Art for Guernsey’s new art gallery will present its first exhibition at the end of this month. ‘Transformation’ will see several national artists take up residence and work with young local talent.
The new gallery is set over two floors at the junction of Mansell Street and Contree Croix Mansell and its developers hope it will be a catalyst for change in the Old Quarter.
The founder of Art for Guernsey, David Ummels, said: “This gallery will create an absolutely game-changing environment for the visual arts on the island and, with the help of all our supporters, benefactors and sponsors, and the amazing passion and drive animating the team, I am confident that we will succeed to deliver this for the common good of the island.”
Five street artists will take over the gallery from 20 January until 20 February and their work will be complemented by pieces from 17 UK-based artists.
“We are absolutely delighted that before the fit-out phase we will hand over the gallery to five of the most inspiring British street artists who will create a never-before-seen experience for islanders," said Mr Ummels.
“It creates a perfect opportunity for some of the most promising art students in the island to learn from the best and take the measure of their future home.
“It also sets up an ideal platform for Art for Guernsey to engage with the community, invite islanders to visit the space, communicate our plans and officially launch the fundraising campaign for the fit-out phase.”
You can read about the five resident artists below:
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