Help bring Paula Rego to Jerwood Gallery

Liz Gilmore at Hastings Contemporary, East Sussex

Paula and The Flying Mermaids


© Nick Willing


£28,494 raised
193 funders

Funded 23 April 2017

0% funded

113% 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

For funders only

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

With thanks to...

Myles Calvert

Susan Beaney-Edwards

Danka Gordon

Nicola Hilliard

Una Richmond

S Mortimore

Margaret Sargent

Rodney Shepherd

Clive Bell

Rosie Harman

Sue Field Reid

Casey Brown

Sarah Bunting

Kirsty Williams

Denise Williams

Clarissa Boyd

Amy Foulds

Neil Colman

Grazyna Cydzik

Barbara Dinham

Julia Grieve

Afsoon Amirebrahimi

Peter Norman Hirschmann

Barbara Cavanagh

Karin Wach

Rosemary Owen

Felicity Gill

Andrew Hammond

Lynn Hammond

Susie Rotberg

Julia Gardiner


Anny Evason

Mary Mcintyre

Elizabeth Howard

Ginny Dougary

Sheridan Macdonald

Ana Reis

Becky Shaw

Sally Cole

Francois Cooper

Richard Fowles

Marie-Ghislaine Latham-Koenig

Eykyn Mclean

Sue Whiteley


Prudence Skene

Jane Skinner

Sheriden Ward

Kate West

Iain Sturch

Gina Hobson

Kim Kish

Mariella Dexter

Trevor Harvey

Adrienne Blake

Melanie Anderson

Steven Marsh

Joanie Osbaldeston

Amanda Montague

Annie Taylor

Simon Wedgwood


Susan Ford

Catherine Orbach

Victoria Powell

Philip Elgar

Francesca Waldron

Sally Walton

Monica Adams-Acton

Kathy Adler

Elizabeth Watts Budeiri

Bruno Oliveira

Jeremy Levison

Joanna Humphrys Kori

Carole Berman

Henry Bowring

Barbara Marceau

Andrew Mcauley

Richard Ravelin

Juliet Robertson

Jim Kedge

Harriet Kinloch

Janey Laloe

Kate Adams

Emily Leonard

John Lindfield

Glen Davies

Kate Giles

David Bates

Gill Streater

Guy Tobin

Paul Tuvey

Liz Purkis

Mark Randall

Michael Ransom Witt

Julia Clayson

John Collins

Kathleen Fox

Lara Grieve

Robert Brooks

Madeline Adeane

Victoria Howarth

Lynne Bingham

Marisa Culatto

Nicole Kluk

Jill Denman

Henry Stevenson Of Coddenham

Diana Liu

Stephen Carleysmith

Marly Mcleod

Jan Murphy

Bee Sanderson

Carole Richmond

Isabel Rock

Jari Lager

Patricia Millett

Mark Petticrew

Nigel Wainwright


Frances Bristow

Susanne Gibson

Jane Saunders

Anne Saville

Jane Woollatt

Harry Ward

Jean Abbott

Ali Walker Davies

Katie Mason

H Allen-Jones

Anne Barrell

Holly Atkins

Nicola Amies

Clare Hunter

Honor James

Josephine Lloyd

Martin Peach

Jenny Miller

Jane Hilton

Penny Leach

Fiona Macalister

Gary Thornton

Joan Thurgar

Aleida Strowger

Polly Gifford

Nicholas Dent

Jacqueline Noble

Neofitos Neofitou

Ann Woolgar

Anna Fineman

Olivia Shaw

Katie Sherry


Shaheen Baig

Kate Woodford

Kate Knight

Susan Blackwell

Peter Vernon

A Condie

Carolyn Young

Elizabeth Day

Jane Wright

Philippa Hogan-Hern

Fiona Stuart

Nick Levinson

Penelope Lynch

Elaine Bentley


Leisa Langmead

Jane Cockburn

Teresa Sleet

J Workman

Christopher Clarke

Gary Cooper

Gill O'Hara

David Bobby

Shonagh Manson

Laura Craggs

Penny Baylis

Frances Martin

Brian Smith

Harrison Symonds

Samantha Murphy


Kath Thompson

Neville Austin

Carlos Nave

Charles Fountain






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