Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005 is the annual showcase of Britain’s best art students and recent graduates. This year’s exhibition features work in a range of media, including installation, video, performance, painting, photography and sculpture, by the UK’s most exceptional and talented emerging artists selected from over 1100 submissions The show is an opportunity to see work by tomorrow’s stars today. Now established artists like Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing have all featured in previous New Contemporaries. The exhibition is an unrivalled chance to see what is being produced by the next generation of artists. First established in 1949, New Contemporaries has a history of unearthing future talent and offers audiences a show of vitality and variety with a unique insight into the energies, ideas, potential and promise of the next generation of artists.

 Sat 4 June, 2.00-5.00pm Way To Go!

An afternoon of encouragement and discussion covering conventional and unusual ways new career artists can discuss, inform and exhibit their work. Bringing varied experience, the gathered panel will highlight models for galleries, discussion groups, artist run spaces and magazines, which might show the Way To Go! The panel will include Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005 artists, previous New Contemporaries exhibitor and now selector Jeremy Akerman, artist Becky Shaw, initiator Ola Gustafsson, and will be chaired by Lesley Young, Visual Art Education Officer at Cornerhouse. Exhibition Catalogue: A publication to accompany the exhibition is available in the Gallery Bookshop (2nd floor) or at – where you’ll also find previous New Contemporaries catalogues.

Exhibition Tours: Sun 19 Jun, 3.00pm & Thu 7 Jul, 6.00pm

Cornerhouse’s Lesley Young will lead two free introductory tours of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005. Although these are free, please book your place at Box Office 0161 200 1500. Exhibition Tours for schools, colleges and other groups can be arranged at other times, please email: or call 0161 200 1525 to arrange these.