Jerwood Collection has acquired a new work by Jeffery Camp (b. 1923) and we were very happy to reunite Jeffery with it when he visited our office recently. Jeffery hadn’t seen Swimming since it was painted in 1959 and his visit presented us with a wonderful opportunity to discover more about the painting, which turned out to be painted en plein air at Oulton Broad in Suffolk. After researching likely specific locations (with a little help from Google Earth) we surmised the exact spot was a now disused lido pictured in the photo below.
Photo from hungouttodry.co.uk
Swimming joins another Jeffery Camp work The Way to Beachy Head, 2006 in the Jerwood Collection. The new work is currently hanging in Room 6 at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings until 3 July. There was also a major exhibition of Camp’s work at the gallery in 2013.
JERWOOD GALLERY, HASTINGS
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, designed by HAT Projects Photo: Ioana Marinescu
Jerwood Gallery opened in Hastings in 2012 and aimed to make a major contribution to the regeneration and heritage of the area, whilst also being the permanent home to the Jerwood Collection. The collection celebrates local and regional artists with connections to the area including; John Banting, Sir Frank Brangwyn, Edward Burra, Jeffrey Camp and Rose Wylie.
Hastings has seen an increase in press coverage over recent years highlighting the town’s continuing development as a haven for the creative community and as an important cultural destination. Last week it was named ‘Cool Place of the Day’ by The Independent (here) and one of Britain’s ‘Five Underrated Seaside Towns’ in The Telegraph.
After years of fundraising to help rebuild Hastings Pier, it re-opened to local and national fanfare last month, celebrating another phase in the town’s renaissance. The pier will offer a spectrum of attractions and entertainment making it another great reason to visit 1066 Country. More here: hastingspier.org.uk/
JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The current cohort of Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary recipients have attended the third in a series of four national Andrew Lloyd Webber Training Programme training days. The event was held in Glasgow at Cryptic, Citizens' Theatre and The Common Guild and focused on the life cycle of a project. Through their placements the beneficiaries have achieved a range of successes:
• Charlie Bindels, Projects Assistant at Streetwise Opera, was Assistant Producer of The Passion in Manchester, broadcast on BBC4.
• Rosie Elnile, Resident Design Assistant at Donmar Warehouse, receives Co-Designer credit for Elegy alongside their new Associate Artist Tom Scutt.
• Alice Parsons, Higher Education Co-ordinator at Opera North, is currently the only person in the country with this job title in an arts organisation and has recently been given a 2-year extension to her contract.
• Jack Thomson, Graduate Dancer at Phoenix Dance, whilst making his debut for the company, was singled out in a review of Triple Bill: ‘Jack Thomson is not only an excellent dancer but has considerable stage authority for such a young artist. He performs the opening solo […] and makes a damn fine job of it.’ Dance Europe April 2016.
JCF announces all supported projects online when they are ready to go public: http://jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/News