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lewdjaw(at)gmail.com

lewdjaw_jack

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Jack Lewdjaw (b.1990 Loughborough) is an artist and educator who lives and works in Bristol. He is Co-Director of the gallery east bristol contemporary , leads EBC Schools (Day & Night School), and teaches at Bristol School of Art. He was also a participant of Syllabus V: a peer-led alternative learning programme run in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge), Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Spike Island (Bristol), The Newbridge Project (Newcastle), Iniva (London), and S1 Artspace (Sheffield).

His work is influenced by approaches developed whilst working as a graphic designer, which he adopts to inform design-led methodologies for working and approaches around colour palette, composition, and type. He frequently sets himself briefs when working, encouraging formal and spatial limitations to emerge.

Jack’s work embraces the themes of decay, ruination, and the architecture of public space (particularly the vernacular design of shop fronts), where there is a tension between thematics and materials used. His works have often been described as anachronistic, operating in an uneasy historical space of reference points and projected futures. Most recently, he has started exploring ideas around drawing in digital environments as well as working with images captured on his mobile phone.

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Interview on YAC w/ Jaf Yusuf (April 2020)

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EXHIBITIONS

2023      

ARTISTS SUPPORTING ARTISTS, PICCALILLI, LONDON

MEMBERS' SHOW BLOC PROJECTS, SHEFFIELD

TO LIVE A THOUSAND YEARS IN ONE POEM 36 GALLERY, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - SOLO

TWO QUEENS TWO SCREENS 2 TWO QUEENS, LEICESTER

2022

SCARF SHOW OOF GALLERY, LONDON

OPEN SCREEN SEESAW (w/ CASTLEFIELD GALLERY), MANCHESTER

THE AGE OF DREAMERS IS OVER GRAND UNION, BIRMINGHAM

HOLBURNE OPEN ANDREW BROWNSWORD GALLERY/HOLBURNE MUSEUM, BATH

2021      

PHOTOCOPIES RECENT ACTIVITY, BIRMINGHAM

2020      

ARTWORKS OPEN BARBICAN ARTS TRUST, LONDON (SELECTED BY ALEX SCHADY AND MICHELLE WILLIAMS GAMAKER)

SLUGFUND SLUGTOWN, NEWCASTLE

2019      

HAPPY PLACE 24 HOUR WINDOW, GLASGOW

BYOB LATE THE EDGE ANDREW BROWNSWORD GALLERY, BATH 

MAD AS MAP NEWS OF THE WORLD, LONDON 

BF ARTIST FILM FESTIVAL IX GRAFT, LANCASTER & SET, LONDON

SCREENING DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY CHEAP CHEAP GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM 

2018      

OPEN TY PAWB, WREXHAM 

OPEN/CLOSED SERF, LEEDS SOLO 

2017      

IT'S OK SPIKE ISLAND TESTSPACE, BRISTOL - SOLO

A SHOW, ABOUT THE SHOW SCAFFOLD GALLERY, MANCHESTER

EAST MIDLANDS TODAY TWO QUEENS, LEICESTER

NAWKI 12o COLLECTIVE SCREENING, FOCAL POINT GALLERY (SOUTHEND) EASTSIDE PROJECTS (BIRMINGHAM) SERF, SPUR, (LEEDS) CBS GALLERY (LIVERPOOL) EBC, (BRISTOL) HUTT COLLECTIVE (NOTTINGHAM) LADETTE SPACE, LIMBO, THE WHITE PUBE (LONDON) 

IS THIS REAL LYF?? IOUAE, NEWCASTLE

#SUPERCOMMUNITY DYSON GALLERY RCA, LONDON

1:15 IS THIS IT?, ONLINE

eeeeeeeee CBS GALLERY, LIVERPOOL

2013-2016      

ARTLICKS WEEKEND EBC BOMB FACTORY TAKEOVER THE BOMB FACTORY, LONDON  

FUTURE LATE TATE MODERN, LONDON

YELLOW BACK BOOKS 1 ARTIST BOOK SHOP, CARDIFF

LOCKJAWS* BRISTOL & BATH ART WEEKENDER, TRINITY CENTRE, BRISTOL

B - ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR g39, CARDIFF

SUMMER CINEMA SCREENING SURFACE GALLERYNOTTINGHAM    

AZERTY TEXT LAUNCH BIBLIOTHEQUE JEAN PUY, ROANNE (FR)

PLATFORM MODERN ART OXFORD, OXFORD 

SENTENCED OLD POLICE STATION, LONDON

POLITICAL POSTERS  PORTMAN GALLERY, LONDON

IT'S US, IT'S US! MOTORCYCLE SHOWROOM, BRISTOL

THE FUTURE OF THINGS PAST MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE, READING

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TEACHING + CO-MENTORING

SCHOOLS PROGRAMMER & COORDINATOR EBC SCHOOLS 2017 - PRESENT

LECTURER FINE ART BRISTOL SCHOOL OF ART 2020 - PRESENT

EDUCATION PROGRAMME ARTIST WORKSHOPS ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL 2018 - PRESENT

COURSE LECTURER & LEADER UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL (FAS) 2016-2019

VISITING LECTURER UWE (BRISTOL), UNIVERSITY OF READING, SWINDON COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER, UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE (CURATORIAL FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2019), UNIVERSITY OF FALMOUTH, SUPERSONIC LISBON

MENTORING ARTQUEST, JERWOOD ARTS, FLATLAND PROJECTS, PRESS PLAY, NEWBRIDGE PROJECT

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RESIDENCIES

HOLBURNE OPEN ANDREW BROWNSWORD GALLERY, BATH 2022

IOUAE INHABIT IOUAE, ONLINE RESIDENCY 2017 

PRE-FAB LAB, BATH 2016

JAMBOREE PLYMOUTH ART CENTRE, PLYMOUTH 2015

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PUBLICATIONS

ARTLICKS ISSUE 27 SCHEDULE (CO-EDITOR)

YAC INTERVIEW YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION ONLINE (W/ JAF YUSUF)

THE ULTRAS INTERVIEWS EASTSIDE PROJECTS, BIRMINGHAM

ARTLICKS ISSUE 23 PERIPHERIES

RUNG ISSUE 1

LAUGH ISSUE 3

PLAY IT COOL SELF-PUBLISHED TEXT

LOCKJAWS* ISSUE 1

AZERTY ABSC_ND_FLUX_2015, VANDA PROJECT 

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EDUCATION

SYLLABUS V WYSING CAMBRIDGE, INIVA LONDON, EASTSIDE PROJECTS BIRMINGHAM, NEWBRIDGE PROJECT NEWCASTLE, S1 ARTSPACE SHEFFIELD, SPIKE ISLAND BRISTOL  2019/20

UNIVERSITY OF FALMOUTH PGCHE (HIGHER EDUCATION) 2018/19

UNIVERSITY OF READING FINE ART BA 2009-2013

OPEN UNIVERSITY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2008

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AWARDS + COMMISSIONS

UK NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2023 (LONGLISTED)

GANE TRUST GRANT 2023

A-N BURSARIES TIME SPACE MONEY 2022

15TH ANNIVERSARY COMMISSIONED EDITION OUTPOST, NORWICH 2019

THE FORUM ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN GRAND UNION, BIRMINGHAM 2019 (SHORTLISTED)

TRANSITION NEWLYN ART GALLERY 2016 (SHORTLISTED)

CONNECT! CVAN 2016 (SHORTLISTED)

GO & SEE TRAVEL BURSARY, BERLIN BIENNIAL VISUAL ARTS SOUTH WEST 2016

PLATFORM AWARD 2013 (SELECTED)

UNIVERSITY OF READING BURSARY 2010


 

 

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