YAI 15

Exhibition opening and winners announced

Congratulations to all of the chosen artists selected to exhibit in YAI this year, an extraordinary achievement each of you should be very proud of!

A big congratulations to Machiko Matoi for being awarded this years BresicWhitney Emerging Artists Award and Annelies Jahn whose work was Highly Commended.

The .M Contemporary YAI initiative gives artists the opportunity to exhibit in a commercial gallery space, providing them with an insight into both the requirements and expectations of commercial art gallery and collectors.

This is the third year that we have run the initiative and we now represent several of the artists that have taken part. Joy Ivill was selected for the first YAI in 2013 and is now a represented gallery artist with  strong collector base. Following her tremendous success at last year’s art fair at Carriageworks, Joy will be represented by .M Contemporary at this year’s Art Central art fair in Hong Kong.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for the opening to support the artists.

Photography by Rhiannon Hopley