Winner North East Emerging Artist Prize 2022
The North East Emerging Artist Prize is a collaboration between the National Trust at Seaton Delaval Hall and curator Matthew Jarratt. The prize was open to artists in or from the North East who were in the final year of their undergraduate degree, studying for a masters’ degree or who have graduated in the last three years. It was open to all artforms, including music/sound, theatre, film, literature and design, as well as fine art.
with two of the proposals to be realised and exhibited in the spring of 2023. Edmond developed a proposal for an outdoor art installation that was inspired by Vanbrugh's architecture of Seaton Delaval Hall.
‘Vanbrugh Croquet’ is an outdoor game for all ages which is simple and fun to play. The game involves hitting wooden balls with a mallet through a series of architectural ‘hoops’ that are inspired by Sir John Vanbrugh’s Seaton Delaval Hall architectural models. Vanbrugh Croquet will be located on the lawn where the South East wing of Seaton Delaval Hall stood before being destroyed by the great fire. The layout of the game will recreate this lost architecture in a miniaturised and interactive artwork. The architectural artworks will be constructed from sustainable wood materials and finished using a colourful palette.
Photos: Matthew Jarratt and Edmond Salter