Jerwood Charitable Foundation announces a major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey provides its largest review of contemporary art practice in its 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Marking a departure from Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s 17-year support of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and coinciding with Frieze London 2018, Survey takes a non-institutional approach to selection with 35 mid-career artists - including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden, and Rachel Maclean - nominating the most promising new UK artists working today.
Finalised from a long-list of 72 artists, narrowed down to 15 by a panel including Jerwood Visual Arts’ Head of Programme Sarah Williams, Survey provides a comprehensive overview of diverse contemporary practices via the 15 artists’ new works commissioned by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Working with artists within the first five years of their practice, the establishment of Survey affirms Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s position as a leading authority on “ones to watch”, whilst supporting peer-to-peer advancement and the development of emerging artists. The exhibition also responds to growing demands for artistic support networks beyond the recognised educational framework.