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Project Space Leeds (PSL) is one of the hosts on the Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition national tour.
The exhibition, now in its third year, offers an opportunity to emerging artists who are at a particular stage in their development and who have graduated since 2000. The selection panel, Mali Morris (chair), Phillip Allen and Alexis Harding, all established artists themselves, selected artists from across the UK and Ireland, initially inviting them to send digital images of their work.
After much discussion and debate, and an actual viewing of short listed works, the final twenty six artists were selected to take part in 2009 Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition at the Jerwood Space, London in April 2009.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation launched Jerwood Contemporary Painters at Frieze Art Fair 2006 as part of their Visual Art Series, which encompasses painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, moving image and applied arts. Each award or exhibition in the series is concerned with defining a given discipline within the larger context of the visual arts.
The directors of PSL commented: "PSL is delighted to partner the Jerwood Charitable Foundation in bringing Jerwood Contemporary Painters to Leeds for the first time. We hope that this will continue to strengthen our relationship with the contemporary arts sector in London, building on our recent collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, and to position Leeds on the national visual arts radar."
"We're also looking forward to installing this very exciting show in the space at PSL which, with its great scale and height, is particularly well suited to showing painting. We feel the work of this year's Jerwood Contemporary Painters can be shown here to great effect."
Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition comes to PSL [Project Space Leeds]
last updated: 06/07/2009 at 13:54