New Contemporaries: Then and Now

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Gillian Wearing (NC 1993-94), Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants them to say, 1992, colour photograph on aluminium, 0.3x0.42m

Join curator and researcher Emily Gray at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 15 October for a talk exploring emerging artists from the 1950s to today.

15 October 2022 -

Curator and researcher Emily Gray will explore emerging artists from the 1950s to today, taking work by New Contemporaries alumni in the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection as a starting point. The Ferens collection features over 4000 artworks, including key pieces by David Hockney, Frank Auerbach and Gillian Wearing.


Free to attend, no booking required.

Emily Gray is the candidate of New Contemporaries' and Nottingham Trent University's collaborative Phd entitled Archives and Contemporaneity.

Emily combines an independent research-based curatorial practice with over eight years experience of arts programming and management within the visual arts sector. Previously Associate Director of Salem Art Works, NY, and Curator of Scottish Sculpture Workshop, she most recently worked with Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Her professional practice has seen a significant engagement with art students and early career artists, with a particular focus in the mobilisation of artists emerging into the professional field.

Find out more about Emily's Phd work HERE.


Ferens Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Square



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