Skipton Open Studios celebrates the wealth of talented artists and makers in Jersey and is now in its eighth year. This popular Jersey event sees local artists open their studios or take up residence in unusual sites around the island. The public is invited to engage with artists, learn about their practice, and to purchase or commission work directly.

Artists open their studios to the public over the last weekend in June and the first weekend in July. It is a chance for public and artists to meet, to gain an insight into how and where the work is produced, together with the inspirations and techniques involved. Some of the artists will be showing together or exhibiting in Jersey Heritage and National Trust sites throughout the Island, many of which are not normally open to the public. Many of the Artists will be offering workshops at their studio sites, which you can find out details about on our Workshops page.

Key Dates:

We are delighted to invite the public to a taster exhibition of the artists’ work at the CCA Galleries International, 10 Hill Street, between 16th June – 2nd July 2016.

New to 2016 there will also be a variety of community art events at The Lido, Havre des Pas, including outdoor film screenings and artist led workshops taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016 as part of Seaside Shenanigans. Tickets to evening BBQ and film screenings event via our eventbrite page.

West – Saturday 25th + 25th June 2016

East – Saturday 2nd + Sunday 3rd July 2016


For more information call 01534 617521
or email [email protected]


Jersey Arts Trust

Jersey Arts Trust

The Jersey Arts Trust (JAT) has in recent years built a reputation for large-scale development projects that encourage the creation of new work by local and international Artists. Programmes such as the Skipton Art Series, Spearpoint New Plays Project, Bedell Creative Arts Programme, Artist Residencies and Artist Lock In have all provided a professionally facilitated framework for Artists at all levels of ability, backgrounds and disciplines to develop their craft and create exciting new work.

This has stimulated the local audience with fresh Island voices, which has sparked positive attention from the local press and enabled JAT to form partnerships with dynamic companies in France, Finland and the UK. Increasingly, JAT has worked to consider Jersey within a broader International context, opening its opportunities up to participants from all over the world, enabling a much broader scope of people to benefit from Jersey’s unique creative offering, whilst then reinvesting that in the local community through its outreach.  


Skipton Art Series

Skipton Art Series is the new umbrella term that encompasses the Skipton Open Studios, as well as other visual art events throughout 2015 and 2016, and is sponsored by long-term Jersey Arts Trust partner Skipton International.


The Workshops

The Workshops

A variety of workshops and demonstrations will be taking place throughout the duration of Skipton Open Studios led by participating artists.


Seaside Shenanigans

Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido, Havre des Pas

Get up to some creative mischief at Jersey's newly refurbished beachside venue The Lido, Havres des Pas. You're invited to join us for a day full of Seaside Shenanigans - an opportunity to immerse yourself in the island's buzzing creative scene. The event will round off with a ticketed evening of film and a BBQ. Come on down and show us your creative side! Tickets to evening BBQ and film screenings via our eventbrite page.


Who Am I? and The Story Exchange

Who Am I? invites you to create a collage of who you truly are, from the inside out. The Story Exchange invites you to share one of your stories and to take part in this intimate and interactive installation.. 


Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Skipton International Limited is a Guernsey licensed offshore bank and a subsidiary of Skipton Building Society, the 4th largest building society in the United Kingdom. Skipton International has partnered with the Jersey Arts Trust in 2012 when it became headline sponsor of the Skipton Open Studios. In 2015 it extended its sponsorship to back the year long activities under the umbrella event Skipton Arts Series which in 2015 included Jersey’s first projection gallery.


Our Sponsors

CCA Galleries International

We are delighted to be exhibiting the work of our Skipton Open Studios 2016 artists in a Taster Exhibition at CCA Galleries International from Thursday 16th June to Saturday 2nd July.


Jersey Arts Trust

Contact Us

For more information about the Jersey Arts Trust