Belonging – first solo show for award-winning Newcastle graduate

Emerging artist Joy Labinjo who won one of the art world’s most generous prizes, will launch her first exhibition in London this month.

Joy, who graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Fine Art last year, was awarded the prestigious Woon Art Prize in 2017. The prize, jointly hosted by Northumbria University and BALTIC, includes a £20,000 fellowship, including 12-months studio space in the Woon Tai Jee studio at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle.

Her exhibition Belonging will open on 11 January at Morley Gallery, in London, as part of a new programme that aims to challenge the status quo, encouraging reflection and debate on our increasingly complex times.

Joy is one of the students whose work featured in the Where do we go from here? exhibition run by Newcastle University students as part of the Freedom City 2017 programme.