Jerwood Visual Arts

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Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. Jerwood Visual Arts showcases and supports the work of talented emerging artists across the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, applied arts, photography and moving image. It also aims to make connections and provoke conversations within and across the different disciplines. JVA is a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

JVA launched at the Frieze Art Fair in 2006 and brought together for the first time the Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s numerous visual arts projects. Today JVA makes up a third of the Charitable Foundation’s activity and revenue.

The current exhibition programme is comprised of our annual touring exhibitions Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Painting Fellowships and Jerwood Makers Open, all of which are open submission, Jerwood Encounters, our series of one-off, curated exhibitions that do not currently tour and the Jerwood/ Film and Video Umbrella Awards, a nominated commissioning programme for moving image artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

The striking 2,600 sq-ft exhibition space is home to Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA).
The JVA programme is complemented by a showcase of new work in the Café Project Space, wall installations in the Courtyard and on the frontage, and sculptures in the garden and overlooking the Glasshouse.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
film still by Georgie Grace

Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase

  • 13 May — 21 June 2015 *on now

Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase is a new artist development collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham) and g39 (Cardiff), and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, through its London based gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts.

3-Phase offers two early career artists the opportunity to make new work
which is being exhibited through five exhibitions across the collaborating galleries. Across the year-long programme, each artist has access to ongoing curatorial and practical support from the partners.

Kelly Best and Georgie Grace were selected for their ambitious and rigorous ideas which were felt to reflect their commitment to developing an outstanding art practice. The first phase consisted of two solo exhibitions which took place at Eastside Projects, Birmingham in January and March 2015. The next phase opens at Jerwood Space, London in May where the artists will present a joint exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.

Kelly Best’s practice is rooted in drawing, through which she unpicks the relationship between form, perspective, colour and void. At Jerwood Space, Kelly will reconfigure her ambitious new work Velum, a large scale wall structure onto which the artist has realised a ten metre long pencil drawing. The bespoke, curved, sculptural surface covered by the artist’s repeated gesture of a pale vertical line over a black background demonstrates a powerful perspectival effect.

Georgie Grace’s practice occupies a space somewhere between still and moving image. Her interest in the intangible quality of digital reading and the shifting surfaces of the screen are questioned through her silent film works comprising found imagery and text. At Jerwood Space, Georgie will present a new edit of her film "the machine is almost pure magic". The film seamlessly knits together grainy, monochrome stills though a text narration – a contemporary voice that speaks of aspiration, desire and utopian ideals, but also their perils.

Website

http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/jerwood-encounters-3-phase

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.
Kelly Best, Velum, 2015 (detail)

Jerwood Encounters: Supporting Early Career Artists, A Panel Discussion

  • 8 June 2015 6:30-7:45pm

It aims to discuss issues and considerations around supporting artists at early stages of their development, and why different organisations working together might provide an interesting model for this.

This discussion will be moderated by Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network. Speakers include:Jude Bennett, Curator at g39; Ruth Claxton, artist & Associate Director of Eastside Projects; and Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Alessio Antoniolli is the Director of Gasworks, London, where he leads a programme of residencies, exhibitions and participation projects focusing on emerging UK and international artists. He curated the first exhibition UK exhibition by Song Dong, Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Renata Lucas and Tamar Guimaraes amongst others. Alessio is also the Director of Triangle, a global network of artists and grass-roots organisations. He is involved in planning and fundraising for the Network, as well as working with new partners on developing projects such as residencies and workshops. In 2009 Alessio instigated the Knowledge and Skills Sharing Programme, an ongoing series of professional development and training opportunities for artists and arts coordinators within the Triangle Network.

Jude Bennett is g39's Curator. Jude has also independently initiated projects such as Anarch Commissions (London) and has managed exhibitions and residency programmes at various arts organisations throughout the UK and Ireland for the past decade including Catalyst Arts (Belfast), Florence Trust (London), Queen Street Studios & Gallery (Belfast) and aspex (Portsmouth).

Ruth Claxton is an Artist and Associate Director of Eastside Projects. As an artist she is best known for her large-scale, site-responsive installations and public sculptures which often use reflective, mirrored and retro-reflective surfaces to create complex and fugitive visual experiences. She has shown widely in the UK and internationally including solo shows at Site Santa FE (USA), Spike Island (Bristol, UK) and Ikon Gallery (UK). She is a founding Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham and, as Associate Director, works with Gavin Wade to imagine, organise and produce what has become one of the most dynamic arts organisations in the UK. She has been involved in ESP, Eastside Projects’ associate membership programme, since its inception and leads on this and other activity which supports artists in diverse ways including The Syllabus, a major new alternative learning programme which Eastside Projects has developed with partners Wysing Arts, Spike Island, S1, New Contemporaries and Studio Voltaire. Since 2013 she has co-produced the Birmingham Art Map, a quarterly publication which is distributed throughout the city and she leads on the Birmingham Production Space, an ambitious project which proposes a new, large-scale, national centre for the production of art and design be built in the city.

Shonagh Manson is Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation, a leading private grant-making foundation supporting artists across art forms in the UK, and of Jerwood Visual Arts, a national exhibition programme which commissions and presents work by early-career artists and tours regionally. At Jerwood she has founded and co-founded numerous artist development initiatives including the national Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, Jerwood/FVU Awards, Jerwood Painting Fellowships and Jerwood Open Forest. Previously, Shonagh led the Wellcome Trust’s arts funding programme; was General Manager for producers Fuel; and worked in fundraising and participation at Battersea Arts Centre. Before joining the arts sector she spent four years in international supply chain management for a global manufacturer. She was a founding Board member of Situations, an internationally renowned public art producing organisation based in Bristol, and sits on the London Area Council for Arts Council England.

To book a free ticket to this event visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-early-career-artists-a-panel-discussion-tickets-16857902440

For more information about the exhibition visit the Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase exhibition page at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Image: Kelly Best, Velum, 2015 (detail)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE (booking required)

Website

http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/3093/Supporting-Early-Career-Artists-A-Panel-Discussion/469

Georgie Grace, the machine is almost pure magic, 2015 (still)

Jerwood Encounters: Kelly Best and Georgie Grace in conversation with Oliver Basciano

  • 15 June 2015 6:30-7:45pm

Oliver Basciano is a London-based writer and critic. He is deputy editor of ArtReview. He also contributes to various other media and his essays have been included in numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. He sits on the board of trustees for both the Elephant Trust and Woodmill Studios. He runs the London chapter of a monthly contemporary art magazine reading group.

To book a free ticket to this event visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kelly-best-and-georgie-grace-in-conversation-with-oliver-basciano-tickets-16857597528

For more information about the exhibition visit the Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase exhibition page at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Image: Georgie Grace, the machine is almost pure magic, 2015 (still)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE (booking required)

Georgie Grace, this time of day can be dangerous, 2014

Jerwood Encounters: Artist Development Day

  • 20 June 2015 3-6pm

Sign up for free, one-to-one advice on: documenting work with Hydar Dewachi, artist and photographer; developing a commercial practice with Ceri Hand, Curator, Art Consultant and Artist Mentor; writing funding proposals with Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; and improving your artist CV with Hannah Pierce, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Visual Arts.

Hydar Dewachi is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and IT engineer. He has over ten years’ experience in the fields of technology and creativity. Since April 2010, his work has ranged from documentary photography and filmmaking commissions, technical consultations, web and print design. He works with individuals and across a diverse spectrum of sectors including creative industries, charities, education, arts and performance. His clientele include ACME Studios, Artsadmin, Camden Arts Centre, CGP London, Culture+Conflict, Gasworks, Ibraaz, Jerwood Visual Arts, Parasol unit, Picturehouse Cinemas, Station House Opera, UCL Art Museum and UP Projects.

Ceri Hand has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the art world. She has experience in managing arts organisations, curating, commissioning, producing, publishing, marketing, fundraising and sales across the public and private sectors. Her previous positions include: Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director of Ceri Hand Gallery, London; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria; Director of Make, London.

Shonagh Manson is Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation, a leading private grant-making foundation supporting artists across art forms in the UK, and of Jerwood Visual Arts, a national exhibition programme which commissions and presents work by early career artists and tours regionally. Previously, Shonagh led the Wellcome Trust’s arts funding programme; was General Manager for producers Fuel; and worked in fundraising and participation at Battersea Arts Centre. She has over ten years’ experience of fundraising for the arts.

Hannah Pierce is Jerwood Visual Arts Gallery Manager. As a curator and researcher she specialises in experimental models that support emerging artists, and has extensive experience delivering exhibitions, residencies, events and artist representation gained over 8 years in public and private arts sectors. Previous roles include: Gallery Manager, Rod Barton Gallery; Gallery Manager, Ceri Hand Gallery; Lead Researcher, International Award for Excellence in Public Art and Programme Assistant, Liverpool Biennial.

This event is free but booking is essential. In order to reserve a place for one or more sessions, please contact Oliver Fuke, Events Programmer: Oliver.Fuke@jerwoodspace.co.uk.

For more information about the exhibition visit the Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase exhibition page at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Image: Georgie Grace, this time of day can be dangerous, 2014

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE (booking required)

Website

http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/3093/Artist-Development-Day/466

Jerwood Visual Arts
171 Union Street
London
Greater London
SE1 0LN
England

Website

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

E-mail

jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk

jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk

Telephone

020 7654 0171

Fax

020 7654 0172

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