Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in November 2015


Jerwood Visual Arts, London & National

Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing taking place online, in London and across the UK. @JerwoodJVA

Jerwood Visual Arts events at Jerwood Space


A group exhibition of new photography enabled by the first national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards will open at Jerwood Space London, 4 November - 13 December 2015.
Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova were selected from a call for applications to UK based photography practitioners within ten years of establishing their practice. Each has received an award of £5,000 to support the making of new work for this exhibition, with a significant production fund and advice from a pool of thirteen Mentors including Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, Broomberg & Chanarin and Michael Mack as well as curatorial advice from both of the award giving organisations.
For more information on the awards and the call for entries for 2017 please see

@JerwoodJVA                    @photoworks_uk                    #JPA15

Continuing at Jerwood Space is 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

Jerwood Encounters 3-Phase exhibitions continue at g39 in Cardiff this autumn with Georgie Grace’s work on view from 13 November to 12 December. #JVA3Phase

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, recently seen at Jerwood Space, London opens at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery on 21 November and runs until 31st January #JDP15

Jerwood Makers Open 2015 travels to Ruthin Craft Centre from 28th November showing works by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McIntyre and Silo Studio. #JMO15

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, In Translation #1 & #2, 2013. 3D printed nylon. Image courtesy of the artist

Jerwood Visual Arts Alumni

Judges for the John Moores Painting Prize have been announced and include Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2016 mentor and Jerwood Contemporary Painter 2009 Phoebe Unwin. (Ansel Krut who held a major exhibition at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings in 2014, is also on the panel).

Five artists have been shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. All five of the artists shortlisted have links to Jerwood Visual Arts. Again Phoebe Unwin is included, as well as former Jerwood/Artangel Open 2007 commissioned artist Ruth Ewan, Jerwood Sculpture Prize 2001 nominee Ana Genoves, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2012 shortlisted artist Emma Hart and Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009 judge and Jerwood Open Forest 2014 selector Tania Kovats.Additionally the judging panel includes Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 selector Iwona Blazwick, and 2014 selector Alison Wilding RA.

‘Atkins’ avatars are taking video art in a new direction’ A large feature on Jerwood/FVU 2012 winner Ed Atkins was published in October’s .

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

 Amy Cook is the Jerwood Young Designer working on Medea at The Gate, London. This version tells the tale from the children’s perspective and opens on 2 November.

Lou Cope has been funded as the dramaturg in residence at South East Dance for the production Beast by Dan Daw Creative Projects which is on 3-9 November at Brighton Dome.

Gareth Nichols has been funded by the Main Stage Director’s Programme at the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow. He has directed Vanya which is on 3-7 November.


Finn De Hertog is the Jerwood Assistant Director to Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin on Macbeth which opens at the Young Vic, London on 26 November.

The Royal Society of Literature/Jerwood Non-Fiction awards will be announced on the 26th November. One award of £10,000 and two of £5,000 will be awarded to 3 authors. The 2015 judges are Jonathan Beckman, Jonathan Keates and Kate Summerscale.

Jerwood Jazzlines fellow Chris Mapp will perform with Maja Ratjke on the 26th November and Arve Hendrikson on the 27th at The Crossing in Digbeth.

The Accelerate programme at The Lowry, Salford has been supported to produce J. Fergus Evans’ Rove which can be seen at Shoreditch Town Hall, London on 28th November.

Jerwood New Playwrights continues at the Royal Court Theatre with Nicola Wilson’s acclaimed Plaques and Tangles. At the end of the production’s run 22,000 audience members will have seen work by Jerwood New Playwrights over the last 2 years.

Laurence Scott, 2014 Royal Society of Literature/Jerwood award winner had the resulting work The Four-Dimensional Human shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson book prize #SJPrize2015

SPILL Festival of Performance continues in various venues across London.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Photo: ©Shelley Gibbon

Huge response to ‘Bring Us Your Bratbys’ call to the public

On 19th October Jerwood Gallery invited members of the public to bring their John Bratby paintings to the gallery to be appraised by an independent panel selecting works for the exhibition Everything but the Kitchen Sink Including the Kitchen Sink which will run from 30 January – 17th April at Jerwood Gallery.

John Bratby was a prolific painter, writer and something of an ‘enfant terrible’ on the British art scene during the Fifties and Sixties. Born in 1928, he died in his adopted home town of Hastings, just a day after his 64th birthday, while walking home from the local chippy.

Jerwood Gallery’s open call for people to bring their privately owned Bratbys, along with personal recollections, letters and photos, received lots of media interest with wide television coverage on BBCSoutheast and Radio 4 and has resulted in many more offers of Bratbys. The exhibition promises to be a comprehensive and highly emotive ‘People’s show’. #BringUsYourBratby

Horizons: Kettle’s Yard at Jerwood Gallery

As Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge undergoes a major capital redevelopment project, forty highlights, curated from Jim and Helen Ede’s impressive collection of British and European art, are on loan to Jerwood Gallery until 3 January 2016.

On display in the Gallery’s domestically-scaled spaces, which were inspired by Kettle’s Yard, is a selection of paintings and sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood, alongside related works from the Jerwood Collection.

@kettlesyard                #JGHorizons

Jerwood Collection: Revisiting the Jerwood Painting Prize


Rose Wylie Silent Light (film notes), 2008

Also 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 in recognition of an artist’s work rather than for a particular painting. It ran from 1994 to 2003. Its £30,000 prize set the award as the most valuable art prize at the time. It revived major interest in British art, helping to launch and revitalise the careers of many artists.

Events at Jerwood Gallery

Herrings Ahoy! Is a fish-tastic family workshop to coincide with Hastings’ famous Herring festival on 1 November. It runs from 1-2.30pm and will be led by Artist Educator Emily Hedley who will help participants make their own fish tailed flag.

Inspired by Kettle’s Yard is a two day creative workshop inspired by the exhibition at Jerwood Gallery which will run on 7th and 8th November and be led by Jo Kori.


Although the exhibition Lowry By the Sea has just closed at Jerwood Gallery Modern British Art Specialist James Rawlin’s blog Not a Chimney In Sight is still available to read.

Jerwood Collection

David Jones’ July Change, Piggotts, 1929 from the Jerwood Collection is on loan to Vision and Memory, the major exhibition of the painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Kenneth Clark described Jones as ‘the greatest British Watercolourist of the 20th Century’.

Winter Landscape, 1955 by William Gear is on loan to of the major retrospective of the artist The Painter that Britain Forgot, which tours from Towner Eastbourne to Edinburgh City Art Centre and is on display until 14 February 2016.


Unable to take on unpaid work, Salome Wagaine thought she might be excluded from a career in the arts. However she is now on the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme and has written about the experience as Digital User Researcher at Cryptic, Glasgow on the Arts Professional website here.



Untitled, 2015 © Joanna Piotrowska, originally commissioned through the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards