Talent Spotting Showcase 2015 – Have You Spotted Any Artwork Recently?

‘The Selfie Phenomenon’ by Ana Jaks spotted at Liverpool Street station in London.

If you live in the UK you’re very likely to have spotted artwork from the Talent Spotting showcase 2015. The Talent Spotting showcase in association with Creative Translation is an initiative by Creative Review and JCDecaux which highlights 20 different artworks created by emergent art and design talented graduates from universities like Edinburgh College of Art, University Portsmouth, Camberwell College of Arts and Manchester School of Art.


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Jack Fletcher‘s three-dimensional artwork spotted at Trinity Leeds.


The showcase has been running from the 3rd of August and is displayed on digital advertising boards in transport hubs, shopping centres and city outdoor spaces.

One of the students, Jamie Rector who studies at Liverpool John Moore’s University created her artwork which features emojis inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. This has gained publicity and was also recently featured in Manchester Evening News.


Emojis by Jamie Rector



Many of the graduates featured on the Talent spotting showcase and art lovers alike have been tweeting images of the artwork spotted in different areas in the UK using the hashtag #CRtalentspotting. The showcase is also part of JCDecaux’s Beframeus stream of editorial projects which can be viewed on their Twitter and Facebook page.

The eye-catching works of art appear on JCDecaux digital screens and have been brightening up the day of people commuting to work and observant passers-by. Up to half the entire population of the UK have been able to see the Talent Spotting showcase on the streets of London, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester, amongst other cities in the UK. The Talent Spotting showcase is going to be live until 30th August.

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