Stuart Whipps selected for British Art Show 8 / by Claire Farrell

Stuart Whipps, 'The Kipper & The Corpse'

Stuart Whipps, 'The Kipper & The Corpse'

Stuart Whipps selected for British Art Show 8

Huge congratulations to Stuart Whipps!

Opening in Leeds City Art Gallery on 9 October 2015 and tours to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton into 2016.

The British Art Show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, with artists chosen for their significant contribution over the past five years.

The curators Anna Colin and Lydia Yee made their selection after extensive research and travel across the UK. Many of the artists have a strong international presence, reflecting the increasingly globalised networks operating in the art world. More than half of the participating artists are making new work for the exhibition, while others will present recent work not previously seen in Britain.

The artists in British Art Show 8 are: Åbäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, Aaron Angell, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Andrea Büttner, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicolas Deshayes, Benedict Drew, Simon Fujiwara, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Melanie Gilligan, Anthea Hamilton, Will Holder, Alan Kane, Mikhail Karikis, Linder, Rachel Maclean, Ahmet Öğüt, Yuri Pattison, Ciara Phillips, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, James Richards, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Daniel Sinsel, Cally Spooner, Patrick Staff, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Troy Town Art Pottery, Jessica Warboys, Stuart Whipps, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

WERK are delighted to be able to support Stuart Whipps as one of the British Art Show 8 partners.

Press release with further information is here -