Link Gallery Takeover

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Throughout the summer, we’ll be presenting a series of exhibitions showcasing the work created as part of Skipton Art Series.

Skipton Art Series: Paper Talks Project

Tuesday 2nd May – Friday 2nd June 

As a legacy to the hugely successful ‘Paper Dialogues – the Dragon and our Stories’ exhibition at St. Helier Town Hall, students and the community have contributed hundreds of paper-cut scales to the form of Jersey’s very own paper-cut dragon and seven local artists have created original artworks in response to the travelling exhibition of paper-cut art created by Professor Qiao and Karen Bit Veijle. An exhibition tracking the process of the ‘Paper Talks’ project, through photography, film and examples of works created by students and the community, will be held at the Link Gallery at the Jersey Museum between Monday 2nd – Friday 2nd June 2017.

The ‘Paper Talks’ Project is produced by the Jersey Arts Trust and has been made possible thanks to the ongoing support of Skipton International through the Skipton Art Series, the One Foundation, and the Jersey Association of Jersey Charities and additional support from JEDFAS (Jersey Decorative and Fine Arts Society).

Fenby Miskin: A Snapshot in Time – Mobile Library Portrait Series 

Monday 5th June – Friday 16th June

The ‘Snapshot In Time: Mobile Library’ Project involves respected local photographer Fenby Miskin (former Skipton Art Series Project Manager in 2016) meeting with the Jersey Library’s Mobile Library’s popular Tuesday evening destination to build a relationship with the Library users, and create a new series of environmental portraiture shot on analogue film of book borrowers taken in their neighbourhood. Fenby will give all participants in the photo series a print of their portrait to keep. A selection of this ongoing portrait series will be displayed at the Link Gallery as part of a 2-week exhibition.

Sam Carney: Sketch Walks 

Monday 19th June – Friday 30th June

The Sketch Walk Project involves local illustrator Sam Carney working with a pre-existing walking tour guide – to offer a sketch walk for members of the public. The walk would involve Sam teaching participants the technique of creating quick landscape sketches at regular intervals to enhance the experience and refine the practice of observation of the natural environment through drawing. The participants would by the end of the walk have multiple sketches as a result of the workshop. A selection of the sketches obtained will be included in a collection at the Link Gallery as part of a 2-week exhibition curated by Sam, to highlight and showcase the collective experiences of the participants and demonstrate the value of sketching not just as a record of their experience but also as a means to enhance their observation of their surroundings.

Will Bertram: Terrarium Making Workshop 

Monday 3rd July – Saturday 8th July

Inspired by similarly successful terrarium making workshops in Galleries in cities such as London, this week long project involves local multimedia artist Will Bertram offering Terrarium Making workshops for local people within the Link Gallery space. The public is invited to bring a terrarium vessel of their choosing – such as a jug or a fish tank – and to build their own terrarium inside it with Will’s guidance. The workshop will provide the tools for the terrarium building to take place and all of the finished creations will be left on display for the remainder of the week until their creators collect them.

 Ben Robertson, Abi Overland, Will Bertram: Mural Project

Monday 10th July – Friday 21st July

The Mural Project involves three local artists working with members of the public to create three murals in St Helier’s town centre. Designs, produced by the artists, will be inspired and informed by the people who pass by them on a daily basis. The walls will be selected in areas that are currently in disrepair or are under appreciated, yet have huge potential. The Artists will display a collection of information, original designs and photography/footage tracking the process of the project in the Link Gallery as part of a 2-week exhibition.

Amber Hahn: An Exhibition of Live Performance

Monday 24th July – Saturday 29th July

Up and coming young fine artist Amber Hahn will use the Link Gallery as a site to explore and devise new site-specific choreographies with a group of performers. The week take-over will involve the Link Gallery acting as both an open rehearsal/devising space where Amber and her performers will experiment and explore choreographing within the space, and also act as the site for the performances of the choreographies. The public is invited to come and visit the space any point during the week to either observe the creative process of the young artist and her team or watch the performances of the work-in-development choreographies

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