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The calm after the storm

The calm after the storm

Wednesday 05 August 2015

The calm after the storm

Wednesday 05 August 2015

It was flooded at the start of the summer but it's looking as pretty as a picture now the Harbour Gallery is all dried out.

'Jersey Icons...memories of an island' is the new exhibition to take over the gallery in St Aubin after this summer's heavy rain wreaked havoc there.

Gallery owner Pat Robson said: "On the late afternoon and evening of 11 June, there was horrific rain causing major problems all over the island, some areas were more badly hit than others, we were amongst the unlucky ones. The rain came down so heavily that at the top and the back of the gallery it came flooding in when the gallery had closed.

"Next morning the workspace area, kitchen and the studios above were all inches under water, shocking! A ceiling came down, floors were soaking with flooring ruined, lots of equipment and materials having to be thrown out away."

Six weeks later the new paint on the walls had dried in time for the new exhibition - the work of many local artists. It features paintings by Graham Tovey, Lynne Jenner, Rosemary Blackmore, Drena Collins, Joy Langdon, Julia Renault, Shaun Du Val and Lucy Blackmore. If you're a VW Camper or Beetle fan Pat says you'll love the photography by Gary Power and Winnie Le Riviere. Mark Guest's sculpture is on show and there's ceramics from new Genuine Jersey member Andrew Sinclair as well as textile panels created by Beverley Speck and jewellery from Lisa Le Brocq.

The exhibition is open every day from 10am until 5.30pm and runs until 24 September.



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