The Noisefestival.com Web site has gone live, according to the exhibition organizers, displaying the best of over 4,000 submissions to this year's event. Noise is a national showcase of emerging creative talent, and has judged by the likes of Wayne Hemingway and Peter Saville. The site allows visitors to vote for their favourite work.
The site launch was matched by the launch of exhibition space at Manchester's Urbis venue, which will showcase a selection of the 4,000 submissions. The launch was introduced by Wayne Hemingway, Noise 3D design curator.
"It was an absolute joy to judge, and to submit I am sure. Creativity is a joy! I have chosen all these people selfishly – all of them have come up with great ideas which Hemingway Design can use in our business," he said.
As part of the Noise initiative to secure work placements for the best Noise talent, Wayne Hemingway presented his six Noise 'Dreamjobs' at Hemingway Design; the Noise job placement with Cristian Jofre, senior vice president of creative and marketing of MTV International and the presentation for another talented Noise artist at Mackinnon and Saunders, the world’s leading model makers for stop-motion animation, best known for their work on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Bob the Builder, Pingu and Postman Pat. Finally the winner of the Noise ‘My Life in the News’ project was announced, and awarded a day at BBC News headquarters in London.
Peter Saville, Noise curator for graphic design who also attended said: "Any notion of competitiveness needs to be put to one side, we need to create this platform that draws attention to new creative talent. Ultimately if only four of 4,000 submissions get the opportunity to move on and find the next stage in life through Noise then the whole project is a success."
The event closed with live performances by up and coming Manchester band International One, who have recently been in the studio recording with Phil Vinall producer of Radiohead, Pulp and Snow Patrol, and MC Raxstar from Luton, winner of BBC Radio 1’s best unsigned act award in 2005.
Denise Proctor, chief executive of NOISEfestival.com says: "The exhibition features the most fantastic work from new UK creative talent including fine artists, designers, architects, film-makers and fashion designers of the future. In a very competitive industry this talent needs to be carefully nurtured, encouraged and showcased to help the next generation of creative industry professionals. NOISE festival confirms that there is a very bright future for the creative industries in this country."
Digit magazine was a lead sponsor of Noise.
www.noisefestival.com is now live and you can vote for your favourite submissions by logging on. The opening is the first of a series of Noise events taking place across the country throughout October.