BNC 2013, Spike Island


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 at Spike Island, installation view. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Exhibition to be held at Spike Island, Bristol and additional off-site venue 8 Millennium Promenade

14 September 2013 - 10 November 2013

This year’s open call resulted in over 1500 submissions from final year students and recent graduates based in the UK. Forty six artists have been included in the exhibition, including Spike Associates members and University of the West of England graduates Menna Cominetti and Jason Brown. The selectors, renowned British artists Chantal Joffe, Nathaniel Mellors and Ryan Gander, made their choices in a rigorous process that considers each artist’s work on its own merits and within a broader cultural context.

Participating artists for 2013 are: Aisha Abid Hussain, Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Antoine L’Heureux, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Alexandra McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O’Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Dante Rendle Traynor, Daniela Sarigu, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Isabelle Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esme Toler, Sarah Tynan, Maarten van den Bos, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, Tim Zercie.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries has provided a national platform for fine art graduates annually since 1949. Spike Island last hosted this touring exhibition in 2005, and here presents an opportunity to see fresh work by a new generation of artists.

Exhibition venues are as follows:

Spike Island

133 Cumberland Road
Bristol BS1 6UX

14 September 2013 – 10 November 2013

Additional off-site venue

8 Millennium Promenade
Bristol, BS1 5TY

14 September 2013 – 10 November 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries offers essential development opportunities and critical recognition for the most talented emerging artists. Participation in the exhibition has played a key role in the career progression of a number of noted contemporary artists, including Haroon Mirza, Becky Beasley and Laure Prouvost. The launch of the 2013 exhibition at Spike Island is a first look at what might prove to be the big names in art in years to come.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 tours to ICA, London from 27 November 2013 to 26 January 2014.


Spike Island

133 Cumberland Road




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