The Art House exhibition, 2012

Group exhibition
Liberty Wharf, St. Helier, Jersey
Preview: Wednesday 26 September, 5-8pm featuring performance piece at 7pm.
Exhibition: 27 September – 3 October 2012, 10am-5pm daily. 

The Art House Creative Collective team up with German artist Peter Trautner to create an exciting exhibition of artwork at Liberty Wharf. The exhibition preview will also feature a collaborative work and performance by artists Sheri Burt, Karen Le Roy Harris and Albert.

The Art House Creative Collective are a group of artists who share studio spaces at La Folie, St. Helier, set up by the Jersey Arts Trust in 2011. The group includes artists: Clare Ormsby, Pippa Barrow, Sharon Fraser Hall, Matt Daly, Peter John Thomson and Karen Le Roy Harris.

Collaboration and working with others has become a key part of the exhibition. For the first time the group will be exhibiting with  artist Peter Trautner from Germany. Next year the group plan to reciprocate this exchange with a group exhibition and workshops in Germany. In the future Peter is also keen to run workshops on renewable energies in art and views Jersey as a great location for potential renewal energy practices.

Clare Ormsby and Pippa Barrow will be exhibiting new collaborative work as Pippa creates beautiful bronze-resin casts from Clare’s intricate relief paintings. Karen Le Roy Harris will also be creating a collaborative piece as she makes a fabric installation based on Leda and the Swan to be used in a performance piece at the preview with dancer Sheri Burt and musician Albert, crossing over the boundaries of art.

This dynamic mixed media exhibition will also include new painting and imagery created from map-pins by Matt Daly, screen printing and textile work by Peter John Thomson and large scale paintings, collage and works on paper by Sharon Fraser Hall.

As a group the artwork is diverse making for an exciting dynamic of contemporary work with each individuals practice addressing a variety of different ideas and themes, such as memories, found objects and nostalgia, to narratives, the human figure and heritage.

The group would like to thank the Jersey Arts Trust and Liberty Wharf for their support in making this event possible.

Jersey Arts Trust, Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Sasha Gibb stated: ‘Peter Trautner is a very dynamic, varied and talented artist. His work with tidal and renewable energy is particularly relevant to Jersey and we are delighted that he is exhibiting with our Art House Collective. We look forward to developing further Jersey/ Fröndenberg links in 2013.’


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