Contemporary Collective was founded in 2006 to champion and further the careers of promising artists the gallery has managed, many since graduation. The core mission of the Gallery Directors is to support talented artists and empower them to continue making and developing through the critical early years of their careers taking them from emerging to established.

Originally based on Vyner Street, in East London for over 10 years, in 2018 the gallery re-located to Somerset House on the Strand enabling a new chapter of international collaborations, exhibitions, art fairs & residency programmes for their represented artists.

The gallery has an innovative annual exhibition and residency programme that seeks to provide a legacy for the future careers of their represented artists and offer engaging  opportunities to new and emerging talent.

There is a real need in the art world to support young artists, in the emerging stages of their careers, to provide them with meaningful exposure and access to the market place and collectors.

Contemporary Collective have a proven track record of supporting artists at this formative time as they embark on their professional careers.


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Contemporary Collective was founded in 2006 by Elinor Olisa and Isobel Beauchamp to represent artists who have risen through the DegreeArt.com ranks and require representation at a new level for the increased benefit of their careers as established artists. These artists have achieved considerable successes both through DegreeArt.com and in their own right.


 ‘Artists are put forward by the Directors of DegreeArt.com to be considered by our advisory panel twice a year and are provided with feedback and guidance to benefit the direction and development of their careers’.


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