THE MURAL PROJECT PART III will take place Island wide, curated by Ben Robertson a.k.a BOKRA
In 2017 as part of the Skipton Art Series, ArtHouse Jersey created a central commissioning pot for visual arts projects in 2017 that anchored around creating new work and engaging the community. Five individual projects, proposed and coordinated by local artists, were commissioned and each had a mini-exhibition as part of the Link Gallery takeover in June-July. ‘The Mural Project’ was run by local graffiti artist Ben Robertson, in collaboration with Abi Overland and Will Bertram. The mural sites – the West-facing façade of 23 Colomberie Street and the side of the Randalls owned building between Seville St and Canon St – were areas that have been specifically selected by the artists in order to give them new life. Created by three young local artists, and inspired by the island as well as local people within it, these murals communicate a sense of community and inspire conversations among those that walk past them.
Following on from Parts 1 and 2 of the Mural Project, we will be continuing the project in the summer of 2018, where a collection of 10 Jersey Artists will be adorning the streets of St Helier with new art, to enliven the town centre and reflect the creative spirit of the island as part of the Mural Project Part 3. A new map of the Jersey’s street art is be available to download to help you to seek out these artworks on a self-guided walk.
Ben Robertson will also be holding Street Art Tours of the murals in St Helier during the week of Open Studios. The tours will be free, taking place Tuesday 26 June, 1pm - 3pm, and Thursday 28 June, 10am - 12pm. The tours will begin at Piquet House.
Watch a short film about the Mural Project Part 1 below, which took place in June 2017.