Jersey Museum & Art Gallery - Merchant's House
The Link Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchants House
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Link Gallery Exhibitions
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Jersey Museum & Art Gallery - Merchant's House Jersey Heritage
Mon 8 Jan 2018 10:00 - Sun 28 Jan 2018 16:30
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.
The 70273 Project - An International Memorial Art Collaboration 8th to 27 January 2018
Between January 1940 and August 1941 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, girls and babies, were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours.
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers is the mastermind behind this massive endeavour, the aim of which is to make 70,273 ‘blocks’, one block to commemorate each disabled person who lost their life. One block consists of 2 red crosses on a white background representing the marks the doctors made on the files of the individuals sent to their deaths. Locally, Islanders have produced a total of 1,583 pairs of red crosses which have been made into 26 quilts to be displayed in the Link Gallery during January.