Emerge 2020 Recipients and Mentors Announced


Our Emerge 2020 programme has officially begun!

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Our Emerge 2020 programme has officially begun!

For 2020, we have awarded three Emerge Young Artist Bursaries, including a new bursary for emerging artists and makers of any age (supported by Creative Scotland). We are pleased to welcome our three Emerge recipients, Izzy Leach, Sophie Jarzyna & Blossom McCuaig, who will work with a fantastic team of mentors over the next 8 months developing their practice and taking part in Spring Fling.

Blossom McCuaig
Blossom graduated from Lancaster University with a BA English Literature & Philosophy. She is based in Dumfries, doing illustration, installation, painting, drawing, printmaking, murals and street art. She will be mentored by Emma Varley, Lucy MacLeod and Mark Zygadlo.

Sophie Jarzyna
Sophie is a self-taught potter from Langholm (with a studio in neigbouring Claygate). She completed an Art & Design Foundation Diploma at Cumbria Institute of the Arts and will be mentored by Chris Taylor and Clare Dawdry.

Izzy Leach
Izzy studied Communication Design (Photography) at Glasgow School of Art. Based in Kirkcudbright, she is a photographer and filmmaker. She will be mentored by CT Productions (Colin Tennant & Saskia Coulson) and Kim Ayres.  

We're looking forward to seeing what's to follow!

Emerge 2020 is supported by The Holywood Trust and Creative Scotland. 

The find out more about the Emerge programme, visit the Emerge project page.