Mark Corfield-Moore | Forest + Found | Lucie Gledhill | Bethan Lloyd Worthington | Tana West
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 1 February 2020–Sunday 4 October 2020
Jerwood Makers Open was launched in 2010 to recognise and promote the significance of making and materials within contemporary visual arts. This seventh edition of Jerwood Makers Open brings together new commissions by artists Mark Corfield-Moore, Forest + Found (Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth), Lucie Gledhill, Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tana West.
Mark Corfield-Moore (b. 1988, Bangkok) lives and works in London. He graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma from Royal Academy Schools in 2018 and with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2015. Selected group exhibitions include: Adieu to Old England, The Kids are Alright, Choi & Lager, Cologne (2019); Out of Office, PADA Studios, Lisbon (2019); Premiums, Royal Academy of Art, London (2017); Layered Narratives, l’étrangère Gallery, London (2016); and New York, New York, BYGDA 2.0, Stokkøya, Norway (2016). In 2018 he was awarded the Tiffany & Co. X Outset Studiomakers Prize and exhibited in his first solo exhibition, At Your Service, at Wolfson College, Cambridge.
Mark Corfeld-Moore Nitrous Flame, 2019
Forest + Found
Forest + Found are a London-based partnership between artists Max Bainbridge (b. 1991, London) and Abigail Booth (b. 1991, London). Max Bainbridge graduated in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2013, where he specialised in photography and sculpture. Abigail Booth graduated in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art in 2010, the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012 and Chelsea College of Art in 2013, where she specialised in painting and sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions include: Walking the Line, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen (2019) and Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin (2018); Outland, Egg, London (2018). Selected group exhibitions include: Levelling Traditions, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (2018), Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018).
Forest + Found The Subjective Element, 2019
Lucie Gledhill (b. 1983, London) is a London-based jeweller. She graduated with a Postgraduate Degree in Jewellery & Metalwork at the Royal College of Art in 2009 and since has become known for her expertise in chain making. Recent group exhibitions include: Collect 2019 (represented by Bishopsland Educational Trust), Saatchi Gallery, London (2019); The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Project, London (2019). She is a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers and she runs a teaching workshop called ‘Made By Ore’ from her studio in Walthamstow.
Lucie Gledhill Chain, 2019
Bethan Lloyd Worthington
Bethan Lloyd Worthington (b. 1982, Birmingham) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BDes in 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and a Postgraduate Degree in Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art in 2010. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Verso Nuovi Canoni (Towards New Canons), ICA Milano, Italy (2019); Art Night Open Walthamstow with SHELL LIKE, London (2019); Oriel Davies Open, Newtown (2018); Windswept Baby, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2018); and Shell-Lit Siambr, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (2017). During 2016-17 she was Ceramics Resident at Victoria & Albert Museum.
Bethan Lloyd Worthington Making all the greens unstable, 2019 (detail)
Tana West (b. 1981, Cambridge) lives and works in London. She graduated with a Postgraduate Degree in Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art in 2014 and with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art: Sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2003. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: [UN]WOVEN, Material Lab, London Craft Week (2018); British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent (2017); and Land + Water, Royal Fort House, University of Bristol (2016). In 2017 she was selected as the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award.
Tana West Through a Glass Darkly, 2019
Exhibition is in Gallery 2 and Gallery 11
Jerwood Open artists in conversation
Making Conversation: Mark Corfield-Moore and Ann Coxon
Making Conversation: Forest + Found and Tanya Harrod
Making Conversation: Lucie Gledhill and Caroline Broadhead
Making Conversation: Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tomasso Corvi Mora 2
Making Conversation: Tana West and Holly Corfield Carr
The exhibition launched at Jerwood Space, London, before embarking on a national tour across the UK to the National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire (5 October 2019 – 19 January 2020), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (1 February 2020 – 4 October 2020), 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe (17 October 2020 – 2 January 2021) and Torre Abbey, Torquay (January – March 2021).
Mark Corfield-Moore Nitrous Flame, 2019 (detail)
Photography by Anna Arca
Rana Begum, artist
Grace Wales Bonner, fashion designer
Alun Graves, Senior Curator at the V&A
Tanya Harrod, writer and independent design historian
Alistair Hudson, Director at Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth
Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts
Bridget Bell, Harriet Cooper, Lilli Geissendorfer, Sarah Gibbon, Lauren Houlton, Mirren Kessling, Jon Opie, Alexis Stevens and Sarah Williams
Mark Corfield-Moore would like to thank Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Tiffany & Co.
Forest + Found would like to thank Ghislaine Raku, Ian Barker and The Cold Press.
Lucie Gledhill would like to thank Whittons Castings, London Green Wood, Alison Crowther, Janice Hosegood, Nick Finley and special thanks to Dave Evers.
Bethan Lloyd Worthington would like to thank Steven Montgomery, Fiona Sampson and Rachel Littlewood.
Tana West would like to thank family and friends, Nicholas Middleton, Alex Simpson, Walthamstow School For Girls and Culford Studios.