9 Dec. 2022- 12 Mar. 2023

I was thrilled to have my knitted installation, Red is the colour of...., selected for New Contemporaries 2022. I was one of 47 selected emerging and early career artists. The exhibition was firstly installed across two galleries in Hull - Ferens and Humber Street; my work was  at Humber Street Gallery. It then toured to South London Gallery in Peckham, London, where it was installed at their Firestation Gallery. 

Here I am talking about my work at the South London Gallery: 

For images of the installation at the South London gallery, please visit Red is the colour of... at New Contemporaries, London Installation page. 


Art Monthly magazine 

‘The skill and care in the finish of Lou Baker's sculptural knitted installation elevates the suspended clots that unravel as they ooze towards the floor, indicating an entropy beyond human comprehension that flows through the exhibition.’

@art_monthly_uk Issue 462 Dec -Jan 22-23 , ‘New Contemporaries, Ferens and Humber Street Gallery, Hull’ by Lauren Velvick

Brixton Blog

‘the sheer drama of Lou Baker’s “Red is the colour of….'

'Bloomberg New Contemporaries rarely disappoints. And this year is no exception.... ‘I left with two powerful impressions; that I had witnessed some very intimate and personal stories and also been treated to some serious comments wrapped up in witty irreverence…There is much more to see and reflect upon in this varied show. It illustrates the depth and extent of emerging artistic talent and provides a welcome and nourishing retreat from a world beset by turmoil and trouble.'

Leslie Manasseh, 15 Dec. 2022

Time Out 

'Every year, New Contemporaries brings together the UK’s best young artists and recent graduates and whacks them all under one roof (or two roofs, in the case of South London Gallery and its adjacent Fire Station space). It acts as a sort of state-of-play for young art in this country, a way to take the pulse of creativity in the UK. And this year's showing is as good as ever. There's a bunch of painting, loads of installation, plenty of cleverness and oodles of ideas.' 

Eddy Frankel, 8 Dec.



For more information about my work visit the New Contemporaries Online Platform.

Many thanks to the New Contemporaries team, the selectors (Veronica Ryan, Zadie Xa, James Richards) and the curators, tecnicians and everyone at the fabulous South London Gallery.  

And here's some more information about Bloomberg New Contemporaries generally: 

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