Jerwood Charitable Foundation announces a major new exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey provides its largest review of contemporary art practice in its 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines.

Survey provides a comprehensive overview of diverse contemporary practices via the 15 artists’ new works commissioned by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Working with artists within the first five years of their practice, the establishment of Survey affirms Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s position as a leading authority on “ones to watch”, whilst supporting peer-to-peer advancement and the development of emerging artists. The exhibition also responds to growing demands for artistic support networks beyond the recognised educational framework. 

Developing throughout the year, the exhibition, curated by Sarah Williams, will explore myriad themes including familial and personal identity and social and political frameworks in the context of their active relationships with contemporary art practices. Survey builds on Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s specialist knowledge and experience of working with early-career artists, acquired through its running of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, and will be accompanied by an event series including performances, talks and screenings. 

Sarah Williams comments: “Survey brings together some of the most dynamic artists working across the UK today. While diverse in content, the works in the exhibition speak to the current moment when artists are questioning identity, family relationships and their political and social position.” 

Survey is on at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN from 3 October – 16 December. Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends 10am-3pm Admission: Free.  Phone: 0207 654 0179.

Main image: Flo Brooks