Aberdeen Art Gallery’s new contemporary art exhibition – Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open – will welcome first visitors tomorrow (Saturday November 19).
A collaboration between Jerwood Arts and Art Fund in partnership with Aberdeen Art Gallery, the new exhibition celebrates work by early-career artists and makers Anna Berry, Cecilia Charlton, Jahday Ford, Vicky Higginson, Francisca Onumah and Helena Russell.
Showcasing a broad range of material disciplines, including glass, textiles, silversmithing and sculptural installation, the five commissions provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting new work being produced by UK-based artists and makers.
The prestigious biennial award, which was established in 2010, is dedicated to supporting outstanding artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive.
To date, this initiative has invested more than £250,000 directly to artists to support 34 new commissions that have been exhibited at 14 venues across the UK.
Lilli Geissendorfer, Jerwood Arts’ director, said: “Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open creates a vital space for early-career artists and makers to experiment, learn, and take risks with their work.
“We have been delighted to co-fund a dedicated curatorial role held by Svetlana Panova to guide this project, investing in essential talent development opportunities in the curatorial sector.
“We are excited to share the exhibition with audiences in Aberdeen, and to connect with timely dialogue on the importance of making and skills in contemporary visual arts practice in Scotland.”
The curator will lead a “Meet the Artists” event at Aberdeen Art Gallery on the opening day of the exhibition, Saturday November 19, at 2pm.
Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open is at Aberdeen Art Gallery from Saturday November 19 to Sunday March 5.
Take a look at some of the art produced by creatives commissioned by Jerwood Arts and Art Fund below: