When: 16-22 March 2011

Where: New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Visit New Munich Trade Fair Centre’s website Times: 9:00 to 18:00 daily Tickets: Day ticket: €12,50
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11 UK makers will be exhibiting work at the highly acclaimed Talente exhibition, part of the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades in Munich. In existence since 1980 and held annually, Talente is one of Europe’s most prestigious showcases for emerging talent in the areas of design, technology and craft.

The Crafts Council has once again acted as mentor for the Talente exhibition, encouraging selected makers to apply for this prestigious competition, which reflects high quality talent put forward via a network of mentors from all over the world.

Participants showcased are selected by a European jury and are of a high standard reflecting the ideas of young people with an experimental approach to materials and craft techniques. It offers a European platform enabling new makers to launch their creative careers to the wider European market.

General Information

Since 1979 the Talente organisers have collaborated with training institutions, academies, universities and arts and crafts organisations throughout the world, who put forward their nation’s best people for the competition. The Crafts Council has once again acted as mentor, encouraging selected makers to apply to exhibit recent work at Talente 2011. The world-wide network assures a unique view of trends and questions which concern young people in arts and crafts, making visitors aware of trends and currents, and of the coming generation of designer makers and inventors. The selected UK exhibitors for 2011 are:

Farrah Al-Dujaili – Jewellery – http://farrahal-dujaili.blogspot.com
Abigail Brown – Silverware – www.abigailbrown.co.uk
Eleanor Bolton – Jewellery – www.eleanorbolton.com
Madeleine Harris – Jewellery – www.maddieharris.co.uk
Kathryn Hinton – Silverware – www.kathrynhinton.com
Rosanna Martin – Ceramics – www.craftmaker.co.uk/rosannamartin
Egle Petrauskaite – Printed Textiles – www.eglepetrauskaite.com
Idun Sira – Ceramics – http://idunsira.com
Li-Chu Wu – Jewellery – http://lichuwu1226.blogspot.com
Emma Yeo – Multi Media Textiles – www.emmayeo.com
Xiaorui Zhang – Jewellery – http://debby0628.blogspot.com

The International Trade Fair is also home to Schmuck; the forum for contemporary jewellery which enjoys an international reputation, Exempla; a showcase of around 25 international contributors demonstrating live workshops and Meister der Moderne; a presentation of the very best in contemporary craft and design, from around the world.

For further information please contact Sarah Turner

Venue Information

International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades/Internationale Handwerksmesse
New Munich Trade Fair Centrevia: UK Crafts Council