New Sensations supports the most imaginative and talented graduates from BA and MA courses across the U.K. and Republic of Ireland and presents their work to an international audience each year during Frieze Week. Chosen by a panel of judges, the New Sensations winner is awarded a cash prize to fund a studio for a year, generously supported by Absolut which returns for a third year as New Sensations partner.
New Sensations showcases works by 25 shortlisted artists and Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online art gallery, announced Charles Richardson as the winner of this year’s New Sensations Prize, widely regarded as the most important annual prize for emerging artists in the U.K.
Winner: Charles Richardson (The Slade School of Fine Art)
Charles Richardson – Rehearsal, 2014
In addition, 3 new works were commissioned by Absolut and made by Emily Motto, Jessica Ramm and Felicity Hammond.
Emily Motto (Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford)
Emily Motto – Absolut Play, 2014
Jessica Ramm (Edinburgh College of Art)
Jessica Ramm – Source, 2014
Felicity Hammond (Royal College of Art, London)
Felicity Hammond -Curing Agent, 2014
New Sensations – exhibition
Dates: Until 18th October 2014
Address: B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1
We enjoyed meeting the ethereal Mollie Douthit, with her wonderful fine art memory pieces.
“Bits” – a lime wedge triggers a memory of her grandmother who has a G.I. bride from London that went to live in Dakota USA.
“Show me that trick again” – is what her grandfather used to say when they had an accident and had to find a plaster.
Saatchi Art New Sensations Longlist Nominated Mollie Douthit
Show Me That Trick Again Mollie Douthit Saatchi Art New Sensations 2014
What’s an exhibition without a cocktail?
Absolut excelled themselves with this selection:
Absolut Saatchi Art New Sensations
a touch of blue
Absolut Hammond with new flavour Cherrys
The Absolut art of the Martini at New Sensations
Absolut has been active in the art world since 1986, when it invited Andy Warhol to create the first in a series of iconic advertisements inspired by the Absolut bottle. Since then, Absolut has collaborated with more than 1000 artists on over 800 commissioned projects including collaborations with Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Annie Liebovitz – and more recently Spike Jonze, Swedish House Mafia and Icona Pop.
Here’s to the New Sensations.
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