Yvette Hawkins is a visual artist, arts project manager and travelling curator. Her work is driven by processes using paper as a sculptural medium which combines traditional craft techniques, such as folding, cutting, printing, stitching and constructing to explore the environments of both art and craft. At the time of the award, Yvette was studying fine art at Newcastle University. She began writing in 2004 when she was studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art. Her bursary was to support her to develop her poetry.