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Ivan Jones ♀ Architects at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Portraits of leading European female architects @ Building in Sussex, England, UK

6 Jan 2018

Ivan Jones ♀ Architects at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, Sussex

Centenary of female suffrage in the UK

Ivan Jones ♀ Architects at Jerwood Gallery, England

26 January – 29 April 2018

A wonderful series of portraits of leading European female architects begins its national tour at Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery in the New Year.

The venue is uniquely appropriate, as Jerwood Gallery was designed by one of the subjects captured by the lens of Ivan Jones – Hana Loftus of HAT Projects.

Hana Loftus, HAT Projects:
Hana Loftus, HAT Projects:
photo : Ivan Jones

Loftus’ Colchester architecture practice designed and built Jerwood Gallery in 2012. Hana’s portrait wittily captures her understanding of ‘line’ by setting her against a background of vertical stripes in the Jerwood Gallery courtyard.

Jerwood Gallery Hastings:
Jerwood Gallery Hastings
photo : Matthew Brooks

Jones has photographed each of the architects at the heart of a key building they have been pivotal in creating. Each full-colour image sets the person among the materials and physical environments which form the public face of their work.

Architects: Portraits by Ivan Jones will be displayed in and around Jerwood Gallery’s bright, airy café as part of its ongoing series of photography displays.

The tour has been co-ordinated to commemorate the centenary of female suffrage in the UK in 2018.

Jerwood Gallery Curator, Victoria Howarth said. “In light of the fact that February 6th 2018 marks one hundred years since Royal Assent for Universal Suffrage was granted, giving women voting rights, we wanted to highlight how women play an important role in shaping the environment in which we live, work, play and even rest after death. These are beautifully composed photographs, not just a headshot, and each one really gets across the sense of the human in the building which they have created. Ivan has shot very accessible portraits, using a mix of bright colours and arresting shapes.”

Ivan Jones says: “I have worked in association with the writer and architect Ruth Lang on Architects which aims to reveal faces of contemporary architecture in a new light. Collectively, they are a statement of equality, not difference. There are no special concessions to femininity or ‘femaleness’; these are architects.”

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Jerwood Gallery in Hastings:
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photos : Ioana Marinescu

Gus Cummins: Off the Wall – 27th January – 15th April 2018
To Be Continued: Artists in Hastings – 27th January – 15th April 2018
Henry Krokatsis: Kabin – 27th January – 16th September 2018
Paul Feiler: 100 Years – 21st April – 8th July 2018
Balraj Khanna – 21st April – 8th July 2018
Wilhelmina Barnes Graham – June – October 2018
Maggi Hambling, Sarah Lucas and Friends – October 2018 – January 2019
Barbara Walker – October 2018 – January 2019

(* Exact dates and titles to be confirmed)

Ivan Jones is a photographer based in Brighton, England. He is a regular contributor to editorials such as Blueprint magazine and the RIBA Journal and collaborates with leading design agencies on portrait-led concepts. Outside of the specialist sector, Jones’ focus is turned toward landscapes which reflect upon man’s profound relationship with nature. Jones’ diverse portfolio of works is widely published and exhibited, and he continues to form new working relationships with a view to developing new ideas and collaborations. More at www.ivan-jones.co.uk

Jerwood Gallery opened to the public on 17 March 2012 as a not for profit organisation but became a charity in February 2017. The gallery (which has paid entry) welcomes 50,000 visitors each year, runs a variety of community engagement programmes and has a successful and oversubscribed volunteer scheme for sixty people. Designed by the architectural practice HAT Projects, the gallery houses the Jerwood Collection of modern and contemporary British art, along with a changing exhibitions programme.

Previous exhibitions have showcased artists including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sir Quentn Blake, Paula Rego, Marcus Harvey, Rose Wylie, Gillian Ayres, William Scott, Jeffery Camp, Keith Tyson, Ansel Krut, Chantal Joffe and Rachel Howard. Jerwood Gallery was awarded a Sussex Heritage Trust Public and Community Award and a Civic Trust Award in 2012 and in 2013 was awarded a National RIBA Award and reached the mid-list for the Stirling Prize for the Building of the Year.

In 2014, it was awarded the RICS SE Regional Award for Regeneration. For around £35, you can become a Member of Jerwood Gallery and enjoy free admission throughout the year. Benefactors support the gallery with a donation of £400 per year and participate in special events and trips, as well as receiving all the benefits of Membership.

Jerwood Gallery Hastings portrait photo / information received 071217

Jerwood Gallery Hastings
Design: HAT Projects
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photo : Ioana Marinescu
Jerwood Gallery Hastings

Address: Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW

Contact the Jerwood Gallery: 01424 728377 / [email protected]

Location: Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW, England, UK

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