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New Makers Awards 2022

Now in its 6th year Fife Contemporary has continued to evolve and develop its support for new and emerging makers. As the world has opened up again we were delighted to get along and visit in person Degree shows throughout Scotland to select for this years New Makers Awards.

This year the award consists of £250 to go towards each makers practice, this could be towards the cost of materials/equipment, a course to learn a technique or studio space. As part of the award Fife Contemporary will host some tailored professional development, which will be decided upon by the group of 10 makers selected from Scottish design courses. In addition each maker will feature in the Materialise 6 exhibition in 2023. Keep an eye on our socials for where and when that will take place.

We have selected based on criteria that embodies the types of work Fife Contemporary are interested in engaging with and developing. We look to share and encourage activity that is multidisciplinary in approach and outcome and are exited by innovative, environmentally aware and conceptual work.

We were really impressed by the range and diversity of the work we viewed and we hope you join us to congratulate and celebrate the work of the following makers

Sandra Junele

image Sandra Junele, Modular Wallpiece from waste fibres

Website, Instagram: @junele.textiles

Eleanor Butler

Elanor Butler Copper Handheld Pillows reading Fine
image Eleanor Butler, Copper Handheld Pillows reading Fine

Website, Instagram: @eleanorbutleer 

Layla Priya Chauhan

image Layla Priya Chauhan, from Brick Lane Collection

Website, Instagram: @laylachauhandesigns

Guy Howe Conners

image Guy Howe Conners, Brooch from Strange by Nature Collection

Website, Instagram: @guyhoweconners_jewellery

Megan Moir

image Megan Moir, Installation

Website, Instagram: @bennettmoir_design

Valeriya Omelechkyna

image Valeriya Omelechkyna, Ceramic Brutalist Vase

Instagram: @valceramics

Honor Anderson

image Honour Anderson, Installation View


Millie Collins

image Millie Collins, hand embroidered textiles

Website, Instagram: @mil.kc

Kristina Merchant

image Shannon Tofts, Vision of Beauty, 2022

Website, Instagram: @kristinamerchant_

Lucy Pearl Petts

image Lucy Pearl Petts, Abyss. PLA, aluminium and silver

Website, Instagram:

Scottish Arts Schools Involved

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

Glasgow School of Art

Edinburgh College of Art

Gray’s School of Art

We will be launching Materialise 5 at the end of October which will showcase last year’s selected new makers; so keep an eye out to see what they have been up to!

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