news 15 Oct 2021

EMERGE Showcase

EMERGE residents will feature in a week-long showcase from the 15th-22nd October 2021, based at Sion Hill. The week will kick off with a celebration evening on the 15th of October from 5:30 pm, with a chance to meet the residents and speak to them about their work. From then there will be opportunities to take a tour of the residents’ work in the Sion Hill Gallery space, as well as access to open studios, bookable workshops, In Conversation with talks and other events throughout the week.

There is also the opportunity to book to explore the space at your own leisure from the 18th-22nd October through EMERGE opens studios, allowing visitors to speak to residents in their natural habitat. Upstairs, in the Sion Hill Gallery, the showcase exhibition will continue all week for you to enjoy.

EMERGE launched in the Autumn of 2020 through a partnership between Bath Spa University’s Careers and Employability Department with Santander Universities and is a unique multidisciplinary creative practice studio for Bath Spa University alumni who have graduated within the last two years. EMERGE is a creative incubator, designed to help emerging talent through giving vital space, support, and time.

This incubator focuses on enabling collaboration, collisions, and opportunity; bringing together creative practice across four disciplines – art, design, music, and performance and creative media – all to work alongside and with each other. A collective made up of 30 residents, 5 creative mentors (who are established creatives within BANES and work alongside our residents) and 3 dedicated members of the University’s Careers and Employability team, EMERGE aims to give meaningful support at a pivotal time with an individual’s career pathway, bridging the gap between University and the professional world.

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Tickets for the showcase available here.