Two New Collections From Aesthetica, Artists and Writers

At Aesthetica we encourage creativity and innovation, fostering artists and writers through the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. This year’s competition saw a fantastic response from across the world and the calibre of work presented to Aesthetica was superb.

We’ve compiled the finalists and winners from the competition into two excellent collections: the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual and the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.

The Aesthetica Creative Works Annual is a stimulating anthology of new works that explore contemporary artistic practice, bringing together 75 artists who represent contemporary visual culture across a range of media.

Artists from across the world are presented in this collection, and through this international representation it’s possible to see works that are being produced today in different contexts; yet several of these works, although diverse in medium, explore related ideas. Many of the overriding themes are centred on identity, location, economy, 21st century alienation, politics and globalisation.

The works in this collection fuse the personal with the global and unite to communicate a wider message about the world in which we live.

Inside the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual you will find short fiction and poetry that will stimulate your imagination and inspire you long after reading.

Covering a broad range of themes, this anthology invites you to explore the different facets of contemporary life, resonating on many levels. This collection will ignite your passion for new writing, and you will return to it over and over again.

Pick up one (or both) of these beautiful Annuals online at

Image 1: Blue Street #2 by Natalia Davis
Image 2: Sea Point Pool by Michael Meyersfeld
Image 3: Drawing Room with Pheasant by Roger Hopgood
Image 4: Flow by Simon Shepherd
All images from the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2012