An innovative concept for all aspiring and ambitious artists.

DEBUT CONTEMPORARY is an innovative concept for all aspiring and ambitious artists, showcasing the best of British creative talent across all art disciplines. Dubbed as “Kingmakers” (International Life Magazine) of creative talent, “London’s Top Tastemakers” (Time Out) and “One of the UK’s Most Powerful Couples in Fashion & Art” (The Times Magazine), husband and wife duo Samir Ceric and Zoe Knight, the “high profile couple” (Drapers Records) behind the launch of Wolf & Badger, Salon Contemporary (including Artist of the Week, Curator of the Month and Best of British competitions) and First Wednesdays, is now launching Debut Contemporary. Having already discovered some of the big names amongst emerging contemporary artists and fashion and jewellery designers in the last few years, the newly designed gallery space on Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, opened on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, with a special launch party.

Debut Contemporary provides an affordable exhibition and mentoring platform from £95-£145 a week for all talented emerging artists to showcase and sell their artworks where they will be introduced to collectors, art professionals and businesses. The licence fee will entail exhibition space, an 80% net profit from all sales facilitated by the gallery, be it for a piece of art or a commercial deal and most importantly guidance and mentoring by a team of industry professionals. Artists will be prepared with a business savvy mind whilst they maintain their artistic freedom and creative licence.

Be a part of the evolution. To apply simply visit and enter your details using the online form under the APPLY section.

Collectors, art professionals and businesses can support DEBUT Artists by getting involved. For more information contact

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Beginning of Industry Knowledge Workshops....

A week after the spectacular launch, this Tuesday saw the beginning of DEBUT Contemporary’s professional knowledge fuelled workshops. 

Forming yet another queue outside the gallery, the DEBUT Artists were keen to arrive early for the first session with Sara Raza, a former Tate Modern curator, critic and an editor for ArtAsiaPacific Magazine.

Raza kick started the session “CURATORS WANT TO BE ARTISTS AND ARTISTS WANT TO BE CURATORS” with a well informed insight to groundbreaking events such as Manifesta, dOCUMENTA, Frieze and No Soul for Sale.  From this, points were risen in response to the successful advantages of utilising the masses of global art fairs and biennials now available for emerging artists to maximize and pursue.

In conversation with gallery Director Samir Ceric, key professional strategy points were further presented and the artists were prompted to hone in on the progressive aims and ambitions of their artistic careers.

With immediately strong and positive feedback, DEBUT Contemporary will continue to present fresh and valuable industry knowledge, with next weeks session  ‘PRIVATE COLLECTORS’ MIND’ by art collector Jean Philippe Vernes.

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