New Art Projects is delighted to present:
Faces Places and Spaces: New Painting made in the UK selected with and including new works by Hedley Roberts
Private view: July 5 6.30 - 9.00
Exhibition open: July 6 - August 25, 2018.
Avis Underwood - Bry Ford - Danny Romeril - David Edmond - Fergus Hare - Florence Hutchings - Galina Munroe - Gemma Browne - Hedley Roberts - Isabelle Hayman - Karolina Ptaszkowska - Kate Bickmore - Kate Halsall - Lindo Khandela - Lucy Smallbone - Paige Perkins - Rob Reed - Tamsin Relly - Zowie Roxanne
For this fresh and current exhibition, Hedley Roberts proposes a new look and investigation into contemporary painting being made in the UK today. This exhibition is made up by his choices of emerging talent from a variety of national and independent art schools.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Arts, alongside his own practice Roberts has been a tutor of painting for many years and is currently Head of the School of Art & Design at the University of Bedfordshire. Primarily drawing on his experiences as a painter this show explores portraiture, identity politics, race, gender, the contemporary landscape, realism, abstraction and still life, Roberts brings together a spectacular range of new works by hotly tipped and emerging talent.
Notes for editors:
Hedley Roberts lives and works in Margate.
He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art and the Royal College of Art MA Fine Art Printmaking, and also has a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. He has been a Royal College of Art Fine Art Fellow and a Stanley Picker Fellow at Kingston University. He has worked for 20 years in Higher Education and until recently was head of Art & Design at the University of East London. He currently Head of the School of Art & Design at the University of Bedfordshire. He runs a number of artists residency projects, including ‘Directional Forces’ which hastaken place in Germany, Serbia, Italy and Greece and involved over 60 artists since 2011.