Morgan Wills, Seated Nudes, Blue and Pink, 2015. Acrylic paint on board, 90 x 114 x 5 cm

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 launches in Nottingham

7 September 2015

Morgan Wills, Seated Nudes, Blue and Pink, 2015. Acrylic paint on board,
 90 x 114 x 5 cm


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 launches in Nottingham

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 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.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015
18 September - 31 October 2015
Thursdays to Saturdays, 12 - 6pm

Preview on Thursday 17 September, 3pm - 9pm
Primary 3pm - 6pm, Backlit 3pm - 7pm, One Thoresby Street 6pm - 9pm

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 socioeconomic circumstance.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries After Party
Thursday 17 September, 9pm - 1am
Nottingham Contemporary
Visuals and artwork from Adham Faramawy.

An Open Discussion
Wednesday 23 September, 6pm - 7.30pm
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
FREE (booking essential)
Discussion with Tristram Aver, Samson Kambalu, Perminder Kaur, Ben Woodeson, Lotti V Closs, Nick Mobbs, and Kirsty Ogg

Who Will Go To Art School?
Thursday 24 September, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
New Art Exchange
Discussion with Emma Cocker, Anna Colin, Paul Goodwin and Emily Pope.

All Consuming: Perfect Peaches, Piled, Awaiting Pressing Fingertips
Tuesday 29 September, 6.30pm - 8:30pm
Nottingham Contemporary
An evening of performances with New Contemporaries alumni Hannah Regel and Lauren Godfrey.

The Syllabus | The Archive
Saturday 3 October, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Nottingham Contemporary
Seminar exploring artists’ use of archive and memory as material, and mode of production.

Tall Tales and Wayward Narratives
Wednesday 7 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Nottingham Contemporary
An evening of performances and readings with New Contemporaries alumni Beth Collar, Matt Copson, Patrick Coyle and Heather Phillipson.

Peer Mentoring Sessions
Saturday 24 October, 2pm - 5pm
Backlit £4 (booking essential)
Workshop exploring the many different formats and benefits of Peer Mentoring. Session organised by Artquest –

The Shy Convention by Gillian Wearing
Saturday 31 October, 6.30pm - 10pm
Backlit £5 (booking essential)
Gillian Wearing and Backlit will be hosting an afternoon of creative sessions exploring confidence, writing, music and language leading to an evening of audience-led personal karaoke.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 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. The original Midland Group – formed in 1943 – was a centre for progressive and experimental visual art in Nottingham, and as an organisation had a profound affect on the development of performance and live art nationally, before closing in 1987.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 will tour to Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from 24 November 2015 to 24 January 2016.