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Eight artists have been shortlisted for the second North-East Emerging Artist Award. The aim of the award is to showcase site-specific contemporary art in a historic context and to encourage emerging artists to develop proposals at Seaton Delaval Hall, one of the region’s most distinct historic settings. 

The selected artists are from all art forms including music and sound, theatre, film, fashion, literature and design, as well as fine art.  They have been presented with bursaries and mentoring to research and develop their proposals, which will be displayed in Seaton Delaval Hall’s grand stables in April and May of this year with visitors encouraged to vote for their favourites. 

The eight shortlisted artists are Sunderland-based Annabel Blackett a print and ceramics specialist; Gateshead’s Rachel Blackwell, a sculptor working primarily in metal and stone; Richard Eyers, a photographer from the Borders; Jacob Goff, a Northumbria University fashion graduate and designer; Wambui Hardcastle, a Newcastle-based performer, writer and director; Amy Jowett from Newcastle University, who uses new media to reimagine heritage sites; Luke McTaggart, an Amble-based painter and graduate of Northumbria University, and Corbridge-based Stevie Ronnie, who uses a diverse range of media and materials to explore language.

The shortlisted proposals will be on display at Seaton Delaval Hall from Wednesday 19th April until Sunday 14th May.  Following that, work from the first year’s three winners will be exhibited from Wednesday 17th May – Sunday 11th June. 

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