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PIQUET HOUSE TAKEOVER

The epicenter of Skipton Open Studios! ArtHouse Jersey will be taking over the former Police Station in St Helier’s Royal Square, as a pop-up venue for several artistic projects, and as an information hub for the public to drop into to find out more about the event. Make this your first stop for picking up a map of Open Studios around the island, and experience some of the work on display as part of this unique takeover. 

 

Piquet House, a narrow building in the Royal Square in St Helier, was formerly a Police Station for the States of Jersey Police Force untl 1926. In 2018 ArtHouse Jersey is taking over the site for 10 days to open it up as the centre for several atistic projects, including hosting numerous Skipton Open Studios artists' pop-up open studios, workshops and art installations.

 

It will be free for the public to visit between Saturday 23 June - Sunday 01 July, open daily between 10 am - 5pm. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

Projects and Pop-Up Open Studios taking place as place as part of the Piquet House Takeover include: 

 

POP-UP OPEN STUDIOS FOR NICK ROMERIL AND FLUX, CHRISTINE FINN, GABRIELLA STREET, RICHARD PEDLEY AND WENDY FALLA.

 

Several of the participating artists in this year's event will be based within Piquet House to showcase their work as part of pop-up Open Studios. This will mean that several rooms within the building will be turned into temporary exhibition, installation and showcase spaces for the public to view and purchase works.  Please visit each individual artists' pages for information about their work and their Open Studio exhibit/pop-up.

 

All pop-up artists will be present in their Open Studios spaces to meet the public during Open Studios weekends of the Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 June and Saturday 30 - Sunday 1st July. Many of the exhibition spaces will continue to be open to the public to visit during the entire takeover, but this may vary. Please contact a member of our team for further information.

 

WHO AM I?

An evolving art installation curated by Sarah Taylor, Piquet House

Does anyone ever see who we truly are? Within us exist worlds often unseen by those around us... worlds of emotions, dreams, experiences and stories, all woven together into a unique tapestry. This free drop-in experience invites you to create a collage of who you truly are, from the inside out.
 

All ages are welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult).

FREE 

 

THE TREASURE BOX INTERVIEWS

An evolving art installation curated by Sarah Taylor, Piquet House

Inspired by the BBC’s Listening Project, Sarah Taylor’s evolving art installation The Treasure Box Interviews presents an opportunity to listen to some of the island’s voices in a unique experiential art installation. All ages are welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult). Discover what riches can be found by listening to the stories of real people from our island, preserved in time in one of our 6 ’Treasure Boxes’, each representing a different local artist and a dialogue recorded in that person’s creative space.

 

All ages are welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult).

FREE 

 

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING WORKSHOP

With Holly Smith and The Bean Pot Sunday 24 June – 1500-1700, Piquet House

Are you a budding food photographer or stylist? Do you want to know how to best show off the dishes at your restaurant? Or simply want to get better at snapping your meals out for Instagram? Local photographer Holly Smith will be leading a relaxed Food Photography and Styling Workshop in partnership with pop-up supper club host Anna Hafsteinson of ‘The Bean Pot’. Pick up some tips whilst you’re tasting the delicious food on offer.

BOOKING REQUIRED

More info, including ticket prices and how to book will be updated on our website soon!

 

RE-WILD MY PLATE
Edible infrastructures

Tuesday 26th June to Friday 29th June, Piquet House, 10am – 5pm 

In 2017 and 2018 The morning boat worked with Cooking Sections to develop a diet that functions as a practical conservation tool, to improve and preserve the quality of our water supply and the biodiversity of local habitats.

In collaboration with local chef and food systems researcher India Hamilton, Re-wild my plate expands on this initiative and continues discussions that took place exploring the notion of conservation cooking in the local context, from Forest Farm Feasts and Deep-Rooted Meats, to Cover Crop Salads and Hedgerow Liquors. Guests are invited to share and consume ideas regarding the future of food and food production on the island of Jersey. 

A room at Picquet House will detail how the management of the island’s ecology might tie in with the production and consumption of food and the sourcing of nutrients, while a collection of plates will explore the potential within these systems, from uncultivated landscapes and natural infrastructures, to progressive farming practices. 

The plates that are created during the week will be used as the inspiration and service for a meal exploring some of the ideas that have been generated. 

Drop in tasting sessions and discussions: 
Wednesday 27th June, 5pm to 6pm
Thursday 28th June, 12pm-2pm

FREE

 

CLAY CUTLERY MAKING WORKSHOP WITH INDIA HAMILTON

For children aged 4-11, Thursday 27 June, 4pm-5pm at Piquet House.

India Hamilton explores the social and health benefits of eating with your hands vs. eating with cutlery. After working as a chef in India, where she noted that children were more adventurous with what they ate, she built a restaurant called Eat with your hands in 2017.

Children will be asked to make a knife, spoon and fork from memory that they would like to use to eat with. The cutlery will be fired, glazed and photographed as part of India’s ongoing research. 

During the session we will read extracts from Roald Dahl and his beautiful and gross portrayals of food. Visit the workshop page for more info and how to book

FREE

BOOKING REQUIRED.

 

HORSICULTURE 

Unveiling the HorsiCulture Box in the Royal Square with The morning boat 

Saturday 23rd June, The Royal Square, 10am – 5pm. 

Kaspar Wimberley and Susanne Kudielka, curators of The morning boat, produced by ArtHouse Jersey, unveil Jersey’s newest and most unique art space, a horse box that will be made available to local artists, activists and creatives, for pop up events, projects and activities. We invite you to join us in the Royal Square, to propose and share ideas for the future of this exciting venture. Find out more about The morning boat, a ground-breaking programme of public art projects exploring agricultural and fishing practices in Jersey, by visiting www.morningboat.com. The HorsiCulture Box has been made possible with a grant from HSBC. 

FREE

 

POP-UP BOOKSTORE FOR LOCAL WRITERS WITH RURAL MAGAZINE

Piquet House, 10am – 5pm
on Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June & Saturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July

Rural Magazine will be bringing writers to Picquet House. their pop-up ‘bookstore’
showcasing and selling books by local writers to Picquet House. 

FREE 

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