Showcasing the best emerging creatives from UAL, Xhibit is your chance to get your work noticed by an expert panel of creative industry professionals.

Open to all current students, you can be at any level and studying in any discipline to apply. There are no themes or constraints.

If your work is selected for inclusion, you’ll attend a professional development programme and receive bespoke advice from industry experts.

We are pleased to announce that our Xhibit 2020 select artists are:

Lucy Alves | Patricia Beja | Neelam Bhullar | Livia Carpineto | Hellie Cartledge | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Collective | Benjamin Cruz | Amir Dehghan | Tea Di Giacomo, Emanuela Passadore & Rachel Wang | Henry Glover | Tsan Huang | Su Jung Jang | Hei Di Li | Helun Liang | Colin Lievens & Thomas Oliver | Chirawilai Luatngoen | Alicia McGuire | Aikaterini Mimikou | Paraskevi Pataoulioti | Eleanor Pearce | Emma Phillips | Iolo Puleston | Juliette Stuart | Yasmeen Thantrey | Gail Theis | Dominik Wiecek | Yula Wojcik | Lu Xu

Xhibit 2020 Professional Development Day

We are now taking bookings for the Xhibit 2020 Professional Development Day - please follow this link to further information and bookings

Xhibit 2020 selectional panel

We are pleased to announce Xhibit 2020 selection judges:

Jamie Clifton is Editor-in-Chief at VICE UK. Since assuming the role in 2016, he and his team have championed and supported a number of young and up-and-coming illustrators and artists. Jamie has also overseen multiple special editorial projects for which design was a primary focus, working with artists and photographers to tie the written work together with a unified aesthetic.

Liz May is currently the Administrative Director for A.P.T Studios and Gallery based in Deptford. During her 18 years at the helm she has supported artist development through A.P.T’s on-site studio provisions, exhibition programming, support and guidance as well as coordination of the annual Creekside Open. Her work has centred support for emerging artistic practice enabling A.P.T to grow and develop as a prominent organisation within Deptford and the wider London-creative community. Liz is well placed to understand the structure of the gallery space and comes with her brilliant insights into the potential for the space to exhibit a wide range of practices.

Aimée Mclaughlin is a staff writer at Creative Review, covering design, advertising, film and TV, photography and illustration. She was previously a reporter at Design Week, and has written for a number of other arts titles including WePresent, Dazed and Wallpaper*. After studying history at Queen Mary University of London for her undergrad degree, she did a masters in magazine journalism at City University London.

Hannah Walker is editorial executive of the Evening Standard’s Future London editorial project. It was launched in 2018 to focus on some of the key issues that matter to Londoners – clean air, health, culture, plastic pollution and digital skills. It’s a pro-active project which means Hannah works alongside businesses, sponsors, decision-makers and readers to bring about change across London. Hannah was previously editor-in-chief at South London Press and has worked at a number of media groups across the country beginning her career as a reporter.

Read our interview with Hannah here

Eleanor Louise West is an interdisciplinary artist who uses a range of mediums to make work to empower the queer community. Queer experience is key to her practice, with themes of coming out, queer domesticity and lesbian history running throughout her work. Graduating from BA Fine Art: Photography at Camberwell College of Arts in 2019, she now works at Arts Students’ Union as their elected Activities Officer and campaigns on behalf of LGBTQIA+ Students and Disabled Students’ as well as championing creative activities, sports and societies.

Read our interview with Eleanor here

Find out more about Eleanor's practice on her Instagram account

Xhibit Exhibition information

We are pleased that for 2020 Xhibit will be hosted at A.P.T Gallery based in Deptford.

We have chosen to work with A.P.T because we really value their astute experience in nurturing emerging creative practice for 25 years. They have done this through both an exhibition space and studio provisions. We feel that this strongly aligns with the core principles of Xhibit as a platform for the best UAL creativity. Arts SU Activities Sabbatical Officer Eleanor West has also been working hard to put accessibility on the agenda for 2020 and as such we've been trying to locate a venue which comes with ground floor / off-street access, is navigable by wheelchair and comes with a disabled toilet. We're also more than happy to be situated within the thriving art community of Deptford which boasts a growing and expanding scene of art spaces, art festivals and artist studios. Please see below for more information on Deptford.

A.P.T - Art in Perpetuity Trust

Harold Wharf

6 Creekside

Deptford

London

SE8 4SA

Due to the current global Covid-19 pandemic we have been working with both A.P.T and our selected student artists to locate the next best available dates to reschedule this exhibition. As such updated details and dates will be available online shortly. Many thanks for your patience. 

More information on Deptford

Deptford is a fantastic community of art spaces, project spaces, studio provisions and festivals. Please see some links below for details of this:

Local spaces:

  • Art Hub - gallery space, studios and printmaking
  • Enclave - experimental artist-run infrastructure in Deptford, South London, that aims to promote contemporary critical art practice
  • Creekside - gallery space and artist studios.

Festivals

  • Deptford X - annual art festival featuring both curated and supported artist projects based in Deptford.

Read this 2009 article in The Guardian about the area.

Get in touch

Any questions, please contact Sophie Risner Arts Programmer.

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