Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in July 2017


Jerwood Collection

The Jerwood Collection has made a major loan to Pallant House Gallery for its latest exhibition John Minton: A Centenary. (, until 1st October).

Curated by Director of Pallant House Simon Martin and Minton biographer Frances Spalding, the exhibition spans evocative landscapes firmly rooted in the Neo-Romantic tradition, exotic subject matter inspired by international travel (such as this work), figurative work including portraits of young men, book illustrations, posters and lithographs, and ambitious late work that sought a new context for history painting.

Melon Sellers, Corsica was painted in response to a trip the artist made with writer Alan Ross for a collaborative book. Along with his illustrations for Elizabeth David’s cook books this painting evoked a different, Mediterranean, existence to the inhabitants of an austere, post-war Britain.

‘it is in his illustrations that Minton’s strengths come to the fore, perfectly encapsulated in his exquisite images for Alan Ross’s Corsican travel memoir Time Was Away, 1948.’ Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, 29 June.


Jerwood Space


 The Café at Jerwood Space in Union St SE1 has re-opened as The Schoolhouse, run by local coffee champions the Gentlemen Baristas. The café also serves pastries and light lunches, Monday-Friday from 7.30am.


Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England select three creatively ambitious poets for new £45,000 poetry Fellowships
The inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships have been awarded to Raymond Antrobus, Jane Commane and Jackie Hagan.

The year-long Fellowships invest in the process and practice of making poetry, rewarding individuals who are making, or are capable of making, a significant contribution to a community of poetry. A distinctive part of the Fellowships is that they provide an open space for poetic practice, with no expectation of published work or performed events as a result of the award.

The selection panel included writer, critic and academic David Dabydeen, poets Kate Fox and Mimi Khalvati, Gemma Seltzer, Relationship Manager (Literature), Arts Council England and Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England and offer a significant new professional development opportunity for poets, made possible through a bequest from Mr Joseph Compton in 1964.



Jerwood Gallery

Image: Jean Cooke RA, Sofas Galore, c. 1980s © artists estate. Courtesy Piano Nobile, Robert Travers (Works of Art) Ltd.

Delight in the Thing Seen, an exhibition celebrating Jean Cooke RA’s unique, quirky, lyrical vision continues at Jerwood Gallery and is the focus of a fascinating talk on Saturday 8th July. Cooke’s children David and Wendy Bratby will be giving an informal talk about the exhibition and discussing their mother’s life and works. The event is free with admission and no booking is required. The exhibition continues until 10th September. Further information here.


Meanwhile the gallery’s major summer exhibition Quentin Blake: The Only Way to Travel features extraordinary beasts, machines and narrative scenes, exploring themes such as dislocation, loneliness and depression. Take a Blake home with you too- there are original works and limited edition prints available from the Jerwood Gallery shop. The exhibition continues until 15th October. Further information here.




Melon Sellers, Corsica, 1948 © (c) Royal College of Art, Jerwood Collection