Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in September 2017


Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Changing of the Guard at the Charitable Foundation

After eight years at Jerwood Charitable Foundation Shonagh Manson will be leaving in October to join the GLA and the Mayor of London, heading up the culture and creative industries unit in the new role of Assistant Director, Culture and Creative Industries. She says:

'It has been an immense pleasure and privilege to have worked with the people and projects that I have been able to during my time here and I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our goals and impact to date. This is quite simply one of the best jobs there is, in an organisation that starts and ends with the artists and their potential, and is positive, ambitious and genuinely unique'.

Recruitment of the role of Director has now begun and you can find more information

We are delighted to announce that Jon Opie, Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s former General Manager, has accepted the new role of Deputy Director, recognising his outstanding contribution to the organisation and the key role he will play at Jerwood Charitable Foundation during this transitional period. We also welcome Sarah Gibbon to the organisation who will be taking up the role of Projects Officer, working across the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries and other strategic projects as well as on our open funding streams. In the Jerwood Visual Arts team we are pleased to announce that Holly Graham has the new title of Gallery Assistant and Learning Coordinator.

Jon Opie - Deputy Director.               

Sarah Gibbon - Projects Officer.

Holly Graham - Gallery Assistant and Learning Co-ordinator.

Image credits: Shonagh Manson. Image: Hydar Dewachi; Jon Opie. Image: Hydar Dewachi; Sarah Gibbon. Image: Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Holly Graham Image: Hydar Dewachi.

Jerwood Foundation

Shonagh brought mercurial intelligence and an engaging personality to the Charity some 8 years ago when she took over the mantle of Director from Roanne Dods.

Embracing the Jerwood ethos of funding and supporting young artists based on their commitment, potential and aspiration, Shonagh has never shied away from or shirked a challenge. She has dug for and struck gold on many occasions, and in doing so has played a significant role in moulding and championing outstanding talent and promise.

She has enriched Jerwood and enhanced our credibility within the arts. We wish her every success in her new role heading up the Culture and Creative Industries unit at GLA.

Alan Grieve, Chairman
Jerwood Foundation

In other news....

Baritone James Newby is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious John Christie Award.


James is a Jerwood Young Artist and was a member of the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. This season he sang the roles of Marcellus/Player 4 in Hamlet, Messenger in La traviata and Notary in Don Pasquale. He also performed in the Chorus for all three of those productions, as well as La clemenza di Tito.

James studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and won the 2017 Trinity Gold Medal. He has been awarded the OAE Rising Stars prize for the 2017-2018 season and will perform regularly with the OAE in programmes at the South Bank, King’s Place and on tour.

The John Christie Award is an annual scholarship given to a promising young singer to fund private study and has been awarded since 1965 by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Past winners include: Ryland Davies [1965], Richard Van Allan [1966], Gerald Finley [1989], Kate Royal [2004], Matthew Rose [2006], Allan Clayton [2008], Duncan Rock [2010] and Louise Alder [2014].

Each year the Musicians’ Company, one of the oldest and most respected charitable companies in the City of London, donates over £200,000 in scholarships and awards in support of young musicians at the start of their careers across all musical disciplines.

The 2017 winner was announced on Sunday 27 August at the final performance of Glyndebourne Festival 2017.






Jerwood Collection

Decades of Modern British Art at Jerwood Gallery

Throughout 2017 Jerwood Collection works have been displayed chronologically in decades in the upstairs collection rooms at Jerwood Gallery. The final display from this exhibition series features paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the 1950s. Highlights including: Edward Burra (1905-1976) The Churchyard, Rye; Stanley Spencer RA (1891-1959) Daphne Spencer with a Green Scarf; and Lucian Freud (1922-2011) Girl’s Head on loan from a private collection, will be on view 12th September 2017-7th January 2018.

William Gear RA (1915-1997).
Winter Landscape.

©William Gear. All Rights Reserved 2017/Bridgeman Images.



Jerwood Gallery

The Exbury Egg

This exhibition, from 16 September until 15 October 2017, celebrates the tour of Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg and a wide range of associated artworks around towns and cities in the UK, and is the last chance to view this extraordinary artwork.

During residencies in Burnley, London, Milton Keynes and Portsmouth. Turner created a new body of work that reflected the local landscape. As part of the work he interacted with communities along urban canals, within a shopping centre and by the seaside. Turner will be responding to his time in Hastings during the installation at Jerwood Gallery. A selection of these works will be on display in Room 2.

“The ‘blueprint’ for the Exbury Egg, echoes its symbolism as a blueprint of life. Aesthetically perfect, eggs contain in embryo the essentials for new life. From primate to plankton they embody the idea of new birth and renewal, protection and fragility. In an urban world where we are increasingly disconnected from nature I wanted to use this ancient archetypal symbol to nurture re-enchantment with the natural world, as a step toward a sustainable future."- Stephen Turner.

Turner was commissioned by Space Placemaking and Urban Design to develop his unique concept for the Exbury Egg with architects PAD Studio and boat builder Paul Baker, as a sculptural hub for a live and work space on the Beaulieu River on the Exbury Estate in Hampshire. Outside it took on the marks of the daily tides and over 18 months of weathering by wind, rain and sun, whilst the space inside traces the artists engagement with his temporary home and surroundings.

Image © PAD Studio.




 Jerwood Space


 The School House.  Image: Peter Wilkinson.

Local boys, The Gentlemen Baristas have taken over the 60 cover café at Jerwood Space and given it a new name – The Schoolhouse (a nod to the building’s previous use) and a fabulous new look. Open Monday-Friday 7.30 am-5 pm for breakfast, lunch and their signature ‘well-mannered coffee’. Contact Alice Norman if you wish to hire the café for an event.


Brigi, Matilda, Tom and Joe.  Image: Peter Wilkinson





Shonagh Manson © Hydar Dewachi