HYPE UP #5: Benjamin Jones finalist for ACS Prize 2019

Congratulations to UKYA Alumni Benjamin Jones, who is among five finalists for the ACS Studio Prize 2019! Benjamin is a photographer who uses traditional processes to create experimental imagery, he graduated from Bath School of Art and Design (2016). Benjamin exhibited at Backlit Gallery in Nottingham as part of UKYA City Takeover earlier this year.

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Laura Evans
UKYA X National Justice Museum Award

UK Young Artists and The National Justice Museum are delighted to announce the two artists selected for the  UKYA X National Justice Museum commission awards. Presented as a legacy of UKYA’s City Takeover in Nottingham 2019, the National Justice Museum shortlisted exceptional artists, who they felt could connect their practice to their enduring themes of crime, law, punishment and justice in an overt or esoteric way; bringing the historic themes up to date and relevant to people’s lives today.

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Laura Evans
HYPE UP #4: Konstantina Skalionta

UKYA City Takeover Alumni Konstantina Skalionta is performing her exquisite work Land(e)scape at OH Creative Space in London on Friday 14, Tuesday 18 and Friday 20 of June. Konstantina performed this work at Dance4 as part of our Nottingham City Takeover as it was truly a highlight of the week! If you’re in/around London, we recommend you go and see this!

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Laura Evans
HYPE UP #3: Joe Snape - Joyrobix

UKYA is super happy to share exciting news from two of our Alumni; Joe Snape and Leonie Brandner, who are embarking on a UK tour with Joe’s new release Joyrobix, alongside ten one-shot films made by Leonie.

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Laura Evans
HYPE UP #2: Queer Noise Club

UKYA is mega excited for Nottingham’s new kid on the block, Queer Noise Club on Friday 29 March, 8pm. Established by UKYA Alumni and friend AJA, the night will blow your senses with experimental music and projections and promises to be an inclusive and safe space for you to be totally and unapologetically yourself! We caught up with Aja about why she’s organising QNC and why she feels it’s just what Nottingham needs…

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Laura Evans
UKYA and the Young Creative Awards

UK Young Artists are committed to opening more of  doors for young artists and as part of this commitment we will be working with Young Creative Awards Nottingham, providing a showcase for previous award winners as part of UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 and offering a prize for Nottingham's Young Creative Awards 2019 - entries are now OPEN.

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Laura Evans
HYPE UP #1: Keto

Here at UKYA, we love to bang the drum for the incredible artists that we support and work with. Our new series, HYPE UP, will share news from our alumni, as well as throwing spotlight on some stand out events we've attended across the country. Expect news and views of exhibitions; artist features; new releases; and our top picks from the arts and cultural calendar in the UK and beyond!

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Laura Evans
Best Foot Forward: A Guide to Applying for UKYA City Takeover

UKYA has put together this guide to applying for UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19. It includes advice and top tips from UKYA and our expert selection panel. It covers the four application form questions related to you and your work, and provides advice on submitting supporting media that puts your best foot forward and sets your application above the rest!

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Laura Evans
Diaries from Montreal

UK Young Artists has been working with Studio XX and the artist Natacha Clitandre for over a year to ignite and deliver a project which would see how Natacha and UK Young Artist alumni Louise Orwin might support a cross border residency. Our Director Michelle Bowen joined Louise in Montreal on April 17th and shares her experience so far...

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Laura Evans
UKYA South Korea Diaries 2017

Michelle Bowen and Garth Gratrix arrived in Seoul to begin the new journey of collaborative working with our Korea partners at the Seojung Arts Centre. Find out more about the incredible exhibition "The Beginning" at the National Assembly in South Korea and follow the artists on their exciting journey!

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Laura Evans
Meet The Korean Artists

UKYA is delighted to announce a new arts partnership South Korea with Seojung Art Centre and Superior Gallery, Seoul and Chung Ang University. Selected through a national open call, 10 of the best young artists in the UK will travel to Seoul in October 2017 to present their work alongside 9 young Korean artists. Read on to find out more about who the talented artists from Korea are that will be taking part in the exhibition!

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Laura Evans