Image: Hamish Pearch

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015
Selected by Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock and Simon Starling
18 Sept – 31 Oct 2015
Thursday to Saturday, 12:00-18:00

Preview on Thursday 17 September, 15:00 – 21:00 
Primary 15:00 – 18:00, Backlit 15:00 – 19:00, One Thoresby Street 18:00 – 21:00

This year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries will launch in Nottingham across artist-led spaces Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary, supported by
an additional programme of events at Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

Since 1949 New Contemporaries’ annual national touring exhibition has provided a significant critical platform, offering crucial opportunities for the development and recognition of emerging artists from UK art schools today.

This year’s selection brings together artists working across a range of media, with a focus on materiality, form and the process of making being key themes for the exhibition. The legacy of conceptual art practices permeates the exhibition, revealing layers of narrative in both the finished work and through the process of making. While other works explore and challenge the expectations and perceptions of gender and socio- economic circumstance.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are:

Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, U. Kanad Chakrabarti, James William Collins, Andrei Costache, Julia Curtin, Abri de Swardt, Melanie Eckersley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ford, Sophie Giller, Richard Hards, Juntae T.J. Hwang, Jasmine Johnson, Tomomi Koseki, Hilde Krohn Huse, Pandora Lavender, Jin Han Lee, Hugo López Ayuso, Beatrice- Lily Lorigan, Scott Lyman, Hanqing Ma & Mona Yoo, Scott Mason, Oliver McConnie, Mandy Niewöhner, Hamish Pearch, Neal Rock, Conor Rogers, Katie Schwab, Tim Simmons, David Cyrus Smith, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Aaron Wells, Morgan Wills and Andrea Zucchini.

The exhibition will tour to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from 24 November 2015 to 24 January 2016.


Bloomberg New Contemporaries is hosted by the New Midland Group in Nottingham.

The New Midland Group is a consortium of three artist-led organisations: Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary. All of whom support the development of art and culture in Nottingham, by providing spaces for both the production and display of artwork.


Image: Pandora Lavender

Image: Conor Rogers

Image: Andrea Zucchini

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