Old Friends, New Friends

22 Apr 2021 – 23 May 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Special hours


Free admission

Collective Ending HQ

England, United Kingdom


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Collective Ending presents⁣⁣ Old Friends, New Friends⁣


Collective Ending HQ’s first exhibition of 2021 will shine a spotlight on the importance of community, collectivism and collaboration, following twelve months of repeated confinement and limited connection. 

With the recent lack of gallery-going, shortage of exhibition openings and scarcity of studio visits - not to mention the impossibility of in-person performances, talks, tours and events - much of the interaction and exchange that we previously took for granted has been lost. However, buoyed by virtual viewing rooms, Instagram Live interviews and Zoom panel discussions, it is evident that our artistic community has shown itself to be remarkably resilient. Old Friends, New Friends is a homage to this shared perseverance and a celebration of the tentative return to physical exhibition-making.

For Old Friends, New Friends, organisers Hector Campbell and Billy Fraser began by inviting twenty artists who have previously exhibited with Collective Ending, these ‘Old Friends’, in turn, each introduced an artist who we haven’t worked with before, the ‘New Friends’. The aspiration of the show is to celebrate and highlight those artists who continue to support Collective Ending whilst expanding our endeavours to include an increasingly extended community of emerging artists. The exhibition is directly in keeping with our intention to support artists by providing opportunities to exhibit and develop their practice in ambitious and experimental settings.

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and we can see light at the end of the tunnel, we look forward to welcoming you back to Collective Ending HQ for what promises to be an eclectic group exhibition, presenting artworks across many mediums and from a cross-section of the UK's most exciting emerging artists (alongside select international exhibitors).


Billy Fraser

Hector Campbell

Hector Campbell

Exhibiting artists

Léa Collet

Jack Evans

Alex Sychrava Aitken

Jesse Wade

Harley Weir

Connie Harrison

Ollie Dook

Mariana Paniagua

Mimi Hope


Melloney Harvey

Hamed Maiye

Jim Woodall

Hannah Tomlinson-Roe

Luzgina McShane

Natalia Gonzalez Martin

Natalia Gonzalez Martin

Juan Manuel Salas Valdivia

India Nielsen

India Nielsen

Nuka Nayu

Juan de Dios Morenilla

Motoko Ishibashi

George Rouy

Corbin Shaw

Rafal Zajko

Oliver Griffin

Guendalina Cerruti

Jane Hayes Greenwood

Mitch Vowles

Roxman Gatt

Christopher Mayer

Victor Seaward

Anna Perach

Jack Warne

Amba Sayal-Bennett

Mariana Mauricio

Natalia Janula

Débora Delmar Corp

Luca George

Rosie Mcginn

James Capper


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