The Jersey Arts Trust, the team behind the Skipton Art Series are taking over The Link Gallery at Jersey Museum for three months where new artists will each use the St Helier space to showcase their talents. The gallery will be taken over with performance, exhibitions and workshops, for the public to access.
Exhibitions will include ‘Paper Talks’ which follows on from the hugely successful ‘Paper Dialogues’ 2016 exhibition in St Helier’s Town Hall.
Project Manager Alice Bravery said: “We’re thrilled to be able to programme such a broad range of projects as part of our Link Gallery takeover, and are very excited to launch it with our first exhibition around the Paper Talks project.” Other events as part of the Skipton Art Series at the Link Gallery will include a selection of photographs from an on-going portrait series by respected local photographer Fenby Miskin, an overview exhibition of the collective experiences of the participants of artist Sam Carney’s Sketch Walks and an exhibition about the Mural Project which involved local artists creating three murals in St Helier.
There will also be a workshop of Terrarium Making with Will Bertram and locals are invited to come and visit the space to observe the creative process of Amber Hahn and her team as they use the Link Gallery as a rehearsal and devising space for their performance.
Lorraine McLean, Mortgage Sales Manager, Skipton International, said: “Skipton International has been a key arts sponsor in Jersey for a number of years, through the Skipton Arts Series. Thanks to our recent sponsorship of the Link Gallery we are able to help bring the space into the Skipton Art Series, and help open it up to a wider number of artists, and to a new audience in Jersey.'
Chris Addy, Jersey Heritage Sites Curator said: "This is the first time that Jersey Heritage has offered the Link Gallery to artists for a takeover, so we are excited that our visitors will be able to enjoy five fascinating exhibitions. It is a pleasure to be working with the Jersey Arts Trust and our sponsor Skipton, to collectively support local talent and raise the profile of the Link Gallery to the benefit of those participating, and artists who shall exhibit there in the future.”