JERWOOD IN APRIL 2015
The Jerwood family of organisations continue to make a major contribution to the vibrancy and creativity of the arts through their support for a wide range of projects and practitioners across the arts. For a comprehensive overview read the Jerwood Annual Reports 2014 which have just been published here.
Jerwood Visual Arts, London & National
Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of exhibitions, awards and events at Jerwood Space and on tour. It is a major initiative of Jerwood Charitable Foundation and was launched in 2006.
The Jerwood Painting Fellows 2016 have just been announced! Find out more here.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015: What Will they See of Me? new moving image works developed by Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett following the award of £20,000 commissions to each artist at the close of the first stage of the awards in April 2014.The exhibition continues at Jerwood Space until 26 April before touring to CCA Glasgow from 30 May- 12 July 2015. An interview with Simnett appears on the Aesthetica blog. The Contemporary Art Society noted that ‘Clout and Simnett need to be on everyone’s radar’ in their Friday dispatch (13 March). The two artists will be in conversation with Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London at an event at Jerwood Space On Monday 20 April. Book here.
Jerwood Encounters: 3 phase. Following Kelly Best’s exhibition earlier this year, an exhibition of work by the second of the two selected artists Georgie Grace continues at Eastside projects, Birmingham until 11th April. 3 Phase is a new artist development collaboration between Eastside Projects, g23 in Cardiff and Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its London based gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. More information here.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 exhibition tour of 51 drawings by 46 practitioners continues at The Gallery at The Arts University at Bournemouth until 16th April. Jerwood Drawing Prize is the UK’s longest running annual open exhibition for drawing and 2014 marked its 20th year. More information here.
Recent graduate artist Paul Schneider’s Project Space installation Hanging Out to Dry, continues at Jerwood Space until 2 May 2015. More information here.
Artist and winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002 Adam Dant has been named as the official Election Artist. Described by The Guardian (21 March edition) as a ‘modern-day Hogarth’ he has been commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art to document the processes and outcomes of the 2015 General Election.
At Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
Image: Anne Redpath, Window in Menton, 1948 © the artists estate/Bridgeman Art Library
A Scottish Selection: Paintings from the Fleming Collection opens at the gallery on Saturday 18th April. This exhibition will showcase the works of nine artists from the Fleming Collection including; Craigie Aitchison, Anne Redpath, John Bellany, William George Gillies and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, displayed alongside key works by Scottish artists from the Jerwood Collection. The Fleming Collection is widely regarded as the finest collection of Scottish art in private hands and the exhibition invites an unprecedented conversation between these two important collections. Gallery opening times here.
To complement this exhibition there will be a special whiskey and cheese evening at the Gallery on Friday 24th April. Details here.
There are frequent opportunities to learn creatively as well as experience art at Jerwood Gallery. On Saturday 25th April there will be a monoprinting workshop with Dominique Leoni. More details here.
Last month the gallery was shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Award for the exhibition Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable. The awards are announced at a ceremony on 29th April. Details here.
Chantal Joffe: Beside the Seaside finishes on 12th April. Last chance to see the exhibition of portraits co-curated by Rose Wylie. ‘This is an artist to watch and a moment to celebrate’ Karen Wright in The Independent. More info here.
In Focus: Edward Burra-A Rye View continues ‘Burra’s Family home was near the East Sussex coast and he often visited Rye and Hastings. His watercolours of them are united here- ‘a perfect setting’ The Sunday Times. More info here.
The Chairman of Jerwood Gallery, David Pennock, has written a blog about what lies ahead for Jerwood Gallery. You can read it here.
Projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Congratulations to Paul Stephenson who has just been announced as one of 4 winners of the 2014/15 Book & Pamphlet Competition. Paul took part in the 2013 Arvon/Jerwood Mentoring Scheme. Judge Billy Collins said ‘these poems cast a fresh, ironic eye on contemporary life and find a wild variety of fields in which to play.’ Find out more here.
Chiara Stephenson is the Jerwood Young Designer at work on the design for Eclipsed at the Gate theatre, Notting Hill which opens on 23rd April. More info & tickets here.
Craig Gilbert is the Jerwood Assistant Director on the Young Vic production Ah, Wilderness! which opens on 14th April. More info & tickets here.
Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards for Non Fiction: 2013 award winner Tom Burgis’ The Looting Machine has been published and received great reviews from The Financial Times (6 March) and The Guardian: ‘the author makes an important case colourfully, convincingly and at times courageously.' (Ian Birrell 2 March)