The new exhibition Century at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings celebrates the work of 100 Modern British Artists from the Jerwood and Ingram Collections. To coincide with this newly designed webpages have been developed to give a fresh perspective on our collection. Up to date details of acquisitions for the collection, including this Mary Fedden gouache and a blog from the curator, Lara Wardle, now feature. There’s also a link to Jerwood Collection works on the Art UK website, which lists paintings held in national institutions. Jerwood Collection is one of the first collections to include works on paper. http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/collection
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
Sir Stanley Spencer RA, Neighbours, 1936 ©the artist’s estate/Bridgeman Images. Courtesy Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham
The 125th anniversary of the birth of Sir Stanley Spencer RA and the release of the book Looking to Heaven Vol 1, a collection of his journals, are being celebrated at Jerwood Gallery with A Panorama of Life; a one room display of works which brings together paintings, drawings and archive material from the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, exhibited alongside work by Stanley Spencer and Daphne Charlton from the Jerwood Collection.
The display focuses on Spencer’s affection or the ordinary, everyday domestic life and continues until 8th January 2017. Further information can be found here.
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Kully Thiarai Artistic Director National Theatre Wales. Image: Hydar Dewachi
Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries
Since 2010, the Creative Bursaries programme has funded entry-level roles for 84 talented recent graduates from low-income backgrounds in 75 arts organisations across the UK. Last month the programme celebrated the 2016 cohort’s success at a reception at Jerwood Space with speeches from Kully Thiarai, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales; Aaron Wright, former Bursary Recipient and Artistic Director of Fierce Festival and Toni Lewis, a bursary recipient of the current programme.
Of the 2016 cohort of bursary recipients, 58% (23) have now had their placements extended by their host organisations. Half (11) of these will remain in role for the longer term or permanently within their organisations, including Freya Gallagher-Jones who has been promoted to Operations Assistant at Writers Centre Norwich, and Nastasha Boyce whose role as Assistant Producer: Outreach at Cambridge Junction has been made permanent. Another five recipients (11%) have new permanent jobs in other organisations – at the Royal Academy of Arts, Chisenhale Gallery and Quays Culture, Salford amongst others. Nine (23%) are actively working as freelancers, and seven (17%) are looking for work with renewed confidence and skills.