Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate creatives a chance to take part in its current competitions, exhibit their work, curate shows and gain national and international exposure! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music - so find out which competition best suits you and get applying...

'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' showcases the first quarterly shortlisted finalists of the exciting new competition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in West London!


The exhibiting artists are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Dragana Jurisic

Images from 'Seeing Things' series

Artist Statement

'My practice questions the nature of photographic seeing. Are photographers standing back and taking the wider view which separates them both physically and psychologically from their subjects ‘like the gods gazing down on the earth with Olympian dispassion’; or are they hiding with their presented vision, the hurt that they experience in the process? Are photographers tricked by beauty?'

An interview with Dragana Jurisic:

Q:  What is your signature drink? 
A:  Vodka straight 

Q:  Can you reveal a secret about your hometown?
A:   I left 10 years ago with the hope of forgetting all its secrets.

Q:  Where is your next travel destination? 
A:  At the moment it appears - Berlin.

Q:  What are your top 3 deserts
A:  Anything with berries.

Q:  What’s most played in your music collection? 
A:  My Morning Jacket, The Walkmen, Songs: Ohia, The Jayhawks   and The National are in the top five.

Q:  What is your favorite song lyric and who is it by? 
A:  "Good-bye lonely heart Jolene
you never did work anyhow
I'm looking for a nice girl
and I don't want no cow
by Daniel Johnston

Q:  If you could only use one word to describe yourself what would it be?
A:   Restless 

Q:  Which Magazines do you regularly read and why?
A:   Whatever I can grab a hold of.