AMALGAM - new exhibition
27 January 2017 - 25 March 2017
Amalgam is a collaborative exhibition consisting of ready-mades, prints and sculptures. The artist’s work has a contrasting nature, Pierre’s work takes found waste material to create purposeful objects whereas Kaya’s work takes found objects and removes the functions. The exhibition will be open daily: 28th January - 26th March 2017, 10am - 4pm; standard admission fee applies. Free entry with a Discovery Pass: http://bit.ly/2gCzYUI
Art in the Garden Exhibition
13 March 2017 - 13 March 2017
Caroline Holmes follows on from the art in the Garden Exhibition at the Royal Academy last year with a superbly illustrated lecture 'Impressionists in their Gardens' to greet the spring. Members of Guernsey Plant Heritage will be joining us for this event. The event will take place at Les Cotils. https://www.artfund.org/
A Talk about Creativity
23 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
Artist, amateur adventurer, photographer and graphic designer Andy Smith will be hosting a lecture at THE DIGITAL GREENHOUSE in collaboration with the Guernsey Photography Festival entitled… “The Originality and Appropriation of Art and Ideas and What Does it all Mean in the Creative Process?” --- This lecture is planned to raise just as many questions as it answers. It is designed to encourage discourse. In these post-modern times where artists are on instagram and instagram is art it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the world around us and to understand just what it is we are looking at! -Using examples from his own career along with case studies from international artists, designers and photographers together we’ll examine the following subjects: What is creativity? What makes a good idea? When does inspiration become plagiarism and does it matter? Is it OK to appropriate images? The importance of context? - THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT PLEASE RESERVE TICKETS USING THE EVENT LINK.
Alderney Literary Festival
24 March 2017 - 26 March 2017
The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island's boutique history festival where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together to talk books and have a great weekend. The festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney's seat of government, built in 1763. Audiences are kept small to create an intimate, friendly feel to this 'salon' style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists and fans of historical literature. In the Festival, history is explored through thrillers and detective stories, romance and the supernatural, adventure, warfare and politics and even poetry. We encourage our visiting authors to throw new light on old events and reinterpret them anew to make history relevant to the present. The 2017 Festival will be held on 24-26 March. The theme for this festival will be "Perception versus Reality" - how the perception of historical reality is, in fact, a fluid concept.
How to Cut Your Losses
24 March 2017 - 24 March 2017
How to Cut Your Losses and Make a Prophet Seeing the Future and Making Money off It. An exhibition of collages, assemblages, mixed media installation, sound installation, video and performance by Andy Smith. The Gate House Gallery will host an exhibition entitled “How to Cut Your Losses and Make a Prophet - Seeing the Future and Making Money off It.” After a five-year absence from the island Andy Smith AKA Smithsonian Rosterino returns to the GATE HOUSE GALLERY with his usual blend of eclectic influences, styles and substance. In this exhibition Andy analyses the ‘post-modern’ world around us and deals with issues including… Creativity, Recycling, Sampling, Appropriation, Re-appropriation, Misappropriation, Context, Found Imagery, Assemblage, Mixed Media, Practical Jokes, Arts Pranks, Lies, Deception, Truth, Stealing, Ideas, Imagination, Technology, Politics, Fake News, Presenting, Re-presenting, Intention, Homage, Inspiration, Copyright, Theft, Plagiarism, Repetition, Post-Modernism, Trump, Authenticity, Advertising, Photography and Art. The exhibition will feature examples of Andy’s complex hand-cut geometric collages along side assemblages made from found and recycled materials, mixed media, light installations, sound installations, video and performance.
Guernsey Lantern Parade 2017
25 March 2017 - 25 March 2017
The 2017 amazing spectacle of light and rhythm organised by the Guernsey Arts Commission in conjunction with the Sarah Groves Foundation. This starts at 6.45pm at Cambridge Park, finishing on the Albert Pier for a monumental finale, with Spark! Join the parade at any stage, or come down to the finale where there will be Guernsey fare of hot food and drinks. Wrap up warm, bring your glow torches, light up your bodies, have your face painted, and carry your lantern through town, in celebration with the Guernsey Arts Commission in conjunction with the Sarah Groves Foundation.
Poetry at La Villette
27 March 2017 - 27 March 2017
Open mic poetry at La Villette Hotel. Everyone is welcome. We'll kick off at 8pm. If you'd like to read, simply sign up on the night. Live music will be proivided by Between the Signs. There is an optional theme for readings of 'new beginnings'.