The 8 female artists to know now
In this world of mass production, big brands, CGI and 3D printing, creativity is, shall we say, losing its personal touch.
But Clerkenwell Design Week, the design festival celebrating exceptional craftsmanship from around the world, has, thankfully, shaken things up a little. This year's programme is a 'journey-of-discovery', curated not around price point but around substance – taking into account, above all, the underlying skills, connoisseurship and innovation of independent makers working across the creative industry today.
In celebration of such a brilliant initiative, we've scouted out the outstanding female artists, designers and makers you should have on your radar.
One woman connects Beyoncé, the 2012 Olympics, Carey Mulligan and a whole host of contemporary theatre blockbusters: Es Devlin. Olivier-winning stage designer Es Devlin has shifted the typical dynamic of backstage creatives to become as high profile as the performers on her stages.
Whether designing for Lady Gaga's latest world tour, creating immersive installations for the V&A or kinetic sculptures for solo art shows, Devlin's sets are show-stopping.
Winner of the Panerai London Design Medal in 2017, Devlin is now one of the most-sought after stage-set designers in the world.