Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in May 2016



The new Jerwood Collection display in Room 6 at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings showcases new acquisitions, loans and donations. One of the key works bought for the collection recently is The Corner painted by Paul Nash (1889-1946). This vividly coloured watercolour was painted in 1919 during a visit to the Chilterns when Nash had reverted to painting his favourite subject: the English landscape.
Nash felt a great affinity with trees, writing in 1912: ‘I have tried to paint as tho’ they were human beings … because I sincerely love & worship trees & know that they are people & wonderfully beautiful people.’


Image: Maggi Hambling, Self Portrait, 2011 © the artist. Courtesy The Ruth Borchard Collection / Bridgeman Images

Now open at the is a two room display of self-portraits collected by the writer Ruth Borchard (1910-2000). These will be exhibited alongside other paintings the artists created that are held in the Jerwood Collection.
There are a hundred British self-portraits in the Borchard Collection, the majority of which are from the 1950s and 60s. Capturing artistic influences from Camden Town, Expressionism, The Euston Road School and Kitchen Sink, this exhibition will include artists such as Maggi Hambling, Michael Ayrton, Euan Uglow, Alberto Morrocco, Keith Vaughan and Anne Redpath.

The exhibition is in association with Piano Nobile Gallery | Robert Travers.

More on Jerwood Gallery’s upcoming programme:



Credit: Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowships. Photo: Matthew Jolly

Aldeburgh Music and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation have announced four Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowships, each supporting the creation of new opera projects through collaborative projects. The four proposals were selected from nearly 60 applications and are:

Micky's Chippy with composer Jesse Jones, writer Richard Scott and director Josh Armstrong
Blue Fire with composer Joel Rust and writer David Troupes
Giant with composer Sarah Angliss and writer Ross Sutherland
The Devil in the Belfry with composer Tom Coult and writer Alice Birch

JCF announces all supported projects online when they are ready to go public:



Paul Nash (1889-1946) The Corner , 1919 Jerwood Collection © Tate 2016