Emerge 2021 recipients announced
We're thrilled to announce the recipients of this years Emerge award!
Congratulations to Rachel Lucy Shnapp and Sian Yeshe Blackburn for being awarded this years Emerge award.
Both visual artists will receive mentorship from professional experienced artists over the next 6 month period and will be awarded a bursary of £1000 to create new work and take part in Spring Fling Open Studios 2021. We're excited to see how their practices will progress over the next year and look forward to seeing the resulting works.
Rachel Lucy Shnapp
Rachel graduated from University of Glasgow with a MA in Philosophy and English Literature and having worked within the film industry for a number of years, is looking to hone her creative practice within visual art film. She is based in Moniaive and will be mentored by Mark Lyken with additional support from Colin Tennant and Saskia Coulson (CT Productions).
Sian Yeshe Blackburn
Sian works in film and digital media and since graduating from a MA creative practice course from the University of Cumbria in 2020 has been keen to further explore the rural culture of Southern Scotland through documentary work. She is based in Langholm and will be mentored by John Wallace with additional support from Colin Tennant and Saskia Coulson (CT Productions).
Emerge 2021 is funded by the Holywood Trust, Creative Scotland and the Archie Sutter Watt Trust.