Next Wave exhibition

15 May — 07 June 2014

Mircea Teleaga.The Trees Did Not Exist. OS

(Mircea Teleaga, The Trees Did Not Exist III, Oil painting)

Video by James White

Emerging Artists at the RBSA

Next Wave is an entirely new venture for the RBSA. It is the first project based on the professional practice of early career artists to take place at the Gallery and has been designed to help support and promote both new graduates and those up to ten years post-qualification.

Seven emerging artists have been selected with the aim of creating a new style of exhibition within the gallery spaces. In an exciting initiative, exhibitors have been encouraged to develop their professional experience by contributing to the range of activities and events involved in the creation of a successful exhibition.

One artist will receive a first prize of £1000 and two artists will also have the opportunity to become Next Wave Associates. They will receive three years free Associate Membership and be able to inform the future planning and direction of the Society at numerous levels. It is hoped that Next Wave will foster critical engagement, lively debate and networking opportunities for the art community and public alike, and at the same time strive to extend and diversify the audience for art in the region.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the Bryant Trust, the John Feeney Charitable Trust and the Grimmitt Trust.

Artists included in the exhibition

Next Wave Curators
Caroline Ali RBSA
Annette Lucas ARBSA
Annette Pugh ARBSA

Next Wave Artists
Jack Foster
Hannah Honeywill
Sally Larke
Anna Lorenz
Jennifer Pardoe
Antonio Roberts
Mircea Tileaga

Free associated events

Don't miss the Art Bus on Thursday 15 May, 5.00 - 9.00pm, and the Celebratory Open Day on Saturday 17 May, 2.00 - 4.00

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Key Dates

  • Gallery 1 & 2
    15 May — 07 June 2014

    Works by emerging Artists at the RBSA. Curated by Caroline Ali RBSA, Annette Lucas ARBSA and Annette Pugh ARBSA