For the final instalment of Melanie’s visits to Creative Enterprise Week events, Melanie attended the Creative Enterprise Week Awards Ceremony.
The event aims celebrates the incredibly talented alumni of the University of The Arts London, those who are following in the steps of fellow successful artists and UAL graduates such as Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum and David Nash.
After graduating it is hard to know what to do next, so the CEW Awards Ceremony celebrated the graduates who have made projects by following their own initiative. Prize winners included entrepreneurs, designers, social media agencies, art collectives and entertainers.
I found the awards ceremony particularly inspiring. As a recent UAL graduate, I realised very quickly that I was going to have to create my own opportunities. My (little) success so far has come from creating my own exhibitions with Space Is Ace (a cosmological art collective I started with three other MA Art and Science graduates) and the London Alternative Photography Collective, a forum I started so that alternative photographers could share ideas and processes easily at monthly meetings.
I thought that the awards ceremony really reflected UAL’s commitment to the success of their graduates, as winners were awarded with tailored prizes such as MooCards and specialized mentorships, as well as cash and Ipads.
Here are some runners-up that I thought deserved a special mention…
I thought Antithesis were particularly cool, due to their excellent styling, photography and sustainable working values.
Goodwin makes amazing sculptural leather accessories, and then photographs them beautifully.
The winners of this years Creative Enterprise Week are as follows;
The Salad Days Pop-Up Shop by Zoe Tynan-Campbell
Ethical Or Social Enterprise:
Jordi Ruiz Cirera
I Owe Youth
Hopefully, next year Space Is Ace will be in the running!