Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Shortlist

The following artists will be invited to present their projects to the judges, who will choose five overall winners: four artists from the UK and one artist living in Ireland.

2016 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Shortlist:

United Kingdom

Aleksandra Bilic - And I Looked At The Wolves, a documentary/drama hybrid exploring exile and culture shock from mine and my father’s experiences when refugees. (Film Production)

Caitlin MacLeod - The Coterie, creation of company 'The Coterie' to commission and develop four new plays, providing a unique structure for female writers exploring daring ideas. (Theatre & Comedy)

Craig Bush - Some Of Its Parts, a webpage where the audience can watch film of performances and shorter films that investigate what went in to making them. (Film Production)

Felicity Hammond - Simulated Ruins, photographic installations which challenge the use of simulated imagery of ‘luxury living’ in areas of urban decay. (Visual Arts)

Jasdeep Singh Degun - Debut album. (Music)

May Sumbwanyambe - Climate Change Opera, co-created 15 minute operas featuring BAME characters, affirming positive change. (Theatre & Comedy)

Omari Carter - Vibradance Cinema, an immersive ‘vibrotactile’ screendance installation made with motion capture technology. (Dance)

Ruaidhri Ryan - Paris Syndrome, an exhibition of films exploring experiences of authenticity and inauthenticity. (Visual Arts)

Sabrina Shirazi - OPUS, a live performance to unite sound, image and taste. (Creative Producing)

Sarah Grant - The Magic Word, an animation about a girl, Even, and her relationship with books throughout her life. (Film Production)

Yinka Ayinde - Kenan & Kel, a three episode series live stage adaptation of the 90s TV comedy show Kenan & Kel.

Ireland

Aideen McCole - The City As…, a design exhibition which explores design in Dublin between 2008 and 2015, the time of the biggest economic recession Ireland has ever faced. (Creative Producing)

Cameron McCauley - Little Islands, a show suffused with sound design that explores memory and how we fetishise it. (Theatre & Comedy)

Cliodhna Timoney - DYNAMO, a pop-up gallery in Galway city centre with a belief centred on materiality, colour and drawing. (Visual Arts)

Colm McNally - Beautiful Cities: Scenographic Installation, a large-scale theatrical installation with rhythmic performance elements that mirror the beats of a metropolis. (Theatre & Comedy)

Gearoid O'Dea - The Have, the Had, and the Should, street installation of eight large scale original drawings and sculpture exploring how mental health can fuse with creative practice. (Visual Arts)


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