Stanley Picker Design Fellows El Ultimo Grito (“all the rage”) were founded in 1997 by Spanish-born Rosario Hurtado and her partner Roberto Feo. They established themselves at the forefront of new British design winning three years running The Blueprint Design Award (100% Design, London). Nominated in 2004 for the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in Furniture they will be producing their first ever book project to accompany an installation of new work at the gallery, to be researched and developed over the coming months.
In spring 2005 El Ultimo Grito undertook a series of collaborative interdisciplinary workshops with students from the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. Using pen and paper as both a two and three dimensional medium, the group developed the research themes of Make Believe to feed the results into the objects Rosario and Roberto were preparing for their exhibition at the gallery.
Drawing forms an essential part of El Ultimo Grito’s design process, as both a way of developing ideas between them and a tool for describing those ideas to others. During their Stanley Picker Fellowship, they were invited to make a personal selection of drawings by graduating students from across the Faculty’s disciplines for the exhibition Lines of Investigation, which took place to coincide with the 2005 Degree Shows at Kingston University.