Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in June 2017


The Jerwood Collection has a new identity created by Rose Design. The idiosyncratic font, Grotesque No. 9, was released by the printing company Stephenson Blake of Sheffield in 1906. It was largely used in metal type printing at that time but was revived in the 1950s as use of these kinds of industrial typefaces resurged, making it a fitting font for the Jerwood Collection which includes works made across both these periods. The palette is derived from From My Window at Ditchling, circa 1925 by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, which was the first work acquired for the collection by Alan Grieve in 1993.

A website dedicated to the collection,, will be launched later this summer.

John Tunnard ARA (1900-1971), Lunar Synthesis, circa 1942

Throughout 2017 Jerwood Collection works are being displayed chronologically in decades in the upstairs collection rooms at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. Room 3 highlights pieces from the collection dating from the 1930s and illustrates the resurgence of interest in Classicism at the time. This display includes works by Henry Moore, Paule Vézelay and David Bomberg.

Rooms 4 and 5 focus on works from the 1940s including this recent acquisition by John Tunnard A.R.A. as well as a new loan to Jerwood Gallery Fécamp by Tristram Hillier RA, member of the progressive Unit One group.

These displays can be seen at Jerwood Gallery until 17th October 2017.


Jerwood Gallery

Image: Quentin Blake, We'll Get There Somehow, 2017 © the artist

Jerwood Gallery’s major summer exhibition Quentin Blake: The Only Way to Travel opens on 14th June. The celebrated artist, illustrator and first Children’s Laureate has created new works for this exhibition that explore challenging issues from mental health to the refugee crisis. The exhibition continues until 15th October. Further information here.


Also at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings from 10th June (until 10th September), is Yesterday and Tomorrow, an exhibition by painter Kath Thompson, whose bold, brightly coloured works take inspiration from the history of painting, modern global politics and the world that she sees around her. Further information here.



Laura Youngson Coll, Haeckel, 2014. Image: courtesy of the artist

Five Jerwood Charitable Foundation alumnas: Laura Youngson Coll, Phoebe Cummings, Laura Ellen Bacon, Lin Cheung and Emma Woffenden, are among the shortlist for BBC Woman’s Hour Craft Prize. The prize aims to find and celebrate the most innovative and exciting craft practitioner or designer-maker resident in the UK today, in the most comprehensive prize of its kind. The winner will be announced in November.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is recruiting: 

Part Time/Permanent.
Salary: £23,000 pro rata (£13,800 per annum at 0.6 FTE)

Are you methodical, accurate and unfazed by lots of detail and information? Jerwood Charitable Foundation is looking for a Projects Officer.
Over the next two years, Jerwood Charitable Foundation will fund and deliver a range of strategic national projects and programmes, each with the ambition to create exceptional opportunities for talented individuals working in the arts. To help it realise the potential of this activity, the new role of Projects Officer will work across a number of its strategic projects to support each project lead, including the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships and the Performing Arts Micro Bursaries. The role will also assist with financial administration and communications.



Jerwood Collection © Rose