New Contemporaries 2022

23 September – 27 November 2022, Hull  

9 December 2022 – 12 March 2023, London 


Project description

The Bagri Foundation is proud to support artists with Asian heritage selected as part of New Contemporaries’ annual exhibition of emerging and early career practitioners. The exhibition launches in Hull in two venues, Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery, to then return to London at the South London Gallery (SLG) for the fifth consecutive year. 

The 2022 edition of New Contemporaries includes 48 artists selected through an open submission by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa.

About Bloomberg New Contemporaries

New Contemporaries is the leading organisation supporting emergent art practice from the UK’s established and alternative art programmes. Since 1949 we have consistently supported contemporary visual artists to successfully transition from education into professional practice, primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.

About 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. 

About 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.

About South London Gallery

The South London Gallery (SLG) was founded in the 19th century by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station, which opened to the public in 2018; Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens Estate and two permanent gardens. The SLG has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions by established, mid-career and younger artists and programme of film and performance events. Its highly regarded, free education programme includes a peer-led young people’s forum; family workshops; artist-led projects and commissions on local housing estates; and a BBC Children in Need-funded programme for looked after children. The South London Gallery is a registered charity which raises more than half of its income from trusts and foundations, sponsors and fundraising events.