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 *on now

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.



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Katie Schwab, Together in a Room - installation view at Collective Gallery (2016)

SLAM Fridays: Deep Throat Choir, live performance

  • 26 August 2016 5-8pm

Katie Schwab invites Deep Throat Choir to perform a series of covers live within her Jerwood Solo Presentations commission. Schwab’s installation explores the ‘cover’ as a form of homage and dedication to the work of female designers, artists and musicians. The work includes footage from a rehearsal of Deep Throat Choir, an all-female choir committed to exploring the ways in which song can be used as a means to explore the power of voice and collectivity amongst women.

The exhibition will open late between 5-8pm as part of SLAM Fridays, the late night opening of galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month..

Deep Throat Choir’s performance will begin at 7pm.


This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite:

Jerwood Visual Arts
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
Greater London




020 7654 0171

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