In this show at the greenhouse, the Guernsey Arts Commission is taking a look at SIX OF THE BEST artworks from Guernsey schools’ 2012 Final Year Shows. The selected works come from the diverse art courses delivered across the island’s further education establishments.
SIX OF THE BEST is an exhibition of local students’ work which showcases the best of the Grammar School, Elizabeth College, Ladies’ College, and the College of Further Education end of year shows. These include works Flo Le Couteur, Joel Lewis, Harry Martel, Joshua Moore, Harry Stephens and Bradley Sumner.
Spanning a wide range of arts disciplines from clay work to woodwork and sculpture, images of New York City in acrylic paint on canvas to charcoal on wood the process offers Guernsey students a chance to display their work to a different audience and experience being involved in an exhibition, many for the first time outside the confines of their schools.
The content of the exhibition involved going to as many of the Final Year Shows, through June and July 2012, as possible. In the pursuit of fairness the selection process took into consideration the quality of the work, the presentation, and the development shown from each student’s supporting material.
For the students, this exhibition is an opportunity to develop their understanding about how what they create ‘fits’ with the rest of the world around them, and how displaying a piece in a different context could have a dramatic effect on its’ meaning.
All of the six selected have shown a good understanding of their chosen medium, after viewing all the work narrowing it down to just 6 students made the decision very hard!
Harry Martel, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
Bradley Sumner, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
Flo Le Couteur, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
Joshua Moore, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
Harry Stephens, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
Joel Lewis, 2012, image copyright Etienne Laine
The exhibition runs from Thursday 20th September at the greenhouse and is a chance for everyone to find out what the students’ inspirations were and what they are planning to do with their talents in the future.
Opening hours from the 1st October:
Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm
Exhibition runs through December
For more information, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01481 709747
Guernsey Information Centre, North Esplanade, St Peter Port, GY1 2LQ