New Contemporaries gives artists who are still studying or have only recently graduated from art school the chance to show their work in professional galleries. There’s an annual exhibition, with a history stretching back to 1949.
Heather Phillipson, one of the poets who has read for us at SoPo, also works as an artist. She’s involved with New Contemporaries Haiti, a fundraising effort that has mobilised many artists. Here’s her piece, DOG 2009, a still from a DVD.
All the artists have donated an A4-sized piece. Interested parties bid a minimum donation of £100. Then the bidders’ names will be drawn out of a hat to allocate the artworks at random. Find out more at http://nc-haiti.com/#/page/about/