Zizzi plates up winners
1 August, 2012
Zizzi has announced the winners of its competition encouraging budding artists to design a plate for its restaurants.
As Peach Report reported, Zizzi launched the competition as part of its ‘Fresh Talent’ scheme to foster creative young people. Artists were invited to submit designs around the theme ‘Deliciously stylish’, and the competition was promoted through art colleges as well as Zizzi’s restaurants.
After unveiling a shortlist of five designs in late June, Zizzi chose graphic design graduate Helen Turner as its overall winner for a ‘Girl & Shoes’ design (pictured). The runner up was Richard Brownlie Marshall with a ‘Bird on Branch’ design. Both artists will see their artwork available at Zizzi restaurants across the country, and will earn a royalty for every plate sold. Turner also wins mentoring from artist Natasha Law, who helped to judge the entries.
Law said: “I’m very proud to have been part of this campaign as I think artists who are starting out in such a competitive industry have it tough and don’t always get the opportunity they deserve. The calibre of designs entered into the competition was fantastic and both Helen’s and Richard’s artwork really caught my eye. Helen’s is stylish and intricate whilst Richard’s exudes beautiful simplicity. The opportunity to display their designs on a national platform is great and one that I’d love to see offered to more youngsters.”
Turner said of her win: “This competition was a very rare chance to get my work seen on a national platform by thousands of people and I’m so excited to have won. My design started as a rough doodle in a sketchbook whilst on holiday in Italy—to think it will now be on plates across Zizzi restaurants nationwide is fantastic. I have so many questions to ask Natasha about her passion for art and her career and the royalties I receive from the sale of my design will enable me to buy new equipment. This competition was perfect for me and will have a big impact on my dreams of becoming a professional artist.”