New Blades '22 was held on Thursday 9th June at the Holborn Studios in London.
After a 2 year enforced break, it was great to be back presenting the latest model making graduates.
We had incredible support from industry, especially Foster + Partners, who continue to be our major backers.
69 graduates from Bournemouth, Hertfordshire, Coleg y Cymoedd, Wimbledon, Northbrook and for the first time, The Northern School of Art, exhibited at the show.
There was an amazing range of models on display from an array of modelmaking disciplines, from architectural to prop making, heritage models to animatronics and sculpture to animation, visitors could find a model to suit their interest.
The industry prizes reflected this breadth of skills on display, sponsors awarding prizes from their own specialities.
Pavlina Azova from the University of Hertfordshire, won the ‘Best of Show Runner Up’ sponsored by 4D modelshop & Fox Silver.
Matthew Cunningham from the University of Hertfordshire, picked up an incredible 4 awards: 'Best Use of New Technology' sponsored by Hobs 3D, 'Leviathan Workshop Award' sponsored by Leviathan Workshop, 'Most Ingenious' sponsored by Amalgam and 'Best SFX Model or Prop' sponsored by Machineshop.
The show was very well attended, with over 105 companies signing in.
If you missed New Blades, the show brochure and a link to a gallery of all the models, is available at the bottom of this page.