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Creative innovation is integral to the renaissance of the North; Northern Futures celebrates the future talent emerging from the region, seeking to identify and encourage the future Westwoods, Hockneys, Boyles and Savilles into successful creative careers. The showcase aims to cement the North as a hotbed of new creativity and exposes our talent to the world.
Northern Futures counterpoints and compliments more London based design initiatives. We are passionate about the North of England and proud to champion, and raise the profile of, emerging creative talent.
The 2014 showcase recognises and promotes the best emerging creative talent in the North of England through a curated exhibition at MADE NORTH gallery confirming the North as a hotbed of creativity. The exhibition is a lead in to the 2015 Northern Futures Awards which will form part of Sheffield Design Week in June.
Each year Northern Futures focuses on the following categories through either a curated showcase or awards:
Northern Futures is organised by MADE NORTH, providing a creative platform that actively encourages and promotes understanding of contemporary northern design with UK and international audiences.
MADE NORTH represents a network of designer/makers who we collaborate with to showcase the finest quality contemporary designs, materials, skills and products the north of England has to offer. We carefully curate our selection and seek out designer/makers and objects that illustrate a sense of place, personality and provenance from our region and its accepted values of industry, honesty, integrity and innovation.
Find out more at www.madenorth.co.uk
Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope
David Bunting and Peter M Kershaw
Duchy Parade Films
Left Eye Blind
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Comme Ca Art
Curator – Fine Art
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Walker Gallery (Liverpool)
Visual Arts Co-ordinator
Baltic Gallery (Gateshead)
BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank
Caroline Cooper Charles
Head of Creative Development
Warp X Ltd
Claire Spencer Cook
Senior producer / Curator
Producer and Creative Director
Made up North Productions
Northern Film School
Film producer & South Yorkshire Filmmakers’ Network director
BBC North/The Peoples Republic
Ben Kelly Studio
Moritz Waldemeyer Studio
Head of Curatorial
Jason Bruges Studio
FX Editor, X2 Editor
British Fashion Council
Tutor and designer
Central St Martins
The below images are taken from the exhibition hosted at the Civic.
Platform for northern Design & Craft
21 Brown Street
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