An award-winning local artist has sliced and diced the St. Aubin landscape to present an alternative view of the area from a local ‘surveyor.'
Every Friday, Express presents a selection of online and offline exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and other historic and creative content to help islanders get their weekly dose of culture.
Here's this week's offering...
Head to the Arts Centre's Bar Gallery to see how one local creative has given a tongue-in-cheek twist to one of the oldest forms of embroidery.
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Nine-by-five’s irreverant cross stitch creations are imbued with elements of feminism, hashtags and, occasionally, language as colourful as the threads involved.
But with the salty comes the sweet, with some unique family portraits also a feature of the artist’s work.
And, once you're done with the above exhibition, head upstairs to the Berni Gallery.
Winner of the 2020 Fox Open Art Competition, Martin McDowell, will be exhibiting there from this Monday until Saturday 5 December.
Entitled ‘Surveyor’s Interim Report’, his quirky exhibition presents an alternative view of St. Aubin, as the artist explained: “Every day, I happen to survey St Aubin’s Bay, and in a calmly imagined manner it has become a backdrop to my painting, which, for several years has had me caught up in the notion of the continuous panoramic.
“The notion allows for the idea that if one creates a sequence A B C, one can then quite happily remove any section and paint something completely different to sit in its place – all’s well so long as the edges join – meanwhile, the section removed, may generate a sequence along a fresh course, still relating in some way to the sequence it used to be part of.”
It’s no surprise that one of Jersey’s most iconic fortresses has captured the imagination of many artists over the centuries since it was built.
Jersey Heritage shared a selection of works on Twitter…
ELIZABETH CASTLE - CAPTURED ON CANVAS— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) November 19, 2020
Visiting and local artists have long been captivated by the view of a castle that can appear to be floating on the high tide or marooned in a landscape from another world at low tide.#loveyourcastle #collections pic.twitter.com/iEvZ3vMQDi
And for something a bit different…
Local knitter Mary recently surprised Jersey Hospice with this special donation:
They’ll be auctioning the full set to raise money. Interested islanders are being asked to inbox the charity on Facebookwith their bid.
Since its launch last week, more than 1,000 people booked to see primary school students’ lockdown-inspired floral creations on display at the Maritime Museum.
Skipton Forget Me Knots runs until Saturday 5 December. Find more information about how to book a slot on the ArtHouse Jersey website.
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