I COMPLETELY disagree with Dave Edwards about the Jerwood.
I think it is a huge asset for the town, and I was thrilled when I heard it was opening. The art, far from being ‘rubbish’, is superb; they have a Lowry, a Stanley Spencer and a Sickert, among many others.
This is proper, modern and contemporary art, displayed in a light, airy building.
Although I also support the Arts Forum, to say that the art displayed there, good quality though it often is, is superior to the art shown at the Jerwood is simply not true.
I suggest that Mr Edwards spends time visiting the Jerwood, and actually looking at the paintings with an open mind. Hopefully he will learn something.