Skipton Open Studios 2016

Skipton Open Studios celebrates the wealth of talented artists and makers in Jersey and is now in its eighth year. This popular Jersey event sees local artists open their studios or take up residence in unusual sites around the island. The public is invited to engage with artists, learn about their practice, and to purchase or commission work directly.

Artists open their studios to the public over the last weekend in June and the first weekend in July. It is a chance for public and artists to meet, to gain an insight into how and where the work is produced, together with the inspirations and techniques involved. Some of the artists will be showing together or exhibiting in Jersey Heritage and National Trust sites throughout the Island, many of which are not normally open to the public. Many of the Artists will be offering workshops at their studio sites, which you can find out details about on our dedicated Skipton Open Studios website.

Key Dates:

We are delighted to invite the public to a taster exhibition of the artists’ work at the CCA Galleries International, 10 Hill Street, between 16th June – 2nd July 2016.

New to 2016 there will also be a variety of community art events at The Lido, Havre des Pas, including outdoor film screenings and artist led workshops taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016 as part of Seaside Shenanigans. Tickets to evening BBQ and film screenings event via our eventbrite page.

West – Saturday 25th + 25th June 2016

East – Saturday 2nd + Sunday 3rd July 2016


Find out more about this year’s Skipton Open Studios, including details of participating artists and the 2016 programme of events by visiting: 

Seaside Shenanigans: BBQ + FILM SCREENINGS

Enjoy an evening of film and food at Jersey’s newly refurbished beachside venue The Lido, Jersey. As part of the 2016 Skipton Open Studios events, you’re invited to join us for an evening of Seaside Shenanigans!

The evening BBQ will be catered for by The Calvani Group, which run popular local eateries La Cantina Restaurant, JB’s PingPong Gastro-Bar, The Terminal GBJ and The Terminal Brewery, The Lido @ Havres des Pas as well as The Jersey Royal Distillery.

There will be two film screenings:

London based musician Eddy Bailhache (TEDDY) will perform an original live soundtrack to Reub’s Little Girl (1913) which is one of the oldest films ever made in Jersey, directed by H.O Martinek and starring himself and his wife Ivy. The story tells the tale of a whiskey smuggler Reub and his daughter. The film was selected and kindly lent by the Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist for Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme at Société Jerisiase, who will be introducing the film.

The evening will end with a “silent” screening of eccentric comedy-drama The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) directed by Wes Anderson, using Gallery Magazine’s silent disco headphones. The screening is curated by Stefan Rousseau of local indie film night Club Cinestef.

The evening is being co-hosted by Gallery Magazine and tickets, which include food, cost £20 (this includes one drink – for those with a greater thirst will need to purchase further drinks from the bar).

Skipton Art Series:

2015 saw Jersey Arts Trust take a break from the Skipton Open Studios to pursue the Skipton Arts Series – the umbrella term that encompasses the Open Studios as well as other community arts events throughout the coming year. Last year’s programme included the Les P’tits Faîtchieaux project, where thousands of small clay figures were made by schools, community groups and the general public, which were then distributed to countries all around the world. The Art Series for 2015 finished with the popular Jersey Projection Gallery, which saw some of Jersey’s most important work shown together, for the first time, on the façade of Normans Commercial Buildings.