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Elaine Ang, Charlie Cook, Raphaella Davies, Xinran Du, John Flindt,
Devon Forester-Jones, Amy Gough, Jaron Hill and Angelina Jesson, Rene McBrearty, Grace Woodcock
12/01/2017 – 27/01/2017

Circle Time
Angelina Jesson and Jaron Hill, 2017
video installation

Hoist! (The mark of the millennial)
Grace Woodcock, 2017
mixed media
100 × 1 × 70cm

John Flindt, 2017
microphone stand, lamp, electrical tape
dimensions variable

Xinran Du, 2016

Charlie Cook, 2016
cls, plywood, rope, chair
318 × 192 × 158cm 

Part 1 / Irving Berlin
Elaine Ang, 2017
video, text, reading

Taut (in eight parts)
Rene McBrearty, 2017
clay, bitumen, performance

Today has been Ruff
Raphaella Davies, 2017
dog hair installation, performance

Blue Angel II
Amy Gough, 2016
Single channel video

Under the thumb (diptych)
Grace Woodcock, 2016
oil on board and printed fabric
85 × 55.5 × 10cm [×2]

Slide to open
Grace Woodcock, 2016
Screen print on board, mesh and steel
35 × 47 × 53cm

Grace Woodcock, 2016
Oil on board, wax, mesh and steel
112 × 49.5 × 35cm

Inside (Version 2.4)
Devon Forester-Jones, 2016 – ongoing
HTML file
theoretically infinite, in reality nonexistent

John Flindt, 2017
microphone, cable
dimensions variable

For the tenth installment of the long standing ex, an annual exhibition profiling a selection of artists at the beginning of their careers, we are pleased to have now opened out the selection to be made from all 2016 graduates from all Fine Art BA courses throughout the country. Nominations were made by course leaders and teaching staff in order to compile a long list of some of the best artists graduating that year. From this list we invited Sally Tallant (Director of the Liverpool Biennial) and Juan Cruz (Dean of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art) to select their top ten.

Elaine Ang (b. 1984, Singapore) recently graduated from Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Transmission Members Video Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Hand Luggage, Steambox, Dublin; and 2TOUGH2CHEW, Good Press, Glasgow. Other projects include ADD2CART, a platform for live performances in free, alternative, non-gallery spaces.

Charlie Cook (b. 1993, Hemel Hempstead) recently graduated from Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Parallel Dimensions, WAVEparticle 'Open Spaces', Glasgow.

Raphaella Davies (b. 1994, Newcastle Upon Tyne) recently graduated from BA Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University. Recent exhibitions include In Motion, New Art Spaces, Bolton; How much are they paying you?, The Royal Standard, Liverpool; and Live Import/Live Export, Toxteth Resevoir, Liverpool. Currently directing A Particular Act, a performance project space, as part of her residency at Crown Building Studios, Liverpool.

Xinran Du (b. 1991, China)recently graduated from BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London.

John Flindt (b. 1993, Manchester) recently graduated from Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Parallax #2 an exchange exhibition between ASP Katowice, Poland & Chelsea College of Arts, UK, Triangle Space and Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Arts, London; and Open16 Peckham Platform, London.

Devon Forrester-Jones (b. 1993, Shrewsbury) recently graduated from Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University. Recent exhibitions include Up Until Now, The Trophy Room, Liverpool; The Great Unanswered Questions Project Vol. 3, Scaffold Gallery, Manchester; and How Much Are They Paying You, The Royal Standard, Liverpool. Other projects include: Counsel, a project encouraging artists in Liverpool to engage in critical dialogue about their practices; Surtsey Projects, a project space for artists and creatives to collaborate and take risks with their practice; and Hush, an on-going piece where the artist must whisper at all exhibition openings she attends for a year.

Amy Gough (b. 1992, Leamington) recently graduated from BA Art and Visual Culture, University of the West of England. Recent exhibitions include The End, 123 Space, Bristol; Spike Open KINO, Spike Island, Bristol; and Rundgang, Universität der Künste, Berlin.

Angelina Jesson (b. 1995, London) and Jaron Hill (b. 1994, Huddersfield), both recently graduated from BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins. Recent exhibitions include So Many Steps, So Little Time, De Bond, Bruges, Belgium; OVNi Video Art Festival, The Windsor Hotel, Nice, France; Recreative Screening (Under the Same Sun), South London Gallery, London; Show One - Central Saint Martins, London; and London to Berlin (Brits Abroad) - State of the Art, Berlin, Germany.

Rene McBrearty (b. 1992, Birmingham) recently graduated from BA Fine Art, Newcastle University. Recent exhibitions include, Hiatus, Holy Biscuit, Newcastle; and World is Sudden|CIRCA Projects, Berwick Film and Media Festival, Berwick-upon-Tyne. Other projects include UnstapledPress, a publishing house based in Newcastle that makes artist books.

Grace Woodcock (b. 1993, London) recently graduated from Painting BA (Hons), Edinburgh College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Galery, Glasgow; FLUX, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh; and Asbestos Rest Stop, ECA, Edinburgh. She was recently selected as a Scottish New Contemporary and awarded the George Jackson Hutchinson Memorial Prize (2016). Other projects include working towards RSA: New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy and TH4Y at GENERATORprojects, Dundee, both 2017.