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WATCH: HSC presents '87 Days' exhibit

WATCH: HSC presents '87 Days' exhibit

Monday 28 December 2020

WATCH: HSC presents '87 Days' exhibit

HSC has released a short film showcasing an art exhibition at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital which captures the island's spell in lockdown earlier this year.

The exhibit, entitled ’87 days’, displays artwork which represents the 87 days the Bailiwick was in full lockdown to contain the spread of the corona virus between March and June.

Much of this artwork was gifted by local artists or HSC staff members who produced the pieces during lockdown. 

At the centre of the exhibit is ‘Butterfly Rainbow’, which was gifted to the PEH earlier this year by artist Damien Hirst.

A 2-minute video has since been released which shows off the exhibition and details about the artists for each piece included. Islanders are welcome to view the entire exhibition in person, which is currently on display in the main corridor by the Gloucester Room Restaurant.

“Lockdown represented different things for different people,” said Culture, Arts & Health Manager Lottie Barnes.

“For some, it was an opportunity to embrace a slower pace of life and reconnect with family. For others, they experienced loneliness and isolation. For many, it was a constant challenge to balance remote working with home schooling whilst learning to use new technology to keep in touch with family.

“This exhibition captures the different perceptions of artists in the Bailiwick over the 87 days. One painted a new landscape each day, another photographed the view from their window each day, whilst HSC staff were encouraged to use art as a way of processing the intense emotion of working on the frontline.

“It was a pleasure to curate this exhibition, and I would like to thank all of the artists involved who have gifted artwork or loaned pieces.”

Pictured top: the Damien Hirst piece at the heart of the '87 Days' Exhibition.

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