Graduate Award Scheme 2019
We are delighted to welcome Leah Earnshaw as our first ever recipient of the Compass Graduate Award Scheme. She's written a few words about her experiences so far...
"My name is Leah Earnshaw and I am a recent graduate from the BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance course at Leeds Beckett University. I am interested in developing durational work which is based around social, economic and environmental issues which are rarely discussed or reported on by media outlets. For my most recent piece of work I performed ‘The Genes of Jeans’ at Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus. The performance spanned across 4 days as part of the Lift Off festival and creative arts festival Beyond. I was undertaking the task of unpicking the stitching of denim jeans, in representation of Bangladeshi garment workers. My main focus is on socially engaged practice and I’m interested in connecting with my audiences and relaying my research to educate and provoke discussion amongst them. Through the Compass Graduate Award, I have already had the honour of being able to meet artists such as Scottee and Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala from ZU-UK. I’m very excited to continue working with Compass Live Art to broaden my knowledge and experiences within the art world."