Work by alumni and BA Fine Art students selected for this year’s Ones to Watch exhibition

BA Fine Art students Naeema Abed and Lucy Cunningham have been selected to show their work at the Ones to Watch 2018 exhibition which opened this month at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds.

Now in its fifth year, this annual exhibition showcases work by 35 emerging artists and makers from across Yorkshire, using methods including painting, sculpture, textiles, graphics, film, photography, ceramics, jewellery, performance, installation, drawing and printmaking.

The exhibition also includes work by alumni who graduated in 2017: Louis Pawlett (MA Fine Art) and Lee Kay-Barry (BA Fine Art).

Naeema Abed, a final year student from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, said:

“I am very excited to have been selected to exhibit at Sunny Bank Mills alongside other local artists. It’s a great opportunity to see my work in a new context and gain feedback and exposure before the Fine Art Degree Show and graduation.

“I will be showing a video piece that highlights the communicative abilities of the hands in combination with sound to create an experience of discomfort, anxiety and unease and I am looking forward to seeing it interact with the space.”

An event on the evening of Friday 9 March will give people the opportunity to meet the artists and celebrate the opening of the exhibition. Ones to Watch continues to 15 April in the Gallery and Pop Up Shop in the Sandsgate Building at Sunny Bank Mills.

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is an art, design and culture space housed in a light and tranquil old cloth warehouse in Farsley, Leeds. The Gallery is the creative hub of the Mill and the local community, playing host to a rolling exhibition programme of art by local artists, supporting the performing-arts and concerts within the mill spaces and providing a venue to hire for small events.