Jerwood Makers Open 2012 11 July – 26 August 2012 JVA at Jerwood Space, London11. Jul - 26. Aug 12 / ended JVA at Jerwood Space
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Jerwood Makers Open is 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.
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