The artists selected for this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries were announced last week, and three of the 37 chosen have or are currently studying at Camberwell College of Arts. The annual open submission exhibition celebrates the best and most exciting work emerging from UK art schools. The final list has been selected by a panel comprising artists Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994), from over 1,600 submissions.
Sophie Giller, who graduated from BA Painting in 2014, is nominated for her work which explores the materiality of everyday objects by devising processes that test their structural limits, specifically using umbrellas, that she presented in her degree shown last year.
Also selected, is Hamish Pearch, a current student at Camberwell due to graduate from BA Sculpture this year. You will be able to see his work at the Summer Shows in June, before it is included in the New Contemporaries touring exhibition that launches in Nottingham across artist-led spaces in September before heading to ICA, London from 24 November until the end of January 2016.
Also selected for the exhibition is Oliver McConnie, who studied MA Printmaking at Camberwell from 2008- 2009 before going on to do a Postgraduate Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School.