Ones to Watch 2021

Sat 1 May - Sun 6 Jun 2021

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery off Farsley Town Street
LS28 5UJ

Drop-in event Offline Visual art


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Free entry, just drop in.

About the event

Ones to Watch returns to the Gallery for 2021, showcasing some of the most exciting, emerging talent Yorkshire has to offer. The exhibition brings together work by artists from across disciplines, from painting to sculpture, film, photography, ceramics, design and more. Strong themes have emerged from the selection this year; with artists exploring ideas around identity, portraiture, lockdown, time, locality, craft and technology. Ones to Watch provides a unique platform to discover and experience the work of Yorkshire’s graduate artists during the coronavirus pandemic, when many degree shows may not be accessible.

To coincide with the main exhibition, Ones to Watch will also have an Online Exhibition, featuring extra work and information about the artists.

Amy Guo, Aniela Preston, Cameron Lings, Emerson Pullman, Glen Ogden, Grace Murphy, Hang Zhang, Hugh Roberts, Jay Villacci, Jenny Brown, Jioni Warner, Katherine James, Katie Dickinson, Lewis Andrews, Lynne Barker, Maria Sappho, Megan Dalton, Megan Milner, Meri Croft, Mia Symonds, Milly Parker, Ruby Plank, Sally Barton, Sam Mitchell, Samuel Price, Sarah Cawthray, Sasha Napoli, Shania De Souza, Sonia Moran, Steven Wood, Will Hudson, Yasmin Lari.

This year’s exhibition was selected by Jane Bhoyroo (Yorkshire Sculpture International), Hannah Obee (Harewood House) and Catriona McAra (Curator at Leeds Arts University) along with the Sunny Bank Mills team.

Prizes this year will include: Ones to Watch Judges Prize (Money and Residency), Ones to Watch People’s Choice (voted for by Gallery visitors), and additional Ones to Watch Studio Residencies providing free studio space and access to facilities for a month. Selected prizewinners will also get a years membership to Curatorspace.

All of the artists are 2020 graduates or current students, living in Yorkshire or studying here. Schools include; The University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University, Leeds Beckett University, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Huddersfield, York St John University, MIMA School of Art and Design (Teesside University), York College, Staffordshire University,Goldsmiths University, Nottingham Trent University, and Chelsea College of Arts (UAL).

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Free to attend. Closed on Mondays.

  • Accessible toilet
  • Blue-badge parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Wheel-chair access

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