Competition Entries

“I love the idea that when reading a

book, everyone’s experience of the

Characters is slightly different, we

end up placing our own knowledge

upon them” Holly Bagnall –

HollyBagnall@hotmail.com

“My concept is based on the merging of childhood and adulthood and how one is
desired by the other.” – Nick Kelly, Liverpool School of Art and Design

‘YOU ARE PORTRAIT‘  by Matthew Nevin, Artist of Irish and UK Performance, Installation and Video art group MART www.mart.ie

‘Finding the Inner Me in My Work’  by Matthew Nevin, Artist of Irish and UK Performance, Installation and Video art group MART www.mart.ie

‘The Stranger a performance held in Jackson Mississippi to pull the stranger out from everyone’  by Matthew Nevin, Artist of Irish and UK Performance, Installation and Video art group MART www.mart.ie

Zoya Byelovolova

“Spring…Thinking about Mari Lwyd, and how she would appear in May” Steffi Friederichs

Steffi Friederichs

‘Performance’ – M Carmen Garcia Santiago

‘chance‘ – M Carmen Garcia Santiago

M Carmen Garcia Santiago

Performance  – M Carmen Garcia Santiago


“I have taken the idea of having an audience as inspiration and I have created patterns based on the shapes or silhouettes audiences make. I’ve used a deep red paper to reference a theatre curtain and a gold paper to contrast and also to reflect dazzling costumes and lights.”
Stacey Knights  – smiley_stacey_59@hotmail.com


Christopher King
lemons1990@hotmail.co.uk
The inspiration for this piece was stage magicians and the elegance and mystery they create.

lucie van der elst, France

Bookmarks are an essential item when it comes to reading .

As a faithful companion, it accompanies the reader along his journey through the story, throughout his imagination.

I chose to work precisely on this notion of imagination, how things intricate and mix in the reader’s mind to create new stories, that sometimes lead the reader to side-tracking…

Saaya Kamita, London

These photos are taken in my home country, Japan, during summer dancing festival.
 I was inspired by Japanese traditional costumes and its vivid atmosphere.

Saaya Kamita, London

These photos are taken in my home country, Japan, during summer dancing festival.
 I was inspired by Japanese traditional costumes and its vivid atmosphere.

Saaya Kamita, London

THE INSPIRATION FOR MY DESIGN, IS EVERY PERFORMANCE HAS AN AUDIENCE.

THIS IS SHOWN WITH THE EYES (ALL EYES ON YOU).

EACH EYE CONVEYS THE PERSONS ASPIRATIONS TO BECOME A PERFORMER IN

SOME SHAPE OR FORM.

Elizabeth Rogers, Liverpool

Night Lights

ANNA-MARIA VAGIANOU

Alexandru Coman, Romania

Being: Watching the Watchers, Viñales, Cuba
 Danie Croft

Be Somebody Else: Imagining the Real
Danie Croft

Becoming: Abstracting from the real; tadpoles dancing.
Danie Croft

 The bookmark is actually a frame of a video I made using data from a motion captured performer. Two splines gravitate towards data points captured from a dancer in a balletic display generated by the computer but controlled by the performance.
Here’s the link of the video: http://vimeo.com/23409411
Chris Davenport, CPD Studio, London
The Energy and Beauty of Dance
Daniella Callow, Cardiff

My inspiration for this design came from local street dance performances though a variety of groups / peopls and cultures.

Aristi Fournari 

Ever read a book or watched a performance that seems never-ending? Inspired by seemingly never-ending music and biographies.  However what is comforting about this repetitive stuff is that it reminds me again and again that it is all about life.
Lee Xiao Ya Marie, Singapore –  miyabi_artsy@hotmail.com

A tribute to Pina Bausch for revealing the world of expressive dance to the world.  The bookmark shows examples of her artworks that juxtapose human desires (life) and landscapes of emptiness (death) both intimate and surreal. 
Lee Xiao Ya Marie, Singapore –  miyabi_artsy@hotmail.com
Inspired by Philip Glass’ repetitive music that evokes different meaning when played over and over again.  The lines, colours and forms mimick a landscape while resonating with subtle changes in tones and the speed of the song ‘Glassworks’
Lee Xiao Ya Marie, Singapore – miyabi_artsy@hotmail.com


These images came out of a project I did with friend and fellow artist, Sophie Lewis, who is the featured femme fatale in the image. Our project explored women who sang the Blues, our shared mixed-ethnicity, dialogues about missing fathers, doppelgangers and feminism. We performed as Blues’ Sisters and recorded the song ‘Sister’ from the film The Colour Purple. These images blend the masquerade and illusion of our performance project.
The bookmark on the left is an accidental image, born out of two separate projects, Hidden Workshop and Blues Sisters, came together to present a mix of masquerade and myth, with strange strains of ‘Leda and the Swan’ running through it. I also liked the opposing views, one image is looking forward and the other is looking back. In bookmark format, the two women, engage both the viewer, or reader of the book, and also look back, as if into the narrative of the book.

Leah Crossley, Cardiff
These images began life as a documentary photograph for an exploration given by Richard Gough at The Directors’ Forum: The Six Senses of the Director (April 2010). Workshop participants explored aspects of “Being There,” which reminded me of the fifteen minute ‘Screen tests’ that Andy Warhol did at The Factory; sitting in front of an audience and being as neutral as possible, imposing an authority over the audience, in subtle, magical and often enigmatic ways that they themselves (the performers) were, sometimes, unaware of portraying. The narrative of ‘The Portrait’ ran throughout the workshop, and I took this idea and expanded it, playing with ideas of both the painted portrait and the photographic portrait; the public expression and the private intimation.Leah Crossley, Cardiff
The Directors’ Forum: The Six Senses of the Director (April 2010). inspired an image series called ‘The Hidden Workshop,’. These images began life as a documentary photograph for an exploration given by director Ruth Kanner and members of her company.  As an outside-eye at this event, looking and listening and learning, I decided that I wanted to infuse the documentary images with elements of what I had seen, (over)-heard or sensed. In contrast to the gravity of a straight-documentary image, I strived to fuse live-event with residues of dialogue, memory, theme and metaphors explored within the workshops themselves. To add to this, I also strived to bring a sense of tactility and electric-frisson, which was palpable throughout the Forum’s hotbed of creative explorations, laboratories and presentations.  These images endeavor to represent the sensual or visceral-body, in a specific time and place (April 2010), as well as a transitory-body, almost like a body or painting of air.

Leah Crossley, Cardiff

These five floral bookmarks are based on and inspired by the filigree designs in old theatres.  I wanted o create a bookmark using bright colours and with ornate patterns that would entice people to use it.

Natasha Mann, London

A bookmark using the black silhouettes of four performers striking different poses

Natasha Nann, London

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