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Zizzi seeks fresh art talent

— April 2012

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Artist Natasha Law at work on  a plate. Image courtesy Zizzi

Artist Natasha Law turns restaurants into  art galleries

 Zizzi Italian restaurants offer undiscovered artists a unique canvas... their plates


Artist Natasha Law has launched a nationwide initiative to discover the best, freshest and most exciting undiscovered art talent in the UK to win a novel gallery space for their art... Zizzi dining plates.

One winning artist will see his or her design produced on plates which will be used and sold in Zizzi’s 121 restaurants across the UK. The artist will receive a royalty from every plate purchased. As well as this the winning artist will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by Natasha. She will be able give them top advice on how to make it in the industry and a valuable insight into life as a successful artist.

The competition is part of Zizzi’s Fresh Talent programme, which now provides opportunities for talented individuals across all disciplines – art, textiles, ceramics, food innovation and even music through Zizzi Sessions.

Natasha is the first mentor to be working with Zizzi to help find and offer guidance to the best undiscovered creative individuals in the UK. The winner will become part of the chain’s creative collective, already 50 strong, and will have their talent showcased in all the Zizzi restaurants.

Natasha Law commented: ‘I’m incredibly excited to be working with Zizzi on their Fresh Talent campaign. Starting a career as an artist in such a competitive industry is a real challenge and we’ll be working together to discover some great raw talent and offering them my experience and advice. We’ll be giving the winning artist the chance to showcase and sell their work in restaurants across the country, which is such a fantastic opportunity to get their work out and seen... Let the search commence…’

Natasha herself will also be creating a limited edition, bespoke design for Zizzi, which will be produced and sold in selected Zizzi restaurants nationwide, along with the winner’s design. Proceeds from Natasha’s limited edition design will be going to The Prince’s Trust.

The competition will ask applicants from all over the UK to demonstrate a passion for art, as well as a flair and talent for the discipline. The finalists will submit their best work,  which will be judged by Natasha. She will be looking for work that meets the brief ‘deliciously stylish’ and will  advise the finalists on how to finesse their final designs.

The competition, which launches today, is open to anyone who has a passion for, and is eager to build a career in art.  To enter, just log onto the Zizzi website. The deadline for applications is 6 June 2012.

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