21 - 30 June 2013  |  SKIPTON OPEN STUDIOS  | weighbridge place, St Helier + The Press House Studio, St Helier

SKIPTON OPEN STUDIOS 2013 CELEBRATES THE WEALTH OF TALENTED ARTISTS AND MAKERS IN JERSEY. SKIPTON OPEN STUDIOS 2013 IS LAUNCHED ON FRIDAY 21ST JUNE WITH AN EXHIBITION AT WEIGHBRIDGE PLACE, ST HELIER. AFTER A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS LAST YEAR (WITH OVER 3,000 VISITORS TO THE CONTAINER EXHIBITION ALONE), THE NOW FAMILIAR SHIPPING CONTAINERS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE LOWERED INTO PLACE AND TRANSFORMED INTO AN ART INSTALLATION, GALLERY AND WORKSHOPS BY JERSEY’S LEADING ARTISTS.

This is my 4th year at the Open Studios, having participated in one way or another since 2009. This year, I'll be hosting weekend brunches and artist talks in the studio I am sharing with printmaker Kerry-Anne Warner, and running open door portfolio review sessions on a Sunday for anyone heading off to uni this year or who has been working in solitary confinement for a while...

 

My overall exhibition theme this year is Forefathers | For the Fathers. I'll be meddling with a container again, making the most of my Blue Peter skills with paper photocopies and PVA to beautify the corrugated walls. You can see my work from last year - Kohi ma raro (Collecting on foot) here. The artwork I'll be showing in the weighbridge exhibition is a continuation of my working with iphonography, a topic that I will be discussing at the 2nd brunch on Saturday 29 June.

 

 

As I mentioned earlier, the lovely Kerry-Jane Warner has opened her studio to me, allowing me to turf her sons out for two weeks and put on a show!  Thanks to to Kerry, Matthew, and their boys for having me! At the Studio, I'll be showing a new film, Ken's a canny one,  photographic work based on my Great-grandfathers service in the French army during WW1 (Un Souvenir) and be covering a few walls salon style with works from the last 10 years. All of these works will be for sale, so please, dont be shy to ask about pricing! The brunches, talks and portfolio reviews will take place at the studio and in the garden, on both weekends. Click here for a google map view of the address.