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Jerwood in October 2015


Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Jerwood Gallery is delighted to be the museum partner of the London Art Fair 2016. The gallery will be bringing the exhibition Coast to the fair. The show will feature important works from the Jerwood Collection, including paintings by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, John Tunnard and Christopher Wood. The exhibition will also preview some of the gallery’s 2016 shows.
Curated by Liz Gilmore (Director, Jerwood Gallery) and Lara Wardle (Curator, Jerwood Collection), Coast will illustrate the ways in which the British coast, as a physical and spiritual place, has shaped and influenced selected artists, from Jerwood Collection and the gallery’s contemporary programme. Tickets are now on sale.               #LAF16

Horizons: Kettle’s Yard at Jerwood Gallery

The latest exhibition at Jerwood Gallery recently opened and continues at the gallery until 3rd January 2016. The gallery is showing treasures from 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. Works on display include Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis.
A third of the gallery is given over to highlights from this stunning collection which hang alongside works from the Jerwood Collection. Further information here.

@kettlesyard                            #JGHorizons

Last chance- Rachel Howard: At Sea

The artist’s 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.

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 finishes on 4th October, more info here.

Rachel Howard's page is here.

@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.


Craigie Aitchison RA Crucifixion 1994, Photo: copyright Sam Roberts, courtesy Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Collection: Revisiting the Jerwood Painting Prize

Opening on 10 October and running until 3 January 2016 this display presents a selection of Jerwood Painting Prize winning and shortlisted artists. The Jerwood Painting Prize was established as an annual award and ran from 1994 to 2003. It revived major interest in British art, helping to launch and revitalise the careers of many artists.

Events at Jerwood Gallery

Exploring 20th Century Art with Jill Denman is a course running at Jerwood Gallery on selected Thursdays throughout the rest of 2015. By studying a selection of works face to face in the gallery, this course offers the opportunity to discover the background to this exciting collection and explore how these works fit into the wider context of twentieth century art and beyond. For further information click here.

A Drawn to the Page workshop will take place at the gallery on 3rd October 2015. Participants will focus on the work of Rachel Howard in the current exhibition At Sea and develop their own creative responses to the paintings, working in prose, poetry or autobiography. More information here.

New Writing South are also running their two year creative writing programme at Jerwood Gallery on Wednesday mornings from 7th October. Further information here.

There are two more writing workshops happening at Jerwood Gallery in October- How to Write your Artist’s Statement led by Colin Pink on 17th October (info here) and Art writing with Louisa Elderton at the 31st (info here).

T-Here is a new performance work by artist Emma Smith: a call and response sea-shanty based on love letters written between strangers as they sailed the English Channel will be performed by the Hastings Town Singers at the gallery on 6th October. Learn more here.

@ArtistEmmaSmith                   #t_here


Jerwood Gallery was named as one of the 6 best galleries outside London by Saga Magazine 10th September 2015.

Jerwood Collection

The Jerwood Foundation takes great pleasure in loaning David Jones’ July Change, Piggotts 1929 to Vision and Memory, the forthcoming major exhibition of the painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions which opens at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester on 23rd October. The painting is an example of the work of an artist described by Kenneth Clarke as ‘the greatest British Watercolourist of the 20th Century’. More on the exhibition here.

Jerwood Collection artist Lisa Wright's exhibition The Unversed: presented by Coates and Scarry runs from 1-17 October at Gallery 8.

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

From Andrew’s Flat, Singapore, 2015. Tom Harrison. Image: Peter Stone.

The winners of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 have been announced. The first prize of £8,000 was won by Tom Harrison for his delicate pencil drawing entitled From Andrew’s Flat, Singapore, the Second Prize of £5,000 is awarded to Elisa Alaluusua for her 7-minute video, Unconditional Line. Two Student Awards of £2,000 each are awarded to Bryan Eccleshall for his large pencil on paper drawing After Joseph Beuys‘Wirtshaftswerte’ and Lois Langmead for Pelvis, made of eight spools of thread.

Jerwood Drawing Prize was the focus of an article by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian on 17th September Free and easy: how European drawing finally caught up with China (

The winning works and the rest of the 60 works by 58 artists are on show at the exhibition at Jerwood Space until 25th October. The show will then tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham Art Gallery (21 November 2015 - 31 January 2016), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (11 February - 9 April 2016), and Falmouth Art Gallery (23 April - 25 June 2016).

@Jerwood JVA                            #JDP15

Also new at Jerwood Space Luke McCreadie’s exhibition Be in the air, but not be air, be in the no air in the Project Space. 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

The Jerwood Encounters 3-Phase exhibitions move to g39 in Cardiff this autumn, with Kelly Best’s show on 2 October to 31 October and Georgie Grace from 13 November to 12 December. Jerwood Makers Open 2015 will be at The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art from 9 September to 3 October.

Jerwood Visual Arts Alumni

Jerwood /Film and Video Umbrella 2012 winner Ed Atkins is named as one of the London Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people in the city. ’Just five years since he left art school, Atkins is hugely in demand in international museums’.

Marcus Coates (co-curator Now I Gotta Reason 2012) is exhibiting with Henry Montes at Kate McGarry- A Question of Movement continues until 24th October.

Jerwood Painting Fellowships alumnus Sophia Starling (2013) has a solo exhibition at Horatio Junior Gallery until 3 October and Cara Nahaul (2011) has one at Christine Park Gallery until 10 October.

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Photo: Matt Jolly

Participants in the Jerwood Opera Writing Foundation course at Aldeburgh Music ( ), having just completed a showcase of their short operas on 17th September.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation has supported five young artists taking part in the 16th Roman River Music Festival which has been taking place around the Essex and Suffolk borders and offers a largely classical, global ‘feast of music’. On the 1st October Hannah Strijbos will join the London Symphony Orchastra’s principal 2nd violinist David Alberman in an arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and several young wind players will perform Gounod, Mozart, Ligeti and Barber alongside the soloists of the Britten Sinfonia on Thursday 1st October at the glorious Stoke by Nayland Church. @romanrivermusic

Also on 1st October JCF supported Arcangelo will be giving a concert of three Bach’s Magnificats at the John’s Smith Square. Arcangelo also won the Echo Klassik Award for best recording of music up to the 18th century for their recording of Vilde Frang’s Mozart Violin Concertos 1 and 5, and Sinfonia Concertante.

The annual Dance Umbrella festival runs from 15 to 31 October and the full programme can be found at JCF has supported the development of Of Riders and Running Horses by Dan Canham/Still House.

October will see Birmingham showcases of work created through the programme by two of the three current JCF supported Jazzlines fellows: Yazz Ahmed at 8pm on 3 October, CBSO Centre; Lauren Kinsella at 8pm on 13 October, The Crossing, South & City College

JCF has supported artists and producers who are included in the SPILL Festival of Performance which runs from 28 October to 8 November and includes events at the National Theatre Studios, Barbican and Toynbee Studios.

It is 21 years since the start of the Jerwood New Playwrights programme at the Royal Court theatre. Currently showing until 3 October is Lela & Co, by Cordelia Lynn, which has received stand-out reviews in The Times, The Arts Desk and Financial Times.


Andy Field of Forest Fringe interviewed Jerwood Charitable Foundation Director Shonagh Manson for Run Riot












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