Welcome to New Sensations 2014

New Sensations was launched seven years ago to support the most imaginative and talented young artists in the UK and to present their work to an international audience during Frieze Week.

The Prize is now established in the UK as the most important annual prize for emerging artists, and it showcases each year the best graduates studying at UK and Republic of Ireland art schools.

The New Sensations exhibition, held every October, is recognized as one of the unmissable art events of Frieze Week in London, offering collectors an unparalleled opportunity to see the finest emerging art from across the UK.

Since the Prize was launched in 2007 the judges have included key figures in the contemporary art world such as artists Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, John Stezaker and Gary Hume; gallerists Sadie Coles, Maureen Paley and Alison Jacques; museum directors Kate Bush, head of the Barbican Art Galleries, London, and Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London; critics and broadcasters Tim Marlow, Louisa Buck and Matthew Collings; Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Channel 4; and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Art.

For this 8th edition of the prize, art students graduating from BA and MA courses at UK and Republic of Ireland colleges and universities in 2014 have been nominated by Saatchi Art curators. The longlist of nominated artists was announced in August 2014, and the shortlisted artists, chosen by a panel of judges, was announced in September. The shortlisted artists will show their work in the New Sensations exhibition in October. The New Sensations 2014 winner, chosen by the judges, will be awarded a cash prize to fund a studio for a year.

About the Project

The 2014 Judges

The judges for the 2014 New Sensations Prize will be announced in September 2014.

The 2014 Exhibition

The New Sensations 2014 exhibition will take place in October 2014 at B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London WC1, in a 22,000 sq ft venue exclusively represented by Location House. The opening party (invitation only) will be from 6.30-9pm on 13 October, and the exhibition will open every day from 14-18 October, 11am to 6pm.

New Sensations Partners

Absolut is the main partner for this year's New Sensations Prize and exhibition. Absolut has a strong heritage of partnering with the creative community. Since the first reinterpretation by Andy Warhol in the early 1980s, the brand has invited hundreds of artists and designers to transform the iconic Absolut bottle.

Absolut and Saatchi Art will be inviting 3 shortlisted artists to make a new work inspired by Absolut's distinctive bottle, and the 3 new works will be shown at the New Sensations exhibition.

The New Sensations 2014 exhibition will be at Victoria House in London, a venue exclusively represented by Location House.

Prize Rules

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