A major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Arts’ history and spans a breadth of disciplines including painting, ceramics, film, performance, podcast, sculpture, drawing and collage.
Survey takes a non-institutional approach to selection by inviting over 50 established artists from across the UK – including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean – to nominate the most outstanding and dynamic early-career artists making work today. The final selection has been made by Sarah Williams, Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts.
The exhibition explores a wide range of subjects from family relationships, domestic and gendered roles, climate change and alternative economies, community filmmaking and the political and social climate in the UK, personal narratives of heritage, the effects of digital connectivity and the economies of the art world.
Exhibiting artists: 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.
Newly established in 2018, Survey builds on Jerwood Arts specialist knowledge and experience of working with early-career artists acquired through its running of its visual arts programme. It responds to a need for artists who are no longer the most recent graduates but still early in their careers, to benefit from a supported opportunity to make and show new work in a group exhibition format, including a diverse range of current practice.