Leeds College of Art alumna selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

21 April 2016

BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Georgia Lucas-Going has been announced as one of the artists selected for this year’s prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries Exhibition.  

Dating back to 1949 New Contemporaries is one of the most important exhibitions for spotting new and emerging talent in Britain, providing a platform for new and recent graduates with an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Now in its seventh decade, artists previously selected for New Contemporaries include Anish Kapoor (1977), Antony Gormley (1978), Mark Wallinger (1981) and Peter Doig (1982). 

Georgia is one of just 46 recent graduates chosen from across the whole of the UK.

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Image: Georgia Lucas-Going, Too Many Feelings, 2016, Durational Performance. Photo Katarzyna Perlak

2016 is the third year that a graduate of Leeds College of Art has been selected for the award with Lydia Brockless who studied BA (Hons) Fine Art selected in 2015, and Jessica Bunyard who studied the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design chosen in 2014.

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Image: Georgia Lucas-Going

Georgia Lucas-Going describes herself as a Video and Performance Artist. She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art graduating in 2010 and returned to the College as a fellow in 2013.   Georgia has worked with Basement Jaxx and as an Artists Assistant for fellow alumni Damien Hirst and Paul Fryer. In 2015 Georgia started her MFA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art where she was awarded a bursary by the Lee Alexander McQueen foundation. 

The national touring exhibition will launch in Liverpool at Bluecoat from 9 July – 16 October 2016, before touring to the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London from 23 November 2016.