We recently enjoyed a fantastic piece of coverage in PrimeResi, that took a closer look at our exciting collaboration with the Young Artist Partnership!

Those of you who keep a close eye on the capital’s contemporary art scene may already be familiar with the Young Artist Partnership (YAP). 

But for the uninitiated among you, YAP was first established by Annabel Seal and Louisa Higgs. The pair felt that art students were leaving higher education with precious little guidance on just what the next steps of their career should be. They sought to fill this void in three key ways: mentoring from existing successful artists, attracting art collectors and curating exhibitions.

The Elsworthy Collection

Elsworthy Collection exterior photography

YAP has had this unique opportunity to curate an exhibition showcasing Young Artist Partnership – YAP’s latest crop of fledgling painters, sculptors and makers together with guest artists.

This has been a great collaboration with Finkernagel Ross and Beaubridge and we had an amazing turn out for the Private View before the lockdown. The exhibition now continues by prior appointment. It is wonderful to have this open space available for artworks when galleries have been closed together with the experience of a living gallery.

YAP are also donating 10% of sales to St Mungo’s charity for the homeless in the UK.

Artists to watch: 

Lily Rigby

Brighton born Lily Rigby is drawn to the land, the sea and the sky and her paintings exist somewhere in the space between abstract and figurative connecting the emotional journey of the artists with that of the viewer.

Jessica Gale 

Tilly Carter's work explores the relationship between mundane reality and fantasy; a subject that has long captured her curiosity. Through varied mediums and a playful notion of escapism, she ‘explores the shifting space between internal and external existence’.

Fleur Simon’s epoxy resin tablets & the Chelsea Potter ceramics complementing each other

Fleur Simon and the Chelsea Potter

Fleur Simon

Fleur’s epoxy resin tablets aim to visualise internal landscapes of loss through abstraction and deceptions of space. The fluidity of the material and pouring method envision the nature of emotion.

The Chelsea Potter

Designer and maker Jago Poynter, after a degree in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design uses form and colour and the existential quality of an object to create a key simplicity in his contemporary work whilst moving between London and Jingdezhen.

Harry Godman-Dorrington

Harry Godman-Dorrington

Harry is a woodworker from the South Downs. He loves the versatility of wood and knowing that is locally and responsibly resourced. Seeing how the attributes of each different type of wood lends itself best to the project in hand.

Follow @yap_art Instagram to see how our artists are coping in isolation.

About the development

The new build comprises 6 luxurious properties spread across 3 buildings; 18 Elsworthy road, 20 Elsworthy Road and 15 Elsworthy Rise, all set within the Primrose Hill Conservation area. The façade replicates the charming architecture of the area, and is complemented by beautiful and dramatic interiors, filled with light and space and finished to a very high specification.

Painting by Melissa Matthews in The Elsworthy Collection maisonette reception room

Jonathan Seal, of Beaubridge comments: “Key to me, right from the very start of the process of developing the Elsworthy Collection, was to create interesting and imaginative apartments that created a juxtaposition between the replicated 1880’s Arts and Crafts exterior and the new contemporary apartments on the inside.”

Those of you with a subscription to PrimeResi can read their article in full here.