March 9, 2021

Jerwood Solo Presentations launches 2021 Exhibitions and Events programme at Jerwood Space

We are delighted to announce that Jerwood Solo Presentations will launch our 2021 Exhibitions and Events programme at Jerwood Space in London.

Opening to the public on Wednesday 19 May, the exhibition showcases new commissions by Emii Alrai, Freya Dooley and Bryony Gillard in three concurrent solo presentations. Diverse in content and materials the works span sculpture, installation, moving image and sound; with each artist taking over a whole gallery to present their ideas.

Now in its fifth year, Jerwood Solo Presentations creates a platform for the most outstanding early-career artists from across the UK to have their first major solo presentation in London’s thriving Southbank area only moments from Tate Modern. Selected and curated by Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts at Jerwood Arts, it provides a fully resourced opportunity for three artists to develop a significant new commission at a pivotal moment in their career. The resulting exhibition creates a unique space for conversation and experimentation, across and between disciplines.

“Jerwood Solo Presentations provides a unique London platform for some of the most talented early-career artists making work today. Emii Alrai, Freya Dooley and Bryony Gillard were selected in 2019 and despite this difficult past year their ideas and ambitions have continued to grow into the distinctive commissions that are taking over our galleries in this exhibition. I am incredibly excited to be supporting these three incredible artists to present new work at this pivotal moment in their practices and look forward to welcoming audiences to Jerwood Arts in 2021.” Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts

Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 will be on exhibition until 17 July and is accompanied by an events programme developed in collaboration with the artists which will be announced in May. It will be followed by Survey II, a major group exhibition presenting new work by early-career artists who have been nominated by leading UK artists.


Exhibition and Events Programme 2021:

Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021: 19 May – 17 July 2021

Survey II: 1 October – 11 December 2021


Find out more:

Read about Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 here

Read about Survey II here

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Emii Alrai, House of Teeming Cattle, 2019, Installation Shot at Two Queens, Leicester. Photography by Jules Lister.