26th February 2020
Former Art & Design student Emma Crockatt has returned to York College to exhibit her collages, inspired by seasons, nature and simple every day events. Emma is showing eighteen painted collages alongside her most recent collaboration with York based artist Tessa Layzelle.
Emma makes small hand painted collages using cut paper shapes and motifs that conjure her own visual world. In addition to her collages, Emma enjoys exploring how her work can be translated into functional items through different mediums including ceramics and more recently textiles.
Tessa makes one of a kind appliqué quilts. Her current focus is creating sustainable, usable artworks for the home by combining her self-taught traditional quilting methods with her training in fine art. Tessa has designed for projects at Nottingham Contemporary, Hackney Draper, Pantoufle and Misha & Puff.
Together, they have taken Emma’s designs and turned these into functional appliqué quilts that can be used as wall hangings or homewares.
Emma Crockatt completed the Art Foundation Diploma at York College in 2004 and progressed to Goldsmiths in London to study a BA in Art History, and then completed an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Art in 2013.
Since graduating, Emma has continued to develop her personal work through collaboration. She has created editorial work for Anorak magazine and German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, designed an interactive Children’s exhibition with American art educator Ryan Trott, and has an ongoing relationship with American clothing company Misha and Puff.
Collages exhibition runs until 18th March 2020 in the York College Gallery.