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UAL graduates selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022

Still from video installation
  • Written byEleanor Harvey
  • Published date 20 June 2022
Still from video installation
'FEAR[ORY]' (2021), Bill Daggs

Earlier this month Bloomberg New Contemporaries announced their 2022 selection, and 13 of the featured artists are UAL alumni and students.

Alumni and students from Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts will take part in the annual touring exhibition, alongside 35 other selected artists.

Those exhibiting also benefit from inclusion in the New Contemporaries online platform and have access to a range of mentoring, talks, discussion groups and workshops.

The rigorous two-part selection process was led by a panel of three internationally renowned artists comprising James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa.

Selected UAL graduates: 

  • Beverley Onyangunga 2020 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Bill Daggs, 2021 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
  • Charlotte Edey, 2010 Foundation Diploma, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Danying Chen, 2022 BA Fine Art: Painting, Camberwell College of Arts
  • Deborah Hobson, 2021 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts; 2020 BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts
  • Emma Todd, 2022 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
  • Francesca Dobbe 2019 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Rosalie Wammes 2021 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Tom Bull, 2018 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
  • Winnie Hall, 2020 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Yun Kim, 2021 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
  • Divya Sharma, BA Painting Wimbledon

Selected current UAL students: 

  • Ashton Blythe, MA Fine Art: Digital (2021-present), Central Saint Martins
  • Rudy Loewe, PhD Fine Arts Practice (2021-present), UAL

Selected work

Still of a 2D animation made using fine liners and colouring pencils
'Felt Right Then, Feels Right Now' (2021), Ashton Blythe
Still from installation
'Minors Mining' (2020), Beverley Onyangunga
Still from video installation
'FEAR[ORY]' (2021), Bill Daggs
Silk hand-embroidery with freshwater pearl on woven jacquard in walnut
'Spider Lashes' (2021), Charlotte Edey
Acrylic on canvas board
'God has no time for you' (2022), Danying Chen
Oil paint on canvas board
'Kathleen' (2022), Deborah Hobson
Repurposed old Adidas tracksuits
'Emma's Furisode' (2020), Emma Todd
'Perhaps it’s a Stomach Ulcer Due to Repressed Childhood Trauma' (2020), Francesca Dobbe
 Found rocking horse on a swivel chair base wrapped in bubble wrap
'Piece in transition' (2021), Yun Kim
Installation using burnished terracotta, steel and sound
'There will be time' (2021), Rosalie Wammes
Acrylic on paper and textiles
'Anansi #1' (2019), Rudy Loewe
Sculpture made from Wood, drainpipe, clay, soil, hay, straw, treacle, golden syrup, bitumen, yacht varnish
'Can We Be Sincere When Much Water Has Passed Under the Bridge' (2022), Tom Bull
Oil paint and Indian ink on canvas
'Strong Like Tyson Fury' (2021), Winnie Hall


Bloomberg New Contemporaries will launch in Hull at the Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery from 23 September to 27 November 2022.

The show will then transfer to the South London Gallery for the fifth consecutive year, from 9 December 2022 to 19 March 2023.

To complement both exhibitions, New Contemporaries will produce an online platform and a range of digital activities allowing audiences to further engage with the artists’ work.

Explore all the work on show in the exhibition