Jerwood Collaborate! Interviews

11 minutes

Array at Belfast Pride 2019, Belfast, 3 August 2019. Photo: Laura O’Connor and Array Studios

Jerwood Collaborate! is major new group exhibition presenting commissions by early-career artists working in collaborative and collective practices based across the UK, running from 2 October to 15 December 2019 at Jerwood Arts.

Jerwood Collaborate! responds to research about the challenges faced by early-career artists working in collaboration and provides a dedicated high-profile opportunity that supports and promotes this method of artistic practice. It will present four new commissions alongside an accompanying events programme, contributing to critical dialogues about collaborative and collective practices in the visual arts sector.

Jerwood Arts invited 12 curators from across the UK to nominate artist collectives and collaborations who they think are making outstanding work and would benefit from support at a pivotal point in their career. The final selection was made by a panel comprised of Kelly Best, artist; Antonio Roberts, artist and curator; Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts and Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts (Chair).

The selected artist collectives are: Array, Keiken + George Jasper Stone, Languid Hands and Shy Bairns.