Natalie has exhibitions off to a fine art

Selected: Natalie Finnemore
Selected: Natalie Finnemore
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AND from graffiti to something a little more cerebral.

Sheffield sculptor Natalie Finnemore has become one of only 29 young talents from across the country to be selected for this year’s prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition – with this piece.

More than 1,200 artists entered to be part of the annual show, which showcases emerging British creativity and has previously given early slots to Damien Hirst and David Hockney.

“It’s a huge achievement,” says the 24-year-old of Hunter’s Bar. “Three of my entries will be exhibited.”

And before you ask what exactly this one is, that’s besides the point. It’s art.

“I use architecture as inspiration,” says Natalie, who originally comes from Warrington but moved here to study fine art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2008. “This is abstract sculpture for the viewer to interpret.”

The exhibition runs at the Copperas Building in Liverpool from September 15 to November 25 and then at London’s ICA until January.