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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.
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm
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.
A series of one-off curated exhibitions which provide emerging artists and curators with new exhibition opportunities, exploring ideas and questions and challenges across disciplines and art forms.
Jerwood Makers Open
Jerwood Makers Open is an annual commisioning award showcasing new work by emerging applied artists. The 2013 commissioned makers are Maisie Broadhead, Linda Brothwell, Adam Buick, Nahoko Kojima, Roanna Wells.