Curator Talk – Sarah Williams on Jerwood Makers Open

Silvia Weidenbach, Fractal Invention Another White Night, 2012. Photo © Thomas Rydin

23 May 2013


North Member Programme, Talk

Shipley Art Gallery
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead, NE8 4JB

Free to Contemporary Art Society Members

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open commissions and showcases new work by emerging makers in the applied arts. Artists from across making disciplines, resident in the UK and within 10 years of graduating or setting up their practice, were invited to submit proposals.

The five winning makers in the 2012 prize, who each received £7,500 to realize their proposals, were selected from over 200 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, London.

The works by these makers – Nao Matsunaga, James Rigler, William Shannon, Louis Thompson and Silvia Weidenbach – are then presented in a touring exhibition, which is on display at the Shipley Art Gallery until 6 July 2013

Join us for a tour of the exhibition at the Shipley Art Gallery, lead by Sarah Williams of Jerwood Visual Arts, who works with the makers to realise their projects and curated the first presentation of the exhibition in London in 2012.

Main image: Silvia Weidenbach, Fractal Invention Another White Night, 2012. Photo © Thomas Rydin


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