Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in April 2017


Jerwood Annual Report

The Jerwood Annual Report 2016 has been printed and is on its way to postal recipients. It will be available to download on the Jerwood Foundation and Jerwood Charitable Foundation websites as a pdf soon.

Our Annual Reports highlight the work of the four organisations within the Jerwood Family; Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Jerwood Space and Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. We are united in our commitment to discover, nurture, champion and reward excellence, creativity and individuality in the visual and performing arts in the UK.

The wraparound cover features Acid Man’s Funeral, 2016 by Dale Lewis (b.1980), which was originally commissioned through Jerwood Painting Fellowships supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The work was photographed by Jerwood Visual Arts Artist in Residence 2016 Hydar Dewachi.


Jerwood Collection

John Piper (1903-1992), Beach and Star Fish, Seven Sisters Cliff, Eastbourne, 1933-4 on display at Two Temple Place
Photo: Lara Wardle

Four works from the Jerwood Collection by John Banting, Edward Burra, Duncan Grant and John Piper, join over 120 pieces drawn from nine Sussex museum and gallery collections as well as major loans from across the country for Sussex Modernism; Retreat and Rebellion at Two Temple Place, London. The exhibition, curated by Dr Hope Wolf, examines why radical artists and writers were drawn to the rolling hills, seaside resorts and quaint villages of Sussex in the first half of the 20th century. It runs until 23rd April.

The Director Curator of the Jerwood Collection, Lara Wardle, has written a blog for the ArtUK website about the recent Jerwood Collection People’s Choice campaign, which celebrated Jerwood Gallery’s fifth birthday by inviting members of the public to select their favourite works from the collection. It will be posted on from 4th April. A display of the 11 selected works with the words of their selectors is on show at Jerwood Gallery until 21st May.



Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Gallery has launched a crowdfunding bid to bring a legend of figurative art, Paula Rego, to the gallery this autumn. Through the Art Fund's crowd-funding platform, Art Happens, Jerwood Gallery needs to raise £25,000 by 24 April to bring a major exhibition of paintings and sculpture by the masterful story-teller, to Hastings.

The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories, will be the first UK public exhibition of Rego’s work in 10 years. It will explore her love of storytelling and the sea (she was brought up on the coast of Portugal in a town not unlike Hastings).

Please help us make this exhibition possible by donating to the project. In return you can get your hands on rewards including a limited edition ceramic, tickets to the private view, signed catalogues and more. View the rewards and donate on the Art Fund website.



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Performing Arts Micro Bursaries selected artists announced

No Show by Ellie Dubois. Featured: Lil Rice, Alice Gilmartin, Fiona Thornhill and Michelle Ross. Image: Ruari Lambert

Jerwood Charitable Foundation has announced 24 Performing Arts Micro Bursaries and 12 Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursaries to support individual artists development needs.

The 24 Performing Arts bursaries were created using legacy funds from the BBC Performing Arts Fund to provide individuals with direct support for their professional and creative development, without the expectation of a specific product output and/or public engagement.

The 12 artist bursaries of £1000 each provide direct financial support for the selected artists to develop a specific piece of work, undertake research, provide studio time to focus on a particular project or develop technical aspects of their practice or working methods.

Jerwood Visual Arts alumna Heather Philipson has received the Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square for her work The End, which will take up the plinth in 2020. Heather was in Jerwood Encounters: TTTT, curated by Sarah Williams in 2014.

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.