Our Selection Panel for 2021!
We’re thrilled to reveal our panellists for 2021, who have curated this year’s collection…
After pausing last year we are very excited to be back with a new collection, as usual our applications were open to all current University of the Arts London students, however a little different to previous years, this panel went online, spending the day looking at over 100 applications. Each collection is chosen by a panel of industry experts. The panel look through all submissions and provide feedback to everyone, which means that even if their application isn’t selected they still receive constructive comments.
Made in Arts London is proud to represent a fantastically diverse range of work including fine art, illustration, photography, fashion, homeware, video, performance, sculpture, installation and more! With each new collection we welcome around 40 new artists to join our creative cohort, with work launched online and displayed later this year, in our Annual Exhibition.
With that in mind, we are very excited to announce the second of this year’s panelists and someone who may be familiar to UAL students – Queer, Disabled interdisciplinary artist, Eleanor West!
Eleanor Louise West (She/They) is a Queer, Disabled interdisciplinary artist who’s practice explores queer experience via a variety of mediums. Mainly focusing on textiles, their practice is informed by activist history and domestic spaces. Having graduated from the BA Fine Art: Photography at Camberwell College of Arts in 2019, she now works as the elected Activities Officer for Arts Students’ Union.
We asked Eleanor why is supporting art students important to you?
There is an unhealthy environment within art schools that pit students against each other for the lure of future success, that then produces individualist and opportunist attitudes. The work that the Students’ Union does to create inclusive creative opportunities for the Students at the University of the Arts London, is crucial to challenge norms within the arts industry and gives direct support to emerging artists.
Throughout our time studying with UAL we are armed with creativity and critical thinking, art students are the future, and backing them to create change within not only the industry but in wider society has been one of my greatest pleasures of working with the Students’ Union.