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Jerwood in October 2017


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The Jerwood Collection has loaned 'The Corner' by Paul Nash to York Art Gallery, for its forthcoming exhibition, 'Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An Exhibition' curated by John Stezaker from 20 October 2017-15 April 2018.

Paul Nash’s ground-breaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of British landscape painting will feature in this new exhibition.

The violent upheaval of the pastoral and romantic landscape caused by the First World War had a significant effect on Nash and his work. In this unique exhibition Stezaker considers how Nash and his contemporaries portrayed an estranged sense of unreality focused on the representation of the everyday world.

A private collection of rarely seen Nash drawings, paintings, photographs and ephemera will also be on display.

Stezaker said:

“Paul Nash’s work represents a watershed in British landscape painting. His First World War paintings are probably his most famous works. But it was in the immediate aftermath of the war, when Nash was working in Dymchurch, that a much more disturbing spatial order emerged. A dystopia created by the technological clearing of war, it represented a new variety of the uncanny in the dominated landscape of post war Britain.

“Nash felt a kinship with his surrealist contemporaries like Giorgio de Chirico and Rene Magritte. But his particular contribution to British art was to keep this estranged sense of unreality focused on the representation of the everyday world rather than on inner worlds or fantasy spaces.”

The exhibition draws on loans from public and private collections, as well as works from York Art Gallery’s own collection. Nash’s works will be featured alongside art by Stanley Spencer, John Nash, Edward Burra, William Townsend, Henry Lamb, Sydney Carline, Tristram Hillier and Cecil Collins.

(c) York Art Gallery.


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World-renowned artist Dame Paula Rego is coming to Jerwood Gallery from 21 October 2017 - 7 January 2018, with an exhibition that includes brand new works and others which have never been publicly exhibited before.

Rego's, 'The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories' has at its heart a body of new paintings, drawings and sculptures, inspired by a 2005 story by Hélia Correia called 'The Boy Who Loved the Sea'. It provides the starting point for this exhibition that will also investigate both her genius for story-telling and her strengths as an artist.

'Rowing from Ericeira, The Last King of Portugal series', 2014 ©Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art.

Now 82, Paula Rego is one of the most significant artists working today. Best known as a painter of stories, she was born and brought up by the coast in Portugal and has had a fascination with the sea since her childhood.

Stories have long been a fruitful source of subject matter for Paula Rego and were very important to her from childhood: “An old woman who would come and see my mother now and again. And I’d say ‘please, please, please let her sit in my room until I fall asleep’ because I was scared of falling asleep, scared of the dark and she’d sit there telling me stories. Her stories sometimes were really quite gruesome...”

Her use of stories functions as a kind of self-examination. Her paintings, pastel drawings and prints are not simply illustrations of the specific events that she finds in these stories, but rather they are a kind of reflection of her own experiences.

Guest Curator Colin Wiggins says “A new series of work by Paula Rego is always a cause for celebration. ‘The Boy Who Loved the Sea’ is her most recent exploration of a subject that has always fascinated her and we are delighted to announce that Dame Paula wishes that her work from this latest series should be given its first UK exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, with its unique seaside setting.”

Jerwood Gallery Director Liz Gilmore says “Dame Paula Rego is a legend in her own lifetime, a legend in figurative art. She has received international critical acclaim for her brilliance as a painter of people and a teller of stories, and we are delighted to be holding her first major UK public gallery exhibition in ten years at Jerwood Gallery.”

(c) Jerwood Gallery


 In Other News....

We also welcome Katie Lineker to the Jerwood Family.  Katie joined the Gallery last month, replacing Kirsty Williams, as Marketing and Communications Officer.

Katie has a background in product and brand marketing within the pet, homeware and wine sector, including Le Creuset. She has most recently been working within a creative digital studio producing a number of films, motion and interactive projects. Her interests are in photography, theatre and dance and she has a degree in Performing Arts, specialising in physical theatre.


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Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, Hosts Announced.

The 40 leading arts organisations selected to be part of the third Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme have been announced. They range from large to small and 80% of them are outside of London.

With the new support of Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence, alongside paid year-long placements there will be a development programme for all participants, grounding their on-the-job experience with valuable training and seeding a strong peer network and legacy for the programme. A new partnership with the British Council will deliver an international strand for the first time, including 12 international residencies for selected placements and host organisations, and an international training trip for all 40 placements. Jerwood Charitable Foundation is also pleased to announce a new partnership with PRS Foundation, building on PRS Foundation’s learning from its successful New Music Plus programme which ran between 2009 and 2014. The organisations will work together to create two new entry-level roles in arts organisations, aimed at young people beginning careers as producers in new music.

Recruitment begins in October and a full list of roles available is now listed on the Jerwood Charitable Foundation website.


Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries alumni Abby Thomas and Junior Akinola speaking at a recent host training event. Image: Lee Townsend.
(c) Jerwood Charitable Foundation




Paul Nash's 'The Corner' © Jerwood Collection