New Blood will feature the work of exceptional early career artists Helen Clarke, Sasha Furnèe Horton, Mia Hoskins, Jaime Jover, Louise Lahive, Daniela Mendes, Katarzyna Rubach, Shannon Ryan, Lydia Stonehouse, Krystina Tyrtania and Tyler Watson.
The lockdown had devastating effects for art students over the last two years, degree shows were postponed, studios closed, lectures moved online and the opportunities to develop supportive peer groups diminished. To recognise this we are providing a number of these early career artists the opportunity to exhibit at the Broadway Gallery through November and December along with a mentoring programme that will, frankly, last until they no longer need our advice. This programme is open not just to the artists selected for New Blood but to all the artists who answered our open call.
Our decision to programme New Blood wasn’t all altruistic however. We are always on the look-out for new artists in our area, and we hope that by running this and other future open calls we will strengthen our programme and reach wider demographics by virtue of now being introduced to such a wealth of talent. We see exhibitions like New Blood as a starting point for future collaborations and projects with the artists involved and those who applied but not selected.
A private view will be held on November 25th to celebrate the launch of New Blood, come along and supoort the next generation of artists in our area.
New Blood is supported by the Art Fund.