Rising Stars 2019 2nd March -13th April
'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. The participants are graduating students, recent graduates or have reached a pivotal moment in their early career due to changed circumstances.
The project received 109 applications and 30 makers have been selected for the exhibition by a panel of craft professionals, focusing on their potential and talent.
Many of the graduating makers are at a 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 the makers as well as art collectors who wish to support and collect work by future stars.'
Dr Outi Remes, Gallery Director, New Ashgate Gallery Trust