The Guernsey Arts Commission are pleased to announce the first exhibition in the greenhouse gallery for 2016 will be ‘Guerns‘, an exhibition by Guernsey Photography Festival Artist in Residence Jason Wilde.
The project, which was created by London-based photographer Jason Wilde, is the latest body of work to be made as part of the Guernsey Photography Festival’s on-going artist in residence programme.
“We decided to invite Jason Wilde to become our artist in residence after showing his work at the 2014 Festival,” says Jean-Christophe Godet, Director of the Guernsey Photography Festival. “We felt that there was a gap in the visual record of 21st Century life in Guernsey and that Jason could help fill that by using portraiture to document the States Housing communities.”
“The project does not seek to offer opinion or impose a particular viewpoint on its subjects or audience,” says Mr Wilde. “Its prime aim is to give visibility to a segment of the island’s community that is often invisible. Working in Guernsey has been a fascinating and rewarding experience. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the residents in the communities and have made some good friends along the way. I hope they’re pleased with the work.”
“The Arts Commission are very pleased to be working closely with Guernsey Photography Festival and Guernsey Museums and Art Galleries. The ‘Guerns’ exhibition is a great start to GAC’s 2016 greenhouse gallery programme, which has a much stronger community engagement strategy.” says Simone Roberts, Arts Administrator of the GAC.
The project has received financial support from the Guernsey Museums and on completion will be added to their collection of contemporary photography about the Bailiwick by international artists such as Martin Parr, Klavdij Sluban and Michelle Sank.
Jason Monaghan Director of the Guernsey Museums says:
“We are delighted to be associated once again with this on-going and fascinating project initiated by the Guernsey Photography Festival. The contemporary photographic archive that is being built throughout this series is invaluable and is something both current and future generations to enjoy”.
The Guernsey Photography Festival would also like to thank GUERNSEY ARTS COMMISSION, SNAP MAD and 7DAYSHOP for their continuous support.
The exhibition will be showing at the greenhouse gallery at Guernsey Museum, Candie and will run from 29th of January till Sunday 10th April
Join the Guernsey Photography Festival, the Guernsey Museums and Art Galleries and the Guernsey Arts Commission for the official opening of the exhibition on Thursday 4th February 2016 from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.