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Jerwood in September 2015


At Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Horizons: Kettle’s Yard at Jerwood Gallery

Kettle’s Yard was the Cambridge home of Jim and Helen Ede, who together created an impressive collection of British and European art. During his life, Jim had been a curator at Tate Gallery and described himself as a ‘friend of artists’, acquiring much of his collection through these friendships.

When the Edes retired in 1973 they gave the house to Cambridge University. Now, due to a major capital redevelopment on the property itself, the Kettle’s Yard Collection is available to tour for the first time in its history and comes first to Jerwood Gallery. There are numerous links between the two collections through artists like Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis.

Horizons: Kettle's Yard at Jerwood Gallery opens on 12th September and will not only include important Modern British works, but will also present key European artists in the Edes’ collection.


Rachel Howard: At Sea

You Can Save Me, 2015 © the artist. Courtesy Blain|Southern

This summer we welcome leading British artist, Rachel Howard, to the gallery for her largest solo public gallery exhibition in the UK. Her distinctive, abstract paintings have been globally recognised and are held in many prestigious international art collections. She paints a multitude of human experiences and emotions and, for this exhibition in Hastings, has created a significant body of new work.

“I feel really honoured to be hanging out with the likes of Keith Vaughan, John Hoyland, Walter Sickert and Prunella Clough, whose Back Drop, 1993 bears a strong resemblance to the pattern on the title painting for the show. Though I’d never seen hers before I made mine, so imagine how excited I was when I found it’ Howard said in a recent interview in issue 23 of Elephant magazine.

In addition to the exhibition, Howard has curated a one-room display which showcases some of her favourite works from the Jerwood Collection. Rachel Howard is represented by Blain Southern The exhibition continues until 4th October, more info here.

@jerwoodgallery @BlainSouthern #HowardAtSea

Lowry by the Sea

Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976) is one of the most celebrated and beloved British artists of all time. This two room display celebrates Lowry’s unique contribution to 20th Century British art, bringing together a selection of his lesser known paintings and drawings of the sea.

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. The exhibition continues until 1 November.


The Curator of Lowry by the Sea, Victoria Howarth, is giving a free tour of the exhibition on 10th September as part of Heritage Open Days which is supported by Historic England and the National Trust. Details here.

Inspired by the Sea is a multi-disciplinary two day workshop led by Jo Kori which is being held at Jerwood Gallery on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. More info here.

Jerwood Visual Arts, London & National

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

Jerwood Visual Arts events at Jerwood Space

Julie Cockburn, The Mother Ship, ink and embroidery on found photograph (selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015).

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 opens at Jerwood Space on 16th September. It is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. A total of 60 works by 58 artists, including one collaboration, have been carefully selected for exhibition by the panel; Dexter Dalwood, artist; Salima Hashmi, artist, curator and writer; and John-Paul Stonard, art historian. The full list of selected artists can be seen at

@Jerwood JVA        #JDP15

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 Associate Mentors have been announced. These experts in photography will join the Core Mentors in supporting the three artists selected for the 2015 Awards: Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova. Their details, and those of the Core Mentors can be found at ‘In an art world awash with awards largely designed to promote the often questionable interests of major corporations, the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a rigorous allocation of resources and support for artists’. Michael Mack, Associate Mentor.

@photoworks_uk    @Jerwood JVA     #JPA15

Luke McCreadie’s exhibition Be in the air, but not be air, be in the no air will be on display in the Project Space from 7th September. The show is comprised of three elements: a series of wall-mounted ceramic shelf sculptures; a large hanging mobile; and a new film work. The show continues until 12th December.

Jerwood Visual Arts on Tour

Jerwood Makers Open 2015 is touring to The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Devon from 9th September to 3rd October. Significant new works by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McIntyre and Silo Studio. #JMO15

Jerwood Visual Arts Alumni

Jerwood Open Forest commissioned artists Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhadt) have won the Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award, which includes a two month paid residency at CERN.) Semiconductor’s Jerwood Open Forest commission, Cosmos, 2014, is now permanently sited in Alice Holt Forest near Guildford. More information about their recent award here:

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood New Playwright Cordelia Lynn’s play Lela and Co will be in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from 3rd Sep-3rd Oct. @RoyalCourt

The Christians at the Gate Theatre features set by Jerwood Young Designer Oliver Townsend. It opens on 8th September. @gatetheatre

Jerwood Charitable Foundation has supported five young artists taking part in the 16th Roman River Music Festival which takes place around the Essex and Suffolk borders from 17th Sep until early October and offers a largely classical, global ‘feast of music’. @romanrivermusic

There is an insight into the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings on 17th September; 10 mini-operas will be showcased as works-in-progress in an open session from 10.30am-4.30pm. Tickets available at

Jerwood Charitable Foundation have supported Invisible Flock’s If You Go Away; a location-specific theatre experience accessed via smart phone (Small Grant 2014). Performances are at East Street Arts (Leeds, 18 September), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, 24 September), the V&A (25 September), Warwick University Campus (2 October) and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (10 October). The work is also being adapted, with the support of the BritishCouncil, to be used at the Lagos Theatre Festival, Nigeria, in February 2016. @invisibleflock

Glyndebourne have posted a gallery of pictures from the JCF supported Jerwood Studio production of Macbeth, presented as a one-act chamber opera with music by Luke Styles which premiered at the end of August, at

Shonagh Manson, Director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation wrote an article for the August edition of Arts Industry on nurturing emerging talent with Jerwood Makers Open as the context and lead-in to JCF’s wider work. @artsindustrymag


Jerwood Space will be flinging open the doors to its famous theatre/dance rehearsal facilities for a rare backstage tour as part of Open House London 2015 on Saturday 19th September at 3.00pm. The tour (with Richard Lee) will also include information about the Space's former incarnation as the Victorian Orange Street School. Further information at

Jerwood Visual Arts is looking for a part-time Gallery Assistant to join the team to provide an outstanding visitor experience and support Jerwood Visual Arts events at Jerwood Space, London. The deadline is 23rd September. Details and Application Pack at













Alfred Wallis, Sailing ship and orchard, © circa 1935-37