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Jerwood in October 2019


Jerwood Collection & Foundation 

At an event to mark twenty years of the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum at the end of September. Lara Wardle, Director of Jerwood Collection announced that the Collection's first outing of the next decade will be to the beautiful Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham; home to one of the finest small collections of European art in the UK. Drawn predominantly from Jerwood Collection Cornwall as Crucible: Modernity and Internationalism in Mid-Century Britain will present art produced in and around St Ives from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Later in the autumn of 2020 the collection will travel further into the heart of England for a year-long residency at the Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire. This residency will take the form of a series of exhibitions each looking at the Jerwood Collection through a different curatorial lens


Jerwood Foundation

We are thrilled that emerging printmaker, Chika Osaka, winner of the inaugural Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize was featured on the front cover of the Autumn issue of Printmaking Today.  Inside the publication, and part of the Prize, is a profile article which offers insight into the artist's unique development process; using text which she has attributed to a fictional character of her own creation as source material; as well as her innovative approach to lithography. The London Original Print Fair which took place at the Royal Academy of Arts in May 2019 was the first time Osaka's work had been shown in the United Kingdom.   

Later this year a body of new work will be included in a solo exhibition at Museum Franz Gertz, Switzerland - 30 November 2019-8 March 2020.


Jerwood Arts

Array at Belfast Pride 2019, Belfast, 3 August 2019. Photo: Laura O’Connor and Array Studios

New Exhibition: Jerwood Collaborate! 

Array/ Keiken + George Jasper Stone/ Languid Hands/ Shy Bairns

2 October – 15 December 2019

A major group exhibition presenting four new commissions by early-career artists working in collaborative and collective practices across the UK.

Using moving-image, activism, installation and publishing the exhibiting artists interrogate essential subjects that affect us as a society today and in the future. Touching on the im/possibility of Black Testimony; socio-political issues in Northern Ireland; fictional futures in the context of inequality and climate change; and the demystifying of creativity and role of the artist today.

Frieze Week Special Events

Feel My Metaverse: mind, body and screen

Keiken + George Jasper Stone. View new performance by dance artist Sakeema Crook through a dedicated Instagram filter on your smartphone.
Jerwood Arts, 171 Union Street, London
3 October 2019, 5-8pm (Exhibition Open: Drop In). Performance Times: 6.20pm, 7pm, 7.40pm

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Jerwood Lates: Frieze Week Edition

From The Other Side Project. A workshop with Tate and Better Bankside. Make a window message to activate local window spaces
Jerwood Arts, 171 Union Street, London
4 October 2019, 5-8pm (Drop-In)

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In Other News

Jerwood Arts Trustee, Vanessa Engle's fascinating film for BBC Arena The £50m Art Swindle is now available on BBC Iplayer.



Lara Wardle under Luke Jerram's installation 'Museum of the Moon' © Jerwood Gallery, Natural History Museum