Arts & Islands spreads message of art in the Bailiwick to the world

As the unveiling of Andy Goldsworthy’s Alderney Stones draws near the Guernsey Arts Commission’s Public Arts Commissioner Eric Snell, who also heads up the Arts & Islands Foundation has helped spread the message that Guernsey and its surrounding islands are an offshore centre for art.

From Victor Hugo to Gormley and Goldsworthy he took Guardian journalist Kevin Rushby on a tour of Guernsey and Herm’s artistic sights and said following the Goldsworthy launch in Alderney he hopes the next project will be seen on Sark.

Kevin Rushby then headed to Alderney for a personal tour of the Alderney Stones with the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Read the article online at and see a slideshow of photos from Kevin’s trip.

Check out the article as it appeared in the Guardian on 16th April:

The Arts & Islands Foundation is one of many artistic organisations regularly funded by the Guernsey Arts Commission. It is: “Keen to celebrate that sense of ‘place’ and the inherent and unique qualities that islands can offer, the Art and Islands Foundation aims to promote the Bailiwick as an art destination by inviting leading artists from around the world to work on, and respond to, the islands of Herm, Sark, Alderney and Guernsey.”

You can find out more about the Arts & Islands Foundation on their website.

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