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Curated by Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker

Organised by The Hayward Gallery

British Art Show 6 will showcase recent work by 50 artists and groups living and working in Britain today. The exhibition celebrates the inventiveness, vitality and diversity of British art and is presented every five years in different cities across the UK.

The 2005 selection has been made by curators Andrea Schlieker and Alex Farquharson and will feature a wide range of art forms including painting, sculpture, film, video, installation, photography and Live Art, illustrating the breadth and excellence of current British art-making.

The selection concentrates on artists who have made a significant contribution to British art over the past five years. The exhibition has historically been an important marker of new developments in contemporary art. Many of the artists selected for previous exhibitions at early stages in their careers, including Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley, have gone on to establish reputations internationally.

The British Art Show 6 is organised by the Hayward Gallery as part of its Hayward Gallery Touring programme. Contemporary art is a vital part of the programme, and the biggest and most ambitious event is the British Art Show, a survey of the most siginificant new work being made in Britain
(info from Hayward Gallery website May 2005)




About the British Art Show Curators


British Art Show 6 Artists


Alex Farquharson
Course tutor in Curatorial Studies for the Royal College of Art MA Curating Contemporary Art, Alex joined the department in 2001, and is a freelance writer and curator. Previously he was Exhibitions Director at Spacex, Exeter (1994-98) and Exhibitions Director at the Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff (1999-2000). Alex's writings have featured in FRIEZE, ART MONTHLY, ARTFORUM, UNTITLED and many exhibition catalogues.
(info from RCA website)

Andrea Schlieker
PhD and MA in Art History and Theory from Bonn University. Select work experience includes: Former Assistant Director of the Serpentine Gallery, Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Co-ordinator of Anthony Gormley's museum shows and public commissions, Project Co-ordinator for Rachel Whiteread's public commission Monument and Memorial Site dedicated to the Jewish Victims of the Nazi Regime in Austria 1938-1945.
(info from Sotheby's website)

Tomma Abts
Haluk Akakce
Phil Allen
Tonico Lemos Auad
Claire Barclay
Anna Barriball
Breda Beban
Zarina Bhimji
Kathrin Bohm
Ergin Cavusoglu
Gordon Cheung
Adam Chodzko
Marcus Coates
Nathan Coley
Phil Collins
Neil Cummings
Enrico David
Chris Evans

Doug Fishbone
Siobhan Hapaska
Roger Hiorns
Matthew Houlding
Richard Hughes
Marine Hugonnier
Gareth Jones
Kerstin Kartscher

Janice Kerbel
Mark Leckey
Marysia Lewandowska
Hew Locke
Christina Mackie
Goshka Macuga
Daria Martin
Andrew McDonald
Ivan and Heather Morison
Rosalind Nashashibi

Nils Norman
Silke Otto-Knapp
Toby Paterson
Juneau Projects
Paul Rooney
Eva Rothschild
Zineb Sedira
Lucy Skaer
Alia Syed
David Thorpe
Mark Titchner
Rebecca Warren
Gary Webb
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Carey Young

Further info: BALTIC Library



UK tour starts in its entirety at:
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - 24 Sept 2005 - 8 Jan 2006
Manchester 28 Jan - 2 April 2006
Nottingham (Castle Museum) 14 April - 25 June 2006
Nottingham 22 April - 25 June 2006
Bristol 15 July - 17 Sept 2006

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, United Kingdom.
T: +44 (0)191 478 1810

Organised by Hayward Gallery. Presented in association with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and galleries across the cities of Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol.
Thanks to Mark Turner and Simon Rumley for the loan of Gordon Cheung's paintings.


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British Art Show article in The Independent, 6 June 2005:
'As Hirst hits 40, meet new faces of UK Art Scene' ---> more

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