Skipton Art Series has involved visual art organisations, professional and amateur artists, community groups, schools and the general public. The series has nurtured artists’ creativity and collaboration, and has included workshops from Street Wisdom, Archilse and pop up exhibitions with National Trust for Jersey.
The Projection Gallery allows some of Jersey’s most important work to be shown together, for free, for the first time. The exhibition includes work from Jersey Heritage, Société Jersiaise, Archilse and CCA Collections, Skipton Art Series artists, Elektra’s Dazzle Camouflage, Les P’tits Faîtchieaux, Natwest Island Games and the Inter-Island Artist Lock-In. There will also be an exhibition of Remembrance on Wednesday November 11th.
Every day from 5:30pm on Tuesday 10th November until Saturday 14th November, the yellow façade of Normans Commercial Buildings will be transformed into an enormous public gallery. Viewing will be from the Steam Clock, where Coco Rico will be selling crepes and hot drinks. The exhibitions will also be shown at Jersey Museum 10am – 4pm daily.
Project Manager of the Skipton Art Series, Sasha Gibb, said: “You are not expected to like everything you see. However, I hope by making this work public, more people than ever can debate, discuss and enjoy Jersey’s visual arts culture.”
Highlights from the Projection Gallery include a review of the year-long Les P’tits Faîtchieaux (‘The Little People’) project, where over 5,000 figures made from Jersey clay by artists, schools and the public, were exhibited in the dolmen at La Hougue Bie as part of the Skipton Art Series. The public has since placed Jersey’s ‘Little People’ at various sites in countries all around the world. A world map, illustrated by artist Bobby Newall, showing the international cultural connections made throughout the project, will also be shown.
An exhibition of work from the Jersey Heritage Collection will be shown through the week, which includes work by Claude Cahun, Millais, and Edmund Blampied. Also showing is a collection from CCA Galleries International, with exhibiting artists Lucy Farley, Edy Ferguson, Bruce McLean, Sir Peter Blake, Dan Baldwin, and Storm Thorgerson.
Also taking place during the Jersey Projection Gallery is a lunchtime lecture by Dazzle Ship author Glyn L Evans at the Société Jersiaise. The talk will be on the Dazzle Painted Ships of World War 1, followed by a Q&A with artist Ian Rolls who headed up the Dazzle Ship Jersey Project.
Jim Coupe, Managing Director Skipton International, said: “Skipton International is proud to support the arts and the Jersey Projection Gallery is the culmination of an exciting year of Skipton Arts Series activities. This is the first time works of art have been shown this way on the island, and the programme looks set to offer an inspiring arts experience for the whole community.”
Details of the full programme of events can be found in the Jersey Projection Gallery catalogue, which can be collected from Jersey Museum, Jersey Library and the Jersey Arts Trust offices. A digital version can also be found on the Jersey Arts Trust website: http://arts.je/2015/10/07/jersey-projection-gallery/
The Jersey Projection Gallery runs daily from, from Tuesday 10th November – Saturday 14th November, 5.30pm at Normans, Commercial Buildings. Viewing area from Steam Clock, New North Quay, St Helier.
For school and student group visits, please contact Sasha Gibb: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 617521.