Next Wave at RBSA, 21st September – 15th October

From 21st September – 15th October one of the Dead Copyright pieces will be on show at RBSA as part of Next Wave.

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Next Wave 2016 is curated by Caroline Ali RBSA, Jack Foster NWA, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, and Annette Pugh ARBSA. It features 14 artists, including RBSA artists and recent art graduates.

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.

The exhibition/project, now in it’s second iteration, features myself alongside Caroline Ali RBSA, Alberto Condotta, Jack Foster NWA, Rob Hamp, Claire Hickey, Celestine Kim, Anna Lorenz NWA, Constantin Malmare, Rachael Marley, Jennifer Pardoe NWA, Annette Pugh ARBSA, Natalie Seymour and Daniel Smart.

Next Wave – 15th May – 7th June

From 15th May to 7th June I’ll be exhibting new(ish) work at the RBSA as part of the Next Wave exhibition.


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.

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.

spɛl ænd spik, originally comissioned by Electronic Voice Phenomena, will be having its first IRL screening at the exhibition, alongside the work of nine other artists and RBSA curators.

In addition to being open during general opening times there’ll be an open evening on Thursday 15 May, 17.00 – 21.00 (part of the Art Bus thingy), and a Celebratory Open Day on Saturday 17 May, 14.00 – 16.00. Be there and be square!