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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.

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Venue Type:

Gallery

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.
Holly Graham, Sweet Swollen (research image), 2018.

Holly Graham, Sweet Swollen

  • 8 May — 25 August 2018 *on now

Sweet Swollen is a new commission by Holly Graham. Comprising print and audio, these consider historic links between domestic culinary culture and visual culture within Europe.

The works take as their starting point a pair of Meissen porcelain sweetmeat bowls that are currently on display in a collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. These were made between 1765–75 and would have, at the time of their production, been considered an artisanal, luxury good, symbolizing the wealth and status of their owner. Visually, they each depict turfy mounds which prop up bowls to hold sugar or sweetened dried fruits, which are in turn flanked by caricatured ‘blackamoor’ figures who gesture towards the food products in the bowls in front of them. These are part of a wider tradition of similar figurines that embody, and silently testify to, financial gain through processes of colonial exploitation.

Ten etching works on steel depict the hands of a selection of these figurines outstretched and frozen in gestures of servitude. These have been appropriated and cropped from a series of photographic images of the sweetmeat bowls and have been reproduced using a process called ‘sugarlift’. This involves the use of a sugar solution to imprint an image onto an etching plate, a process which was developed in Europe in the late 18th century, which approximately coincides with the production period of the sweetmeat bowls. In this case it has been reconfigured by the artist to allow the transfer of photographic images. By focusing on the hands of these figurines, Graham aims to use their gestures as an entry point into a discussion around the history of these objects as manifest in their decorative design.

The audio work comprises a series of edited interviews with eight V&A African Heritage tour guides. Conducted by Graham, these explore the violence of colonial history, what it means to encounter these sweetmeat bowls from today’s perspective, and personal, social and political connotations associated with sugar and sweet treats.

Holly Graham is an artist based in London. Much of her work considers the malleable and subjective nature of individual and collective memory. Bound up in this lies an interest in recording mechanisms, documents, evidence and processes of editing. She undertook her BFA at Oxford University in 2012 and graduated from MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2014, where she received the Thames Barrier Print Studio Graduate Award and the Augustus Martin Award for Innovation in Print. Concurrent to her studio practice, she leads workshops in schools, community groups and galleries. Recent exhibitions and projects include: On my island none of this would be true, Arebyte, London (2018); After Harry Jacobs: Outside, Cypher Billboard, London (2017); House Work, 53 Back Road, London (2017); Altai: Experiments in Collective Practice, RCA Dyson Gallery, London (2017); Backdrop, Cypher, Berlin / Bond House Projects with Art Licks Weekend, London (2016); Jack Petchey: START Programme, South London Gallery, London (2015-16); In Transit, Art On The Underground, London (2016); Flat-Pack, The Greenroom, Krakow (2015).

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/projects/holly-graham-sweet-swollen-you-cant-see-it-but-i-have-one-here-and-i-can-show-you/

Still image from Rob Crosse's film, Clear as a bell

Jerwood Solo Presentations 2018

  • 20 June — 26 August 2018 *on now

New works by Rob Crosse, Susie Green and Georgia Horgan presented as three solo presentations at Jerwood Space. Diverse in content and materials, the solo presentations span painting, sculpture, installation, film, and photography, expanding upon the artists’ existing dialogues to position sex, intimacy and desire in a socio-political context.

Rob Crosse will present a new moving-image work set during a vintage sports car race, honing in on the meticulously choreographed routines of preparing each vehicle in the confines of the racing paddock. This will be shown alongside a series of sensitive and personal photographic portraits of male bodies.

Susie Green’s solo presentation will comprise new architectural scale paintings and framed works on paper. These will be shown alongside a series of paintings, sound and sculptural works.

Georgia Horgan will present a moving image work about The Poor Whore’s Petition, a satirical letter allegedly written by Elizabeth Creswell, one of the most successful sex workers and madams of the English seventeenth century.

Now in its third edition, Jerwood Solo Presentations, part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, offers a much needed platform for early career artists to make and show new work. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the initiative aims to foster and develop potentially influential artists who are at critical stages in their career as well as highlighting the value of research-based practice. The 2018 Jerwood Solo Presentations artists have been selected by the Jerwood Visual Arts team: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme and Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/exhibitions/jerwood-solo-presentations-2018/

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.
Rob Crosse, Vintage (still from HD Video), 2018. Commissioned for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2018, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist

SLAM Fridays late opening

  • 29 June 2018 5-8pm

SLAM Fridays late opening at Jerwood Space

Jerwood Solo Presentations will be open until 8pm as part of SLAM Fridays, the late night opening of galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/slam-fridays-late-opening-12/

Georgia Horgan, Dear Barb, HD video, 2018. Commissioned for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2018, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Georgia Horgan in conversation with Huw Lemmey

  • 19 July 2018 7-8:30pm

Georgia Horgan discusses Dear Barb, commissioned for Jerwood Solo Presentations, with Huw Lemmey.
Huw Lemmey is an artist, writer and publisher based between London and Barcelona. He writes on culture, politics and sexuality, and is the author of ‘Chubz: The Demonization of my Working Arse’. He has written for Architectural Review, Icon, Art Monthly and L’Uomo Vogue, amongst others.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/georgia-horgan-in-conversation-with-huw-lemmey-tickets-46725787087

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/georgia-horgan-in-conversation-with-huw-lemmey/

Susie Green, Pleasure is a Weapon, 2017. Solo exhibition at Grand Union, Birmingham. Photo: Patrick Dandy.

Susie Green in conversation with Philomena Epps

  • 23 July 2018 7-8:30pm

Susie Green discusses her Jerwood Solo Presentations commission with Philomena Epps.
Philomena Epps is an independent writer and art critic based in London. Her writing has appeared in Apollo, ArtForum, Art Agenda, Elephant, Frieze, i-D, MAP, and The White Review, among others. She has written catalogue and exhibition texts for artists, including Frances Scott, Susie Green, and Rachel Goodyear, and for institutions, such as the Tate. She was the Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts from May–August 2016. Philomena is the founding editor and publisher of Orlando, a print magazine and online platform, and has hosted multiple public events related to the publication, including film screenings, performances, readings, and workshops.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/susie-green-in-conversation-with-philomena-epps-tickets-46726229410

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/susie-green-in-conversation-with-philomena-epps/

Susie Green, The sex shop ceiling in Cannes, 2017. Photo: Workplace Gallery.

SLAM Fridays late opening

  • 27 July 2018 5-8pm

SLAM Fridays late opening at Jerwood Space

Jerwood Solo Presentations will be open until 8pm as part of SLAM Fridays, the late night opening of galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month.

Admission

Free

Rob Crosse, Clear as a bell (still), 2016. Commissioned by Kingsgate Projects. Supported by Arts Council England.

Performance by Rob Crosse

  • 10 August 2018 7-8:30pm

A performance by Rob Crosse taking place within his Jerwood Solo Presentations commission.
Three performances will take place throughout the evening at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performance-by-rob-crosse-tickets-46726515265

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/performance-by-rob-crosse/

SPLASH ADDICT, still from music video Love Immersion (2016)

Performance by Splash Addict

  • 18 August 2018 7-8pm

A performance by Splash Addict within Susie Green’s Jerwood Solo Presentations commission.
Splash Addict is a collaboration between Susie Green and artist Simon Bayliss, inspired by shared romantic, filthy sensibilities and a love of ‘90s dance music. Green performs commanding, melodic vocals over Bayliss’ synth basslines.

Recent performances include Fierce Festival, Birmingham (2017); The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2017); Chisenhale Studios, London (2017). Their music videos have recently been screened at NAWKI, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2017) and Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2016)

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performance-by-splash-addict-tickets-46796851643

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/performance-by-splash-addict/

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

Website

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

E-mail

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Telephone

020 7654 0171

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