Jerwood Makers Open 2012 - Exhibition

JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London

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Wed 11th Jul 2012 to
Sun 26th Aug 2012

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Where:JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 0LN
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Times:Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Satruday and Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00
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About the event

Jerwood Makers Open, an exhibition of new commissions by five emerging makers working at the forefront of applied art will open at Jerwood Space in London. JMO will bring together new works created by Nao Matsunaga, James Rigler, William Shannon, Louis Thompson and Silvia Weidenbach.

Leading with their imaginations rather than responding to a set brief, these makers will create ambitious new works in ceramics, design, glass, jewellery and mixed materials and will play with both scale and their chosen materials. Each maker has been awarded £7,500 to create these works.

Shonagh Manson, Director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which runs Jerwood Visual Arts and Jerwood Makers Open, commented: “There are number of big questions and issues that are likely to engage the applied arts sector in coming years. Within this exhibition alone are new works which engage with a range of those challenges; with localism and production, with digital design and the concept of uniqueness, and with the potential of the hand-made, the abstract and the sculptural in craft.”

The five artists were selected for Jerwood Makers Open from over 200 UK-wide applications by an independent panel comprising Felicity Aylieff, ceramic artist, James Beighton, Curator at mima Middlesbrough, and Lauren Parker, Head of Contemporary Programmes at the V&A.

Twitter: @jerwoodJVA (#JMO12)

Please note that the gallery will be closed on Saturday 14 July 2012. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

SLAM Last Friday 27 July

Image: Silvia Weidenbach, Made to Treasure and Pleasure, 2011. Courtesy the artist

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