The Jerwood Newlyn Residency

UPDATED JUN 2021 & MAR 2022

We are thrilled to be named as part of the Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme. We will be working with Jerwood Arts to deliver six artists’ residencies, collectively known as The Jerwood Newlyn Residency, between 2021 and 2023.

Building on our 125-year history as an artist-centred organisation, over the past decade a commitment to supporting creative experimentation has been key to our programme, offering artists the time and space to explore conceptual and practical issues in the gallery. We will be expanding this idea to invite practitioners in all media to work across the whole organisation for extended periods, moving beyond particular projects and programmes, and instead intervening wherever their interest takes them. Artists will be able to explore and develop their own practice in response to the wider mission of the Gallery. They may chose to focus their activities on any aspect of the work of the Gallery or the values that underpins it, and are  particularly invited to contribute to debates around the civic role of the Gallery.

James Green, Director of Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange explained:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with artists in a completely new way and are excited about the practice and learning that will emerge.  We were also thrilled that Jerwood Arts had the confidence to support a residency model that hasn’t previously been tested in a visual arts context.” 

The residency will provide an extraordinary opportunity for artists to develop their own practice with the full support of the wider gallery team and its network. In autumn 2019, we interviewed for the first two residencies to take place between May and October 2020, but due to Covid these were both postponed to begin in summer 2021.

George Morl, based in Essex, will spread his residency over three periods in Penzance: 31 Jul – 15 Aug 2021 and 30 Oct – 14 Nov 2021, with a final month-long visit from June 2022

Harry Meadley, based in Leeds, will be here in 2021 for a six-week period: 17 Jul – 3 Sep 2021

We have recruited for the final four of six artists.

The Jerwood Newlyn Residency is supported by Jerwood Arts.

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. It enables transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, bursaries, fellowships, projects, programmes and commissions. It is committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all its work. It presents new work and brings people from across the arts together through its exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London, as well as across the UK and online.

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  • Newlyn Art Gallery. Photo by Steve Tanner

  • Exterior of Newlyn Art Gallery, photo by Steve Tanner

    Newlyn Art Gallery. Photo: Steve Tanner

  • Newlyn Art Gallery

    Newlyn Art Gallery