Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in February 2018


Jerwood Collection

Jerwood Collection: 25 Years has recently opened at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, and is on display in the upstairs Collection Rooms until 15 April. In this anniversary exhibition, which celebrates 25 years since the first work was acquired for the collection, historic highlights are shown alongside more recent acquisitions and donations.



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood Charitable Foundation Supports Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Equality and Diversity Report.

Arts Council England's Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case report is a step forward in recognising socio-economic barriers to working in the arts. The Report, published on 15 January, marks a milestone in the drive to establish socio-economic background as a key criteria for measuring sector diversity. It highlights ACE’s commitment to conducting research and policy developments around socio-economic demographics and barriers facing artists, new and developing talent, staff, leaders, audiences and participants.

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme director Kate Danielson said:

“Diversity is absolutely fundamental to the continued success of UK art and culture – whether it is diversity of artists, audiences or those working for arts organisations. Many of the report’s findings about diversity in the sector made depressing reading. However, we very much welcome ACE’s public statement about the importance of considering socio-economic background as a criteria for sector diversity alongside the established criteria of ethnicity, disability and gender. Our own work with graduates from low income backgrounds entering the workforce shows the significant benefits that widening participation brings, both for them and the organisations that work with them, when barriers preventing their participation and involvement in the arts are reduced or removed. ACE’s latest diversity report is an important step forward in helping the sector realise these benefits.”

This month also marks the start of two new senior arts posts for Creative Bursary graduates, Daniel Pitt takes up his post as Executive Director at Chisenhale Dance Space and Andrew Hughes takes up a role as Producer at English Touring Theatre. Aaron Wright opened his first Fierce Festival as Director towards the end of last year.

Abby Thomas and Junior Akinola speaking at the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Host Induction Day.

Image: Lee Townsend





Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Gallery opens its 2018 season with 6 new exhibitions.

Jerwood Gallery re-opened its doors at the weekend after three weeks of annual maintenance and exhibition hang. People queued outside the gallery waiting for it to open and we were thrilled to be able to share the current programme with them.
Headlined by Gus Cummins: Off The Wall, Jerwood Gallery also saw five other exhibitions opening at the same time, giving an engaging and diverse offering to our visitors. Come and see it, Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Gus Cummins: Off the Wall

Gus Cummins, Royal Academician, was born in London, moved to Hastings in 1970s and has been a central part of the artistic community locally since then. A master of measured drawing and aspects of perspective, exploring the shapes and shadows of objects Gus explains that ‘I suppose I like things that have got their own inner dynamism, and something that’s unexpected, shaking up the way you see things.’  This is particularly prevalent in Gus’ 2.5D works where perspective and illusion play together and the works come away from the wall with real and painted shadows playing with perception. The exhibition takes its name, Off The Wall, from one of these 2.5D works and they have been surprising and delighting visitors all weekend.

Lens & Pixel.

“Gus, you puzzle, intrigue and provoke with your work”
                                                                                                - Visitor comment.

Gus Cummins: Off The Wall is in the Foreshore Gallery and is on until 15th April. 

To Be Continued: Artists in Hastings

To keep the focus local, Gus Cummins has chosen five artists that he personally feels inspired him to show their work alongside his solo exhibition. All artists featured in this exhibition either live, work or play within Hastings and the surrounding areas.
To Be Continued: Artists in Hastings is an eclectic grouping of paintings and drawings featuring works by Angela Braven, Matthew Burrows, Gerard Hemsworth, Nicholas Pace and Charlotte Snook.

This exhibition is situated on the ground floor in Gallery 1.

Quentin Blake: Moonlight Travellers

Pete Jones

Sir Quentin Blake is an artist, illustrator and Hastings resident. Instantly recognisable, quintessentially British and an undoubted national treasure. As adults, countless millions of us grew up with Blake’s work, while current and future generations will continue to do so.

Continuing on from the success of his summer show in 2017, Quentin Blake returns to Gallery 2 where he has further explored variations on the theme and format he began last year. Quentin Blake: Moonlight Travellers also shows a suite of twenty other watercolours bringing with them complementary colour and expression named Scenes at Twilight.

Blake has also produced twelve additional watercolours in the series which are available for sale unframed, by appointment only.  Please contact or enquire at the gallery front desk for further details.

Henry Krokatsis: Sauna Kabin

Henry Krokatsis: Sauna Kabin is exactly that, a sauna in a wooden cabin, but it is also a work of art. The Sauna Kabin takes its form from burnt wood which is then carved by hand to give a roughhewn, exaggerated grain pattern. The structure is raised off the ground, an elevated illusion making the Kabin both elegant and imposing in equal part. Its form draws from the grammar of the small, feature-rich buildings typically found in British parks and on promenades such as bandstands, seated shelters and ornate sheds.
This impressive structure also operates as a functioning communal sauna, encouraging the stripping bare and cleansing that are generally marked as private activity, to be brought into the public realm.

We hope to offer this experience throughout the changing seasons with Henry Krokatsis: Sauna Kabin being open until 16th September. Details on how the sauna operates and booking will be available soon – keep an eye out on social media and our website for updates!

Jerwood Collection: 25 Years

2018 marks 25 years since the first work was purchased for the Jerwood Collection; From my Window at Ditchling, circa 1925 by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, RWS (1867-1956). Jerwood Gallery is celebrating this milestone with Jerwood Collection: 25 Years in Rooms 3 to 7 upstairs in the gallery. This exhibition brings together some of the key pieces held within the Collection alongside new acquisitions and donations on display for the first time.

Historically collected by Alan Grieve, Chairman of Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Collection now comprises just under 300 works of Modern and Contemporary British art and continues to grow with new acquisitions and donations. For more information on this, visit:

Pete Jones

Architects: Portraits by Ivan Jones

Hana Loftus of HAT Projects.                                        Photo   Ivan Jones

Architects: Portraits by Ivan Jones is a photographic portrait series which acknowledges the faces of contemporary architectural practice.
The exhibition includes a cross-section of female European architects. A statement of equality Jones explains that there are no special concessions to femininity or “femaleness”; these are architects. They just happen to be women.
One of the women featured in the exhibition is a portrait of Hana Loftus of HAT Projects, the architect of Jerwood Gallery.
The exhibition is situated upstairs in Webbe’s @ Jerwood Gallery and the hallway outside.

And now.....some workshop information.

Printmaking Workshop – Olivia Bishop

Later on this month, we have a fun, practical printmaking session for children aged 11-16 years old. Explore texture, form and colour through experimental mono-printing.

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm
Date: Saturday 10th February
£5 per child
To book your place, call the Gallery during opening hours on 01424 728 377.




Jerwood Space

The Gentlemen Baristas hosted our second “pop-up” dining experience at Jerwood Space on Saturday 27th January, with a lunch time and evening service. Ex-Ritz chef Harvey Trollope brought his brand of “Best of British” catering to The School House and both sittings sold out within days. The additional advantage of hosting these dining experiences was manifest in the increase in gallery visitors on the day, nearly all the diners being unfamiliar with Jerwood Space prior to their visit.

We plan to host more over the next few months, so do please follow us on Twitter and Instagram to find out about each one as and when they’re announced.

Image:  @harveysbritisheatery


Our best wishes (and thanks) also go to Alice Norman, who has left Jerwood Space to work for a travel agency. We hope to have a new person in place shortly.







Crucifixion (c) 2014 The Estate of Craigie Aitchison. All Rights Reserved 2018/Bridgeman Images © Photo: Pete Jones