Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in June 2015


Jerwood Visual Arts, London & National

Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of exhibitions, awards and events at Jerwood Space and on tour. It is a major initiative of Jerwood Charitable Foundation and was launched in 2006.

Jerwood Encounters: 3 -Phase continues at Jerwood Space, London until 21 June. This artist development initiative is a collaboration between two artist-led organisations, Eastside Projects (Birmingham) and g39 (Cardiff), and Jerwood Charitable Foundation through their gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. It offers two early career artists the opportunity to make new work which will, at the close of the project have been exhibited through five new exhibitions. Kelly Best makes work that is rooted in drawing and deals with sculptural concerns; thinking past the constraints of the edge of the paper and drawing directly onto the wall and floor. Georgie Grace’s work sits somewhere between the categories of still and moving image. She manipulates the delivery of words and visual information, exploring the structuring of information, and is interested in the slippery qualities of live reading experiences, especially when presented on the shifting surface of a screen. More information

Related events:

Monday 8th June / 6.30-7.45pm Supporting Early Career Artists, A Panel Discussion moderated by Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network. Speakers include: Jude Bennett, Curator at g39; Ruth Claxton, artist & Associate Director of Eastside Projects; and Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

There is also an Artist Development Day on Saturday 20th June 3-6pm:

Monday 15th June / 6.30-7.45pm Kelly Best and Georgie Grace in conversation with Oliver Basciano Oliver Basciano is a London-based writer and critic. He is deputy editor of ArtReview.


Alice May Williams, An Unreliable Witness is a new commission for the Project Space at Jerwood Space which continues until 29th August. It is the first stage in an on-going project exploring alternative and undocumented oral histories belonging to women. Alice has also been awarded one of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: Borrowed Time commissions. Read more

Registration for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 continues until the 26th June. The selection panel are Dexter Dalwood, artist, Salima Hashmi, artist, curator and writer and John-Paul Stonard, art historian. The exhibition will open at Jerwood Space in September. Further info:

Jerwood/FVU Award 2012 recipient Corin Sworn opened a major exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize.

Previous Project Space exhibitor Paul Schneider was awarded the Visitor Vote in the Catlin Prize. More about this here.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 will be on tour in Devon from 1st -12th June at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015: What Will They See of Me is showing at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow until the 12th July

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Photo: Fiction Uncovered

The longlist for the fifth Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize has been announced here. Chair of judges India Knight was quoted on the Bookseller website: “It is absolutely thrilling to have found such brilliant books, across such a wide variety of genres, and from authors that live and write all over the country. These are fantastic writers who deserve to be household names.”

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is a talent development initiative creating work and training opportunities for 40 outstanding new graduates in 40 arts organisations across the UK. These opportunities continue to be announced here.

How to Work Together supported three solo shows at Chisenhale Gallery, Studio Voltaire and The Showroom, Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s support was towards the Think Tank strand of activity. The last two exhibitions are currently showing until 7 June and 20 June respectively. Details here.

Marta Fontanals-Simmons is a Jerwood Young Artist 2015 at Glyndebourne. On 13th May after a performance at the Barbican the mezzo-soprano was awarded a Guildhall School of Music and Drama centenary gold medal, their most prestigious award.

At Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

LS Lowry, Yachts, 1959 copyright The Lowry Collection, Salford

Lowry By the Sea opens at Jerwood Gallery as part of the gallery's summer Festival of the Sea on 11th June. From Britons at play on the sands of holiday resorts, to giant tankers in the great ports of the nation, Lowry painted the sea in many different forms, and this display brings together a wide variety of these exciting works. More info here. Victoria Howarth, curator of the exhibition will be giving a tour of this exhibition on 12th June. Details here.

Limelight: Distant Fictions - Artists from the Diep-Haven Festival opens at Jerwood Gallery on 2nd June. Inspired by the 17th century explorers who left various European ports – including Dieppe, in search of the 'New World', this one-room display looks at the consequences of those voyages of discovery; post-colonialism, tourism and globalisation. Featuring works by David de Beyter, Sissu Tarka and Anais Tondeur, the exhibition reflects on what a ‘New World’ is in a society of Google Maps, Wikipedia, Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls. Find out more here. There will be a talk, film screening and sound installation on 3rd June in relation to the exhibition- info here.

A Scottish Selection: Paintings from the Fleming Collection continues in the Foreshore gallery throughout June. The exhibition showcases the works of nine artists from the Fleming Collection including; Craigie Aitchison, Anne Redpath, John Bellany, William George Gillies and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, displayed alongside key works by Scottish artists from the Jerwood Collection. Further information about the show here.

In Focus: Edward Burra- A Rye View continues until 7 June ‘Burra’s Family home was near the East Sussex coast and he often visited Rye and Hastings. His watercolours of them are united here- a perfect setting’ The Sunday Times. More info here.

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June Jo Kori will be holding a weekend workshop on Exploring Edward Burra: Brooding English Landscapes and Urban Underworlds. Further info and booking here.

Jerwood Gallery has announced Quentin Blake: Life Under Water - A Hastings Celebration which will open on 2nd July.

The immutable Sir Quentin Blake is returning to the gallery this summer, this time casting his eye over Hastings. The celebrated Children’s Laureate, most famous for his collaborations with Roald Dahl, has created 24 new works that show the vibrancy of this historic town and the sea that defines it. More information here.

Director of the Jerwood Foundation Philippa Hogan-Hern has written a Getting to Know blog for the Jerwood Gallery website about her life at Jerwood. Read it here.







Kelly Best, Velum, 2015 © Photo Anna Arca