Emery Prize 2021
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Emery Prize 2021. This year the committee were impressed with all the entries and we want thank all the Ruskin students who submitted their work.
The winner of the
Emery Prize 2021
Deshna Shah is a multi-media artist based in Manchester and London, whose work seeks to address her complex relationship to location, culture and belonging. Deshna uses her work to question the residual impacts of relocation, judgement and the unspoken especially within the South Asian diaspora. Living with dyslexia, she combines Hindi, Gujarati, and English within her artwork, sometimes transformed into her 'Twilight Language'. Her enigmatic alphabet is used to narrate personal and social stories. Her practice offers up a method of healing through participation and visual imagery. Her work fluidly meets at the crossroads of installation, dance, performance, filmmaking, new media, and critical theory. Deshna has recently completed a BFA at the Ruskin.
Portraits: What you lookin' at?
Explore our collection with our new online exhibition Portraits: What you lookin' at? Discover paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings which depicture figures and faces. Some of the sitters stare out of the frame, looking back at the viewer. Others are seemingly unaware they are being watched, captured unawares. Online now, with more chapters to come shortly.
an online exhibition
Discover Collection Favourites
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While the gallery remains closed to the public, we are delighted to offer digital access to our collection on display. We have continued the Collection Favourites display, incorporating favourites selected by the governing committee of JCR students and Pembroke College staff.
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The gallery is currently closed to the public until further notice
This is in response to government advice regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community is of paramount importance to us. We are unsure of when we will be able to open again, but hope you will continue supporting us. We look forward to being able to welcome visitors back to the gallery. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when we reopen. In the meantime our website and social media channels have some great content for you to discover. We are contactable on our email email@example.com and will try to answer any enquiries as soon as possible.
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