Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in July 2019


Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood London Original Print Fair Award

Each year the Royal Academy of Arts presents a number of significant prizes for outstanding works within the Summer Exhibition. Over £70,000 is offered in awards and prizes for every category of work in the exhibition, including sculpture, architecture, drawing, works on paper, painting, photography and prints.

This year the inaugural £10,000 Jerwood London Original Print Fair Award for a print in any medium has been won by Bella Easton for Angel Heart, a lithograph on porcelain panels. The judges for this year's award were Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, Philippa Hogan-Hern, Executive Director, Jerwood and Helen Rosslyn and Gordon Cooke, Directors of London Original Print Fair.

Talking about her work and being awarded the prize, Easton, a graduate of RA Schools, said 'Over this year my work has taken on a new direction, working with print onto porcelain. Angel Heart  is the result of this.  It has been an ambitious journey, with many tests and experiments. My intention was to make the porcelain have the tactile appearance of hanging paper.  I like to take process on an experimental, complex journey beyond traditional technique, thus developing this uniqueness within printmaking.

Winning the Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prize will enable me to acquire a kiln to continue developing the use of porcelain within my work. Thank you!'

The award was presented by Christopher Le Brun, PRA at a ceremony at Royal Academy of Arts on 2nd July.  Angel Heart will be on display in Gallery VII until 12 August.

Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall College, Cambridge

Jerwood Library Architect Tristan Rees-Roberts with Councillor Katie Thornborrow and The Revd Canon Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall.

Photo: Philippa Hogan-Hern

Twenty years since it was officially opened, the Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge is still a much loved feature of the city's landscape.  This year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge Central Conservation area, the public were invited to nominate buildings for a new award for the 'best new, refurbished, extended or conserved building in the city centre since the designation of the conservation area'.  Jerwood Library was announced as the winner on 27 February 2019 and was presented with the award at a ceremony which took place at Trinity Hall on 13 June.  

Making the award Cllr Katie Thornborrow said ' More so than many college buildings, the Jerwood Library contributes to the public realm too. Its varied facets can readily be appreciated not only by its occupants, but by all those entering or leaving the city centre via this route as well as by those punting past on the river.'


Jerwood Collection

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), A Shropshire Landscape c.1931 Jerwood Collection

© The Estate of Ivon Hitchens. All Rights Reserved. DACS 2019

Jerwood Collection is delighted to loan this painting, an early precursor of Hitchens' famous abstracted landscapes, to the exhibition Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.  The work refers to the landscape he observed whilst painting at Hampton Loade on the River Severn, near Bridgnorth in Shropshire.


Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Makers Open Commissions and associated Events

Forest and Found with their commission The Subjective Element, 2019 Photo: Hydar Dewachi

Five new commissions by early-career makers Lucie Gledhill, Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge (Forest + Found), Mark Corfield-Moore, Tana West and Bethan Lloyd Worthington brought about through the biennial Jerwood Makers Open. Each artist combines a high level of technical skill with imagination and intellectual adventure, constituting a fresh and exciting direction in their work.

The artists were selected from over 300 applications in response to a UK-wide call for entries for self-directed projects from artists, makers and collaborators within 10 years of establishing their practice. Each artist receives a bursary of £8,000 to support experimentation and the making of new work for this exhibition. A curatorial development programme will run alongside the exhibitions made possible with Art Fund support.

Selectors: Rana Begum, artist; Grace Wales Bonner, fashion designer; Alun Graves, Senior Curator at the V&A; Tanya Harrod, writer and independent design historian; Alistair Hudson, Director at Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth; and Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts.

A programme of events, including late openings, a curators' tour with Harriet Cooper, with Jerwood Arts' Head of Visual Arts, and Making Conversation events with the Makers, put together by Mirren Kessling, accompanies the show:





Angel Heart, 2018 (detail) © Bella Easton (b.1971)