Gallery Guernsey #24
The 'Passion' Issue and our first edition of 2014. A new team and a clean approach.
CULTURE Exhibition SKIPTON OPEN STUDIOS WELCOMES THOSE WITH A JERSEY CONNECTION Jersey JUNE 2014 2014 sees the seventh year of the Skipton Open Studios taking place over in Jersey, with the week of interactive events launching on June 20th. Recently, Jersey Arts Trust, who organise the event, has been fostering developments between local and international artists from all over the world. Having seen the benefits of these partnerships, this year they have extend the invitation for applications to artists who have a Jersey connection. So if you have family or friends outside of Jersey you may well see them participating in this years event over in Jersey. Visual Arts Coordinator, Sasha Gibb, commented: “Skipton Open Studios is one of the main highlights in the Jersey visual arts calendar. It brings together public and artists in a week of interactive events, exhibitions and public art. Being an artist can be a solitary existence, and the event aims to connect artists to the bigger picture. We are particularly excited about this year’s event and the even greater opportunity for the public to interact with the arts on so many levels.” Last year the Gallery Jersey team were invited to paint two of the now familiar commercial shipping containers that are lowered into Weighbridge Place, St. Helier. They are then transformed into an art installation, a taster exhibition and workshop space for artists. They loved picking up their paintbrushes and getting their hands dirty and we’re all looking forward to see what this years Skipton Open Studios has to offer. Exhibition WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 2013 Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery 25.01.14 - 31.03.14 Guernsey Museum is once again privileged to be the only location within the Channel Islands scheduled to display this prestigious annual exhibition. The exhibition features 110 prize-winning and commended photographs from the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Entries are taken from professional and amateur photographers including entries from children under 10 years of age.Attention is drawn to the fragility of our planet and its ecosystems through stunning imagery and provides a spotlight on some rarely seen wonders of the natural world. The winning images show the abundance, beauty, resilience and vulnerability of life on Earth, telling stories of places and issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide www.museums.gov.gg. Festival GUERNSEY LITERARY FESTIVAL 2014 Guernsey 15.05.14 - 18.05.14 What do a children’s author, two CBeebies presenters and media personality Janet Street Porter have in common? No this isn’t the start of a bad joke, they are in fact a sample of the first wave of speakers who will be apearing at the third Guernsey literary festival from 15 -18 May 2014. The line up also includes award-winning characters from the literary world novelists, Esther Freud and Stephen May; poet laureate, Sir Andrew Motion; children’s author, Nick Butterworth; teenage writer, Cathy Cassidy and of course those CBeebies presenters, Cerrie Burnell and Alex Winters. The 2014 Guernsey Literary Festival will be the island’s third large scale event dedicated to literature and aims to build on the success and excellent reputation of the first two. We’ll keep you up to date with more information on the event over the coming months. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS CINEGOODNESS Cineguernsey SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Frossard Theatre Guernsey Museum 11.2.14 - 7.30PM Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012) tells the story of two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the American cult rock icon, Rodriguez, who had a short-lived recording career in the 1970’s with only two well received but non-selling albums. Their journey leads them to an incredible discovery, the consequences of which make this one of the most inspirational music documentaries ever made. The documentary has received worldwide acclaim since its release and is definitely worth a view. Tickets £8.00. CineGuernsey Member £6.50. Student £5.00. www.guernseytickets.gg AMERICAN HUSTLE The Mallard Cinema FROM 07.02.14 Crime caper American Hustle won three awards at this years Golden Globes. We’re guessing this means it’s got to be good, right? The film centres around con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), who are both forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. www.mallardcinema.co.ukgg 39