Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in August 2017


Jerwood Foundation

In July, we welcomed Sharon Marshall, General Manager of Jerwood Limited at St. Stephen’s Mews. Sharon is covering for Clair Montier, who is now on maternity leave. Prior to joining Jerwood Limited, Sharon was the General Manager at Paddington Arts, a youth arts and media centre for 10 years. Her interests in theatre, dance, photography and circus skills should stand her in good stead as the newest member of the Jerwood Family.


Jerwood Collection

Edward Burra (1905-1976) Harbour Scene, c.1920s/early 1930s, © Estate of the artist c/o Lefevre Fine Art

One of the latest acquisitions for the Jerwood Collection is this drawing by Edward Burra (1905-1976). It joins the 1961 watercolour The Churchyard, Rye and probably dates from the 1920s or early 1930s. The location depicted has not been identified although it has been suggested that it might be Newhaven or Rye Harbour.



Jerwood Gallery

Interactive Storytelling Workshop with Story Ventures
18-19 August 2017

We are delighted to welcome the Story Ventures team to the gallery this summer to bring Sir Quentin Blake's drawings to life through storytelling, drama and imaginative play!

Embark on a wondrous adventure as we travel through swamps, seas and mountain ranges and journey into Quentin Blake’s whimsical world. We’ll invent wacky and fantastic machines, using rhythm and movement, fly into the sky on the backs of newly befriended beasts and dive into the delight of the unknown as our crash landing takes us to unexpected places . . .

Friday 18 August, from 10am

Saturday 19 August, from 3pm


£7.50 – 1 child 1 accompanying adult
£13.50 – 2 children 1 accompanying adult
£19.50 – 3 children 1 accompanying adult
£25.00 – 4 children 1 accompanying adult

Suitable for 4 - 10 year olds.

Younger siblings under 4 years of age are welcome to join us for free and observe the workshop. They may need some help from their parent or carer if they would like to participate as the workshop is aimed at 4 - 10 year olds.

Booking is essential. Please call 01424 728377 during gallery opening hours to purchase your tickets. Events may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached, in which case you will be notified in advance of the date.

Story Ventures brings together storytelling, performance, music and imaginative play to create audience experiences designed to engage children and young people as well as their families. Workshops are written, imagined and delivered by Jim, Naomi & Ronnie who collectively have years of experience in primary education specialising in English, Drama and Music and have acted and performed professionally for stage and screen, additionally the team have experience in event production and project management for organisations like the BBC.

Image © Story Ventures




Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jeremy Hutchinson, Harmattan. Image: courtesy of the artist

Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibiting artists announced

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. This year 69 works by 65 artists have been selected from 2811 submissions from across the UK, by Dr David Dibosa, writer, researcher and Reader in Museology at the University of the Arts London, Helen Legg, Director of Spike Island and Michael Simpson, artist.

Following 17 significant and successful years of support, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Bath Spa University have announced that 2017 will be Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s final year as the key partner and funder for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The exhibition project will continue to be led and developed by Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University. The visual arts in the UK has benefited enormously from the prestige of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, which has championed the careers of many emerging and established artists and this legacy will continue as the project moves forward into a new phase with new supporters.




Sharon Marshall © Jerwood Foundation