Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in November 2017


Jerwood Collection

The Collection loaned 'Beach with Starfish' to the Tate Liverpool for its John Piper exhibition which opens later this month. John Piper (1903-1992) is one of Britain's most significant artists of the twentieth-century. Renowned for his romantic paintings of his native landscape, John Piper worked across an extraordinary range of artistic disciplines including designs for stained glass and theatre, profoundly influencing the cultural landscape of modern Britain.

This exhibition highlights the artist’s pivotal role in the development of modern art in Britain, by placing him alongside the likes of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, among others. By doing this, the exhibition will illuminate Piper's transition from representation to abstraction. 'Beach with Starfish' c.1933-4 highlights this development with a familiar English coastal scene reimagined by Piper in a Cubism-influenced paper collage.

(c) Tate, London 2017.

The exhibition runs from 17 November 2017 until 18 March 2018.

After its stint at the Tate in Liverpool, the Piper exhibition then tours to the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre from 1 May to 21 June 2018.

Jerwood Collection Online



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Performing Arts Micro Bursaries open for a second round. Deadline 9 January 2018.


The Performing Arts Micro Bursaries support independent artists and producers with awards of between £250 and £1,000. We are interested in proposals for development activities in the performing arts where a clear and specific learning opportunity has been identified. This could be for the making of new work, research, travel, training or mentoring.
The awards are for individuals who have been practicing professionally for no more than 10 years, have completed their formal education and are resident in the UK. We cannot accept applications for course fees or any associated study or living costs.

This fund has been created using legacy funds from the BBC Performing Arts Fund to provide individuals with direct support for their professional and creative development, without the expectation of an specific product output and/or public engagement. Grants are awarded in two rounds, the deadline for this second round is 9 January 2018.

The fund is now open for applications.


Image credit:
Emma Frankland in Rituals for Change. Image: courtesy of Emma Frankland





Jerwood Gallery

Sand Animation Workshop

This month's events and workshops are supported by the Arts Council and inspired by the recent Paula Rego exhibition, 'The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories'. 

Press Play Films returns to the Gallery for its first ever sand animation workshop.  Children of 8 years and over will work in pairs with sand and lightboxes, using the shifting moods of the sea and its characters as well as Rego's imagination, as inspiration. All materials and equipment are provided. Children will complete their animation by adding a soundtrack to enhance the mood.  All children receive final copies of their animations following the workshop via a Dropbox link. 

Saturday November 18th - 1pm – 4pm
Age 8+ (older 7 year olds accepted)
£5 per child.

To book your place, call 01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours.

Story Ventures

On 25 November 2017, under 11s will work with Story Ventures to explore the art of storytelling.  Children will be invited to join the story camp, where they can enjoy original night-time tales, uncover untold accounts of Peter Pan in Rego’s artwork and create new stories together. Using improvisation exercises, the children will work together to create stories.  The workshop will be fun and educational.

This is a family interactive storytelling workshop suitable for 4 –11 year olds and will run for approximately 45mins. Children are invited join us in their pyjamas if they wish!
Saturday November 25th 11.15am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 2.15pm
Suitable for 4 - 10 year olds.
£3 per child. 

To book your place, call 01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours.

London Drawing Group

Join the London Drawing Group, a collective of three female artists, for a day workshop based on the works of Paula Rego on Sunday 26th November 2017. Students will be given a guided tour of the exhibition by tutors and will have the opportunity to sketch from Rego's work. The tutors will guide the students to create their own work using ink, pastel and charcoal. Materials will be provided.  All abilities welcome.

Sunday November 26th - 11:30am - 4:30pm
£8 / £5 Jerwood Gallery Members.  

To book your place, call 01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours.



John Piper 'Beach with Starfish, Seven Sisters Cliff, Eastbourne' © The Piper Estate/ DACS 2017