Jerwood Survey is a major biennial touring exhibition that presents new commissions by 10 early-career artists from across the UK, providing a distinctive snapshot of current artistic concerns and approaches in the visual arts. It spans a wide breadth of disciplines and takes a non-institutional approach to selection by inviting leading artists to nominate the most outstanding early-career artists making work today.
Jerwood Arts are pleased to announce the partners for the next iteration, Jerwood Survey III, led in partnership with Southwark Park Galleries in London. The exhibition will launch at Southwark Park Galleries in March 2024, before touring to g39 in Cardiff and Site Gallery in Sheffield later in 2024. It will culminate at Collective in Edinburgh in spring 2025, marking the first time that the project has been presented in Scotland.
As lead partner for Jerwood Survey III, Southwark Park Galleries will support the selected artists to develop their commissions over 9-months, curating the premiere presentation of the exhibition and producing a unique catalogue with new writing commissions. All four gallery partners have specific strengths in supporting and sharing the work of early-career practices, and will connect the artists in Jerwood Survey III with wider local and national audiences through the exhibition and public programme at their venue.
Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts says:
“Partnerships and collaboration are fundamental to our work and is an example of how our visual arts strategy has been refocussed. We are delighted to be joining forces with Southwark Park Galleries, g39, Site Gallery and Collective on the next iteration of Jerwood Survey. All four organisations strongly share a mission to listen to artists and enable the best conditions for artistic development, an ethos that has been at the heart of this flagship project from the start. Jerwood Survey III marks the refocusing of Jerwood Arts’ visual arts strategy from 2023 to redirect resources towards other galleries in London and across the UK, strengthening the artist development infrastructure nationally”
Alumni from previous iterations of Jerwood Survey have gone on to present major solo exhibitions across the UK, have work acquired to national collections, and be included in other major exhibitions such as British Art Show 9. In 2023 alumni Flo Brooks has launched their first permanent public commission with Studio Voltaire and will have a solo commission with Spike Island in Bristol; Lindsey Mendick will present solo exhibitions at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield; and Shenece Oretha is artist in residence at The Hepworth Wakefield, culminating in a solo presentation this autumn. Simeon Barclay and Rebecca Moss will be included in the group exhibition Poor Things at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, curated by former Jerwood Survey nominator Emma Hart and Dean Kenning.
The selected artists will be announced in autumn 2023.