EMERGENCY aims to champion contemporary art by emerging artists, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional development opportunities.
Over three-hundred emerging artists applied for the international open submission opportunity, of which just eight were selected for inclusion in the group exhibition at Aspex. Maggie Roberts, based in London and South Africa was selected as the winner of the prize by the panel: Joanne Bushnell, Director, Aspex; Lindsay Friend, Director, IMT Gallery (Image Music Text); Cathy Lomax, Artist & Director, Transition Gallery and Adam Sutherland, Director, Grizedale Arts.
EMERGENCY reflects the diversity and dynamism of contemporary art practice, with artists working in a broad range of media. As well as Roberts, the show features the work of: Eleanor Breeze, Matthew Gough, James Lewis, Lindsey Mendick, Flore Nové-Josserand, Beth Emily Richards and Lotte Rose Kjær Skau.
As the 2017 winner, Maggie Roberts will receive a prize of a solo exhibition in 2019, a fee, production budget and support to realise the development of new work.
EMERGENCY is at Aspex Gallery until 25 February 2017.