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Jersey Summer Exhibition 2018

By a selection of local artists who successfully passed the Summer Exhibition submission process with a panel of professional artists and critics: Danny Rolph, Gillian Duke and Sasha Gibb.

Exhibition: Thursday 21 Juny - Friday 27 July 2018, Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm and by appointment

See webpage for events, discussions and weekend opening: http://www.ccagalleriesinternational.com/summer-exhibition-finalists.html

CCA Galleries International's Summer Exhibition lreturns for the second year this summer. Last years exhibition saw over 1,000 visitors and two thirds of the work sold. This years exhibition includes ceramics, prints, paintings, photography, performance, textiles and sculpture. The exhibition is based on the successful model at the Royal Academy – exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and critics and shown in a group selling exhibition. As well as exhibiting at a prestigious, international gallery, being selected for CCAI Summer Exhibition is expected to help launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established.

There were nearly 250 submissions for the Summer Exhibition this January. After an initial shortlist, the final selection was made by Gallery Director Sasha Gibb, Managing Director Gillian Duke and International artist and RA Professor, Danny Rolph. The artist shortlist is viewable on our website: http://www.ccagalleriesinternational.com/summer-exhibition-finalists.html

The summer exhibition has developed through a growing appetite for high quality, curated visual art in Jersey. Artists such as Heath Hearn, Katy Brown and Jason Butler will be showing alongside other established and emerging Jersey artists. This year the exhibition launches it’s ‘Summer Prize’  for the artist that the judges agree exhibited the most accomplished piece of work. The winner will be offered a solo show at CCA Galleries International.

CCAI have always been eager to support students and will be working with the Young Arts, Jersey and Arts Society, Jersey to enable 12 art students from year 11,12 and 13 to take part in the exhibition. They are also glad to be working with exhibition sponsors TEAM for the second year of this annual event. Throughout the exhibition, there is a program of talks, discussions and artist crits. One of the highlights will be ‘a conversation on contemporary art in relation to the show’ by Danny Rolph, Royal Academy Professor, 11.00 - 12.00, Saturday 7 June. Danny had a great exhibition at the gallery at Christmas and is currently working on a new body of work based on 12 Jerriais phrases to bring back to the gallery next spring.

Gallery Director, Sasha Gibb says ‘I’m really looking forward to working with local artists again and taking their work to a new audience. 10 Hill Street is a fantastic gallery for contemporary art and I’d like to see it full of the best art we can find.’   Ben Shenton, Managing Director at TEAM Asset Management ‘We are delighted to once again sponsor the Jersey Summer Exhibition. It serves to demonstrate the immense and diverse talent within this small island.’

Talks and Discussions at the Gallery

As part of our Summer Exhibition Education Program, we shall be hosting a series of talks and discussions at the Gallery throughout July.  All talks are free, however places are limited.  Please call us at the Gallery on 01534 739900 or email us at enquiries@ccagalleriesinternational.com to reserve your seat.

TUE 3 JULY:           Autism and Art by Juliet St John Nicolle

Tuesday 3rd July, 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Juliet has been using art as a way of communicating throughout her life. A prolific and original artist, Juliet will talk about her motivation and give us a rare and eloquent insight into her world as an artist working with autism.

THU 5 JULY:          Performance in Art by Kerry-Jane Warner

Thursday 5 July, 6 - 6.30 pm

Music: Christina Orchard

Performers: SPRING Sheri Burt, AUTUMN Scilla Beck, WINTER Wayne Stewar, SUMMER Peter Jones

'Germinale' was a 'Living Scarecrow' commission first created as part of the Seed Journey Project by the Future Farmers for Kaspar Wimberley of The Morning Boat, produced by Art House Jersey. It was performed at Hamptonne Country Life Museam at the Spring Equinox. The inspiration for the piece came from the 4 seasons and their cyclical nature, our relationship with the land and our need to maintain this knowledge. The gestural movements reflect the farming behaviours and weathers of each season. Influences include The French Republican Calendar of 1793, Pina Bausch's Nelken Line, the Kibbo Kift, the Ballet Russes, Sufi Dervish and the Matisse chasubles.

The performance will take around 15 minutes. 

Tickets are free, but limited and must be booked in advance at enquiries@ccagalleriesinternational.com

SAT 7 JULY:           Gallery Open Day and Conversation with Danny Rolph

The Gallery will be open 10.30am - 4.30pm on Saturday 7 July.  Artist and Exhibition judge, Danny Rolph will be in the Gallery 11.00am - 12 noon for 'A Conversation on Contemporary Art in relation to the Exhibition', Danny will also announce the winner of the Summer Prize.

SAT 7 JULY:           A Conversation on Contemporary Art in Relation to the Show by Danny Rolph

Sat 7 July, 11am - 12 noon

Artist and Summer Exhibition selection judge, Danny will also announce the winner of the Summer Prize.  The Summer Prize is a solo show in one of the painted galleries for up to 6 pieces of work later in the year. The prize will be awarded to the artist that the judges agree exhibited the most promising piece of work.

THU 19 JULY:        Photography Workshop with Dasa Wharton

Thursday 19 July, 12.30 - 2pm

£5 Donation, proceeds go to Jersey Childcare Trust

Bring your lunch along to a workshop with ballet photographer Dasa Wharton. This workshop is open to all and will be beneficial to artists, business owners, bloggers, those wishing to improve their visual presence on social medias and online. Dasa will cover technical aspects of photography, mobile phone photography, editing applications, how to best visually present yourself and your brand, your products and your art, as well as tips for preparing for photoshoots.

Dasa's work can be followed via her Facebook Page, Instagram Account and Twitter.

By Hannah on 29/05/2018