Project Space

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017
Until 21 November 2017

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 visibility to, and thus defining generations of, emerging UK-based artists.

For the first time, Bloomberg New Contemporaries is launching at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Project Space at BALTIC 39. The exhibition will
then travel to Block 336, London in early 2018. The selectors for 2017 are artists Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw who have all had major
solo presentations at BALTIC.

Selected artists: Raen Barnsley, Calum Bowden, Eleanor Breeze, Christy Burdock, Robbie Campbell, Neil Carroll, Sofia Caselli, Adam Castle & Ed Twaddle, Tereza
Cˇ ervenˇ ová, Sarah Cockings & 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, Michaela Yearwood-Dan.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 publication is available in NewBridge Books at BALTIC 39 and in BALTIC Shop at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary
Art, priced at £10.

New Contemporaries is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies & Arts Council England.


The creative vision and administration of the top floor of BALTIC 39 is managed by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The Project Space offers artists and guest curators creative freedom to experiment and innovate, enabling them to stretch the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

BALTIC’s reputation and recognition for responding to artists’ creative ambitions with the highest levels of technical presentation attracts the most exciting practitioners to BALTIC 39, ensuring that this gallery not only develops a loyal public audience but also quickly gains the attention of the wider visual arts sector.

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