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"Ambitious" public art piece planned for Liberation 75

Sunday 05 January 2020

"Ambitious" public art piece planned for Liberation 75

Thousands of pictures of islanders will come together in a large scale mosaic as part of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the island's liberation.

The Liberation 75 public art project is one of many ArtHouse Jersey will be leading this year.

The organisation, which supportslocal artists as well as creatives from across the world "to create ambitious work that has a positive impact on our island and engages international audiences", has shared a few of the highlights of its calendar.

Troughout 2020 - 'Cake and Cabaret' 


Pictured: The first 'Cake and Cabaret' event took place at St. Clement Parish Hall.

"Cake and Cabaret' - supported by the One Foundation - is

ArtHouse Jersey will be co-producing an audiovisual project with local artist Dominika Szpinda and four Polish artists in residence, Justyna Banaszczyk, Dariusz Pietraszewski, Tomasz Popakul and Olga Perkowska.

It will premiere at Sanatorium Dźwięku Festival, Warsaw, a festival dedicated to experimental contemporary music and sound art. 

During their time at ArtHouse Jersey HQ, the artists will gather sound and film field recordings along with stories from the local community which will form part of the final work. In addition, ArtHouse Jersey and the artists will host a club night showcasing their work at Rojo on 28 February - something not to be missed.

April 2020 - Liberation 75 

Pictured: The People's Picture will create a public art piece featuring thousands of islanders' pictures.

As part of the island’s official celebrations of Liberation 75, ArtHouse Jersey is commissioning one of the most ambitious pieces of public art Jersey has seen. This piece of art will be made up of thousands of pictures of Islanders past and present.

We will run this art project alongside community projects aimed at gathering new stories and memories about the Liberation, along with asking islanders what freedom means to them.

 This is a true community arts project that we hope will bring islanders together. Look out for announcements at the beginning of 2020.

July 2020 - The Dinosaurs are coming

Pictured: Sculptor Lulu MacDonald co-created the exhibition.

‘The Dinosaurs Are Coming' is an interactive, constantly transforming installation curated and co-created by sculptor Lulu MacDonald and a host of exciting new ceramic artists.

The installation examines the porous boundaries between nature and culture, life and death, flatness and the sculptural.

The work will incorporate the performative elements of Butoh dance by Joss MacDonald, costume design by Katrina Kindsvater and sound and light installation by Todd MacDonald. 

October 2020 - Skipton Big Ideas


Pictured: 'Skipton Big Ideas' will be open to the public for three to four weeks. (Yoyoi Kusama - In Infinity)

ArtHouse Jersey will celebrate their longstanding partnership with Skipton by staging an ambitious, large-scale exhibition in St. Helier Town Church, to inspire the whole community.

Skipton Big Ideas’ will focus on interactive, experiential art installations created by artists and architects themed around the key questions affecting modern society, sustainability, sense of place, community and accessibility."




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