Acclaimed art collection set for The Harley Gallery

06 January 2021

Acclaimed art collection set for The Harley Gallery

Some positive news to look forward to in 2021! The celebrated Jerwood Collection will be making its way up north to The Harley Gallery for an exclusive exhibition to open in the spring.

It will be the collection’s first ever residency and is scheduled to run for a year from 27 March.

The collection of modern and contemporary art encompasses four exhibitions led by four different curators. It will feature works by renowned 20th-century British artists such as L S Lowry, Barbara Hepworth, Walter Sickert, and Sir Stanley Spencer RA.    

Lisa Gee, Director of The Harley Gallery, said: “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.”

Lara Wardle, Director of the Jerwood Collection, said: “Now, more than ever before in many people’s lifetimes, we are living in a challenging and changing world. Looking at art can give us a chance to escape from the everyday and I hope that the Jerwood Collection will bring enjoyment to visitors to The Harley Gallery during 2021 and early 2022.”

Image credit: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) Winter Landscape, 1952, Jerwood Collection © Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.