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

Selected exhibitions include: To Live a Thousand Years in One Poem, Gallery 36, Newcastle (2023), The Age of Dreamers is Over, Grand Union, Birmingham (2022), MAD as MAP, News of the World, London (2019), Open/Closed, SERF, Leeds (2018), East Midlands Today, Two Queens, Leicester (2017), eeeeeeeee, CBS Gallery, Liverpool (2017), Future Late, Tate Modern, London (2016), Platform, Modern Art Oxford (2013).

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.

Interview on YAC with Jaf Yusuf (April 2020)



Members' Show, Outpost, Norwich


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


Scarf Show, OOF Gallery, London

Open Screen, Seesaw (Castlefield Gallery), Manchester

The Age of Dreamers is Over, Grand Union, Birmingham

Holburne Open, The Edge Andrew Brownsword Gallery/Holburne Museum, Bath


Photocopies, Recent Activity, Birmingham


Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Trust, London (Selected By Alex Schady And Michelle Williams Gamaker)

Slugfund, Slugtown, Newcastle 2019      

Happy Place, 24 Hour Window, Glasgow

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 


Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham 

Open/Closed, SERF, Leeds (Solo) 


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 Upon Tyne

#Supercommunity Dyson Gallery RCA, London

1:15, Is This It?, Online

eeeeeeeee, CBS Gallery, Liverpool (Duo with Karanjit Panesar)


Artlicks Weekend ebc Bomb Factory Takeover, The Bomb Factory, London

Future Late, Tate Modern, London

Yellow Back Books 1, Artist Book Shop, Cardiff

Lockjaws*, Situations, Bristol & Bath Art Weekender, Trinity Centre, Bristol

B - Artists' Book Fair, G39, Cardiff

Summer Cinema Screening, Surface Gallery, Nottingham    

Azerty Text Launch, Bibliotheque Lycée 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

Teaching & Mentoring

Lecturer Fine Art Birmingham School of Art 2024 - Present

Director Day School 2017 - Present

Schools Programmer & Coordinator ebc Schools 2017 - 2024

Lecturer Fine Art Bristol School of Art 2020 - 2024

Education Programme Artist Workshops Arnolfini, Bristol 2018 - 2020

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


Holburne Open, The Edge Andrew Brownsword Gallery, Bath 2022

Iouae Inhabit Iouae, Online Residency 2017 

Pre-Fab Lab, Bath 2016

Jamboree Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth 2015


GHHH, Issue 2

Schedule, Artlicks Issue 27 (Co-Editor)

YAC Interview, Young Artists In Conversation Online (with Jaf Yusuf)

The Ultras Interviews, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Peripheries, Artlicks Issue 23 

Rung, Issue 1

Laugh, Issue 3

Lockjaws*, Issue 1

Azerty, Absc_Nd_Flux_2015, Vanda Project Online


Syllabus V Wysing Cambridge, Iniva London, Eastside Projects Birmingham, Newbridge Project Newcastle, S1 Artspace Sheffield, Spike Island Bristol  2019 - 2020

University of Falmouth PGCHE (Higher Education) 2018 - 2019

University of Reading Fine Art BA 2009 - 2013

Open University Digital Photography 2008

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 CVAN 2013 (First Round)