We are pleased to announce that London-based artist Alice Browne has been selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Alumni Residency.
New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from UK Art Schools. Since 1949 they have consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates. Both organisations have a focus on artists’ development and making ways to support production of new work and new ideas, and we are delighted to have Alice join other UK and International artists on our Autumn Residency in 2017. Alice was selected through an open call for alumni of the respected Bloomberg New Contemporaries programme who have exhibited in their annual touring exhibition between 2010 and 2015.
Browne took part in New Contemporaries in 2010. She is a recent graduate from the MA Fine Art Painting programme from the Royal College of Art, and gained her BA Fine Art in Painting from the Wimbledon College of Art, University of Arts London. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows. Alice is the current recipient of the Land Securities Studio Prize, 2016-2017. During the residency, she intends to study Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. Her interest is in comparing this text to the absorption of contemporary fantasy and computer gaming, particularly in regard to the architecture and physical levels described in the book. She also plans to use this residency to reconnect with observed drawing, and to teach herself new casting techniques as she has begun to develop 3D works alongside her painting practice.
Both Hospitalfield and Bloomberg New Contemporaries are focused on artists’ development and making ways to support production of new work and new ideas, and we are delighted to have Alice join other UK and International artists on our Autumn Residency in 2017.