To live a thousand years in one poem | Jack Lewdjaw

EXHIBITION | 25th October - 29th October 2023

Gallery opening times:
Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th October, 12pm – 5pm

Preview: Friday 27th October, 6pm – 8pm

The exhibition draws on the format of the artists’ manifesto in an attempt to understand something about the future. These manifestos often build upon one another, call each other out, or recycle formats. Reminding us that each attempt to be the zeitgeist to declare/announce something new and radical is informed by what has come before. With each manifesto comes an imagined future and a fictional timeline of what-could-have-been. The exhibition links these thoughts to ideas around modernism, post-war architecture, civic building (and their failings) as another example of a proposed future; and how the remains and tactile remnants of this future are often present in our city environments. 

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 and teaches regularly at both Bristol School of Art and EBC Schools (inc. EBC Day School). 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).

Recent exhibitions include: The Age of Dreamers is Over, Grand Union, Birmingham (2022) MAD as MAP, News of the World, Deptford (2019) open/closed, SERF, Leeds (2018); it’s ok, Spike Island Test Space, Bristol (2017); East Midlands Today, Two Queens, Leicester (2017); eeeeeeeee, CBS Gallery, Liverpool (2017); EBC Bomb Factory Takeover, The Bomb Factory, London (2016).

Exhibition supported by the Gane Trust


The former 36 Lime Street Gallery was established in 2009 as an artist run space to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to experiment and take risks with new work. Selected by committee from an open call, 8 proposals are selected and exhibited throughout the year.

The gallery space continues to provide a platform as 36.