Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

Liz Gilmore by Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

Paula and The Flying Mermaids


© Nick Willing


£30,039 raised
193 funders

Funded 23 April 2017

0% funded

120% funded

Update: Paula Rego: The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories opens at Jerwood Gallery on 21 October 2017 and runs until 7 January 2018.

Help us bring artistic legend Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery this autumn, for a major exhibition that celebrates the gallery's fifth birthday and Rego's love of the sea.

It's been 10 years since Rego's last major UK public exhibition and inspired by stories of the sea, her new work will tell the story of the Boy Who Loved the Sea, bringing to life the characters and narrative of this traditional tale, but with Rego's signature dark twist.

Dame Paula Rego is a legend of figurative art. She has received international critical acclaim for her brilliance as a painter of people and teller of stories. Throughout her life, Rego has been inspired by folk tales and nursery rhymes and by people's stories. Born in Portugal and raised in a coastal town, not unlike Hastings, she moved with her family to the UK when she was a child. Now Jerwood Gallery wants to bring Paula Rego back to the coast for an exhibition revealing the depths and fascinations of this remarkable artist.

We need to raise £25,000 to make this exhibition happen. Can you help us? If you donate, you will receive a special reward to say thank you.

If you have any questions or need help donating, contact [email protected]

Thank you to our donors!

We are delighted that the project is 22% funded at the end of week one, thank you for your generous contributions Read more

Five great reasons to donate to our project!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We're now 32% funded. If you haven't made a donation yet, here's why we think our project is worth supporting Read more

A message from Paula Rego!

We were thrilled to receive this message from Paula Rego today to all of our funders Read more

Just 7 days left to donate!

Can you help us with the final push to reach our target? Read more

The final countdown has begun!

With only 4 days to go can you help spread the word? Read more

Something for the weekend...

Have you seen the BBC documentary Secrets and Stories about the life and work of Paula Rego? Read more

It's the final day, please help spread the word!

We have until midnight tonight to raise the final 29% we need to bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery Read more

We've reached our target!

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project Read more

Works for the exhibition have been selected!

Guest curator Colin Wiggins has selected paintings for the exhibition and the team are working on producing rewards Read more

Two weeks to go!

Dame Paula Rego's show will open soon at Jerwood Gallery Read more

Paula Rego opens tomorrow

The exhibition opens tomorrow! Read more

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Paula Rego Rewards

Update on your rewards Read more

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A wonderful first week

We are thrilled with the first week's success. We also wanted to give you an update on your rewards Read more

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