Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
The Link Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
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Link Gallery Exhibitions
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Jersey Museum and Art Gallery Jersey Heritage
Mon 13 Jan 2020 10:00 - Sun 26 Jan 2020 16:00
The Link Gallery is located at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery and is an exhibition space betweeen Jersey Museum to the Société Jersiaise. Each month, the gallery features an exhibition by a different Jersey artist, providing local artists with a central space in St Helier to showcase their work.
The Link Gallery is free for Jersey Heritage members and non members.
A Liberation 75 project by Christine Finn
Monday 13 to Sunday 26 January
There are 31,000 German Occupation registration cards held at Jersey Archive, most with formal black and white photographs attached. The purpose of this project is to re-imagine some of those photographs and display them as family portraits.
The show will open featuring four women who lived at a single address, 54 Don Road, St. Helier, during the Occupation. They include the artist's mother and grandmother. The project is work-in-progress, with Islanders warmly encouraged to take part over coming months, towards an display of their own portraits during Liberation 75 week.
Participation is simple. Access the Occupation registration cards at Jersey Archive here. Order a scan for £5, work as a digital file or print and colour by hand to produce an original portrait. Scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org No formal artistic experience is required, just imagination.
Experiment with colour, style, fashion over time. Use crayons, paints, inks, felt-tip pens. Print onto paper, cloth; work small or large. Buy frames from charity shops, or re-purpose family ones. Share the scanned image with Jersey diaspora, and work across oceans. This is an inclusive project, and those without direct Occupation connections can join in too, working with families, in classrooms, history groups, in parishes, sharing the project with islanders who lived through the Occupation who, maybe, can remember having their identity photograph taken.