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Opening new doors in 2016

Opening new doors in 2016

Published: 25 April 2016

This year Skipton Open Studios will be showcasing Jersey’s talented visual artists at new venues and with emerging and familiar artists taking part.

Skipton Open Studios is a popular biennial arts event, which sees local artists open their studios or take up residence in unusual sites around the island. The event invites islanders to engage with local artists, to learn about their practice and to directly purchase or commission works.

Familiar faces from the Island’s artistic community such Jason Butler, Ian Rolls, Nicholas Romeril, Marc Medland, Nanette Regan and Lisa le Brocq will be opening their studio doors and welcoming the public to drop in, meet them in person and gain an insight into their creative process. Many artists will be coming together to exhibit in historic locations including Jersey Heritage’s Archirondel Tower, and National Trust’s The Elms and the Wetlands Centre, some of which not usually open to the public.

This year will also be the first year that many new artists will participate in the Skipton Open Studios, including up-and-coming younger artists Ben Robertson, Will Bertram, Sam Bullock and Sam Carney, as well as well-established Jersey painter Paul-John Kilshaw. Local film production company Little Rivers Pictures will also be the first filmmakers to exhibit their work as part of the Skipton Open Studios.

Each of the 63 participating artists will have their work featured in a taster exhibition in the classic and contemporary gallery spaces at CCA Galleries International, 10 Hill St. from Thursday 16th June – Saturday 2nd July.

The Jersey Arts Trust are also planning a number of fun, inclusive activities in new locations for the opening weekend (Saturday 18th June - Sunday 19th June) details of which will be released soon.

The following weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, will see studios in the west of the Island open their doors, and the weekend after – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July – will be the turn of studios located in the eastern parishes. 

Details of all 63 Artists are available on the Artists page. Follow this blog to find out more about the Artists taking part, including interesting insights into their creative process, interviews with selected Artists and links to other interesting sources of information about their upcoming exhibitions/creative projects, and of course the Skipton Open Studios 2016 events! 

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