Exhibiting Project: StART x New Blood Art, Emerging Art Prize

In 2023, New Blood Art launched its Emerging Art Prize and partnered with StART to present and co-curate an exhibition of shortlisted artists. The prize marks an exciting new evolution in curatorial technique which invites greater input from tutors, heads of department, colleges and the commercial art fair. Deferring to the wisdom of those who know artists and their work the best, New Blood Art invites three nominations from each institution. A wealth of expertise goes into creating the list of nominees, as New Blood Art celebrates the pivotal role of institutions and individual tutors in fostering exciting new talent. Artists often stay with the gallery as their career progresses, and you can find artists at a mid-career stage on the Art Masters section of the New Blood Art website.

New Blood Art is a space for emerging artists, just out of university, a launchpad for brilliant artists in their fledgling and early career stages. The gallery has been meeting with these artists and collectors since 2004.

Founder Sarah trained in art and art education, and New Blood Art curates like a physical gallery in an innovative online model to represent emerging artists. Things began, simply, with conversations: with artists, art tutors and a web developer. Since then, Sarah has visited degree shows up and down the country every year, and New Blood Art’s inclusive focus on art schools and institutions across the UK has allowed for a unique representation of talent and promise.

Meeting with artists and tutors as they are presenting their final year shows, New Blood Art has kept to its core values, remaining focused on the qualities of the work the artists are making and the promise they hold as their practice develops.


Exhibiting Artists:

  • Nick Joyce (Bath Spa University)
  • Rosie Nicholson (Bath Spa University)
  • Estelle Simpson (Camberwell College of Art)
  • Unza Saleem (Camberwell College of Art)
  • Katie Fiszman (Carmarthen School of Art)
  • Daniel Talbot-Mason (Central Saint Martins)
  • Aislinn Evans (Central Saint Martins)
  • Sophie Lloyd (City & Guilds of London Art School)
  • Edward Jones (City & Guilds of London Art School)
  • Eleanor Whitbread (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Remi Jablecki (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • You Liang Zhu (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Lydia Carter (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Lizzie Henson (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Haneen Hadiy (The Glasgow School of Art)
  • Liv Fox (The Glasgow School of Art)
  • Nikoline Sonasson (The Glasgow School of Art)
  • Stella Zozi (The Glasgow School of Art)
  • Freya Povlsen (Gray’s School of Art)
  • Jai James (Gray’s School of Art)
  • Joana Simaes (Middlesex University)
  • Aurelie Meriel (Middlesex University)
  • Leticia Ferreira (Middlesex University)
  • Jasmine Blakeway (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Anna Sellen (Open College of the Arts)
  • Emily Maguire (University of Brighton)
  • Nancy Martin (University of Brighton)
  • Alexander Ardisson (University of Brighton)
  • Sean Davidson (University of Dundee)
  • John Sillince (University of Dundee)
  • Emma McElreavey (UCLAN)
  • Poppy Critchlow (University of Leeds)
  • Pipi-Lotta Kulla (University of Leeds)
  • Iulia Hulea (Swansea College of Art)
  • Sophie Rice (University of Wales, School of Art)
  • Toby Wills-Hart (University of Wales, School of Art)
  • Octavia Madden (University of Wales, School of Art)

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