Charity hosts first islanders art exhibition

Charity hosts first islanders art exhibition

A charity later organizes an exhibition to showcase the work of Jersey artists.

Art in the Park is the first exhibition hosted by Grace Trust Jersey, which was founded to help marginalized islanders make new connections.

The artwork of over 20 local people, who have been involved in the initiative since 2008, will be on display in St Helier.

The charity’s chief executive Vini Jones said he was “delighted” to be organizing the “unique” exhibition.

‘Sense of Belonging’

He said: “Art in the Park is and has always been a welcoming and inclusive space that allows Islanders to learn new skills, form connections and foster a sense of belonging that may be absent from other areas of their lives.

“We are delighted to be holding our first exhibition, which will provide artists with a unique opportunity to present their work in a tranquil gallery setting.”

Art in the Park is a weekly meeting that brings together those supported by the charity to take part in shared drawing, painting or craft sessions.

Artwork produced during the sessions has previously entered the Jersey Eisteddfod festival, but this will be the first time participants’ work has been exhibited in a gallery, the Grace Trust said.

Victoria Connolly, Chair of the Jersey Charity Committee, said: “Grace Trust is an incredible charity and amongst its many activities and projects, Art in the Park has a strong community spirit and creates a space for participants to express themselves creatively and develop his art. talents.”

“I’m looking forward to attending the exhibition next month and talking to the artists about their work.”

The exhibition takes place at the JARO Gallery, St Helier, from 23 – 29 June.

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