Archive for February 17th, 2012


Jerwood Film and Video Awards Exhibition

Friday, 17 February, 2012

Tomorrow Never Knows – 14 March – 22 April

Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza and Corin Sworn were picked last summer, as the first recipients of The Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards.

These awards (consisting of a £4,000 bursary, including production support from Film and Video Umbrella) were given to each artist to develop proposals for a ‘project for the future’ – providing a platform to move their practice forward (and highlight where their thoughts are heading), while also reflecting on ideas and images of ‘the future’ and how they resonate in the present.

These pilot projects are about to be revealed in the exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows, curated by Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Visual Arts and taking place at Jerwood Space, London from 14 March to 22 April 2012.

During the exhibition run, two of the featured artists will each be awarded a £20,000 commission to continue and complete their projects. The finished works will then premiere at Jerwood Space in early 2013 before travelling to CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Glasgow.

The exhibition theme reflects both on our appetite for making predictions, and on the uncertainties of ‘futurology’. As well as a showcase of artists for whom a bright future can confidently be anticipated, the exhibition considers the theme of ‘futures past’. Casting its mind back to moments in history when a particular style or aesthetic was deemed to be the wave of the future, it will remind us of tomorrows that never quite happened, whilst also revisiting and re-appraising some of that untapped potential.

The speculative, future-oriented nature of the initiative is further elaborated in two specially commissioned texts by writers Martin Herbert and Paul Morley, which feature in an accompanying publication. Alert to our increasingly complex, ambiguous feelings about what tomorrow might hold (its promise overshadowed by growing senses of stasis or uncertainty), they identify a culture-wide nostalgia for futures past, or futures lost, while invoking the challenges, and the pleasures, of continuing to look and think ahead.

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




Jerwood Gallery, Hastings to open in March

Friday, 17 February, 2012

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings will open its doors to visitors in March 2012. Designed by young architectural practice HAT Projects, the Gallery will house the Foundation’s collection of 20th and 21st century paintings, which will be on public display for the first time.

The Gallery is part of a landmark £9million redevelopment of the Stade, a historic area in Hasting’s Old Town, home to Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet. The £4million gallery, for which the capital and running costs will be entirely funded by the Jerwood Foundation, is seen as an important catalyst in the cultural and economic regeneration of the area.

The Jerwood Gallery is part of a masterplan for the landmark location of the Stade in Hastings.  The Gallery will provide the permanent home for the Jerwood Collection and a new regional venue for the Jerwood Visual Arts Programme, which comprises some of the most prominent visual arts awards in the UK.  It will establish Hastings in the ‘string of pearls’ of prestigious cultural attractions along the South Coast, which includes the Turner Contemporary at Margate, the Folkestone Triennial, the Towner in Eastbourne, De la Warr Pavilion at Bexhill and Pallant House at Chichester.




Sprint, and after, at Camden People’s Theatre

Friday, 17 February, 2012

CPT announces its Spring season

Starting with the 15th annual Sprint Festival of live art, Camden People’s Theatre (CPT) are launching their spring season of new and experimental theatre, music, poetry, interactive performances, media and puppetry.

Sprint Festival highlights include Your Last Breath by Curious Directive, A Score for Audience and Performer by Greg McLaren, and Avon Calling, a piece by The Other Way Works performed to groups of ten in audience members’ own houses.

After Sprint, Stillpoint Theatre will present Triptych: Three Attempts at Love, written and performed by award-winning performer Rachel Blackman, which includes her Edinburgh Fringe 2011 show Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear.

Resuscitate Theatre, the company behind 2011’s A Clockwork Orange, present the Greek play The Bacchae; and Amy Lamé teams up with Time Out Performer of the Year 2010 Scottee to bring Unhappy Birthday. The season ends on a high with Fuel Theatre’s Knight Watch: South’Story.

SPRINT FESTIVAL 2012 – Highlights
9 to 31 March | 7.30pm & 9pm | £10 (£8 concs) unless otherwise stated

Your Last Breath by Curious Directive

This Fringe First Winner 2011 brings a science-theatre piece unraveling the landscapes of the heart and our own personal geographies.

Perle by Dancing Brick

Work-in-progress performances of a new show in which theatre maker Thomas Eccleshare and world-famous illustrator Serge Seidlitz create a live comic-strip based on one of the oldest poems in the English language, Pearl.

A Score for Audience and Performer by Greg McLaren

A group of three, fifteen-minute performances / interactions passing oblique comment on the current social situation in England