• David Turley, Untitled (Orlestone) (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – Jerwood Open Forest 2016. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Turley, Untitled (Orlestone) (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Turley, Men of the Trees Diary and Forestry Notebook (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Rebecca Beinart, Assembly (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Rebecca Beinart, Assembly (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Rebecca Beinart, Assembly (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – works by Magz Hall (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – Jerwood Open Forest 2016. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – Jerwood Open Forest 2016. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Turley, Untitled (Orlestone) (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – Jerwood Open Forest 2016. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Hayley Skipper, curator of Jerwood Open Forest 2016 and National Arts Development Programme Manager for Forestry Commission England. Jerwood Open Forest Private View (November 2016). Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Magz Hall with her work, Dreamspace (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Keith Harrison with his work, Joyride (Trailer) (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Turley with his work, Untitled (Orlestone) (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Rebecca Beinart with her work, Assembly (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Rebecca Beinart with her work, Assembly (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • David Rickard with his work, Epitaph (2016). Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Artist David Rickard with poet S J Fowler. Jerwood Open Forest Private View (November 2016). Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi
  • Installation View – Jerwood Open Forest 2016. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England. Image: Hydar Dewachi

Jerwood Open Forest

Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith Harrison, David Rickard and David Turley

This group exhibition brings together work by the five artists selected for the R&D stage of Jerwood Open Forest in 2016: Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith Harrison, David Rickard and David Turley. 

They have expanded on their original proposals to produce new bodies of work spanning installation, film, ceramics and performance. Whilst projects are diverse in terms of process and materials, they are united by themes such as loss, legacy and transformation.

The five artists were selected from almost 500 diverse and ambitious proposals in response to an open call to UK-based artists within 15 years of beginning their practice. Artists were invited to submit bold, broad-thinking proposals that explored the potential of forests as a site for art. Each selected artist receives a £2,000 research and development fee to develop their commission proposals, test feasibility and explore potential sites within England’s Public Forest Estate. Keith Harrison has been selected to receive a further commission of £30,000. All of the artists also participate in a programme of professional development activities as a peer group, including workshops and advisory sessions alongside one-to-one mentoring sessions, and present a group exhibition at Jerwood Space.

The selectors were: Katherine Clarke, artist and founding partner of muf architecture/art; Neville Gabie, artist; Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Hayley Skipper, National Arts Development Programme Manager, Forestry Commission England; and  Dr Joy Sleeman, writer, curator and lecturer.

The initiative was launched in 2013 in response to an opportunity to open up the Public Forest Estate to artists in partnership with Forestry Commission England. It responds to a need to support artists, perhaps working in a forest context for the first time, with the professional skill set with which to realise a large scale work, and with access to experienced professionals throughout. Alumni include Semiconductor and Chris Watson.