For the last eleven years the IMA has mounted Fresh Cut, an annual best-of-graduates show featuring work from end-of-year shows at Queensland art schools. This year we are changing our approach dramatically. The New Fresh Cut will feature four emerging Queensland-based or Queensland-born artists—either at art school (graduating and post-graduate students) or up to six years out of art school—who have not shown at the IMA before. Each will be given $5,000 towards the development of new work for the show. This support has been generously provided by our new business partner, Brisbane Airport Corporation. IMA Director Robert Leonard, Queensland Art Gallery curator Russell Storer and artist Jemima Wyman selected this year’s artists from over seventy submissions. They are Eric Bridgeman, Laith McGregor, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, and Ross Manning.