourced from New Designers website)