The Ferens Art Gallery.
The digital platform is being created in partnership with Ferens Art Gallery.

Digital platform to showcase emerging UK artists

A new digital platform will showcase the work of 36 emerging artists from UK art schools and alternative education programmes.

New Contemporaries is launching the specially created platform for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 this September, in partnership with Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery.

It will allow the public to engage with some of the UK’s most dynamic art practices ahead of the exhibition at South London Gallery in December.

Kirsty Ogg, Director New Contemporaries, said: “The C-19 pandemic has presented some exciting opportunities as well as some real challenges to the way that we work this year. We are really delighted by our selectors’ and our artists’ willingness to respond to these changes.

“Our increased digital presence offers exciting ways for us to continue to support emerging and early career artists in the digital realm, as well as creating innovative possibilities in the development of our relationships with our partners Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, and South London Gallery.”

The two-part selection process was led by a panel of three internationally-renowned artists, Alexandre da Cunha, Anthea Hamilton and Linder.

Anthea Hamilton said: “I am grateful to all of the artists who invested the time and various energies to make applications for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020. I’d like to thank them for trusting us with their work.”

The showcase will launch in September. Find out more here.

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