The winners at this year’s Creative Edinburgh awards were announced last night with Leith Late, Scottish £5 Banknote designers and Jupiter Artland among the winners.
A whole host of Edinburgh based artists, designers, musicians and other creatives got together in Tollcross Central Hall last night as part of Creative Edinburgh’s fifth annual awards ceremony and birthday celebration.
The event is the culmination of another year’s work by Creative Edinburgh, who say the the evening is about “highlighting innovative thinking, great ideas and work to be proud of, no matter how big or small”.
There were nine categories this year, with specially designed trophies sculpted from rock from Salisbury Crags presented for a range of creative works including a city-wide achievement, social impact and student works. Presenting the awards were artists Fi Milligan Rennie and digital businessman Mike McGrail.
The Bonnington House Sculpture Garden Jupiter Artland won the first award of the night, the City Award for promoting Edinburgh on a national and international level.
Nile & The People’s Money Team won the commercial award for the design of the new polymer Scottish £5 notes.
Creative Edinburgh is a city-wide network of people and organisations who work in the creative industries, that aims to bring together creatives from all disciplines for collaboration and support.
Speaking shortly after the awards were presented, Janine Matheson, Creative Edinburgh’s Director said: “It’s always great for us to get the opportunity to showcase all the creative things going on here in Edinburgh. There’ve been really amazing winners and we’re all chuffed to bits with the evening.”
Reflecting on the fifth anniversary of the organisation she helped found, Matheson said that it was really important to celebrate: “We’re still here and developing and changing and growing with our members.
“These artists and businesses mix creativity, culture and digital technology amazingly well and still manage to keep a strong sense of community. Really what’s not to like?”
Here’s the full list of Creative Edinburgh 2016 award winners:
The City Award
Shortlist: Local Heroes Design, Koshini Gaffney Architects, Jupiter Artland
Winner: Jupiter Artland
The Collaboration Award
Shortlist: Janis Claxton & Pippa Murphy, Werewolf & Unstable Creations, Rob St John, Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Random Spectacular
Winner: Janis Claxton & Pippa Murphy
The Commercial Award
Shortlist: Studio L+R, Nile & The People’s Money Team, Maggie Kosek
Winner: Nile & The People’s Money Team
The Creativity Award
Shortlist: Scottish Poetry Library, Janis Claxton & Pippa Murphy, Heather Marshall/Creative Electric
Winner: Scottish Poetry Library
The Independent Award
Shortlist: Kam-Ling Design, Morvern Cunningham, Scott Willis
Winner: Morvern Cunningham
The Leadership Award
Shortlist: Adam Castle, Jack Nissan, Danielle Trudeau
Winner: Adam Castle
The Social Award
Shortlist: Edinburgh Tool Library, Lung Ha Theatre Company, WHALE Arts
Winner: WHALE Arts
The Startup Award
Shortlist: Brightside Studios, Werewolf, Wine Tube Map Ltd,
The Student Award
Shortlist: Ellie Vallely, Michal Wdoiawk, Paula Caffrey
Winner: Paula Caffrey
For more, visit www.creative-edinburgh.com, photo credit Mihaela Bodlovic.