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TERRA - Jerwood Visual Arts

9th November - 11th December 2011

Jerwood Visual Arts presents Terra, the forthcoming Jerwood Encounters exhibition exploring the relationship contemporary sculpture practice shares with the environment and landscape beyond the gallery itself. The exhibition is curated by Hayley Skipper and Antony Mottershead of the Forestry Commission, England, based at Grizedale Forest and features work by Jonathan Anderson, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Luke Jerram, Anne-Mie Melis and Owl Project. The artists each explore contemporary sculpture practice through their own sensory relationship with the environment and the artwork exposes these ideas through a multiplicity of unique works.

Physical form, materials and conceptual intent are often the primary languages used to interpret contemporary sculpture, however as a discipline sculpture also has an intimate relationship with our wider sensory experience. The strategies and processes employed by each of the artists translate information from one form of sensory experience into another. The range of practices included within the curatorial selection are an expansive definition of sculptural practice covering performative and installation based work that engages all of the senses including sound and smell.

"This is a really exciting opportunity to explore a wide range of approaches to contemporary sculpture practice by artists from across the UK. In different ways each of the artists uses the gallery to explore our wider relationship to the environment. The exhibition seeks to provide a multi-sensory experience as well as a sculptural investigation of the emerging geological era the Anthropocene."
Hayley Skipper, Curator - Arts Development

An exhibition catalogue will be available including a foreword written by Joy Sleeman, Lecturer and distinguished writer on Land Art.


21st, 25th & 28th November 6pm

CONTACT: [email protected]
020 7654 0179
Twitter: @jerwoodjva #TERRA11

JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
9th November - 11th December 2011
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm

Visit www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/page/3096/Jerwood+Encounters:+Terra/196

Jonathan Anderson, Dark Star, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Jonathan Anderson, Dark Star, 2010. Courtesy of the artist