UK New Artist of the Year Award stories

The Robert Walters Group and UK New Artists, in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery, are excited to share the success stories which have resulted from our passion in, and dedication to, champion the UK's emerging new artists.

Discover more about what has come from our annual Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award:

UKNA Award finalist Wesley George secures bursary and partnership with 4C Hotel Group

At the launch of the Awards, Wesley met CEO of 4C Hotel Group. An exciting new partnership between 4C Hotel Group and UK New Artists was launched with Wesley as the first recipient of the annual 4C Hotel Group Bursary.

Winning the UKNA Award: a springboard for artistic success

We caught up with the winners and runners-up from the 2019 and 2021 Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Awards to chat about their many achievements so far, plans for the future, and how they felt about being involved in the Awards.

UKNA artists' work bought at Saatchi Gallery exhibition

The finalists of the UK New Artist of the Year Award have had their artwork bought from attendees of their Saatchi Gallery exhibition and share the stories behind the pieces sold.

UK New Artist of the Year Award 2022 Launches for the third year

UK New Artist of the Year Award returns, in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery and UK New Artists and with an expexted record breaking number of entries.

Robert Walters Group wins at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2022

Robert Walters Group has won the 'Gold' title for the 'Best arts and culture programme' and 'Silver' title for the 'Best collaboration for a single event' categories at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2022 for its UK New Artist of the Year Award programme.

Saatchi Gallery Exhibition - UKNA 2021 finalists

Have a look at last year's finalist exhibition, all of the incredible work the artists showcased and the winners' excitement as they received their prize!

About the partners

Robert Walters Group is a global recruitment group committed to powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential. With vast experience in helping professionals grow their careers, Robert Walters Group is now aiming to help emerging UK artists express their unique voices and launch their artistic careers.

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UK New Artists (UKNA) is a registered national charity that champions the next generation of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international festivals.

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Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has provided an innovative platform for contemporary art. Exhibitions have presented works by largely unseen young artists, or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. This approach has made the Gallery one of the most recognised names in contemporary art. Since moving to its current 70,000 square foot space in the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London, the Gallery has welcomed over 10 million visitors. The Gallery hosts over 5,000 schools visits annually and has over 6 million followers on social media. In 2019 Saatchi Gallery became a charity, beginning a new chapter in its history.

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