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.
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
Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017
- 18 January — 26 February 2017 *on now
New works by Anna Bunting-Branch, Imran Perretta and Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan presented as three solo presentations at Jerwood Space. These commissions comment on separate but equally pertinent socio-political issues.
Anna Bunting-Branch uses science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminism and its histories, re-mixing elements from a range of sources to generate new and imaginative resonances.
Imran Perretta’s work takes a personal narrative as a starting point and reflects on wider questions surrounding identity, cultural histories and the violence of state surveillance.
Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan are presenting Victoria Deepwater Terminal Estate Gallery, a sculptural installation and performance space comprising a showroom for a stunning 2 bed sewer conversion.
Selected by the Jerwood Visual Arts team: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme and Oliver Fuke; Gallery Manager. Shamma Khana, previous Writer in Residence (2014), nominated Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan for the first Jerwood Solo Presentations exhibition in July 2016.
Established in 2016 and now in its second edition, Jerwood Solo Presentations offers a platform for early career artists to make and show new work. It aims to foster and develop potentially influential artists who are at critical stages in their career.
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another
- 22 March — 14 May 2017
Two new moving-image commissions by early career artists Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek made in response to the curatorial theme Neither One Thing or Another.
Patrick Hough’s work, And If In A Thousand Years, takes us to the Californian desert, where the landscape was filmed and digitally scanned using LiDAR, to host a Hollywood-inspired merging of authenticity and replica.
Lawrence Lek’s work, Geomancer, harnesses his trademark – the building blocks of computer gaming technology – to set the stage for an awakening of artificial intelligence. This computer-generated ghost in the machine discovers its own autonomy, and ponders the range and limits of its post-human powers of creativity.
The artists were selected from over 250 applications in response to open call to UK artists within the first five years of establishing their practice. Each artist received production support from FVU, in order to develop the new works.
The selectors were: Steven Bode, Director, FVU; Duncan Campbell, artist and Turner Prize 2014 winner; Cliff Lauson, Curator, Hayward Gallery; Amy Sherlock, Reviews Editor, Frieze; and Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major annual opportunity for moving-image artists run in partnership by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU. They were established in 2012 in response to a need for significant major commissions for early-career moving-image artists at an unproven stage in their practice, and contribute to an ongoing dialogue around urgent or timely concerns within moving image through the curatorial theme, which changes each year. Alumni include Ed Atkins, Corin Sworn, Emma Hart and Marianna Simnett.
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018 One-to-One Application Advice Sessions
- 22 March 2017 5:30-8:30pm
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major initiative for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice. The fifth edition of the awards is called Unintended Consequences and is open to applicants 14 February – 4 April 2017.
Artists interested in submitting an application for the awards are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with Steven Bode, Director, FVU; or Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts. Both are able to answer questions about the selection process, the curatorial theme, and general questions about the application form, as well as the commissioning, production and exhibition process and what will be required from you should you be successful with your application.
Sarah and Steven will not be able to read draft applications during these sessions, but are happy to comment on verbal summaries of proposed applications, as well as to answer specific questions in relation to them.
These appointments are free to attend but places are very limited. Booking in advance is required; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the available slots. If you have a preference of whom you’d like to speak to please state this in your message.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella. For more information about Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences please visit jerwoodfvuawards.com.
Artist Talk and Screening: Jerwood/FVU Awards: Neither One Thing or Another
- 10 May 2017 From 6:30pm
Two new commissions by the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017 winners, Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek, will tour at a series of screening events nationwide. The tour reaches Phoenix, Leicester, on 10 May and will include a talk by artist Patrick Hough.
These ambitious works employ pioneering, conceptually fitting technologies to examine the steadily blurring line between the real and the artificial. In Geomancer, Lek harnesses his trademark – the building blocks of computer gaming technology – to set the stage for an awakening of artificial intelligence. Hough’s work And If In A Thousand Years takes us to the Californian desert, where the landscape was filmed and digitally scanned using LiDAR, to host a Hollywood-inspired merging of authenticity and replica. Both films delve between definitions of consciousness, and in the process invite us to look again at what we think we know and see.
Booking information coming soon. Visit the Leicester Phoenix website for more information.
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Booking information coming soon. Visit the Leicester Phoenix website for more information: http://www.phoenix.org.uk
Jerwood Visual Arts
171 Union Street
020 7654 0171