Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017
Block 336 is delighted to be hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 in January 2018 following the launch at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 in September 2017.
The panel of guest selectors comprising Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw has chosen 47 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.
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 Červeňová, 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.
Since 1949, New Contemporaries has organised an annual, open submission, touring exhibition for current and recent graduates. This high-profile platform has become nationally recognised as a barometer of work emerging from UK art schools. For approaching 70 years, we have played a significant role in giving a visibility to and thus defining generations of emerging UK-based artists.
Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-led project space, studio provider and UK registered charity. Bloomberg New Contemporaries will be the 29th exhibition to be presented by the organisation. Block 336 provides opportunities for ambitious projects, providing a sympathetic and supportive environment for the development of new work. It is committed to providing a platform for artists; offering them the freedom to experiment and test new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales. The production of rigorous projects with high production values continues to be central to its ethos. Block 336 relies on public grants, voluntary support and private donations to fund its programme, consistently prioritising the provision of time, space and support for the artists, curators and organisations that it works with.