Emerging Contemporaries | 2020

6 February - 21 March 2020

Rosie Armstrong | Oliver Chiswell | Angela Coleman | Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett | Krystal Hurst | Abbey Jamieson | Jenni Kemarre Martiniello | Georgia Larsen | Daniel Leone | Bethany Lick | Katie McAuliffe | Cam Michael | Kristina Neumann | Annie Parnell | Samuel Raddol | George Shvili | Beverly Smith | Lynette Talbot | Kazu Quill | Megan Wilkinson | Chi Yusuf

Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early-career artists. This exhibition plays a pivotal role in supporting and transitioning artists into professional practice and placing Australian artists in view of the national cultural collecting institutions, business and industry, and audience.

We're always looking for new talent to nurture and add to our Craft ACT community. We have an Emerging Contemporaries Award that we give to emerging talent from a number of sources: Sturt School, Canberra Potters, University of Canberra, and of course, the ANU School of Art + Design.

Our top picks for this year from ANU School of Art + Design

Ceramics: Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett and Annie Parnell
Glass: Bethany Lick and Megan Wilkinson
Gold and Silversmithing: Kristina Neumann
Textiles: Rosie Armstrong and Angela Coleman 
Design: Georgia Larsen

They join our other exciting selections: 

Canberra Potters Society: Abbey Jamieson and Daniel Leone
University of Canberra: Katie McAuliffe, George Shvili and Oliver Chiswell
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT): Cam Michael
Sturt School for Wood: Chi Yusuf and Kazu Quill

Exhibition opening: Thursday 6 February 2020, 6pm.

Cover photo: George Shvili, AWRY. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. 
Above photo: Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett, ceramic works. Photo: John Daly.