From Spring 2021, we are showing a series of exhibitions from The Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art.
This year-long collaboration with The Harley Gallery will be the collection’s first-ever residency. It will run for a year, encompassing four exhibitions from an impressive range of UK artists. The Jerwood Collection has not been seen before in the Midlands and this collaboration will offer visitors an opportunity to see a privately-owned art collection that sits in comparison to The Portland Collection.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Jerwood Collection, a nationally recognised leader in the art world, to bring this significant collection of works to north Nottinghamshire.
We already show historic art from another private collection the Portland Collection, which includes works by Michelangelo and Sir Anthony Van Dyck. To counterpoint this aristocratic collection of art dating back to the 16th century with not one, but four exhibitions, from this very special private collection will be a great pleasure.
Lisa Gee, Director of The Harley Gallery
A different curator will select each exhibition to explore a range of themes and focuses in the collection.
The exhibitions will include works by some of the best-known names in British Art; such as LS Lowry, Elisabeth Frink, David Hockney, Nicola Bealing, Barbara Hepworth, Yinka Shonibare and Henry Moore.
This intriguing collection has inspired the curators and will capture your imagination.
Alan Grieve, Chair of The Jerwood Foundation started the Collection in 1993. It now contains over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Among its works are pieces by Craigie Aitchison, Maggi Hambling, Patrick Caulfield, and Prunella Clough; all winners of the prestigious Jerwood Painting Prize. This prize for UK artists ran from 1994 – 2003 and was the most valuable prize in British art.