United Kingdom

171 Union Street

Phone: 020 7654 0171
Fax: 020 7654 0172
Website: http://jerwoodvisualarts.

Jerwood Visual Arts At Jerwood Space

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. JVA commissions and showcases the work of talented emerging artists, makers and curators. It also aims to make connections and provoke conversations within and across disciplines. JVA is a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

JVA launched at the Frieze Art Fair in 2006 and brought together for the first time the Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s numerous visual arts projects. Today JVA makes up a third of the Charitable Foundation’s activity and revenue.

The current exhibition programme is comprised of our annual touring exhibitions Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Painting Fellowships, and Jerwood Makers Open, all of which are open submission, Jerwood Encounters, our series of one-off, curated exhibitions that do not currently tour and the Jerwood/ Film and Video Umbrella Awards, a nominated commissioning programme for moving image artists. For more information visit our Current Exhibitions pages.

A series of Talks & Events by artists, curators, writers and educationalists accompany exhibitions at Jerwood Space and on tour. We also host a writer in residence on the JVA Blog who critically and creatively responds to the exhibitions at Jerwood Space. Debate and discussion is encouraged so please log on to have your say.

Previous JVA exhibitions include the renowned Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and the Jerwood Moving Image Awards. More recent exhibitions include Jerwood Contemporary Makers and Jerwood Contemporary Painters both of wh... [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection



Jerwood Makers Open 2015

10 July - 30 August 2015

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN

On 10 July 2015 five exciting new talents in contemporary applied arts will premiere works in a group exhibition to mark the fifth edition of Jerwood Makers Open. Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McIntyre and Silo Studio each received awards of ÂŁ7,500 at the end of 2014 to realise significant new projects, with the resulting works debuting at Jerwood Space in London before touring nationally.

Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015

16 September - 25 October 2015

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

The artists selected for exhibition, now in the running for the prestigious Prize, are:

Elisa Alaluusua, Ian Andrews, Robert Battams, Frances Blane, Hannah Blight-Anderson, Pia Bramley, Pete Burke, John Close, Julie Cockburn, Daniel Crawshaw, Gerry Davies, Cinzia Delnevo, Sammy Dent, Emma Douglas, Bryan Eccleshall, Pennie Elfick, Susan England, Exchange + Draw, Mark Farhall, Craig Fisher, Nina Fowler, Thomas Gosebruch, Thomas Harrison, Roland Hicks, William Hughes, Julia Hutton, Mehr Javed, Ben Johnson, Ali Kayley, Nigel Kingsbury, Lois Langmead, Gary Lawrence, Juliette Losq, William Mackrell, Sean Maltby, Grace McMurray, Anouk Mercier, Mary Millner, Joonhong Min, Paul Peden, Lee John Phillips, Ruth Philo, Giulia Ricci, Annette Robinson, Jenny Ross, Gabriela Schutz, Sarah Seymour, Caroline Shadbolt. Soheila Sokhanvari, Charlotte Steel, Hanna ten Doornkaat, John Thole, Caroline Truss, Alan Turnbull, Ronis Varlaam, Rosie Vohra, Roy Willingham and Martha Zmpounou.

A total of 60 works by 58 artists, including one collaboration, have been carefully selected for exhibition by the panel; Dexter Dalwood, artist; Salima Hashmi, artist, curator and writer; and John-Paul Stonard, art historian.


Free admission

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 3pm

Getting there

Just 4 minutes from the tube - Southwark (Jubilee line) or Borough (Northern Line)
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Cafe Open:
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm & Saturday 11am-3pm
(opening times may vary, please call or check the website before visiting).

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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Education groups are welcome in small numbers. Please call to arrange your visit: 020 7654 0179.