The exhibition will showcase five ambitious new commissions by awarded artists.
Launched in 2010, Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open (formerly Jerwood Makers Open) is a biennial opportunity that recognises and promotes the significance of making practice and process within contemporary visual arts. It supports exceptional UK-based artist and makers within 10 years of beginning their practice to develop their creative ideas independently, enabling them to experiment, learn and take risks, with substantial curatorial support.
For its eighth edition, Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open launches a new collaboration with Art Fund and a partnership with Aberdeen Art Gallery who will host the final presentation of the exhibition in autumn 2022.
The exhibition will showcase five ambitious new commissions by awarded artists Anna Berry, Cecilia Charlton, Jahday Ford, Vicky Higginson and Francisca Onumah & Helena Russell, who will develop new work(s) for a national exhibition which will launch at Jerwood Space in London before touring to Newlyn Art Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery. Showcasing a broad range of material disciplines, including glass, textiles, digital modelling, silversmithing and sculptural installation, the five 2021 commissions provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting new work being produced by UK-based artists and makers.