Pop-up art show at Jersey's Waterfront


TWO ground-floor units at the Horizon development will become a gallery for contemporary art in a pop-up exhibition organised by one of the Island’s best-known artists.

Ian Rolls has assembled a collection of work by 31 artists which will be on show for a three-week period from Saturday 13 July at Horizon South and East, overlooking Elizabeth Marina and the new Sail sculpture.

Mr Rolls described the collection as representing “the finest and most intriguing visual artists currently working in Jersey, ranging from those with a lifetime’s experience to emerging talents”.

“My commitment to organising this exhibition began when the Jersey Development Company offered two large commercial units to showcase local artists’ work within the Horizon complex,’’ he said.

“These spaces have a charmingly raw aesthetic, with concrete pillars, floors, block walls and exposed black ducting, all illuminated by natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. JDC has been incredibly supportive, marking the beginning of a growing relationship that recognises the importance of the creative industries for Jersey’s future wellbeing.”

With five of the 12 commercial units in the development currently sold or under offer, the JDC’s chief executive, Lee Henry, explained that they were pleased to repurpose some of the remaining spaces for the benefit of the community.

“We are delighted to support Ian in transforming these empty units into a vibrant pop-up art exhibition,’’ he said. ‘’This use aligns with JDC’s focus on place-making and creating sustainable communities. Our ambition is to transform St Helier’s Waterfront into an engaging and active destination where people want to live, work and visit.”

The Art Market exhibition will be officially opened by the Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, at 11am on Saturday 13 July, and it will be open daily from 10am to 5pm until Saturday 3 August. All exhibited artwork is available for purchase, while Acorn will also be showcasing a range of upcycled creations.

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