Jerwood Visual Arts
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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- 3 October — 16 December 2018
A major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Marking a departure from Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s 17 years of support of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and coinciding with Frieze London 2018, Survey takes a non-institutional approach to selection with 35 mid-career artists – including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean – nominating the most promising new UK artists working today.
Artists have been selected from nominations made by over 50 established artists, between them covering each UK region, to seek the most outstanding and dynamic early-career artists making work currently, who are within five years of establishing their practice. The selection has been made by Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.
Exhibiting artists: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.
Newly established for 2018, Survey builds on Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s specialist knowledge and experience of working with early-career artists acquired through its running of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme. It responds to a need for artists who are no longer the most recent graduates but still early in their careers, to benefit from a supported opportunity to make and show new work in a group exhibition format, including a diverse range of current practice.
Ashley Holmes, Good To Us
- 4 October 2018 7-9pm
Good To Us is a new live presentation by Ashley Holmes. This work has developed out of a written adaptation of Dope, a poem by American writer, music critic and poet, Amiri Baraka (previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka). In the original work, Baraka takes on the persona of a Black preacher giving a sermon. In an erratic, humorous and satirical manner, the speaker convinces his audience to believe that it ‘musta been the devil” responsible for all the problems confronting Black people throughout history’. The sermon acts as a parody, and is referenced by Holmes as a way to consider how it is possible to confront voyeuristic cultures within ‘raciology’ – a discourse that assumes certain stereotypes, prejudices, images and identities. Good To Us, presented as a performance consisting of new moving-image works and an audio soundtrack, has been informed by Holmes’ recent research that attempts to dissect the complexities of what occurs when a collective ideology is challenged and/or put at risk.
Ashley Holmes (b. 1990 Luton, UK) is an artist who lives and works in Sheffield. He completed his BA (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2013. Recent selected exhibitions and projects; Collective Failure, J Hammond Projects, London, UK (2018); Ask About The Good Times, performance for English Man Going Insane, by Dominic From Luton (2018); 30 Day Free Trial, SET Space, London, UK (2018); The Teachers, collaboration with Haich, Peak, London, UK (2018) Mantel, Cactus at Copperfield Gallery, London, UK (2018); Money Cyant Fool Them Again (solo), 1.1, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Starless Midnight, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2017) Whenever A Heart Skips A Beat, EVBG, Berlin, Germany (2017); Medieval City One, Two Queens, Leicester, UK (2017); Shape Up (solo), Loser’s Gym, Nottingham, UK (2017); Post Digital, Floating Reverie, No End Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2016); A British Art Show, Meyohas, New York, USA (2016); A Small Group Show of American and British Artists, Space Space Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Tough Matter, January 2018 – present. Forthcoming exhibitions include: Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland; Cry, Then Win, Then Lose (solo), Two Queens, Leicester; and Construction House, S1 Artspace, Sheffield.
This event has been commissioned for Survey.
It is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
Jerwood Visual Arts
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