Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in October 2018


Jerwood Foundation

In 1999 Jerwood Foundation made a capital grant of £900,000 towards the restoration and modernisation of the Natural History Museum's magnificent Gallery 26, creating an impressive venue for arts and science exhibitions and activities.

In a very exciting new development, the Jerwood Gallery has been transformed into a temporary theatre hosting the European premiere of a magical and ingenious theatre production about Charles Darwin.

The award-winning The Wider Earth opens on 13th October and uses a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to conjure the awesome journey of discovery undertaken by a 22 year-old Darwin on the HMS Beagle, a milestone in Natural History. More information and tickets:


Alan Grieve, Chairman, Jerwood Foundation and Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster of Oakham School in front of Benedict Carpenter’s Net Form 2 in the Japanese Garden, Oakham School

On 26 September Alan and Karen Grieve, Lara Wardle and Philippa Hogan-Hern of Jerwood Foundation were joined by Tom White and Penny Corah (Former Trustees of Oakham School and friends of the lateJohn Jerwood) in a special visit to Oakham to mark the centenary of John Jerwood’s birth on 17 September 1918. It was an important moment to reflect upon and celebrate the ongoing influence and impact of John Jerwood’s generous benefaction of his alma mater which would spearhead the dramatic growth in the size and reputation of the school and laid the foundation upon which succeeding headmasters have built.


Jerwood Collection

©Julian Trevelyan. All Rights Reserved 2018/Bridgeman Images

This month sees the opening of Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and his World at Pallant House Gallery. The exhibition will feature Trevelyan’s Standing Figure with Ace of Clubs from the Jerwood Collection. Through over 100 paintings and prints the exhibition will examine Trevelyan’s significant and often overlooked contribution to British art, celebrating his characteristic style and appetite for experimentation. It is the first comprehensive retrospective of Trevelyan’s work in over 20 years and marks the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and his World will be on display at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, from 6 October 2018 – 10 February 2019 (



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Survey to open at Jerwood Space, London on 3 October


Hazel Brill, I MADE A SHOW FOR YOU (2017). 13 minute video installation. Image courtesy of the artist

A major new 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 mid-career artists – including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean – nominating the most promising new UK artists working today 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.




Jerwood Gallery

The Quick and the Dead opens at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings on 20th October. This new exhibition centres on paintings and drawings made over the past decade by Maggi Hambling, in which she has portrayed Sebastian Horsley, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons and Juergen Teller. These works are in dialogue with portraits of Hambling made by the other living artists.

This is highly personal, a sequence of artistic interactions, and a celebration of portraiture and its ongoing possibilities. The exhibition has its roots in a 2005 meeting at The Colony Room Club, Soho, where Hambling was introduced to Sarah Lucas by their mutual friend Sebastian Horsley. A friendship between Hambling and Lucas was formed, and in due course they made portraits of each other, providing the creative catalyst for this exhibition.



 Jerwood Space

 Staff and friends old and new came together last week at a party to celebrate 20 years of Jerwood Space and congratulate Director Peter Wilkinson and his team on making the unique Southwark building and rehearsal spaces so special and successful.




The Wider Earth © Prudence Upton