A new exhibition space has been created in the heart of St Peter Port. The retail unit which forms part of the Royal Terrace development have been generously offered by the LONG PORT GROUP. For the last couple of years The Guernsey Photograph Festival have used the Rotunda at The Royal during September as the event’s largest exhibition space. This year, as the Rotunda has now been taken by i2 Serviced Offices and Starbucks the exhibition space has relocated to Royal Terrace. Long Port have agreed that the unit can be used for other exhibitions, subject to availability. The most recent event housed the Student Photography Exhibition, a display of imagery created by students from Guernsey and Jersey that formed part of the Guernsey Photography Festival’s education programme.
The Guernsey Arts Commission has provided a grant to help make the premises suitable for exhibitions. Guernsey Photography Festival is also very grateful to C.A DUQUEMIN for providing the scaffolding structure and JOYS PRODUCTION for providing the light system.
“THE LONG PORT GROUP has been incredibly generous in agreeing to extend the use of this space”, says Jean-Christophe Godet (Guernsey Photography Festival Director). “It presents a fantastic opportunity for all kinds of artists to show their work in a prime position in the centre of St Peter Port and is testament to the impact that the Guernsey Photography Festival has had, and continues to have, on the island’s cultural development.”
Artists of all types are encouraged to submit their work to Mr. Godet for evaluation. All applications from individuals, collectives or non-profit organisations will be considered. To find out more, email [email protected] or call 07911 741 962.