For the 2016 edition of the Fair our museum partner was the award-winning Jerwood Gallery, which exhibited key works from the Jerwood Collection and by artists featured in their 2016 exhibition programme within a pavilion space at the front of the Fair.
Important works by artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, John Tunnard and Christopher Wood featured in their exhibition Coast.
Curated by Liz Gilmore (Director, Jerwood Gallery) and Lara Wardle (Curator, Jerwood Collection) the exhibition illustrated the ways in which the British coastline, as a physical and spiritual place, coupled with its extraordinary light, have shaped and influenced selected artists in the Jerwood Collection, which is on permanent display at Jerwood Gallery.
Other key works included in the exhibition were by artists associated with St Ives, the artist's colony in Cornwall where Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis were living and working in the early 1930s. Their chance meeting in 1928 was to become one of the great milestones in 20th Century British art.
Also on display were works by artists featured in the Jerwood Gallery’s 2016 exhibition programme, including: John Bratby, Prunella Clough and Marcus Harvey.