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Jerwood News in June 2018


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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (1912-2004)

Jerwood Collection’s Winter Landscape, 1952 by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (1912-2004) will feature as part of the Jerwood Gallery’s upcoming ‘In Focus’ exhibition Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Sea, Rock, Earth and Ice, from 13 June to 7 October 2018. The exhibition, supported with loans by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, will explore Barns-Graham’s faithful depiction of landscape, as well as her inherent understanding of nature through four decades of her work.

The exhibition will tour to the Graves Gallery, Sheffield (8 December 2018 – 16 March 2019).

Royal West of England Academy

Jerwood Collection is lending Dod Procter’s Lilian and Barbara Hepworth’s Study for Lisa (Hands to Face) to the Royal West of England Academy's, In Relation: Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art which runs from 16 June until 9 September 2018.

Emma Batchelor

Jerwood Collection is also pleased to announce the addition of Emma Batchelor to the team. Emma joins as Collection Assistant and will work one day per week with Lara to continue expanding the profile of the collection.

Emma completed her undergraduate studies in Art Theory/Art (History) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. After several years working in Berlin, she moved to London in September 2017 to complete her MA in Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She recently completed a curatorial placement at the Tate Britain, working on their upcoming Van Gogh & Britain exhibition, and is excited at the opportunities presented in her new position with the Jerwood Collection.




Jerwood Foundation

Clair Montier


Clair returns from maternity leave on Monday 4 June 2018. There will be a month's handover between Sharon Marshall and Clair who will be working 4 days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.



Jerwood Gallery


In June, Jerwood Gallery will be taking part in Processions. a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.

Processions is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Processions will invite women and girls across the UK to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.

Jerwood Gallery is one of 100 organisations working with women artists up and down the country in the lead-up to the event, as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops to create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork.

The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future. The banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.

Helen Marriage, CEO Artichoke said:
The 100th anniversary of the passing of legislation which made universal suffrage unstoppable is a moment both for celebration and reflection. Individuals and groups up and down the country, including Jerwood Gallery, will be at the heart of this UK-wide artwork. What they make and bring to their chosen procession on Sunday 10th of June will form part of a unique living portrait of women today.”

The work is commissioned by 14-18 NOW and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

For more insights, read the blog written by Artist Educator Janey Moffatt via the following link:

Henry Krokatsis: SaunaKabin

Image: Lens and Pixel

Although originally exhibited in London’s Regent’s Park in 2016, Saunakabin’s appearance at Jerwood will be something of a world first, as Krokatsis conceived the project to be what he described as ‘a living performance’ piece.

Saunakabin was designed always to serve as a functioning sauna but the park’s health and safety regulations meant it couldn't be left unattended with free public access. Here at Jerwood Gallery, the sauna aspect of the piece can operate in its pure form, enhanced by its proximity to the nearby beach in Hastings’ Old Town. Henry says: “I want visitors to go the seafront, have a swim then head over to the Courtyard and enjoy a sauna. It’ll be open during the gallery’s opening hours, all you have to do is book a slot.”

“Saunakabin will not only offer people an additional facility to supplement the experience of their swim, but it will also create a real and active link between the gallery and the sea, with swimmers roving through the gallery from sauna to sea and back again,” says Jerwood Gallery Director, Liz Gilmore.

Made from burnt wood and then carved by hand to give a rough-hewn and exaggerated grain pattern, the structure sits on a central pole, elevating it off the ground and giving it an appearance of floating in space.

Explaining his vision for the project, Henry says: “Saunakabin will be installed in the gallery for the next eight months, giving visitors a unique opportunity to engage with a work that is both playful and inclusive. On an intellectual level, the aim of the work is to engender a temporary yet radical democratisation - to take part, first you must divest yourself of all trappings of status. If you’re reduced to little more than a swimming costume, perceived social hierarchies no longer exist. In the Finnish military, for example, no rank or title can ever be used inside the sauna.”

The SaunaKabin is now open for bookings. For more details please visit our website: 




Jerwood Charitable Foundation


A major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Marking a departure from Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s 17 years of support of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and coinciding with Frieze London 2018, Survey takes a non-institutional approach to selection with 35 mid-career artists – including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean – nominating the most promising new UK artists working today.

Artists have been selected from nominations made by over 50 established artists, between them covering each UK region, to seek the most outstanding and dynamic early-career artists making work currently, who are within five years of establishing their practice. The selection has been made by Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.

Exhibiting artists: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.

The exhibition runs at Jerwood Space from 3 October - 16 December 2018.


Lauren Houlton

Image: Hydar Dewachi

Lauren Houlton takes up new role with Jerwood Charitable Foundation as Gallery Manager, working on the Jerwood Visual Arts programme

Jerwood Charitable Foundation welcomes Lauren Houlton to her new role as Gallery Manager working on the Jerwood Visual Arts programme. Lauren has was previously Exhibitions Assistant & Event's Programmer for Jerwood Visual Arts, alongside developing a practice as a writer. In 2017 she received the Michael O'Pray Prize which supported the writing of a new text for Art Monthly.

Lauren takes over from Oliver Fuke who has gone on to be Gallery Manager for Goldsmith's new Centre for Contemporary Art, opening in September.






Winter Landscape 1952 by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (1912-2004) © Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust