Take a peek at art’s newest bright young things as Cornerhouse hosts an innovative collection of four of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming artists. Leading the pack is Liz West who, already in possession of a Northern Futures Award (People’s Choice Winner 2010) and the New York Celeste Art Prize, takes The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe to a more contemporary level with an incessant landscape of coloured objects inside a reclaimed wardrobe installment. Maintaining the colourful explosion is Kate Sully, a Sheffield-based artist whose grand fabric petri dish replicates the organic formations of coral and lichen, while Nicola Ellis combines green, plum and black paddlestones to form a free-standing 400kg sculpture. And if you’re after a more cultural stance, try Tristram Aver’s alternate view of contemporary Britishness and urban living, in the form of an adapted version of Richard Ansdell’s The Chase. Combined into one venue, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the diverse future of UK art.

Sat 26 Jan – Sun 24 Feb 2013, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, Tel: 0161 150 2000, 12pm – 8pm Tue – Sat, 12pm – 6pm Sun, closed Mondays, FREE, www.cornerhouse.org

Image: Tristram Aver, Busy Bodies and Busy Bees, (after Lucy Ann Leavers)

Sat 26 Jan - Sun 24 Feb
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Fri 25 Jan 2013