Zealous Stories: Craft winner, Steven Edwards, aims to share the material / maker relationship with the viewer by creating work that emphasizes implied movement. Fascinated by process-led making, he uses traditional techniques to explore unanticipated outcomes.
Zealous Stories: Illustration winner, Sonia Alins, is focused on the creation of art with a poetic narrative. Sonia's aim, is that through the relationship between the figures and aquatic medium, the viewer can experience the soul, emotion and energy of the character.
On a quest to rediscover her creativity, Zealous Stories: Short Story winner, Catherine Sleeman, is an experimental writer and dancer. Catherine is interested in the connection that can be formed between words and movement. Her work, Chemistry, delves into the intricacies of a married couple’s complex relationship.
Zealous Stories: Print winner, Carol Wyss, adopts the human skeleton as the framework through which she examines the relationship of human structures to their surroundings. Through her methodical search for what holds things together, Carol broadens the possibilities for interpretation.
Artist and Illustrator Lewis Darley is the winner of the Cass Art Award and the Batsford Prize 2019. His winning project "Dirt" is a graphic novel which explores the whimsical tale of Percy and Sue as they navigate a series of unusual predicaments.
In 2014, Zealous Stories: Drawing winner, Lee John Phillips realised the potential of his late grandfather’s shed as a creative resource. Ensnared by the miscellaneous trinkets that he uncovered, Lee has dedicated his time to meticulously cataloguing the jam jars, screws, nuts and bolts that were left behind.
Zealous Stories: Digital winners, Andrej Boleslavský and Mária Júdová have been investigating the creative potential of technology for over a decade. Their work combines the exploration of technologically informed dance practices with participatory performances, body movement, time and space.
Introducing four illustrators on Zealous who consistently produce engaging work and seamlessly merge illustration with storytelling. These artists share an inviting playful aesthetic, illuminating familiar themes encountered in everyday life.