Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in December 2018


Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood Foundation Chairman Alan Grieve recently visited the Jerwood Library at Trinity College in Cambridge to celebrate its 20th anniversary and meet its new Head of Library Services, Jenni Lecky Thompson. Jerwood originally contributed a grant of £1.4m towards the construction of the library, which was designed by architects Freeland Rees-Roberts and has become something of a Cambridge icon.

A night in the Jerwood box at the Royal Albert Hall is one of the amazing prizes in an auction to benefit the charity Children & The Arts- more details here.


Jerwood Collection

Halima Cassell (b.1975), Kirigami, 2004, which is on display as part of Sculpted

This month works from the Jerwood Collection are featured at Lyon & Turnbull as part of Sculpted: The Art of the Object. The exhibition, which presents a range of works from the Post-War period demonstrates the diversity of the sculptural form, and, at times, challenges expectations of what constitutes a sculpture. On display from the Jerwood Collection are sculptures by Halima Cassell, Henry Moore, Michael Ayrton, Bernard Meadows and Elisabeth Frink.
Sculpted: The Art of the Object is on at 22 Connaught St, London W2 2AF from November 28 to December 11, weekdays from 10.30 am to 5 pm.



Jerwood Space



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

L-R, back to front: Richard Whitby, Theo Simpson, Max Bainbridge, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Sofia Mitsola, Tana West, Kitty Clarke, Abigail Booth, Webb-Ellis, Silva Rosi, Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Lucie Gledhill. Image: Hydar Dewachi

Announcing 12 artists to watch: New awards and commissions from Jerwood Charitable Foundation in 2019

On Monday 3 December 2018, Jerwood Charitable Foundation announced the 12 recipients of awards and commissions that will form the 2019 visual arts development and exhibition programme at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. The total value of grants directly awarded to artists is over £100k.

The 12 artists are: Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Kitty Clark and Sofia Mitsola (Jerwood Solo Presentations); Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby (Jerwood/FVU Awards) Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth (Forest + Found), Mark Corfield-Moore, Lucie Gledhill, Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tana West (Jerwood Makers Open); Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson (Jerwood Photoworks Awards)

Selected through national call for entry processes and guided by distinguished selection panels, the awardees represent some of the most promising early-career artists working in the UK. From moving image to photography, ceramics to weaving, painting to performance, the awards and commissions showcase the diversity of artistic practices and cross-disciplinary approaches artists are taking today.

The artists will now receive dedicated specialist support in the form of time, space, mentoring, advocacy and funding to experiment and develop ambitious new work that has the potential to transform their practice and career.




Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Image: Pete Jones

Current Exhibition: Quentin Blake: The World of Hats

"I have been aware for a long time of the decorative possibilities of hats, so that when I was asked by Liz Gilmore at the Jerwood Gallery to create another in a series of small scale exhibitions that was the subject that naturally came to mind. It seemed to me that about forty works, of varying sizes, would be more than enough to fill the space. However, once started, I was so taken with the activity that whenever I felt like drawing something it turned out to be another hat. While I was at work on the series I also discovered Windsor & Newton watercolour markers which gave me extra motivation of experimenting with them. By the time I persuaded myself to stop I discovered I had a collection of well over a hundred drawings." Sir Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake has generously offered select works from the exhibition for sale, with proceeds to be divided equally between Jerwood Gallery and the Hastings Storytelling Festival. As a Patron of both organisations, Quentin is keen to support them in their vital work enriching cultural life in Hastings.

 The exhibition continues until 6th Jan 2019. 




Lyon & Turnbull © Sam Robson