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

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.
Ryan Moule, 2017

Project Space: Ryan L. Moule, Vessels and Vestiges

  • 22 May — 26 August 2017 *on now

Vessels and Vestiges is an exhibition of chemically unfixed photographic prints by Swansea-based artist, Ryan L. Moule.

Through the presentation of photographs in their unfixed state, Moule repositions the image away from its assumed signifier of certainty to one of uncertainty and fragility. Exposure of the light-sensitive paper is slowed down by their presentation under UV filtered box frames, which mimic the red-light environment of the photographic darkroom. This leaves them in a process of becoming, as the images continue to subtly transform over a prolonged period of time. Through the decision to not complete the traditional printing process, Moule aims to re-orientate focus away from the image as a form of representation, and onto its materiality.


Harry Meadley, Artists Talk, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2016

Jerwood Staging Series, The Harry Meadley Show

  • 31 May 2017 7-9pm

Harry Meadley performs and films a new work in the form of a late-night talk show, inviting attendees to become part of his ‘live studio-audience’. The presentation investigates the artist’s financial situation, marital status, and general mental state. The Harry Meadley Show continues to further delve into what it means to be an artist. The traditional over-confident and satirical nature of the host is replaced with one of uncertainty and vulnerability – exploring, through humorous delivery, the myriad of obstacles facing artists today.


This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


Webb Ellis, An Empty Vessel, video still, 2016

Jerwood Staging Series, Slant - for the Unsettling

  • 2 June 2017 7-9pm

An evening of films and words in action in the age of American Author Thomas Pynchon come to fruit curated by Gareth Evans.

As the image of the world we expected/hoped to find ourselves/continue living in – liberal, sensitive, just, internationalist – dissolves before our own and other’s eyes, and the image of the world we have long denied – globally unequal, nationalistic, prejudiced, climate-appalled – rises undeniably into view, we are understandably unsettled on a number of levels, from the personal to the universal. This evening looks ‘slant’ at these significant concerns – through film, readings, performance and 16mm installation – but refuses to look away. It is presided over by the 80th birthday spirit of Thomas Pynchon, one of the great understanders and unsettlers of our time.

Presenting works by Laura Alhach, Louis Benassi, Katya Chitova, Rob Crosse, Webb Ellis, Samuel Fouracre, Keira Greene, Stanley Schtinter, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Irene Solà, Anita Wolska-Kaslow and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


Louisa Martin, Source, 2017. Duratrans print. Courtesy the artist

Jerwood Staging Series, Siren

  • 7 June 2017 7-9pm

Siren is the first public iteration of a new series of performance works from Louisa Martin, building upon previous work involving live improvised sound performances and working directly with performers. The event will take place across Jerwood Space’s three galleries and comprise sculpture, light interventions, orchestrated sound works and samples and a choreographed movement piece.

Louisa Martin is exhibiting related work in a solo exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool, 6 May- 24 June 2017.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


Alex Culshaw, Egremont Red, 2017. Still. Image courtesy the artist

Jerwood Staging Series, The fin comes a little early this siècle

  • 9 June 2017 7-9pm

An evening of performances and screenings curated by Lauren Houlton that bring together four artists – Alex Culshaw, Faye Green, Guy Oliver and Richard Whitby – whose works encompass various approaches to re-enactment.

As opposed to re-stagings that attempt to accurately replicate an event, these works view the past as hosting a multiplicity of simultaneous facts; that depending on our position, history becomes readable in a different way. Through considering the historical trace as an ‘encounter’- an understanding of material under a process of continuous transformation by the systems of relations that it enters into – the works open the potential for alternative narratives and transformations through each act of return. Exploring storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time, influence and affinity are seen as dynamic entities, moving across time and space.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


Christian Nyampeta, Our Common Ghosts, In the context of Now is the Time of Monsters. What Comes After Nations? HKW, Berlin. Curated by Rana Dasgupta, Nanna Heidenreich and Katrin Klingan 
Photography: @Joachim Dette/HKW

Jerwood Staging Series, Rushes, Sketches and Schemes

  • 10 June 2017 7-9pm

As an episode of a larger, ongoing project, Our Common Ghosts. Christian Nyampeta presents a live audio-visual session of the rushes and glimpses of the previous stagings of this project. The idea of Our Common Ghosts was developed at the inaugural meeting of The Another Roadmap School Africa Cluster at Nagenda International School of Art and Design, Uganda, in July 2015. Since then, Our Common Ghosts has been revisited, staged and presented in different contexts, including exhibitions, colloquia and workshops.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


Jerwood Visual Arts
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
Greater London




020 7654 0171

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