Who's who of British art for 70 years

New Contemporaries

Digital strategy and new CMS

New Contemporaries have given visibility to generations of emerging UK-based artists for nearly 70 years. From David Hockney to Damian Hirst, Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor, New Contemporaries alumni reads like a who's who of British Art. The annual open New Contemporaries Exhibition and accompanying programme of educational activity provides exposure to newly graduated art students. We're helping that visibility through improving the digital estate including an updated website.

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New Contemporaries is the longest running and most highly regarded survey of contemporary art emerging from the UK’s art schools. The exhibition has been organised annually since 1949. Selected from open submissions of recent graduate work, the list of past exhibitors reads like a who’s who of British art spanning that time.

Despite this incredible record, New Contemporaries digital estate was failing to meet the needs of the organisers, applicants, exhibitors and visitors. It was beginning to dent their stellar reputation.

We were hired to develop a process to establish the current digital needs of the organisation and, through a series of workshops, explore how digital can serve their stakeholders in the future.

Additionally, we were asked to take over the existing website and redevelop it on Boom CMS as a staging post along the way to a full redesign later in 2018.

Fereday Pollard Architects

Abbey Wood Station, Thames Tideway, Silvertown Tunnel - Fereday Pollard are a busy team and the website showcases the breadth of their experience