Acclaimed private art collection set for rural Nottinghamshire Harley Gallery

Modern and contemporary art from the celebrated Jerwood Collection will be making its way to The Harley Gallery on Nottinghamshire’s rural Welbeck estate for an exclusive exhibition to open at the end of March

It will be the collection’s first ever residency and will run for a year from 27 March.
It encompasses four exhibitions led by four different curators and will feature works by renowned 20th-century British artists such as L S Lowry, Barbara Hepworth, Walter Sickert, and Sir Stanley Spencer RA. There will also be works by leading contemporary artists Rose Wylie RA, and Maggi Hambling, among others.

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 Harley Gallery during 2021 and early 2022.”

The Harley Gallery is situated on the historic Welbeck estate on the edge of Sherwood Forest, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. Admission is free and there’s also free parking. Please check www.harleygallery.co.uk for updates and opening times.

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

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