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Jerwood in December 2015


Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Limelight: The Gardener, Heywood & Condie

Jerwood Gallery's courtyard is now hosting a beautiful installation which brings warm light to these dark days.

The artists Heywood & Condie have created a piece of sculptural architecture consisting of a greenhouse constructed from 18th and 19th Century stained glass. The Christian imagery has been dismantled and reused to present a world of chimeras, mythical creatures and folkloric hybrids.

The Gardener continues until 3rd January.

@HeywoodCondie #JGLimelight

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

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. Jerwood Foundation Chairman Alan Grieve discusses the legacy of the prize with Jerwood Collection Curator Lara Wardle in a blog here.

Jerwood Gallery’s 2016 programme announced

Marcus Harvey, Maggie Island, 2015 (detail) copyright Justin Pip. Courtesy the artist and Vigo Gallery.

The gallery's 2016 programme starts in January with Coast at the London Art Fair, as the Fair’s Museum Partner the exhibition illustrated the ways in which the British coastline has shaped and influenced selected artists who feature in the Jerwood Collection.

The programme also includes a crowd-sourced John Bratby exhibition, new work from contemporary artist Marcus Harvey, Picasso in the UK, focused explorations of Prunella Clough, John Piper and Sir Stanley Spencer, plus a unique collaboration with the Ingram Collection. More details here. Coverage by the Guardian:

Events at Jerwood Gallery

On 5 December there is a Mexican Style Christmas Decoration Workshop with multimedia creative practitioner Janey Moffatt.
Jerwood Gallery Members can enjoy a special Festive Morning on 10 December which involves an exclusive tour with access to the café and shop before the gallery opens to the public.

Hastings’ youngest residents are thoroughly enjoying the recently introduced Baby Sense sessions with Education Co-ordinator Emily Hedley. There’s a special Festive session on 11 December.

Janey Moffatt returns to Jerwood Gallery on 12 December to introduce workshop participants to the Mexican art of Papel Picado. Using crepe paper in vibrant colours, participants will create a garland suitable for parties and festivities.

Jerwood Collection

The latest Jerwood Collection acquisition is now hanging in Room 6 at the gallery. It’s a work on paper by David Bomberg (1890-1957). Dating from 1935 it is a dynamic charcoal depicting the vertiginous landscape surrounding the Spanish town of Álora in Andalucia.

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 exhibitions at Jerwood Space


Matthew Finn, Mother, 1987 - present, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

A group exhibition of new photography enabled by the first national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards continues at Jerwood Space London until 13 December.

Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova were selected from an open 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. The exhibition was a Critic’s Choice in Time Out.
For more information on the awards and the 2017 call for entries please see There is a tour of the exhibition on Friday 4 December 2-3pm by Mariama Attah, Programme Curator, Photoworks.

@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 19th December There is a performance, The Hack Fragment Recital, by the artist at Jerwood Space on Thursday 17 December. Please see for further information and tickets.

Jerwood Visual Arts News

Jerwood Painting Fellow 2016 Archie Franks has curated Carnival Glass at Block 336 in Brixton, which brings together seven artists whose works explore alternative histories, including aspects of the Gothic and the carnivalesque.

Lizzie Homersham has been announced as the next Jerwood Visual Arts Writer-In-Residence. She will be writing on the blog

Jerwood Open Forest 2016

Semiconductor, Cosmos, 2014 Jerwood Open Forest Commission in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey

‘There is no brief. The forests are open for your ideas.’ The call for entries for proposals for art projects that explore the potential of forests as sites for art has now been made. The deadline is 5pm on the 1st February. More information at

Jerwood Visual Arts Nationally

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

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, recently seen at Jerwood Space, London continues at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery until 31st January #JDP15

Jerwood Makers Open 2015 is now open at Ruthin Craft Centre showing works by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McIntyre and Silo Studio. #JMO15

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Books supported by the Award. Photo: Jerwood Charitable Foundation

The Royal Society of Literature/Jerwood Non-Fiction awards have been announced to help three writers realise their proposed books. £10,000 was awarded to Thomas Morris for A Matter of the Heart, his work on the evolution of heart surgery; £5,000 went to Catherine Nixey for The Darkening Age about the rise of Christianity from the viewpoint of pagan Rome; and £5,000 was also awarded to Duncan White for Cold Warriors: Waging Literary War Across the Iron Curtain. The judges were Jonathan Beckman, Jonathan Keates and Kate Summerscale. There was coverage on the Telegraph website on 27 November. #RSLJerwood

Two Jerwood New Playwrights were nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Molly Davies won the award for God Bless The Child. Runner up Diana Nneka Atuona’s play Liberian Girl was also part of the programme which is based at the Royal Court Theatre.

Activate Performing Arts is preparing to once again transform Dorset’s landscape, presenting Inside Out Dorset in September 2016 with 10 days of high quality, large scale outdoor theatre, dance, installation, and performance across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. They are calling for artists’ proposals on their website here.

Applications are open for the 2016 Jerwood Cove Park residencies in the West of Scotland for artists developing their performance practice. Further details here.

If It Were the Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive is the title of Martin O’Brien’s Artsadmin Artist’s Bursary scheme performance piece which will be shown at Toynbee Studios on the 8 December. Martin has recently been working with figures of fear such as the zombie as a metaphor for the sick body. More information and RSVP address here.


The Old Town of Hastings has been crowned best neighbourhood in the UK and Ireland at the 2016 Urbanism Awards Ceremony.
The award is one of five given out annually by built-environment network The Academy of Urbanism to recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments.
It's voted on by its members, who include leading architects, planners and developers and Jerwood Gallery was highlighted for praise. ITV News coverage here.



Heywood & Condie, The Gardener, 2015 © Courtesy the artist and Vigo Gallery