Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open


Anna Berry | Cecilia Charlton | Jahday Ford | Vicky Higginson | Francisca Onumah and Helena Russell   

The biennial Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open showcases the most exciting new work by early-career artists and makers based in the UK. We have been a lead partner for this eighth edition, which presents five new commissions by six artists working across a broad range of material disciplines, including glass, textiles, digital modelling, silversmithing and sculptural installation.

The makers explore some common themes across their works, such as the relationship between digital technology and traditional techniques, the potential of repetition in making, the power of tools, and the rich history of their material practices. Research, concepts and experimentation shine alongside the extraordinary craftsmanship of the objects. 

The artists were selected from over 500 applications. Awardees each received £10,000 plus curatorial and production support from the Jerwood Arts team, which included curator Svetlana Panova from Aberdeen Art Gallery

Selectors: Dame Magdalene Odundo, potter; Yinka Ilori, artist and designer; Junko Mori, artist, maker in metal; Christine Rew, former Art Gallery & Museums Manager at Aberdeen City Council; Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts.


Image: Anna Berry, A Fall From Grace I, 2022 (detail). Commissioned for Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open. Photo Anna Arca