Over the next six months, the Private Bank will support emerging talent by giving its clients a unique insight into the contemporary art practices of the next generation of artists by displaying their art in its London office.
Drawn from a selected pool of sixteen postgraduates, the exhibition will explore the richness of surfaces and materials as well as the abstract versus the representational across a variety of mediums from photography to acrylic paint and sand to soft pastels.
The collaboration is central to the ethos of the Chelsea College of Arts MA Fine Art course – it believes that making artwork public and seeking chances to engage with audiences beyond traditional art venues is essential for all artists. The collaboration with Weatherbys helps students prepare for the practicalities away from the studio. They gain valuable insights into submitting proposals, pricing artwork, and delivering to the standards expected of being on public display.
Mark Slaviero at Weatherbys said: “We are delighted to be supporting one of London’s most prestigious art and design colleges and the next generation of emerging artists. As part of the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts has a reputation for producing some of today’s leading artists and designers – and through our collaboration, our clients could be getting a glimpse of the leading artists of tomorrow.”
Ian Munro, Course Leader MA Fine Art added: “This is an incredible opportunity to raise the exposure of our students’ artworks and for them to see their work in a new context with new audiences. We hope Weatherbys clients enjoy the works on display as much as our students have had curating it.”
Weatherbys has selected the works of Yichun Yao, Monika Drabot, Yuxin Shao and Jiaqing Zhang, which will be on display until November 2023 and will be available for purchase.