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Jerwood in June 2019


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Photo: Natural History Museum

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon opens in the Jerwood Gallery, Natural History Museum

Fifty years ago the world was captivated by the crew of Apollo 11's first moon landings. In celebration of this anniversary the Natural History Museum has installed Luke Jerram's touring artwork in the museum's Jerwood Gallery. The six-metre model features meticulously detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, ambient moonlight and an evolving soundscape.

The moon will light up the gallery until January 1, 2020 and its accompanied by an exciting programme of events for space enthusiasts of all ages:


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Acquisition: Sofia Mitsola (b.1992), The Evil Eye, 2019 

Jerwood Collection has acquired The Evil Eye by Sofia Mitsola (b. 1992), an emerging artist and recent graduate of the Painting MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London. The painting's title is inspired by its exploration of looking and being looked at, and the role of the Evil Eye in different cultures as either a protective object or a curse.  The Evil Eye was recently on display in dreamtigers, a group exhibition at 125 Charing Cross Road. Mitsola's work was included in the Jerwood Solo Presentations at Jerwood Space earlier this year and last year's 250th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show.

On International Loan: Euan Uglow (1932-2000), The Blue Towel, 1984

(c) The Estate of the Artist

Jerwood Collection has loaned The Blue Towel to Euan Uglow: Painting Perception at Museum MORE, Gorssel, The Netherlands.

Museum MORE has focussed its summer exhibition on British painter Euan Uglow (1932- 2000). The Blue Towel (1982) joins 60 nudes, portraits, still lifes, landscapes and 20 drawings to provide a unique insight into Uglow’s obsessive search for absolute perception.

Uglow was shortlisted for the first Jerwood Painting Prize in 1994.

On show until 1 September:


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Raymond Antrobus becomes first poet to win the Rathbones Folio Prize and is shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry

Photo: Adrianne McKenzie

Hot on the heels of winning the Ted Hughes Prize, Raymond Antrobus, one of the three inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows, has become the first poet to win the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry, the Griffin Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award.

Antrobus was awarded the Folio Prize, which goes to the best work of literature of the year of any form, at a ceremony held at the British Library on 20th May. Launched in 2013, the Rathbones Folio Prize is the only literary prize in which all books, fiction and non-fiction, are judged, strictly on merit, by an Academy of writers. The 2019 judges were the writers Kate Clanchy, Chloe Aridjis and Owen Sheers.

The 33-year-old writer’s collection The Perseverance spans history and continents, exploring issues such as his diagnosis with deafness as a child, experiences of being mixed heritage, and thoughts on masculinity, as well as his father’s alcoholism and dementia. The Perseverance was published as a 91-page paperback last October by London-based poetry indie Penned in the Margins.  

Jerwood Staging Series 2019 & Collaborate!

Jerwood Arts has announced two major exhibitions which will take place in Autumn 2019; Jerwood Staging Series 2019 in September and Collaborate! a major new platform showcasing early-career UK-based artists working in collaborative and collective practices











Sofia Mitsola with Alan and Karen Grieve © Jerwood Collection