Tuesday 15 June 2010


        Channel 4 and The Saatchi Gallery announce this year’s
New Sensations prize for UK art students graduating in 2010


Channel 4 and The Saatchi Gallery are delighted to announce this
year’s New Sensations competition, which is open to all UK art
students graduating from BA and MA courses at UK colleges and
universities in 2010.

Through Saatchi Online, UK graduates are invited to enter the
competition with work from their 2010 degree shows. The deadline for
entries is Friday 2 July.

New Sensations was launched in 2007 by Channel 4 and The Saatchi
Gallery to find the most imaginative and talented artists graduating
in the UK and to support students leaving art college. In 2007 and
2008 shortlisted students have sold their work and been offered
exhibitions as a result of the competition.

An exhibition of the 20 shortlisted graduates chosen by the judges
will take place in London during Frieze Week in October 2010. The
judges will also choose four finalists, each of whom will be given a
bursary to make a new work and will have a 3 Minute Wonder Channel 4
film made about them which will also be aired in October. The winner
of the competition will be announced in October 2010.

The judges for the 2010 New Sensations Prize are the artists Mat
Collishaw and Rachel Whiteread; founder of Hotel Gallery in London,
Darren Flook; Director of The Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham,
Alex Farquharson; and founder of the Zoo art fair, Soraya Rodriguez.

New Sensations  www.saatchigallery.com/4newsensations <http://www.saatchigallery.com/4newsensations>  <http://www.saatchigallery.com/4newsensations>

Press contacts:
The Saatchi Gallery: Rebecca Wilson, 07515 431176,

Rebecca Wilson, Associate Director
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's Sq, King's Rd
London SW3 4SQ
www.saatchigallery.com <http://www.saatchigallery.com>

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