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Favourites return to Hill Street gallery

Favourites return to Hill Street gallery

Saturday 04 January 2020

Favourites return to Hill Street gallery


CCA Galleries will be welcoming back some of its favourite artists in 2020, the Director has announced while revealing some of the calendar's highlights.

The programme of the Hill Street-based artist haunt will include sculptures, landscapes, colourful paintings and even some surprises from Sir Peter Blake.

Having just reopened the doors of the gallery after the Christmas break, Director Sasha Gibb shared an insight into what 2020 will bring.

"CCA Galleries International is known for bringing internationally renowned artists to Jersey and making their work more accessible through the sale of limited edition prints, paintings and sculpture and hosting artist performances, discussions and workshops.

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Pictured: Nicole Farhi's exhibition continues until the end of January.

We start the year with 'Nicole Farhi: Life and Limb'. It’s your last chance to see these sensitive human studies including models Sue Tilley, Eduardo Paolozzi and the English National Ballet. The exhibition ends on 31 January.

Many of our favourite artists will be exhibiting with us this year. Barbara Rae RA, loved for her distinctive landscapes and use of colour, has been working on a new body of work at our print studios, Worton Hall Studios. Following expeditions to the West coast of Greenland and the Arctic Circle, the new work is raw and utterly evocative of her surroundings.

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Pictured: Dan Baldwin will present a series of handmade silkscreen editions made in homage to Andy Warhol’s flower paintings.

Dan Baldwin first released prints with us in 2006, illustrating albums for musicians such as Paolo Nutini and the White Stripes. He has just finished a new suite of handmade silkscreen editions made in homage to Andy Warhol’s flower paintings.

'It’s a subtle nod to the master as he was one of the first artists that inspired me at art school in the early 1990’s,' Dan explains. 'This new way of making prints is an entire new exploration into print and takes things to new places which is hugely inspiring.'

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Pictured: Paul Huxley's abstract work will be exhibited in the spring.

Acknowledged globally for his large scale bold and dynamic paintings, Paul Huxley’s abstract work explores implied perspectives, combining stretched and distorted shapes with flat blocks of colour and pattern.

Huxley was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1986 and elected Honorary Fellow and Professor Emeritus in 1998. Many now established artists such as Dino Chapman, Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili were his students.

Following a successful exhibition at the Royal Academy, Paul will be bringing this considered, bold work to Jersey in the spring.

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Pictured: Sasha Gibb with Lindsay Rutter, winner of the 2019 Summer Prize.

2020 celebrates the fourth year of the Jersey Summer Exhibition. This highlight of the Jersey Cultural Calendar developed through a growing appetite for high quality, curated visual art in Jersey. Based on the model of the Royal Academy, exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and shown in a group selling exhibition.

As well as exhibiting at a prestigious, international gallery, being selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition has helped launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established.

Lindsay Rutter, winner of last year’s Summer Prize, is currently working on new work to exhibit with us later in the year. Artists of all mediums are invited to apply through our website before 11 March.

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Pictured: Peter Blake - whose artwork for the Who's album cover proved popular last year - will be bringing more surprises to the Hill Street gallery.

For the 2020 finale, we are working on a joint exhibition of Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Sir Terry Frost and Sandra Blow.

We have yet more surprises from the God Father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake - one of last year’s highlights was the arrival of his artwork for the Who’s album cover ‘Who’.

Watch this space..."

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