Meet the artists – Rosemary Després

Six young artists have been selected for a show titled Faces & Figures: Student Exhibition 2015.  Here you can get to know them a little more…


Rosemary Després – Grammar School:

Hi, my name is Rosemary Després.

I’ve just recently finished studying A levels at the Grammar School, to move on to study Fine Art at Bath Spa University for three years. I always strive to create work that is different from the norm, such as my whole photography project centring around animal corpses, with the aim to romanticise and present death in varying lights. Another good example would be my coloured pencil drawing of my cat, Richard, composed on top of a girl’s head; this piece encapsulates the role of identity and typical adolescent confusion.

I am multi – disciplinary, working in mediums that stretch from photography, drawing, then on to sculpture. I like to photograph nature and animals, however fashion photography is my forte, as I enjoy designing the appearance of the picture, the subject’s make up, and further experimentation in post-production. As well as this, I shoot weddings and design albums for clients as my job. Recently I have used paper as a medium to design paper bird sculptures, influenced by the artist Diana Beltran Herrera, to connote the fragility of so many bird’s plights, dipping into extinction.


The Guernsey Arts Commission’s annual student exhibition showcases a variety of art, design and photography from the end-of-year shows at the College of Further Education, Grammar School, Elizabeth College and Ladies’ College; highlighting the strong creative talent consistently emerging on the island. The exhibition is kindly sponsored by NatWest and is the fifth show of the annual series. This year’s exhibition has been curated by GAC’s Antonia Ramsey and Simone Roberts.

You can meet and hear from these emerging artists at the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 10 September from 5.30pm until 7pm at the greenhouse gallery at Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie.  The exhibition runs until Sunday 22nd November.

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