Jerwood Open Forest announces selected artists

Monday 1 July 2013

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From an exceptional response of strong and diverse proposals for the inaugural Jerwood Open Forest, five projects have been selected for a six-month research and development period.

Juan delGado, Adam James, Amanda Loomes, collaborators Iain Pate and Chris Watson, and artist duo Semiconductor - Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt - will each receive a £2,000 research and development fee and be supported by Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England to expand on the concept of their proposal and explore potential sites through this phase.

The research process will culminate in a curated exhibition at Jerwood Visual Arts, London in January 2014. One project will then be selected by the panel of leading practitioners and project partners to receive a £30,000 commissioning budget to realise their proposal.

Jerwood Open Forest is a new opportunity. Artists were invited to submit bold, broad-thinking proposals for a major £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England's Public Forest Estate, exploring the potential for forests as a site for art. It is hoped that the commission will contribute to a national conversation about how contemporary visual artists engage with the environment today.

For further information and updates during the research and development period - July-December, 2013 - click here.

For further information about the Jerwood Visual Arts programme click here or follow Jerwood Visual Arts on Twitter.

(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JERWOOD OPEN FOREST)