Young Blood Salon

November 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Young Blood Salon was an annual exhibition/art award held at the now defunct City Art Rooms in Auckland. The aim of the exhibition was to recognise the work so-called ‘young blood’; talented students emerging from university. The curators wanted to include a wide variety of media into the exhibition as well as provide an exhibition experience to students who, like myself at the time, were emerging out of art school.

All artworks in the exhibition were selected by a jury, which that year consisted of Young Sun Han, who was then the curator of City Art Rooms, as well as a practicing artist; Stephen Cleland, curator, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Pakuranga; and Ariane Craig-Smith, who was a curatorial intern at Artspace in Auckland at the time, and is now an independent art writer and co-ordinator. There was one more exhibition titled Young Blood Salon 2, also held at City Art Rooms the following year, before the gallery closed down in early 2010.

The jury selected the following large drawing:

Untitled (2007)

pen, ink and pencil on paper

750mm H x 550mm W

The jury also selected a number of small drawings that were held in a portfolio in the gallery.

All images Copyright 2016, Aleksandra Petrovic

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