Jerwood Visual Arts

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Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing taking place online, in London and across the UK.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays

The Gallery is open until 8pm on the last Friday of every month during exhibitions. Visit the South London Art Map website for further information

Admission charges

Admission free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Keira Greene, Fernwood, 2015.

Project Space: Keira Greene: Un-ion On-ion In-ion

  • 9 May — 27 August 2016 *on now

Un-ion On-ion In-ion is a new installation of sculptural and photographic works by Keira Greene. These have been produced by the artist while developing her ongoing research into the retreat as a space for enacting experimental models of communal living and for facilitating independent internal reflection. This body of work contributes towards a new moving image work, which was filmed at Anna Halprin’s Mountain Home Studio, San Francisco, and will be screened as part of an expanded event that forms part of the upcoming Jerwood Staging Series.

The exhibition features two new photographic works, Esalen Pool and Asha Centre, which form part of Greene’s ongoing series, High Beams. These images conjure the removed and enclosed quality of retreat centres through a focus on the architecture’s intervention into the obscure rural landscape. Such an emphasis brings to the forefront their spatial qualities in which individuals might withdraw into in order to reflect on the various subjective journeys that originally brought them there. A neon sculpture, Wave, nods to the shared representation of new-age aesthetics on-going in the urban industries of sex, food and fashion.

The final work in the series, a newly commissioned sundial, anchors the exhibition in a conversation with time. In addition to thinking about the time that we take, or don’t take, for ourselves, Greene is also interested in considering the activities of these institutions in relation to the context of their original establishment; within a period of changing social attitudes which resulted in the proliferation of countercultural ideals in the 1960s. In considering the act of retreat now, Greene positions herself as simultaneous immersed subject and objective spectator in the day-to-day running of these experimental institutions in order to understand their overarching ethos. In particular she is interested in the conflation of the social and the environmental and how these aspects come together as pedagogic space.

Keira Greene is an artist filmmaker based in London. She studied MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art (2013- 2015) and BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (2009-2011). She has exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions and screenings at Show Home, London; STORE, London; The Commons, Bolinas, San Francisco, as well as major institutions such as South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery and festivals such as Supernormal.


Katie Schwab - Collective Gallery, 2016

Jerwood Solo Presentations: Lucy Parker, Rachel Pimm, Katie Schwab

  • 27 July — 28 August 2016

Lucy Parker, Rachel Pimm and Katie Schwab will each present a body of newly commissioned work. They were among a number of artists nominated by Jerwood Visual Arts’ former Writers in Residence, and were selected by Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, and Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager. Each artist will have a solo presentation in one of the three galleries at Jerwood Space.

Lucy Parker will be presenting new film work based on her in-depth research into the practice of ‘blacklisting’.

Rachel Pimm will show a moving image installation relating to her studies into the proximity of plastics and water.

Katie Schwab is producing a mixed-media installation piece inspired by the work of twentieth-century female printmakers.



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Emma Charles, Still from 'White Mountain', 2016

Jerwood Staging Series, No Maps for These Territories

  • 7 July 2016 6:30-8:30pm

London-based artist Emma Charles is working in collaboration with curator Dave Charlesworth to produce a touring screening programme as part of her ACE/ZKM funded film project White Mountain. The films offer a series of different encounters with data space. Some of the works focus on huge data centre infrastructures – at the point at which ‘security’ and freedom butt against one another – whereas others explore the omnipresent, occasionally malevolent, structures of social ordering. Other works consider the scattered chaos of an artist’s desktop, where the frustrations of creativity play back and forth, between the physical and the virtual. Emma Charles was commissioned to exhibit in the Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space in 2014.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:

James Kienitz-Wilkins, Still from 'B-ROLL With Andre'.

Jerwood Staging Series, Shades of Opacity

  • 9 July 2016 2-5pm

The event takes its starting point from Glissant’s quote from Poetics of Relation: “It is not necessary to try to become the other (to become other) nor to ‘make’ him in my image.” Confirmed participants include: Lucy Clout, Evan Ifekoya, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, and Rehana Zaman. Shama Khanna was a Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts in 2014.

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Shona Macnaughton, The Universal Schoolgirl (2016) photo credit Stuart Armitt

Jerwood Staging Series, Blend the Acclaim of your Chant with the Timbrels

  • 12 July 2016 6:30-8:30pm

The event will stage screenings, performances and readings including new work by Beth Kettel, Anneke Kampman, Josh Wilson, Abri de Swardt, Quentin Lannes and Shona Macnaughton.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:

Keira Greene, Mountain Home Studio, 2016. HD Video.

Jerwood Staging Series, Figuration of Place: many full less still

  • 14 July 2016 6:30-8:30pm

These will be presented in dialogue with Manual, a performance choreographed by Siobhan Davies in conjunction with Helka Kaski and re-enacted by Andrea Buckley.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:

Jerwood Visual Arts
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
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020 7654 0171

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