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Freya Gallagher-Jones' journal. Image: Freya Gallagher-Jones

Writer in Residence

The Writer in Residence attached to our exhibitions and events programme is a valuable paid, publishing opportunity online for outstanding arts writers. It invites resident writers to engage with the exhibitions 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.

In 2019 the first Writer in Residence to be appointed is

Gwen Burlington

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.

You can read her work here.