the greenhouse presents Cultural Identity: Seven of the Best exhibition which draws work seen at this year’s end of year student shows in Guernsey. The selected works (from Elizabeth + Ladies’ Colleges, the Grammar School and the College of Further Education) represent the diverse art courses and the varied stylistic practices on island, and this series of annual exhibitions is sponsored by NatWest for the third year running. The exhibition explores the theme of cultural identity and how one’s surroundings inform the work one produces, and how at the age of 17 or 18 one is still developing one’s own identity.
Commissioner Eric Snell, curator of the show states “these are the young people that are informing our society and we should be listening. This is the next generation, the people who are going to give the island its new cultural identity.”
Cultural Identity: Seven of the Best offers a visual representation of both a personal and communal cultural identity and a journey of discovery and direction.
Rob Girard, Island Director, NatWest commented “NatWest is proud to sponsor the Cultural Identity: Seven of the Best exhibition as part of our sustained commitment to community investment in the Island. The arts are a main focus area of our sponsorship programme and we are keen to inspire local students to shape the future of Guernsey through visual culture and expressing their own creative vision.”
The seven artists; Beth Brehaut, Fenella Knight, Maggie Lowe, Theo Morgan, Ebby Mosgrove, Nick Ozard, Nick Parkes will present works which demonstrate an excellent understanding of their chosen medium ranging from photography, printmaking and sculpture.
This is a fantastic chance for everyone to see the young talent in Guernsey and to find out what the students’ aspirations are for the future.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 12th September until 10 November 2013.
There will be produced a full colour catalogue to accompany this exhibition in which curator Eric Snell has written an introductory essay and each student is represented by two images and a statement. A draft print-ready copy is available on request.
Opening hours until 29th September:
- Mon to Sat 9am – 5pm
- Sun 9am – 1pm
- From 30th September
- Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
- Sat 9am – 1pm
- Sunday closed