The Writer in Residence programme provides valuable, paid, publishing opportunities online and in print for outstanding arts writers. It invites resident writers to engage with the programme as they choose and with the aim of publishing thoughts and essays that open up wider contextual debate surrounding the issues and themes explored through Jerwood Arts projects. This writing provides featured artists with much-valued critical reflection and context on their work and exhibitions.
Gwen will respond to two exhibitions, Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 and Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone.
Gwen Burlington is an Irish writer based in London. She has a joint undergraduate degree in History of Art and Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Edinburgh College of Art. She came joint second in the 2018 International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC5). Her work focuses on contemporary culture, social movements, and the interplay between fine art and literature. She is currently researching a project about how artists financially maintain a practice.