Rising Stars 2019

Exhibition  /  02 Mar 2019  -  13 Apr 2019
Published: 01.03.2019
Rising Stars 2019.
New Ashgate Gallery
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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.

Artist list

Louise Bell, Georgia Buck, Holly Burton, Eve Campbell, Jenny Chan, Sara Chyan, Kim Colebrook, Mihaela Coman, Natalie Eagle, Tamir Erlich, Alysa Freeman, Alice Funge, Susanna Gogarty, Iona Hall, Angelina Jane, Qiang Li, Marek Liska, Sam Lucas, Ruth Martindale, Bekky May, Annette Mills, Poppy Norton, Benjamin Pearey, Mitch Pilkington, Nastassia Ramazankhani, Kyle Ramsey, Catherine Rua, Arra Textiles, Jinya Zhao, Marissa Ziesing
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 crossroads: 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.

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.
Sara Chyan. Object: Memories Bowl, 2018. Bismuth, copper.. Sara Chyan
Object: Memories Bowl, 2018
Bismuth, copper.
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Jenny Chan. Sculpture: Divas, 2018. Stoneware. Photo by: Lucy Barriball. Jenny Chan
Sculpture: Divas, 2018
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Natalie Eagle. Brooch: Horse, 2018. Guilding metal, fleece fabric.. Photo by: Natalie Eagle. Natalie Eagle
Brooch: Horse, 2018
Guilding metal, fleece fabric.
Photo by: Natalie Eagle
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Qiang Li. Necklace: Soul Topia, 2018. Temari balls.. Photo by: Qi Hao. Qiang Li
Necklace: Soul Topia, 2018
Temari balls.
Photo by: Qi Hao
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Marissa Ziesing. Vessel: Senses of Place, 2017. Copper, sterling silver.. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Marissa Ziesing
Vessel: Senses of Place, 2017
Copper, sterling silver.
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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