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…
Brittany Chippendale – Grammar School:
“My assigned brief being ‘Journeys’ I wanted to express visually how a journey progresses and forms through time physically and emotionally. I was particularly intrigued that certain objects were associated with a journey and wanted to intertwine these objects with the emotion. This sparked the idea of combining maps and human anatomy into one, thus expressing the level of development a human goes through in a journey. I left certain parts of some of my work incomplete to highlight the fact a journey is taken over a long period of time. This also highlights how a journey causes a person to grow and discover different parts of themselves, to complete their future and their persona as a whole. In other pieces I focused on the connection that journeys can have on people’s lives and how that one trip to the shops or a great expedition across the world can connect you to someone else without you even knowing it.
My overall message I wanted to convey is that a journey is not only exclusive to that one individual but also strangely inclusive to everyone else as many others play a role in the steps to creating your journey and structuring your life.”
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.