Next Wave exhibition

21 September — 15 October 2016

Alberto Condotta

Alberto Condotta
Between, mixed media

The Next Wave project began in 2014 as an exciting new venture for the RBSA. The project aimed to stage an exhibition of work by emerging and early-career artists that would add to the variety of the RBSA Gallery’s exhibition programme. It also aimed to support and promote the exhibitors to help them develop their career in the arts sector.

Four exhibitors (Jack Foster, Anna Lorenz, Jennifer Pardoe, and Antonio Roberts) were awarded Next Wave Associateship of the Society providing them with three free years of associate membership and an opportunity to help inform and develop the direction of the Society. Following the success of Next Wave 2014, the RBSA made it a biennial project so that the aims could be developed and continued for 2016 and beyond.

Next Wave 2016 was curated by: Caroline Ali RBSA, Jack Foster NWA, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, and Annette Pugh ARBSA. It also includes artwork by Anna Lorenz NWA and Antonio Roberts NWA. Click on the links in the upper right of this page to download the sales list and catalogue.

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by the following organisations and individuals: The Dumbreck Charity, Lillie C Johnson Charitable Trust, The Saintbury Trust, John Feeney Charitable Trust, CB & HH Taylor 1984 Trust, The Grimmitt Trust, Silvia Bowman RBSA, Jill Hailes RBSA, Celia Nancarrow RBSA, Graham Winteringham RBSA, and anonymous individual donors.

This project and exhibition would not have been possible without the help of a number of people. The RBSA would like to thank everyone involved, including the: Exhibition Curators, Next Wave artists, RBSA President, RBSA Hon. Curator, RBSA Hon. Secretary, RBSA Display Team, RBSA staff members, volunteers, and visitors.


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Call for entries - How to enter

Click the link on the top right to download the application pack or send a SAE to the gallery. Please use Adobe® Reader® (free software) if completing the application pack on a computer.

This exhibition is open to all early career artists working in all media*, up to ten years post-qualification. All entries are to be made by digital submission.

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Deadline to enter

Entry form and digital file(s) of the work(s) entered by 4pm on Monday 25 April.


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* We do not have the facilities to show video therefore cannot accept this medium unless you can provide your
own equipment.


Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    21 September — 15 October 2016

    An exhibition opportunity designed for early career artists up to ten years post-qualification.