Art, Islands and Islomania: A Conference not to be missed.

In just over 4 weeks time, delegates from around the world will descend on Guernsey to attend the 2nd Art & Islands Conference at Castle Cornet from 23rd June until 25th June.

Art and Islands will be working in partnership with the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) who will be hosting their 6th International Small Islands Conference at the same time.

The Conference is open to everyone, whether you are academically or professionally involved in the arts or not.  The Conference is an extremely unique opportunity for delegates to look at developing ideas and initiatives on how the arts can affect and be instrumental in social change.

Sessions will be delivered by speakers from all over the world on subjects relating to the culture on Small Islands.  A full Conference timetable of events can be downloaded here:

conference timetable

Speakers:

Delegates will have the rare opportunity to listen to some of the industry’s leading professionals, including:

Matthew Taylor: Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts and former Advisor on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

Graham Daldry: Creative Director of Specsavers Optical Group

Michael Swan: Award Winning Writer

Dr Gregory Stevens Cox: Academic Guernsey Resident

On Friday 25th June, Andy Goldsworthy the globally recognized artist will be creating a temporary installation on Pembroke Beach which is a forerunner to his Alderney Stones project.  This extraordinary opportunity to see Andy Goldsworthy’s work will be one of the many highlights for delegates attending the Conference as well as residents of Guernsey.

Conference Tickets:

Conference ticket prices start from just £5.00! A full list of prices can be found on the Conference Timetable.

Booking Details:

The Conference is being event managed by Orchard Events and tickets need to be purchased through their offices, please contact Mary Carberry: mary@orchardevents.com

For general enquiries relating to the Conference please contact: Joanna Littlejohns, Head of Arts Development & Chair of Conference Sub-Committee, Guernsey Arts Commission

T: 01481 739747 E: info@arts.gg

Conference Partners:

As well as the Guernsey Arts Commission, the 2nd Art & Islands Conference is delighted to announce its working partnership with SICRI, the Culture and Leisure Department, HSBC Private Bank, Hiscox, Herm Island and The College of Further Education and for the evening of Thursday 24th June Specsavers Optical Group.

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