Jerwood Makers Open 2017
Marcin Rusak, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Laura Youngson Coll, Jessica Harrison and Sam Bakewell unveil new work made with support from the Jerwood Makers Open.
The five winners of the sixth Jerwood Makers Open are showing off their projects from June 28 to August 27. Marcin Rusak, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Laura Youngson Coll, Jessica Harrison and Sam Bakewell were selected from 271 submissions at the end of 2016, and granted £7 500 each to materialise new projects that stretch their oeuvre.
A Polish product designer based in London, Rusak’s installation of flowers, shellac, beeswax and resin in various stages of decay reflects on consumer culture.
A Costa Rican artist and designer based in Scotland, Bolaños-Durman is incorporating lighting in her work for the first time; a canopy of intricate glass flowers that unearth the process of transforming ordinary objects into art.
Youngson Coll, a London-based sculptor, pays tribute to her partner who died of lymphatic cancer. In a series of leather works she depicts the changes that cells go through during lymphoma.
An Edinburgh-based ceramic sculptor, Harrison explores collecting as a physical grouping through a new series of porcelain and bone china work.
Bakewell, a London-based ceramicist, has used wood for the first time to explore archetypal forms in a series of abstract objects made with a chainsaw and chisel.
Giving these young creatives the opportunity to explore new directions and strategies, Jerwood Makers Open also takes the results to a broad audience. Following the showing in London until August 27, the exhibition will embark on a tour of the United Kingdom.