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Jan 15 - Mar 7, 2020
New photographic works by two early-career artists, Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson, enabled by the third Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.
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Feb 22, 2020 10:30am - 3:00pm talk/event
Photoworks present a day workshop for early-career artists offering guidance and practical tips, the event will be led by curator and researcher Rose Lejeune alongside communications specialist and writer Nicola Jeffs who will start the day off with a workshop on writing about and for and about your practice.
This will be followed by Amanda Gray, (partner) and Ana Yiannikas (legal assistant) from Art Law, Mishcon de Reya LLP, who will be discussing how to navigate the art market, setting up best business practices from the outset and protecting the artist’s ongoing legacy. As specialists in the field of art law, they will provide you with an overview of areas ranging from contract law, reputation to royalties.
The workshop will finish off with a talk from artist Lorenzo Vitturi on ways to sustain your artistic practice drawing on his own professional experience.
10.30-12pm: Writing about your practice with Rose Lejeune, materials included.
12-1.15pm: Navigating the Art market and protecting the Artist’s legacy with Mishcon de Reya LLP, talk and Q&A.
1:15-2pm: Break with free teas and coffees. Further refreshments also available from on-site café The School House.
2-3pm: Lorenzo Vitturi, ways to sustain your artistic practice, talk and Q&A.
Lorenzo Vitturi is a photographer and sculptor based in London. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. In Vitturi’s process, photography in conceived as a space of transformation, where different disciplines merge together to represent the complexities of changing urban environments.
Mischon de Reya LLP is an international law firm which founded its on specialist art law group in 1995. Today, as a leader in this field they work with and advise international collectors, artists, dealers, art institutions, art foundations, museums, galleries, governments and auction houses.
Nicola Jeffs is a communications specialist and writer, she has worked in commercial art galleries, museums, festivals, biennials, in agencies and in-house, developing global publicity and communications campaigns for over 12 years. She has worked in-house, including leading the Communications teams at White Cube, Hayward Gallery, Towner Eastbourne and Brighton Festival and now Photoworks. She has also worked as a publicist for the National Gallery, London 2012, Arts Council England and in an agency in Berlin looking after Gallery Weekend, art Berlin contemporary and other visual culture projects. She also writes for this is tomorrow, Culture 24 and other arts titles.
Rose Lejeune is a curator and researcher working with public institutions, galleries and private individuals to explore collecting contemporary art with a specific interest in context-based, social and performative practices. In addition to regular writing and public speaking on these topics.
This event is free to attend, but capacity is limited, register here to book your place:

Feb 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm talk/event
Join artist Theo Simpson as he discusses his commission for Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 with gallerist Dominic Bell.
This In Conversation event series has been developed in collaboration with the artists featured in the exhibition Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 and gives you a chance to meet the artists and guest speakers; providing an insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.
The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The exhibition will be open before the event for an opportunity to view the works.
This event is free to attend.
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Feb 28, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
For Jerwood Lates we open our doors for an evening viewing of the current exhibition Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020.
Speed Date Collaborate!: 6:30-8pm
Powerhouse producer? Energetic environmental artist? Slick set designer? Formidable at writing fiction? A budding book binder? Accomplished at animation? Savvy sculptor? Impressive improviser? Convincing critic? Swift with a sewing machine? Fabulous at fabricating? Perfectionist photographer?
Would you like to trade skills and meet artistic collaborators? Back by popular demand, we are hosting a professional speed dating session for artists across art forms to build new connections, initiate multi-disciplinary collaborations and share ideas.
Each collaborate date will last around 3-4 minutes and we will provide you with a free drink, name tags, note cards and pens.
About Jerwood Lates
Jerwood Lates is a series of free evening viewings of the exhibitions at Jerwood Arts, taking place on the last Friday of every month. It coincides with Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern’s late opening, a short walk away from Jerwood Arts, which runs from 6-10pm.
Jerwood Lates is free to attend and drop-in but we ask that you register to attend Speed Date Collaborate!:

Apr 3 - Jun 6, 2020
Private view Thu Apr 2 6.30pm - 8.30pm
The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major annual opportunity for moving-image artists run in partnership by Jerwood Arts and FVU. They were established in 2012 in response to a need for significant major commissions for early-career moving-image artists at an unproven stage in their practice, and contribute to an ongoing dialogue around urgent or timely concerns within moving image through the curatorial theme which changes with each edition.
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020: Hindsight premieres two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Guy Oliver and Reman Sadani, the recipients of this seventh edition of the Awards.
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Jun 26 - Sep 5, 2020
New works by Emii Alrai, Freya Dooley and Bryony Gillard presented as three concurrent solo presentations in the galleries. Jerwood Solo Presentations provides a platform for artists to present a new and focused body of work, developed with support from the Jerwood Arts team. The selected artists have been identified as being at a crucial point in their thinking and have been selected for the high quality of their work to date.


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