Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announce Selection Panel for 2015

Submissions are now open until 8 February 2015, with work by final year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study being selected by former New Contemporaries participants Turner Prize Winner Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994), Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Hurvin Anderson (New Contemporaries 2002).

New Contemporaries continues to be the leading and longest-running open submission, touring exhibition, showcasing some of the most dynamic and engaging work emerging from UK art schools.

More details at: www.newcontemporaries.org.uk

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Q-Art

Q-art is aimed at prospective students, graduates, self-trained artists and all those with an interest in art. They attempt to break down the barriers to and between various models of art education and make the workings of the contemporary art world more transparent. 

Q-art run cross college crits and events at , conducts research into good practice within art education and published (digital and paper) a number of pithy books on art crit and art school courses.

There are some really valuable videos, commissioned by Q-art discussing issues which deal with art school teaching and art crits.  Well worth having a look at.

More details: q-art.org.uk

Students Sell Themselves on eBay

Until 18th of December, online shoppers have the chance to buy a group of students from the French art school Haute École d'Art de Perpignan (HEART). The fledgling artists have put themselves up for sale via eBay and Le Boin Coin as a symbolic act to protest against the impending closure of their art school.

“It's a way to put the spotlight on us," Pierre Akrich, a student from the doomed art school, told Le Figaro. “Everyone believes that the school is already closed, so this is a way of saying we're still alive."

More details at artnet.com

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