Jersey Museum & Art Gallery - Merchant's House
The Link Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchants House
Dates & Times
Link Gallery Exhibitions
Sponsored by Skipton International
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Jersey Museum & Art Gallery - Merchant's House Jersey Heritage
Sat 4 Feb 2017 09:00 - Sat 25 Feb 2017 17:00
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.
As part of the Skipton Arts Series, Jersey Heritage will be offering the space to the Jersey Arts Trust for a Summer Take Over in May, June and July.
The Link Gallery is sponsored by Skipton International.
The Link Gallery is free for Jersey Heritage members and non members.
Trudie Shannon & Laurent Bonny
Jersey Museum, 1-30 August
Trudie Shannon is an artist and poet from Guernsey, Laurent Bonny a Breton painter. Having exhibited and collaborated together several times, Trudie and Laurent inspire one another in their work, however different their styles may be.
The fine brush work of Trudie’s watercolours on paper contrasts with Laurent’s bold mixed media abstracts on wood or canvas, although she often writes poems in response to his paintings. Both artists have exhibited widely and are part of an art collective called Echos, which has performed over the last two or three years incorporating the creative genres of music, painting, poetry, photography, dance and video. Trudie’s collection of poetry and paintings entitled ‘Beside The Water’, was published in 2015.
Since being in Brittany over the last fifteen years, I have met and collaborated with Breton artist Laurent Bonny. Laurent is an abstract artist who uses mixed media, often layering the work to give it body and texture. He paints working mainly on canvas but also on wood. He also creates sculptural installations. He has been exhibiting his work for the last twenty years predominantly in Bretagne however he is currently showing work in Art Generation in Paris.
Laurent and I have exhibited together several times. I write poetry for those pieces of his work that move me and have also gone on to illustrate those same poems myself. We do not so much work ‘together’
but are inspired by each other. We are part of an art collective called Echos. As a collective we have performed over the last two or three years incorporating the creative genres of music, painting, poetry, photography, dance and video."
John explains his work: "I'm an amateur artist and I've been painting and drawing all my life. I paint using acrylics or watercolour, and I'm handy with pencils, charcoals, pastels and inks. I work from sketches, my own photos and images taken from the print media. I'm happiest with figurative and narrative subjects, although I do enjoy going out with a sketch book, sitting on a bench, and then working the drawing up to something that can maybe be put into a frame.
This will be my first exhibition and I know that the works won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I did enjoy doing them – when I pick up a paint brush or pencil I’m immediately on holiday."
Nicola Lucas is Birmingham born artist living in Jersey Channel Islands since 1992, originally specialising in textile design for print and fashion. Nicola has exhibited at Jersey Museum, The CCA Gallery, Smiths Gallery - Covent Garden, international textile design fairs in both London and Germany and as part of Branchage and the Jersey Arts Trust Open Studios. She is known mainly for her powerful images of winter trees.
'As a textile designer I am primarily interested in shape, pattern and texture. My work is a reflection of these influences, and a continuation from the monochrome tree theme from my last exhibition in 2013 ‘Silhouette - Wood for the Trees’ - using pen, ink and wash on textured paper. I am inspired by patterns in nature, particularly the dramatic, windswept treescapes of Jersey in the Winter light.
Chantal Venton & P.J. Thomson