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Three NTU Fine Artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019

Current students Renie Masters and Katharina Fitz, and alumna Emily Stollery, selected for one of the art world’s biggest emergent talent showcases

Katharina Fitz, Memory Palace, 2017.
Katharina Fitz, Memory Palace, 2017.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, an annual showcase of the best artists emerging from UK art schools, have selected three students from our Fine Art subject area to take part in this year’s exhibition, BNC19. Final year BA (Hons) Fine Art student Renie Masters, MFA Fine Art student Katharina Fitz and BA (Hons) Fine Art alumna Emily Stollery have been chosen from hundreds of submissions to feature in the exhibition of 45 artists’ works. BNC19 will launch at Leeds Art Gallery in September this year, coinciding with the final weekend of Yorkshire Sculpture International. It will then move on the South London Gallery in December.

New Contemporaries is the leading organisation in the UK to champion emergent talent, and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, annually showcases work by practising art students through a touring exhibition. This year marks the organisation’s 70th anniversary, and the judging panel comprised of artists Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers.

Renie Masters, A Hard Rock to Carry, 2018.
Renie Masters, A Hard Rock To Carry, 2018.

Following her selection, we caught up with Renie, who told us: “I’m completely over the moon to be selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019. When I received the news that I’d been shortlisted I didn’t think for a minute that I’d then go on to be selected for the exhibition of 45 artists. Knowing that my work has been chosen by a judging panel of artists I really admire is amazing and I can’t believe it - I can’t wait to see the exhibition.”

We also chatted to Katharina, who commented: “When I heard that I had been selected for BNC19 I felt really excited and incredibly thankful to the jury for selecting my work. New Contemporaries is a great opportunity to show my work to a wide audience within the UK and also to meet talented people from within the art community.”

Fine Art lecturer Louisa Chambers added: “The open call is a significant survey of excellence and we are excited that each year, Fine Art students have contributed to this prestigious exhibition reflecting the overall success of the course.”

Find out more about BNC19 here.

Published on 13 May 2019
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design