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Jerwood in November 2019


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Jerwood Arts alumna Onyeka Igwe wins the 2019 Berwick New Cinema Award

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has announced Onyeka Igwe as the winner of the 2019 Berwick New Cinema Competition for her film the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered. Igwe was part of Jerwood Staging Series earlier this year.

The Berwick New Cinema Award was presented to Igwe at the closing Screening of the 15th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival last month by the Berwick New Cinema Competition jurors: Callum Hill (winner of the 2018 Berwick New Cinema Award); Hyun Jin Cho (film curator, Korean Cultural Centre UK); and Julian Ross (programmer, Locarno Film Festival & International Film Festival Rotterdam).

The jury stated that Onyeka Igwe’s film “is committed to being part of a conversation that has no clear answers and where many questions remain. At once tender and outspoken, it dives deep into the entanglements of family and history and dares to share the knots and frustrations you face when untangling them. With intimacy and rigour, the archive is activated.”

BFMAF Programming Fellow Tendai John Mutambu wrote that, in telling a story of her grandfather and of an encounter with Nigeria, Onyeka Igwe “throws the ordinary and the everyday within the archive into relief by daring to write and re-write the stories of diasporic African life against the grain of colonial history’s master narratives using a variety of forms”. the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered was shown as a World Festival Premiere after a World Premiere screening event at Jerwood Arts (London) in early September.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She was born and is based in London, UK. Her video works have been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London); LUX; Berlin Biennale; London Film Festival; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Essay Film Festival; and Smithsonian African American Film Festival. She joins past Berwick New Cinema Award winners Callum Hill (2018), Sky Hopinka (2017), Camilo Restrepo (2016) and Tamara Henderson & Julia Feyrer (2015).



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 Jerwood DanceHouse, DanceEast Ipswich. Photo:David Parry

A year long series of events have taken place throughout 2019 to mark the 10th Anniversary of Jerwood DanceHouse and will fittingly culminate in the world premiere of Arthur Pita’s Ten Sorry Tales – a new commission by DanceEast and Sadler’s Wells 13-17 December. Pita’s dance company, Ballo Arthur Pita were part of Jerwood DanceHouse's opening gala in 2009.

In 2009, Jerwood Foundation made a grant of £500,000 towards the creation of a permanent home for DanceEast, one of the UK’s leading dance organisations, at the former Cranfields Mill site as part of a major regeneration programme on Ipswich Waterfront.

Designed by John Lyall Architects, Jerwood DanceHouse is the first and only custom-built facility in the East of England for dance and is committed to creative development, with a particular focus on developing new choreographic talent.

Now the Jerwood DanceHouse is internationally recognised as a leading dance venue, for its dance programme and commitment to dance artists as well as its contribution to Ipswich’s growing reputation for cultural leadership, innovation and participation. In its first ten years it has received 550,000 artist, audience and participant visits, presented 246 productions including 101 new commissions and 39 premieres and its annual audience has tripled.

“When I look at the Jerwood DanceHouse, it’s hard to believe that this is a ten year old building. It looks fresh, it looks clean, it has a sense of vitality about it, and that’s a testament to the original vision of John Lyall’s Design.” Brendan Keaney, Chief Executive and Artistic Director.

"Jerwood DanceHouse is a very special place for me. I'm hugely appreciative of the fantastic support we've received, right from the very start with our show God's Garden ten years ago. It is a wonderful place to grow; a safe environment where you can try out new ideas with incredible audiences who are open to new work. I'm excited about our new show Ten Sorry Tales and can't wait to return." Arthur Pita


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Sir David Hare opening the exhibition at Ben Uri Gallery, with Head of a Girl from Jerwood Collection

Photo: Rawi Prachaksubhanit

Mark Gertler: Paintings from the Luke Gertler Bequest & selected important UK collections is now on show at Ben Uri Gallery, London. The exhibition showcases five important paintings from the estate of the artist's son, Luke Gertler (1932-2017), which are on loan from the Art Fund, including The Coster Woman, 1923 and Daffodils in a Blue Bottle, 1916 The paintings are complemented by other works that display the artist's fine draughtsmanship.

Head of a Girl, 1910, a red chalk drawing loaned from Jerwood Collection, joins figurative drawings for Gertler's best-known painting, Merry Go Round, 1915-1916 and paintings of the artist's family.

The exhibition continues until 13 December:

After a summer at Pallant House gallery, Chichester Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour, curated by Anne Goodchild opens at Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, on Saturday 2 November. Jerwood Collection's A Shropshire Landscape, circa. 1931 is on loan to the exhibition, which is on until 23 February.



Onyeka Igwe © Erika Stevenson