BNC 2016, Bluecoat


BNC16 Installation Photo, Bluecoat.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries will launch from 9 July to 16 October 2016 at Bluecoat, Liverpool, marking a return to the venue after 30 years and forming part of Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July 2016 - 16 October 2016

Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates since 1949, New Contemporaries is established both nationally and internationally as a reliable barometer of future trends in art. With Bloomberg's support of New Contemporaries now in its 17th year, the national touring exhibition will launch from 9 July to 16 October 2016 at Bluecoat, Liverpool, marking a return to that venue after 30 years. Forming part of Liverpool Biennial 2016, of which New Contemporaries has been an integral part since 1999, the exhibition will then tour to ICA, London, from 23 November 2016.

The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza has chosen 46 artists who now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are: Victoria Adam, Katja Angeli, Diana Anghel, Saelia Aparicio Torinos, James Berrington, Jack Bodimeade, Anna Bunting-Branch, Leah Carless, Michael Cox, David Donald, Jemma Egan, Kate Fahey, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Harry Fletcher, Mary Furniss, Roxman Gatt, Christopher D.A. Gray, Jamie Green, Thomas Greig, Byzantia Harlow, Sebastian Jefford, Seungjo Jeong, Alfie Kungu, Janina Lange, Lana Locke, Georgia Lucas-Going, Sophie Mackfall,Karolina Magnusson-Murray & Leon Platt, Richie Moment, Zarina Muhammad, Richard Nicholson, Mooni Perry, Lisa Porter, Alicia Reyes McNamara, George Ridgway, Rodrigo Red Sandoval, Zsofia Schweger, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Ruth Spencer Jolly, Oriele Steiner, Margreta Stolen, Reece Straw, Maryam Tafakory, Tenant of Culture and Jack West.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication available for purchase here.

For more information on the exhibition, see here. For more information about Liverpool Biennial 2016, see here.

Related Events

8th July 6-9pm - Live performances in the gallery throughout the opening by artist Georgia Lucas-Going

9th July 2pm - Exhibition tour of BNC16 by Kirsty Ogg (Director, New Contemporaries) and Adam Smythe (Curator, Bluecoat)

12th July 6pm - The Politics of Everyday Practice. Drawing on common themes within Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, Dr Lucy Jackson explores the politics of the everyday and how routine actions form communities, boundaries and identities. Dr Jackson is Lecturer in Human Geography at Liverpool University, specialising in social and political geography.

6th September 6pm - How to Sell Your Work. Paulette Terry Brien (director, International 3 Gallery) leads a workshop on selling your artwork.

15th September 6pm - How to Collect Emerging Art. Mark Doyle, art adviser, and collector Connal Orton present a session on collecting the work of emerging artists.

17th September 2pm-5pm - Artquest Peer Mentoring. Artist Chloe Cooper talks about her own extensive experiences of peer mentoring, suggesting strategies and approaches to establishing a group and the benefits and challenges that come with it

30th September 11am-4pm - Emerging Practices: Ensuring Development and Sustainability. A day long symposium in partnership with Art Fund featuring Fran Edgerley (Assemble); Francesco Manacorda (artistic director, Tate Liverpool); George Vasey (art writer & curator of The Northern Gallery) and Charlotte Higgins (chief culture writer of the Guardian)

Supporters and partners:

BNC17 Supporters Bluecoat



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