Finalised from a long-list of 72 artists, narrowed down to 15 by a panel including Jerwood Visual Arts’ Head of Programme Sarah Williams, Survey provides a comprehensive overview of diverse contemporary practices via the 15 artists’ new works commissioned by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Working with artists within the first five years of their practice, the establishment of Survey affirms Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s position as a leading authority on “ones to watch”, whilst supporting peer-to-peer advancement and the development of emerging artists. The exhibition also responds to growing demands for artistic support networks beyond the recognised educational framework.
Nominating artists include: Simeon Barclay, Joseph Buckley, Ryan Gander, Emma Hart, Andy Holden, Rachel Maclean, David Osbaldeston, Steven Paige, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Alessandro Raho, John Sealey, Matt Stokes and Bedwyr Williams. Taking into consideration all UK regions, each nominated two artists for the exhibition. The regional focus ensures a range of the most outstanding and dynamic new voices currently spanning the UK.
Exhibiting artists include: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.
Developing throughout the year, the exhibition, curated by Sarah Williams, will explore myriad themes including familial and personal identity and social and political frameworks in the context of their active relationships with contemporary art practices.
Survey builds on Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s specialist knowledge and experience of working with early-career artists, acquired through its running of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, and will be accompanied by an event series including performances, talks and screenings.
Sarah Williams comments: “Survey brings together some of the most dynamic artists working across the UK today. While diverse in content, the works in the exhibition speak to the current moment when artists are questioning identity, family relationships and their political and social position.”
Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation comments: “It is fantastic to be able to announce Survey, which reinforces Jerwood Charitable Foundations’ commitment through the Jerwood Visual Arts programme to early-career artists and will ensure them to be seen at the most crucial time in the London visual arts calendar.”