The exhibition, which takes a look at the dust jacket designs of international editions of international best seller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, has already been seen by nearly 3,000 people, making it the most viewed exhibition in the history of the greenhouse.
Exhibition curator and head of arts development, Joanna Littlejohns said: “We are delighted that this exhibition has been so well received and are staggered by the amazing number of people who have visited the greenhouse to see the show.
“The comments in our Visitors’ Book reflect the geographical reach of the Potato Peel Pie book and I’d like to thank all the contributors in particular the co-author, Annie Barrows, who has agreed to lend material for the extended run of the project.”
As well as many locals comments have been left by visitors from the UK, France, USA and even Ecuador many of whom have commented that it was the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that drew them to visit the island.
The exhibition also includes a selection of designs made by local art and design students using the same brief given to the original professional designers.
Liz Froneberger, daughter of Mary Ann-Shaffer, the books original author, commented: “This is a wonderful exhibit… in so many ways – I am deeply touched and grateful. Having the students do their covers was a stroke of genius – the whole thing is very humbling. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
The exhibition is part of the ongoing Design Matters series that explores how professional design and art interact and how they are seen by the general public.
The exhibition is free to get into and is open from 9-5 Monday to Saturday and 9-1 on Sundays; the greenhouse is located upstairs in the Guernsey Information Centre.