Since 1949, New Contemporaries has organised an annual, open submission, touring exhibition for current and recent graduates. This high-profile platform has become nationally and internationally recognised as a barometer of work emerging from UK art schools and has played a significant role in giving a visibility to and thus defining generations of emerging UK-based artists.
For the first time the national touring exhibition will launch at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Project Space at BALTIC 39. The selectors for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 are artists Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw.
Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 are: Raen Barnsley, Calum Bowden, Eleanor Breeze, Christy Burdock, Robbie Campbell, Neil Carroll, Sofia Caselli, Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle, Tereza Cervenová, Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, Declan Colquitt, José Rafael Cordeiro, Jake Elwes, Darek Fortas, Rufus Roma Genn, Matthew Gough, Thomas Greig, Tom Hatton, Caitlin Hazell, Gabriella Hirst, Jack Howell Evans, Hettie James, Jack Killick, Carla Lavin, James Laycock, Gal Leshem, Melissa Magnuson, Lucy Mayes, Amanda Moström, Rhona Mühlebach, Nathan Roy Newton, Robbie O'Keeffe, Irvin Pascal, Katarzyna Perlak, Seth Pimlott, Tom Platt, Glen Pudvine, Maïa Régis, Harriet Rickard, Martin Sekera, Devlin Shea, Felix Treadwell, David Walker Kennedy, Max K Weaver and Michaela Yearwood-Dan.
New Contemporaries roster of alumni encompasses: 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, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili and Rebecca Warren. More recently Ed Atkins, Becky Beasley, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phil Collins, Rachel Maclean, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have been selected.