Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood in May 2017


Job Opportunity: General Manager

(Maternity Cover: 12 months fixed contract)

Jerwood Limited is seeking a committed and experienced individual with proved relevant skills to join its small team in London and undertake the key role of General Manager (Maternity Cover) from mid-July. Deadline for applications 12 May 2017. More information here.

Jerwood Foundation has donated Net Form 2 by Benedict Carpenter to Oakham School in Rutland. The piece, originally commissioned by Jerwood in 2012, was unveiled at a ceremony on 28th April by the sculptor, who won the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2001. It is now in situ in the Japanese Garden at the school where John Jerwood enrolled as a pupil in 1930. Jerwood’s support of the school began even before the Foundation was established and has included funding for teaching and residential buildings, chess and drama, the Shakespeare Centre and the Jerwood School of Design.


Jerwood Collection

Daphne Charlton (1909-1991) and Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891-1959) Dig For Victory, 1940 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer/Bridgeman Images 2016

An Artistic Affair: Stanley Spencer and Daphne Charlton opened recently at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham. The new exhibition explores the inspirational effect that the ‘ebullient, vivid, larger-than-life’ Daphne had on the artist. Dig for Victory has been lent by the Jerwood Collection and was painted by the two artists, at the height of their relationship, when Spencer was staying with Daphne and her husband in the Gloucester village Leonard Stanley, the work was intended for the village hall. The exhibition is on display until 1 October 2017.



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships selectors announced

Image: Mimi Khalvati

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships are a significant new biennial development opportunity for poets. They seek to reward a culturally and creatively diverse series of individuals, and offer an opportunity to engage in critical conversations about what poetry can be, and is today. Successful artists will each receive £15,000 to support a year of Fellowship, during which they will be matched with a core mentor and will have further access to a range of advisers and ‘critical friends’ to support their developing practice.

The selectors are: critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen, poets Kate Fox and Mimi Khalvati (pictured); Gemma Seltzer, author and Relationship Manager Literature, Arts Council England; Jan Kofi-Tsekpo, Relationship Manager Literature, Arts Council England; and Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

They will select three artists from over 190 applications, nominated by more than 250 specialists including: publishers, editors, literary development agencies, poets (different career levels and types of practices), artists working in other disciplines, funders, festival organisers and other arts organisers and producers. The announcement will be made in June.


Jerwood Gallery

Image: Jean Cooke, Sofas Galore, c. 1980s © artists estate. Courtesy Piano Nobile, Robert Travers (Works of Art) Ltd.

Delight in the Thing Seen opens at Jerwood Gallery on 24th May and celebrates the work of Jean Cooke RA (1927-2008), an artist with a profoundly personal view of the world who found joy and inspiration in the everyday. She has been described as having created some of the most fiercely original and moving self-portraits in Modern British Art, and is critically acclaimed as a colourist.

This exhibition celebrates Cooke’s unique, quirky, lyrical vision, drawing together works that explore the different aspects of her artistic practice.


Dame Paula Rego (b. 1935), Rowing from Ericeira, 2014
© The Artist. Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Jerwood Gallery has been successful in its Art Happens bid to crowdfund £25,000 to bring a major exhibition of new work by Dame Paula Rego to the gallery in October 2017. The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories will be Rego’s first public gallery exhibition in 10 years and will bring together new works and old favourites celebrating the artist’s love of the sea and storytelling. The gallery would like to thank the many generous donors and the Art Fund for their support in reaching the target. The show will make a fantastic finale to the gallery’s fifth year.




The unveiling of Net Form 2 © Benedict Carpenter at Oakham School