Jerwood Makers Open 2019

5 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020

Main Gallery

Jerwood Makers Open, now in its seventh edition, is a biennial opportunity that recognises and promotes the significance of making and materials within contemporary visual arts.

This exhibition showcases new works and installations in textiles, ceramics, wood and metal, by five contemporary artists. The artists were selected from over 300 applications in response to a national call for proposals from UK-based makers and collaborators.

The award and exhibition, which will tour to venues throughout the UK, freely allows makers to develop their creative ideas, constituting a fresh and exciting direction in their work. Each artist has received a bursary to support experimentation and the making of new work for this exhibition.

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Forest + Found, Kindled Land Jar, 2019. Burnt beech, pine tar (cedar of Lebanon), linseed oil on maple plinth | Photo by Anna Arca


Featured Artists

Mark Corfield-Moore 
Forest + Found 
Lucie Gledhill 
Bethan Lloyd Worthington 
Tana West

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Lucie Gledhill, Chain, 2019 (detail). Wood, iron and silver | Photo by Anna Arca
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Image: Jerwood Makers Open Mark Corfield Moore Nitrous Flame Detail 2019 | Photo: By Anna

Image: Jerwood Makers Open Bethan Lloyd Worthington Making All The Greens Unstable 2019 | Photo: By Anna Arca

A Jerwood Arts exhibition. Other touring venues include; Jerwood Space, Manchester Art Gallery, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre & Torre Abbey Museum. With support from Art Fund for curatorial development activity on the tour.