Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in February 2016


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 Charitable Foundation marks ten years of support for visual arts practice

In 2016 Jerwood Charitable Foundation marks ten years of Jerwood Visual Arts, its national programme supporting visual arts practice. Since the inception of the programme in 2006, Jerwood Charitable Foundation has channelled a total of £4m to the visual arts, working with more than 1200 artists, writers and curators from across the UK and supporting a wealth of research and new commissions which now reaches audiences of over 60,000 a year.

Current exhibition:

Until 21 February 2016.
Curated by Hannah Pierce, Jerwood Encounters: Common Property seeks to demonstrate how artists engage with and relate to copyright through the work of six artists, (Edwin Burdis, Hannah Knox, Rob Myers, Owen G. Parry, Antonio Roberts and Superflex) and includes three new commissions. The exhibition and accompanying events programme seeks to generate new conversations about how copyright is currently impacting the way visual artists make and distribute their work, and demonstrates how artists are challenging the limitations of copyright through their practice.

Superflex’s Rasmus Neilson’s interview with Studio International can be found on their website.

Owen G Parry’s work inspired by fan artwork and fiction was the subject of an article (9 Feb) on the Telegraph website which focuses on the ‘Larry Stylinson’ phenomenon conjured by One Direction fans and the related live event at Jerwood Space on 9 February.

A panel discussion about copyright and Common Property held at the London Art Fair in January is available to listen to on Soundcloud here.



Forthcoming exhibition announced:

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: ‘Borrowed Time’
9 March- 24 April 2016

Celebrating its third edition, Jerwood/FVU Awards: Borrowed Time’ will premiere two moving-image installations by Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams. These significant new commissions reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological moment, while also alluding to wider historical patterns and elemental forces. They have been developed following the award of £20,000 to each artist in May this year. Following its debut at Jerwood Space, London from 9 March to 24 April 2016, the show will travel to CCA, Glasgow from 28 May to 10 July 2016.

Karen Kramer was interviewed about her work for ‘Borrowed Time ‘for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) website

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Jerwood Project Space: Susannah Worth: How to do Things With Salad

Until 30 April 2016
The first commission of 2016 for the Project Space offers text and photographic images as vicarious experiences of food, exploring the performative nature of the recipe and the complex significations of salad.

Jerwood Visual Arts News
Artist, photographer and film maker Hydar Dewachi has begun a year-long artist residency during which time he will record and respond to the breadth and impact of the year’s activity. Hydar has worked with numerous arts organisations including Gasworks, Grizedale Arts, Camden Arts Centre and with Jerwood Visual Arts on Jerwood Encounters: “Now I Gotta Reason” in 2012. You can read about the year ahead at

Writer in Residence Tom Overton has published the first of three interconnected essays in response to Jerwood Encounters: Common Property on the Jerwood Visual Arts blog. His essay includes discussion on work by SUPERFLEX and historical examples of copyright under contention. You can read it at

Jerwood Visual Arts is calling for applicants for its 17th Writer in Residence.Writers with a focus on contemporary art practice are invited to apply for a four month role from May – August 2016. There is a £750 award available as part of this post. Deadline for applications is 27 March, 5pm. More details at

The Max Mara Art Prize for Women has been won by Jerwood/FVU Award alumna Emma Hart, who was a selected artist for ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ in 2012. More information at

Jerwood Visual Arts Nationally

Jerwood Photoworks Awards 2015 is on at Impressions Gallery, Bradford until 19 March. A group exhibition of new photography by Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova. #JPA15

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 is on display at the Sidney Cooper gallery in Canterbury until 9 April. The prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. #JDP15

Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Georgia Lowe is one of the Jerwood Young Designers at the Gate Theatre and has designed the set for Nina Segal’s play In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), directed by Ben Kidd. Michael Billington mentioned the ‘vivid’ set in his review in The Guardian (9th February). Tickets here.

Blackbird, by David Harrower opens at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow on 25th Feb. Gareth Nicholls directs the production, made as part of his Main Stage Director’s Residency at the theatre. Tickets here.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


John Bratby: Everything but the Kitchen Sink including the Kitchen Sink until 17 April

John Bratby RA (1928-1992) Holyland, 1961, Jerwood Collection
© John Randall Bratby, The Bridgeman Art Library

The hugely anticipated ‘People’s Show’ opened on 30 Jan at Jerwood Gallery following an open call for privately owned works by John Bratby via their extremely popular ‘Bring Us Your Bratby’ campaign. This major exhibition of 66 works (over 300 were considered) together with a fascinating archive is on display until 17th April. More here.

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There are several related free workshops on at the gallery in February:

Still Life Family Workshop- Saturday 20 February 12.30-4.30pm- Join Jo Kori and create your own still life art work Bratby-style. More info here.

Plus an adult workshop on 27th February based on capturing family portraits on canvas with Jo Kori which is £10 per person. Book here.

Opening Soon- In Focus: John Piper- An Eye for the Modern

Piper’s Beach and Starfish, Seven Sisters’ Cliff, Eastbourne, 1933-34 was the inspiration for this In Focus exhibition, which opens on 2nd March curated by Lara Wardle, Curator, Jerwood Collection.

During the 1930s, Piper was one of the key pioneers of abstract art in Britain. This exhibition explores Piper’s commitment to modernism and the way he weaves abstract techniques through his work. It also reflects his interest in the work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and the coastal paintings of Dieppe by Georges Braque.

Running concurrently is John Piper and Jack-in-the-Green, a one-room display of Piper’s ‘foliate’, or leafy, head works which are based on the traditional figure of the Green Man – a prominent character in Hastings’ May Day celebrations.

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A timeline illustrating the history of Jerwood Foundation and 25 years of capital projects under the Chairmanship of Alan Grieve is now available at








Jerwood Encounters: Common Property at Jerwood Space featuring Transformative Use, 2015 by Antonio Roberts © Photo: Hydar Dewachi