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New Contemporaries joins Own Art

8 August 2017

Pictured: A Rock and a Hard Place, James Laycock, 2016 
Video with audio 15 min

United by a dedication to supporting the livelihood of artists, we’re excited that New Contemporaries is Own Art's newest member gallery, offering Own Art as a payment option to purchase work by talented fine art graduates selected for their annual open exhibition.

What is New Contemporaries? 

New Contemporaries is the leading organisation supporting emergent art practice from UK art schools, providing a critical platform for fine art graduates since 1949.

Recent graduates whose work features in the New Contemporaries’ annual exhibition are selected by a panel of  influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries. The process is rigorous, considering work within a broad cultural context. 

Previous alumni include significant post-war figures such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists including Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; decade-defining YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside other significant contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Isaac Julien, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Anish Kapoor, and Rebecca Warren.

Own Art and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017


Pictured: Melissa Magnuson, 'Greenville, Mississippi', 2016. 
Hand printed Gelatin Silver Print on fiber based paper from large format negative

Bloomberg New Contemporaries provides an exciting and unique opportunity for collectors to acquire work by some of the most diverse and emerging talent, at the very beginning of their careers.   

The annual touring exhibition will launch at our member gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne from 29 September to 26 November 2017, before moving to Brixton’s Block 336, from 27 January until 03 March 2018. 

In both locations, Own Art will be available as an affordable payment option to purchase work by artists selected to be part of the annual open submission exhibition. Check out the full list, selected by Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw, here. 

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