Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
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Handmade Jersey – A Work in Progress
Maker Space supported by Association of Jersey Charities and Channel Islands Lottery
Visit http://www.jerseyheritage.org/whats-on/handmade-jersey---a-work-in-progress for details
Jersey Museum and Art Gallery Jersey Heritage
Wed 3 Apr 2019 10:00 - Mon 30 Dec 2019 17:00
This exhibition shines a light on the talents of Jersey’s amateur artists and craftspeople, and with our ‘Make Space’ visitors will have an opportunity to create something themselves.
This exhibition displays both historical and contemporary art and craft, ranging from a Neolithic pot and 18th century samplers, to a huge Cosplay costume made out of recycled materials. Some of the exhibits are from the Jersey Heritage collections and have never been on display, and some have been lent by Islanders.
There is also a ‘Make Space’, sponsored by the Association of Jersey Charities and Channel Islands Lottery, where visitors to the exhibition can try their hand at various craft activities.
From a knitted Battle of Jersey to an Occupation costume made out of tins, Handmade Jersey explores humanity’s instinct to create. The exhibition also explores the relationship people have with materials, in particular those that are found in Jersey, such as shells and harestail, as well as things that can be found and reused
Any groups or schools interested in using the ‘Make Space’ during the exhibition, either as a one-off or regularly, can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a date and time. Please be aware that on this occasion JH will share your information with a third party for the purposes of making bookings. Your data will be deleted by the third party within 14 days of the craft session being completed.
Normal entry fee applies, Jersey Heritage Members go free.
BUNNY BOMBS ON SUNDAY 28 APRIL
Artist Lucy Wright will be holding a workshop to celebrate the practice of ‘harestailing’, which is unique to Jersey. Come to our new Make Space and make ‘bunny bombs’, filled with harestail seeds, to plant in your garden, allotment, backyard or window box, and help to grow decorations for next year’s Jersey Battle of Flowers floats.
Meet expert ‘harestailers’ and find out more about the practice of harestailing and its history. There will also be the chance to contribute to a collaborative artwork, which will form part of Lucy’s ‘Chasing the Hare’s Tail’ publication, due out later this year.
Lucy has been exploring the Jersey tradition of harestailing, which has been suffering from a shortage of grasses available and rising wholesale costs. She’s hoping to encourage Islanders to plant harestails and help to make the grasses more sustainable.
The workshop is taking place in the Make Space all day at Jersey Museum, which opens at 10am. Entry is free to Members and children under six.