JERWOOD GALLERY, HASTINGS
IN FOCUS: JOHN PIPER- AN EYE FOR THE MODERN
2 March- 8 May 2016
John Piper (1903-1992) is one of the leading figures in Modern British art. He is best known for his depictions of English landscape, architecture and the documentation of the bomb-damaged churches and buildings of post-war Britain.
Curated by Lara Wardle, Curator, Jerwood Collection, this exhibition forms part of the gallery’s In Focus series, in which a work from the Jerwood Collection is taken as the starting point for a show, in this case Piper’s Beach and Star Fish, Seven Sister’s Cliff, Eastbourne, 1933-34, which was purchased in 2014.
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. More information here.
This exhibition is supported by Hastings Borough Council and Offer Waterman.
JOHN BRATBY: EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK
John Bratby was a prolific painter, writer and something of an enfant terrible on the British art scene during the Fifties and Sixties. Born in 1928, he died in his adopted home town of Hastings, just a day after his 64th birthday, while walking home from the local chippy.
Rather than create a traditional retrospective of his painting – it is believed Bratby painted over 3,000 works – we launched a rare opportunity for the UK public to shape the style and content of a major gallery exhibition. The exhibition continues at Jerwood Gallery until 17 April.
More information here.
LIMELIGHT: THE GARDENER
Heywood & Condie’s beautiful installation will continue to light up the courtyard at Jerwood Gallery until 22 May. More information here.
Jerwood Gallery’s programme for 2016 also includes Marcus Harvey, Picasso in the UK, Prunella Clough and Sir Stanley Spencer RA as well as a unique collaboration with the Ingram Collection. More information here.
Jerwood Gallery runs a varied programme of exciting events complementing the exhibition programme and connecting with creative practitioners. Full details here.
The Jerwood Collection is included on the new online home for UK art collections www.artuk.org. Discover works from the collection amongst a library of over 200,000 works held nationally in the UK.
JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS LONDON AND NATIONAL
Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme, now in its 10th year, 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.
JERWOOD/FVU VIDEO AWARDS 2016: ‘BORROWED TIME’
Film still from ‘Dream City – More, Better, Sooner’ by Alice May Williams. Produced as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: ‘Borrowed Time’. Image courtesy of the artist
9 March - 24 April 2016
Two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Karen Kramer and Alice May Williams that reflect on the uncertain nature of our contemporary economic and ecological moment, while also alluding to wider historical patterns and elemental forces.
For this third edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards each artist received £20,000 to develop their work from Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU.
Susannah Worth: How to do Things with Salad continues in the project space until 30th April.
JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS: EXHIBITIONS ON TOUR:
JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS: CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES: Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: 'Neither one Thing or Another'. http://www.jerwoodfvuawards.com/about-us/awards-editions/neither-one-thing-or-another
Jerwood Visual Arts Writer in Residence: http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/writer-in-residence-call-for-applicants-2
Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation was one of four ‘industry pros’ who contributed to a Guardian Culture Professionals Network piece on 25th February, sharing her knowledge on arts fundraising.