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Saturday 26 October 2019

Creative minds sought to solve "critical issues"


Local and international artists are being urged to harness their creativity to help find solutions to sustainability, accessibility and identity.

ArtHouse Jersey is tasking artists with tackling the world's most pressing and critical issues through immersive art installations that will go on display next October as part of large-scale interactive exhibition, Skipton Big Ideas.

They can share their ideas on how they would work within such a space with ArtHouse Jersey before 16 December 2019. 

Up to eight art installations will then be selected to go on display at St. Helier Town Church, where the public will be able to move through and interact with them. 

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Pictured: ArtHouse Jersey and Skipton International want to create an interactive exhibition with installations like 'Woods of Net' by Tezuka Architects.

“An artist’s mind and creative questioning can often offer solutions on how to move forward,” Tom Dingle, Director of ArtHouse Jersey, explained.

“Artists can stir our emotions, offer transcendent experiences and connect us to our common humanity. This is a unique chance for creatives to have their say on inclusion, our throw-away culture and how best to establish a sense of community and identity in a constantly shifting and changing world."

He added that he hoped the "exciting project" would "engage the whole community."

Pictured: The exhibition will be held at St. Helier Town Church.

The exhibition, which is sponsored by Skipton International, will be open to the public for three to four weeks, during which time ArtHouse Jersey will host a series of events and performances.

One of the installations will be a large scale, tactile entrance piece inspired by the work of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Two local artists have already been commissioned to work with schools and community groups to make this work. 

ArtHouse Jersey is also looking for local writers to join their new mentoring scheme.

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Pictured: Candice Carty Williams and Cesca Major.

The project will see a number of high-profile authors will take temporary residence at the Greve de Lecq Barracks for the inaugural Writers Week.

Writers will include Candice Carty Williams, a journalist, screenwriter and author whose debut novel ‘Queenie’ has been hailed as the ‘black Bridget Jones’; children’s author Andy Stanton, whose Mr Gum series has sold 3.6 million copies in the UK; and Cesca Major, a former History teacher who writes in two genres, historical novels and romantic comedy, under different names.  

Local writers are invited to submit ten pages of their works as well as up to 200 words on how they feel they would benefit from being mentored by an established writer before 4 November. Writers of any genre are welcome to apply, and all must be available for mentoring one evening between 25 November and 4 December.

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