Welcome to New Expressions

A collaboration between contemporary visual artists, museums and historic places

New Expressions is an initiative for museums, historic places and contemporary artists. It pioneers collaboration to invigorate collections, spaces and creative practice. It enables museums and places to commission new work and to join forces with contemporary artists to create high quality, participative projects and fresh visitor experiences.

New Expressions 2 ran between 2010 and 2012. A summary evaluation report and impact document are available.

Please Note: this website is  being expanded for New Expressions 3; a national pathfinder programme running between 2014 and 2015. The new site will launch shortly.

'Exploring Solitude' (2012) Neville & Joan Gabie

'Exploring Solitude' (2012) Neville & Joan Gabie

  • Acerone (Luke Palmer)

    Acerone’s recent work comprises of street paintings, screen prints, photographic collage and interior installations that record fragments of time and replay t...more

  • Andy Council

    Andy Council uses his drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to dinosaurs mobilize...more

  • Andrew Lanyon

    Andrew Lanyon is a filmmaker, installation and sound artist, painter, sculptor, automata maker, photographer, writer and publisher of artists' books. His next o...more

  • Blast Theory

    Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media. Their work confronts a media saturated world ...more

  • Antony Penrose

    Antony Penrose is a writer, artist, playwright, lecturer and curator and runs the Lee Miller Archive and the Roland Penrose Estate. His latest book, 'The Boy wh...more

  • Neville Gabie & Joan Gabie

    Neville Gabie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1959. His work includes photography, sculpture and video. Neville Gabie was artist-in-residence at the H...more

Latest News

  • Artist Keith Harrison, Arts and Heritage and the National Trust get New Expressions 3 underway

    30 January 2014

    More than 80 artists, producers and heritage professionals gathered at M Shed in Bristol yesterday f...read more

  • RAMM to speak at 'Culture Clash' conference

    22 January 2014

    New Expressions partner organisation the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) will pr...read more

  • New Expressions artist commissioning scheme goes national

    19 December 2013

    A programme of pioneering collaborations between artists, museums and audiences has been given the g...read more

  • New Opportunities Award announced

    18 December 2013

    The New Opportunities Award is a completely new award developed by New Expressions and Contemporary ...read more

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