Jerwood Visual Arts

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Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. Jerwood Visual Arts commissions and showcases the work of talented emerging artists, makers and curators. It also aims to make connections and provoke conversations within and across disciplines. Jerwood Visual Arts is an initiative of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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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.
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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015: Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova

  • 4 November — 4 December 2015 *on now

A group exhibition of new photography enabled by the first national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards will open at Jerwood Space London, 4 November - 13 December 2015, touring to Impressions Gallery, Bradford 5 January - 19 March 2016.

Three artists were selected from a call for applications to UK based photography practitioners within ten years of establishing their practice. Each has received an award of £5,000 to support the making of new work for this exhibition, with a significant production fund and advice from a pool of thirteen Mentors including Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, Broomberg & Chanarin and Michael Mack as well as curatorial advice from both of the award giving organisations.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
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Exhibition tour led by Mariama Attah

  • 4 December 2015 2-3pm

An Exhibition Tour of Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 led by Mariama Attah, Programme Curator, Photoworks.

Mariama Attah is responsible for developing and programming Photoworks’ exhibitions and events, including the Brighton Photo Biennial. She completed her BA Photography at Wolverhampton University and gained an MA in Museum Studies from University of Leicester. Mariama has worked with a number of national and international artists and previous work roles include Exhibitions and Events Manager at Iniva and Assistant Officer, Visual Arts at Arts Council England.

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For more information about the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 please visit the exhibition website.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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Portfolio Walk

  • 7 December 2015 6:30-8:30pm

A unique opportunity for photographers and artists to receive feedback on their work in a friendly and informal setting. Advice will be offered by professionals working in photography with specialisms spanning artistic, curatorial, editorial and publishing. Confirmed participants include: Aaron Schuman, photographer, writer, editor, curator and lecturer; Lucy Moore, Director, Claire de Rouen Books; Bruno Ceschel, Director, Self Publish, Be Happy; Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts; and Mariama Attah, Programme Curator, Photoworks.

This opportunity is open to all UK based practitioners using photography as a core part of their work who graduated or established their practice within the past ten years. Places for this event are free but extremely limited. In order to apply for a place please send a PDF containing 6 images and a 100 word statement about your work to

The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 November at 5pm. Successful candidates will be notified by Tuesday 24 November. If you have not heard from us by this date then please assume you were not successful on this occasion.

Aaron Schuman ( is an American artist, writer, editor and curator, based in the United Kingdom. His photographic works – such as FOLK (2014), Summer Set (2013), Redwoods (2012), and Once Upon a Time in the West (2011) - have been exhibited and published internationally, and are held in a number of public and private collections. Additionally, Schuman regularly writes for publications such as Frieze, Aperture, Foam, Hotshoe, Photoworks, TIME, The British Journal of Photography, and more; he has also contributed essays to several recent books, including Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (MACK, 2015), Vision Anew (University of California Press, 2015), The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals (Prestel, 2014), C-Photo: Observed (IvoryPress, 2013), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), and Words Without Pictures (Aperture, 2010). In 2014, Schuman served as Chief Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014's exhibition programme, Re:Search. Additionally, he has curated a number of other shows, including Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (Fotofest, 2010), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery, 2011), and In Appropriation: Broomberg & Chanarin, Melinda Gibson, Seba Kurtis, Esther Teichmann, Michael Wolf (Houston Center of Photography, 2012). Schuman is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and the Arts University Bournemouth, and is the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine .

Lucy Moore is the Director of Claire de Rouen Books. She studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, and writes frequently as well as directing the bookshop and its new publishing imprint. In June 2014 she established a new art book fair, Room&Book, which celebrates and fosters book collecting, with a focus on art, style, photography and counterculture publishing from the past 40 years.

Bruno Ceschel is a writer, publisher and lecturer at the Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and École cantonale d'art de Lausanne. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation that collects, studies, and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events, and off/online projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others. Ceschel is also the Director of SPBH Editions, which has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Gareth McConnell and Lorenzo Vitturi.

Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications such as FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture and The PhotoBook Review. His new book Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto has just been published by Aperture Foundation.

For more information about the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 please visit the exhibition website.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Jerwood Visual Arts
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
Greater London




020 7654 0171

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