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ART FIX: Following in Cahun's footsteps

ART FIX: Following in Cahun's footsteps

Friday 14 October 2022

ART FIX: Following in Cahun's footsteps

Friday 14 October 2022


From celebrating grey hairs to the life of Claude Cahun and getting crafty with a pumpkin carving knife...

Every weekend, Express presents a selection of exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and other historic, creative and delicious content to help islanders get their weekly dose of culture.

Here's this week's offering...

Celebrating lives, legacy, and every grey hair! 

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A project by photographer Oliver Doran that has seen 40 women over the age of 40 have their portrait taken is to be exhibited for a one-weekend-only showing. 

The project focuses on celebrating the strength wisdom and beauty of women over 40.

Oliver said: “It all began with an idea. I want women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and over to feel seen, heard and appreciated.”

“It’s all about capturing individual beauty and celebrating lives and legacy.” 

The free entry exhibition will open to the public on the Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October from 12:00 – 19:00 at Oliver Doran Studios, First Floor, 1 – 3 La Colomberie, St Helier, JE2 4QB.

Through Three Women's Eyes

ArtHouse Jersey is hosting a new pop-up exhibition by Lisa Troy, Lucy Fleming and Sophie de Faye. 

Lisa Troy's latest body of work is inspired by the unseen and is a combination of paintings and pyrography, Lucy Fleming is recognised for her Lino print and Cyanotype pieces and Sophie de Faye has thrown herself into watercolour. 

The exhibition is taking place this weekend at Greve de Lecq Barracks between 10am and 5pm each day. 

For more information, click HERE

The Sound of Colour 

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The latest ArtHouse Jersey exhibition takes visitors on a sensory journey through the work of four international artists each offering a particular take on how we perceive and experience the world around us. 

The event is an interactive digital art show, and draws inspirations from work at the Tate Modern. It features immersive installations and interactive projections. 

Tom Dingle, Director of ArtHouse Jersey, , said: “This is a fun show that experiments with new technologies. It’s a sensory experience that sees talented artists put technology to creative use. Bold, colourful, interactive and filled with sound, we hope everyone will come and have their horizons expanded.” 

The show will be running from the 12th of October and is open from 10:30am to 6pm every day except Monday. It is located at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House at 8 Church Street.

For more information, you can click HERE

RampArts Exhibition - Greg Paton

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This is a new exhibition from RampArts Jersey's latest artist, Greg Paton.

Greg started making abstract art 5 months ago and has been growing as an artist ever since. He has taken inspiration for his artwork from all over the world. Whilst living in Barcelona, for instance, he was inspired by the street art, modern art galleries and architecture everywhere you look. 

He loves to paint on cardboard and views the process of using the material a little bit like recycling. 

Greg's artwork will be on display at the Arts Centre bar gallery from the 17th of October and will be running for approximately 1 month. 

Greg said: "I’m really grateful that Ramparts reached out to me to display some of my artwork for the coming month, it’s without a doubt the biggest opportunity I’ve had in terms of reaching people who may not necessarily use Instagram or TikTok, and I’m excited that it has presented itself to me early on. Please feel free to pop in, have a browse and let me know what you think!"

For more information you can click HERE 

Co-op's Creepy Carve Off

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The Co-op is bringing back its 'Creepy Carve Off' Halloween event to in support of local charities. 

participating teams represent their company or organisation and are competing on behalf of their charity of choice. Teams have a limited time to carve their pumpkins and customers at the St Helier Grand Marche will vote on the winner. The prize pool of £600 will be split between all the charities, with the winner getting the highest portion of the pool. 

Collection of the pumpkins will take place on 24 October from the Co-op and teams have until the 28th to carve the pumpkins. Winners will be announced on 31 October. 

To sign up, email alex.salmon@channelislands.coop your company Logo, your chosen charity and contact details for that charity as well as your social media tags. 

 

Joanna Krawczyk Exhibition 

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This ArtHouse Jersey exhibition features work from Polish Photographer and filmmaker Joanna Krawczyk. 

Krawczyk studied the works and life of Claude Cahun, who lived in Jersey from 1937, whilst at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and the exhibition is inspired by the works of Cahun as a result. Specifically, she was influenced by Cahuns use of gender play, form, social hierarchy, performativity and identity. 

Joanna Krawczyk said: “ I was looking forward to visiting Jersey, the Island where Claude Cahun lived and created for many years. The residency at Arthouse Jersey is an excellent opportunity for me to continue my research and further develop video work." 

The exhibition opens on the 18 of October at Greve de Lecq Barracks. It will be open between 10:00 and 17:00 each day. 

For more information, click HERE.

Get glowing with JAAR!

The JAAR (Jersey Action Against Rape) are hosting a charity Zumba event at Le Rocquier School on Saturday 15th October.

The event is supported by Jersey Freemasons and all the proceeds raised from the event will be divided between Jersey Women's Refuge and Jersey Action Against Rape. 

Everyone is encouraged to dress joyfully and brightly, with Glow make up available for a small donation at the event. 

The JAAR commented: JAAR says, "The work that both of our charities do is important and serious. It brings such joy to be a part of a fun event whilst also raising awareness and much needed funds."

To buy tickets, click HERE

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