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Talents’ Archive Sketchbook Project and Festival

We curated the first global archive of sketchbooks – filled by the newest and most talented graduate artists and designers – and a two-day festival to celebrate its launch, along with a programme of varied workshops.


In partnership with Onassis Cultural Centre, we initiated the world’s first cultural centre-hosted sketchbook archive, working with numerus art and design schools globally to find the 200 most compelling artists to take part.


The two-day launch festival featured a variety of workshops and activities designed to appeal to all audiences. From career advice to young visual artists and screen printing to animation and life drawing workshops, the festival offered an opportunity for visitors to engage directly, while also generating exposure for the wider exhibition and archive.


London College of Communication (UK), Wimbledon College of Arts (UK), Camberwell School of Art (UK), Kingston University (UK), Royal College of Art (UK), London College of Fashion (UK), Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (UK), University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Salford (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Liverpool School of Art and Design (UK), Glasgow School of Art (UK), University of Brighton (UK), Sheffield Institute of Arts (UK), University of Portsmouth (UK), Norwich University of the Arts (UK), Gachon University (Korea), Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux University (France), School of Visual Arts in New York (USA), Parsons The New School for Design (USA), Rhode Island School of Design (USA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA), Savannah College of Art and Design (USA), Yale University School of Art (USA), University of Cape Town (USA), Fashion Institute of Technology (USA), Moore College of Art & Design (USA), Art Center College of Design (USA), Ringling School of Art and Design (USA), School of Visual Arts (SVA) (USA), Maryland Institute College of Art (USA), MOME (Hungary), Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Sweden), University of the Arts (Finland), ÉCAL (Switzerland), Vakalo School of Art and Design (Athens), Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Sweden), Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norway), Australian National University (Australia), Emily Carr University (Canada), The FH Aachen – Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Nurnberg (Germany), University of Nicolai Copernicus (Poland), Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo (Italy), Ballyfermot College of Further Education (Ireland), Mersin University (Turkey).

  • The first archive of sketchbooks ever to be initiated by a cultural centre
  • 1100 portfolios reviewed
  • 200 artists selected
  • Participants from 30 countries

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