New Creatives 2024: Season Programme

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Oxo Tower Wharf’s Bargehouse presents a series of seven free art exhibitions over June and July this year. These are part of New Creatives, our yearly season celebrating graduate and emerging talent in the fields of art, architecture, photography, music and more.

The work of hundreds of artists from across the UK will be showcased by seven different institutions, including universities and art collectives. New Creatives will therefore be home to a huge variety of amazing art which will be shown off by those looking to shape the future of the UK art scene.


Programme Information: 

Archisource: Drawing of the Year Exhibition

6 - 9 June | 10am-6pm (Friday 7 June 10am-8pm) | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

An exhibition of the very best creative images and architectural drawings from talents around the world. This exhibition features an immense array of creative works from top architects, designers, artists and emerging talents who have been recognised in the fifth Drawing of the Year Awards.


Made in Brunel Presents: INTERACTION, showcasing the most innovative graduate projects from 2024 in design, technology, and digital media 

13 - 16 June | 11am-6pm | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

The Made in Brunel Final Showcase presents projects from graduates at Brunel Design School. Talented students from the Design School will unveil their remarkable projects. From innovative installations to thought-provoking artworks, this year’s showcase promises to captivate your imagination.


Kingston School of Art: Drumroll 

21 - 23 June | 11am - 6pm | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

Drumroll is presented by the Illustration Animation 2023/2024 graduate group from the Kingston School of Art. Much like a show comprises different stages and acts to perform, Illustration Animation is a culmination of makers, assembling to demonstrate a breadth of skills.


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama: BALANCE: An Exhibition of Design for Performance  

28 - 30 June | 11.30am-7pm (30 June 11.30am-4.30pm) | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

This exhibition brings together graduate designers, performers, and technicians. It features designs and artifacts made for productions, projects and films made at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and as part of external collaborations. Balance will showcase the work of 50 graduating designers and makers.  


Made to Matter

3 – 7 July | 11am-6pm | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

A design and craft collective expanding beyond traditional practices, highlighting the role of designer-makers. Made To Matter stands as a pioneering design and craft collective reshaping the traditional craft and contemporary design scene.


Arts University Bournemouth: Bellowes Collective 

12 - 14 July | 11am-6pm | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

Arts University Bournemouth presents the Bellows Collective. The cohort of students who have graduated from the BA(Hons) Photography Course 2024. This talented group of young practitioners present a diverse showcase of works that represent their different and unique voices within the photography world.  


art-K: Blended Journeys 

18 – 28 July | 11am-6pm (19 July 11am-4pm, 28 July 11am-3pm) | Bargehouse

Admission: Free

art-K’s annual exhibition is a celebration of the developing artistic talent nurtured in their supportive, skill-based clubs. Visitors can view hundreds of artworks created by over 6000 students ranging from age 6 to 60+.