Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 at Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery


Installation image, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022, Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery. Photography Jules Lister. Courtesy New Contemporaries.

New Contemporaries annual exhibition of emerging and early career artists launches in Hull

23 September 2022 - 27 November 2022

Since 1949, New Contemporaries has presented an annual survey exhibition of emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes.

This year’s presentation includes 47 artists – selected over a two-stage process – by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa from an open call submission of over 1,500 entries. Launching in Hull across both Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery, the 2022 exhibition demonstrates a rich diversity of voices and approaches to making.

You can find more information about the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 Preview event here.

The exhibition will travel from Hull to the South London Gallery from 9 December 2022 to 12 March 2023.

Online Platform

To complement the exhibition, New Contemporaries has produced an online platform to enable audiences to further engage with all of the artists’ work, through biographical material and Q&A’s. This online platform is available at:

Exhibiting Artists

Lou Baker, Ashton Blyth, Adam Boyd, Tom Bull, Velvet Butler Carroll/Rudi Blu, Danying Chen, Josh Clague, Eugenia Cuellar, bill daggs, Francesca Dobbe, Charlotte Edey, Paola Estrella, Winnie Hall, Hamish Halley, Deborah Hobson, Eva Hopper, Steph Huang, Kneed – Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, Gabriel Kidd, Yun Kim, Sarah Lang, Akinsola Lawanson, Lorena Levi, Rudy Loewe, Catarina Ludovico, Jemisha Maadhavji, Leily Moghtader Mojdehi, Mehmil Nadeem, Abi Ola, Beverley Onyangunga, Ciara Otuokere, Meitao Qu, Bishwadhan Rai, Divya Sharma, Nicole Sheppard, Sherie Sitauze, Katie Surridge, Yukako Tanaka, Kialy Tihngang, Emma Todd, Rosalie Wammes, Theresa Weber, Andre Williams, Dawn Wilson, Zearo and Zish.


Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederic Lord Leighton, Stanley Spencer, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

Gifted to the city by local philanthropist Thomas Robinson Ferens in 1927, the gallery and its collection is a jewel in Hull’s civic crown. With a regular programme of changing exhibitions and events, there’s always something new to explore. Admission to the Ferens Art Gallery is free.

Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street Gallery is an Absolutely Cultured project. Initiated as a pop-up within the UK City of Culture

2017 programme, Humber Street Gallery launched as a contemporary art space in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, the Fruit Market. Housed in a former fruit warehouse the gallery is open to everyone to experience, for free exhibitions and a variety of events through animated, innovative and accessible formats.

Set across two floors, the transformational venue has two gallery rooms – Space 1 and Space 2. The gallery features a café bar offering a range of coffees and alcoholic drinks as well as the bookable exclusive roof top space with unparalleled views of the Humber.

Humber Street Gallery’s programme is underpinned by a series of talks, performances, screenings and workshops that nourish and support audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Events, learning and engagement activity run alongside each exhibition and project.


Ferens Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln



United Kingdom

Humber Street Gallery

64 Humber St



United Kingdom