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Jerwood in May 2018


Jerwood Collection

Twenty-five years after the Jerwood Collection’s first purchase of From my Window at Ditchling by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA from Sotheby’s London, the auction house is to host an exhibition to commemorate the Jerwood Foundation’s legacy of championing 20th and 21st century British art. The show will highlight important pieces from the Collection and from the rich history of British art, including works by renowned 20th century artists such as Walter Richard Sickert, L.S. Lowry RA and Sir Stanley Spencer RA, alongside leading contemporary artists Rose Wylie RA, and Maggi Hambling, among others.

The exhibition will run from 8-12 June 2018.



Jerwood Foundation

New Season at Royal Court Theatre

The New Season at Royal Court Theatre is notable not least because of the number of Jerwood New Playwrights returning to the Royal Court with new plays: Cordelia Lynn’s One for Sorrow (20 Jun-1 Aug), Rory Mullarkey’s Pity (12 Jun-1s Aug), Debbie Tucker Green’s Ear For Eye (25 Oct-24 Nov) and Mark Ravenhill’s The Cane (6 Dec-26 Jan), alongside Debris Stevenson (21 Sep-6 Oct) commissioned by 14-18 Now, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Ellie Kendrick’s Hole (28 Nov-12 Jan) – debut play – part of Jerwood New Playwright Programme.

Chantal Joffe

Spectacular new public art commissions by British and international artists will be unveiled across London from December 2018. The Crossrail Art Programme is working with artists to create public art in and around the new central London Elizabeth line stations. This unprecedented project will significantly enrich the presence of contemporary art in the capital’s public realm.

Chantal Joffe has taken inspiration from the vibrant east London local community to create a series of abstract portraits that will be built into the walls of the new Elizabeth line station at Whitechapel. 

Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line runs until 6 May at The Whitechapel Gallery.

Chantal Joffe:Pastels is an exhibition of new and recent pastels by the artist. This is the first exhibition comprising solely of pastel works on paper. It marks a return to Venice for Joffe who, between 1999 and 2011, exhibited four times at Galleria Il Capricorno. The exhibition at Victoria Miro Venice ends on 19 May.

Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, an exhibition of recent works will be on display at The Lowry, Salford from 19 May - 2 September 2018. As part of The Lowry's second Week 53 Festival, Chantal Joffe's paintings confront the physicality of the human body and the complexities of human emotions in a remarkable combination of detachment, humour and intimacy. The exhibition will also include a number of works by the German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 – 1907), whose paintings of women and children were an enduring influence on Joffe.



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood Young Singer William Thomas wins Kathleen Ferrier Award

William Thomas. Image Robert Piwko

Jerwood Young Singer William Thomas has won First Prize of £12,500 in the 63rd Ferrier Competition, held at Wigmore Hall on 27th April 2018. He is currently a Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Singer.

The competition offers three prizes, a 1st prize of £12,500, a 2nd prize of £6,000 and a Song Prize of £5,000, sponsored in perpetuity by Mark & Liza Loveday. There is also an Accompanist’s Award provided by the Help Musicians UK in memory of Arthur & Gwyneth Harrison. The competition is open to singers of any nationality who have completed at least one year of study in the UK or Eire; they must be aged 28 or under at the time of the final audition. Pianists competition for the accompanist’s award must also be 28 or under.

23 year old William Thomas, is the youngest competitor to reach the final rounds, is currently studying on the Masters Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and will continue his studies on the prestigious Opera Course in September. His finals programme included an operatic aria by Rossini as well as works by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Poulenc and Katie Moss.

The Kathleen Ferrier Awards





Jerwood Gallery


Rowan Bunney is our new Visitor Services and Membership Co-ordinator:

After completing a BA (hons) in Mixed Media Fine Art at the University of Westminster, Rowan returned home to the South Coast and began working at the De La Warr Pavilion, first as box office assistant and later as exhibition organiser. After five years at the Pavilion, Rowan is excited to now be part of the Jerwood Gallery team and the new challenges ahead.

Ongoing exhibitions...

Paul Feiler: One Hundred Years continues at the Gallery until 8 July 2018

Image Pete Jones 

Balraj Khanna: The Great Wall of Small is Beautiful also runs until 8 July 2018.

Image - Pete Jones

Image - Pete Jones




From my Window at Ditchling by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA © David Brangwyn, courtesy Jerwood Collection.