The hypnotic, lovelorn songwriting of Nottingham’s Leah Sanderson echoes the work of artists Will Oldham...
Velvet Exit is an elegy of the disenfranchised. Hear music producer Frank Sparrow perform bedroom-composed electronica; charting through video game inspired and beat-driven song structures and erratic, choppy sampling.
Five of the best spoken word and music artists present a mixed bag of soulful tunes and discerning words.
Landscape: Colour Series are ceramic sculptures that explore the object and the vessel, sitting between the boundaries of art and design.
Catch our young artists’ contemporary work amongst the historic Derby Market Hall.
Photography, moving image and visual arts by Christopher Power, Emily Balham, Jelena Lunge, Jess Littlewood, Matt Greenwood, Yarza Twins and Yasemin Topcam.
By experimenting, dissecting and reinventing the real world Sam Baker creates forms that push, question and play with the potential of a material.
Work across visual art, moving image and installation by Anna Garrett, Ashley Wilkie, Benjamin Buckley, Charlotte Cullen, Conor Rogers, Emily Bailey, Emma Corrall, Jasleen Kaur, Joanne Masding, Kate Meadows, Katie Brookes, Krysia Kordecki, Rhea Storr, Sadegh Aleahmad and Xiuching Tsay.
Work across moving image and visual arts by Collette Griffin and Joss Williams.
Work across visual and digital arts, moving image and installation by Alan Baker, Charlotte Cullen, Chloe Beecham, Corinne Perry, Emma Corrall, Georgia Grace Gibson, Ida Assadi, Rory Laycock, Sadegh Aleahamd, Sian Wright, Oneslutriot, Xiuching Tsay, Yarza Twins, Yasmin Topcam.
An installation consisting of a large area of bubble wrap completely covering the floor.
Work across photography, installation and visual arts by Amy Harris, Dan Wiggins, Fionnuala Mottishaw, Kelly O'Brien, Kristaps Ancans, Patrick Simkins and Sian Wright.
Work across installation and digital art by Ant Hamlyn and Emily Simpson.
UK Young Artists National Festival: Derby 2016
Friday 4– Sunday 6 November
All events are free.
See over 80 of the UK’s most talented young creatives working in dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, film and music. UK Young Artists’ presents its 4th biennial across Derby city centre venues.
Take your pick from a performances, exhibitions, workshops and masterclasses. Support these young artists as they gain international recognition, you can say that you saw them first in Derby!
UK Young Artists champions the next generation of creativity.
We support collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international festivals.
UK Young Artists is delighted to announce that we were successful in our application to the Arts Council England Artist International Development Fund. Led by our Director, Michelle Bowen, UKYA will be travelling to South Korea to open up new dialogues and explore potential projects and collaborations.
The Shape Open is an annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. Any artist can apply to the call for submissions, the deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016.
UK Young Artists is delighted to welcome Joe Rowley to our team as a young Curator. This new year-long post will see Joe work on some really exciting projects, including the curation of our National Festival in Derby this year.
At UK Young Artists, we're proud to say that we've worked with some truly fantastic artists over the years, and it's incredible to see some of our rising stars reaching great successes, both in the UK and all over the world. This week, the spotlight is on Liz West, one of UKYA's Ambassadors.
In light of the UK's decision to leave the EU and after what has been an eventful, shocking and sad few days for our country, UK Young Artists is looking to the future with hope and optimism.
Atkinson is a painter whose work has an unsettling power allied to a restless use of painterly skill. In this film, Matthew talks to UK Young Artists about his work, the importance of creative development opportunities, and his role as an Ambassador for UKYA.
We were delighted to be part of this creative writing project, working with residents at a homeless hostel in Leicester.