The works in this collection consciously and unconsciously explore subtle contrasts. Contrasts between daybreak and nightfall, stasis and flow; the works mix rough surfaces with smooth curved lines, explore culture and community in otherwise cold industrial settings and give an atmosphere to lonely domestic scenes. All of the works capture these contrasts and translate them back to the viewer - drawing them in and prompting them to find out more.
Meet the panel behind this year's collection:
Asma Istwani - Asma (she/her) is a mixed-media artist, workshop facilitator and producer from London who is also the founder of RIOT SOUP, an art collective for global majority women artists.
Lyla Maeve - Lylani Devorah aka Lyla Maeve (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, currently working for conscious creative studio KIND. Last year, they graduated from D&AD’s prestigious Shift night school, and they are also known for their frequent creative collaborations with The HudsonBec Group, Theatre Weekly and queer venue The Glory.
Ellie Short- Ellie (she/her) studied Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance at London College of Fashion and was the 22/23 Union Affairs Officer at University of the Arts London Students’ Union, a role dealing with university-wide affairs. She says: ‘My main focus this year has been working on making UAL more inclusive and accessible, especially for disabled students. I organised Disabled History Month which included the Through Our Senses exhibition, a multi-sensory exploration of living with disability.’ During the role, Ellie also worked on projects to improve mental health support at the university and reduce isolation felt by disabled students.
The Space Between is on display at TM Lighting Gallery 8th until 28th September 2023, weekdays, 10am - 5pm, to book your free visit please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our 11th Annual Catalogue here.