This gallery, part of the Jerwood Space, is devoted to contemporary art by young British artists.
The Jerwood Space is housed in the converted buildings of a former Victorian school, later an education centre, designed by the architectural practice Paxton Locher. It has subsidised rehearsal rooms available for young theatre and dance companies, and the rest of the art profession at the going rate, funds raised from this fund the other activities, including the art gallery.
The Jerwood Gallery has three areas for exhibitions of paintings and other events and an arena for sculpture. These spaces open onto a courtyard and garden with a pool.
The gallery mounts six exhibitions each year, and is a significant venue known for its Charitable Foundation awards, Jerwood Painting Prize and the Jerwood Sculpture prize.