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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Emerging Artist Programme

We are excited to announce three new artists to Orleans House Gallery as part of the 2021 – 2022 Emerging Artists programme, which will take place in the Stables Gallery between 9 October to spring 2022. The programme supports early-career artists in the first 10 years of development and provides an opportunity to propel themselves into the world of commercial art, and to sustain their career going forward. 

75 artists and collectives put forward a huge array of ideas for exhibitions, from all over the world. Our Stables Gallery will be filled with textiles, film, sculpture and more, and will take all of us through stories of identity, isolation brought about by Covid and complex stories of ancestry. The gallery will feel vibrant, so we thank the artists for putting their projects to us, we hope you will spend time with the artists work and discover powerful voices, new to Richmond.   

Llinos Owen

Website: Llinos Owen

Llinos Owen is a Welsh textiles artist currently based in South London. Having recently graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) with a BA in Fine Art, Llinos has developed her textile practice in rug pulling and hand embroidery and haexhibited work across the UK.

Her work currently explores identity and the female figure with connection to her own memories, anxieties and personal life experiences. Her resulting tapestries encompass both autobiographical and story-telling characteristics, encouraging onlookers to view each hanging as alternative forms of self-portraiture. 

Sophie Gresswell

Website: Sophie Gresswell

Sophie Gresswell is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores identity and belonging.

She is interested in creating accessible work which opens a dialogue with the public. Most recently she has focused on reflections of her own mixed heritage and wider conversations around race, history, wellbeing and belonging.  

Her recent work includes: writing, animating and starring in the short arts film ‘Where are you from?’ BBC Arts – New Creatives, Where Are You From?, commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the New Creatives programme. The film was first shown on BBC 4 in March 2020 and has since been featured in the Fringe of Colour arts festival and on Apple TV as part of the British Urban Film Festival. 

Emma Jude

Website: Emma Jude

Emma Jude is a working geologist alongside her practice as a landscape artist. She draws her subject matter and themes from her extensive national and international fieldwork. She is specifically interested in integrating the unique ‘way of seeing’ that comes from a scientist’s eye on the landscape with the process of observational drawing and painting. 

She explores this through figurative landscape paintings and drawings in a range of scales, often as very large metre-scale observational charcoal drawings.