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In Renoir’s footsteps  Taken From ‘Country Life – Guernsey Special’ This year marks the centenary of the great French artist’s death. Guernsey is paying tribute to the man who made its landscapes famous, finds Holly Kirkwood When Renoir landed on Guernsey in the late summer of 1883, he was at the start of a new phase of his life and […]

Renoir, Revisted

Written by:Mat Hailer We were delighted when good friend, artist Dimitri Permiakov, came to visit us again this weekend as part of Art for Guernsey’s celebration of Renoir at Moulin Huet for Guernsey’s “Le French Festival”. You may remember Dimitri from his visit last year, as Art for Guernsey‘s 2018 Artist in Residence. Dimitri is a renowned Russian oil painter who works […]

In the Footsteps of a genius

Courtesy of Art for Guernsey, and as part of Le French Festival, visitors to Moulin Huet over the next few days will enter the world of French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 1883 trip to Guernsey. This will include an interactive journey of events, exhibition, painting demonstration and ‘art walk’. Shaun Shackleton gets put in the frame  MOULIN HUET has been transformed […]

Costa Rica link in pupils’ football shirt designs

Art for Guernsey competition inspired by local seafaring pioneer the island flaunted their winning football shirt designs along Market Street, with local artist Frances Lemmon and Guernsey seafaring pioneer William Le Lacheur as their inspiration. Art for Guernsey has been running a football shirt design competition for all Guernsey schools, using William Le Lacheur’s trip to Costa Rica – where […]

Art revisits legacy of Victor Hugo

Article By the Guernsey Press GUERNSEY PRESS Wednesday 15 May 2019 Two artists who will be in residence for the fourth Art for Guernsey have made their first trip to the island. Daniel Hosego from London and Oleg Mikhailov from St Petersburg, Russia, follow in the footsteps of other Art for Guernsey artists Eugen Gorean (2016), Olivia Kemp (2017) and […]


Interview with Art for Guernsey Founder David UmmelsAll rights are reserved by ‘The Townie” David tell us a little about yourself and how you are enjoying life in Guernsey? I came to settle on the island four years ago with my family, having been a passionate art and antique collector for more than 20 years. I very much like my […]

Team behind art hub idea put proposal before States

FINAL proposals have been put before the States steering group in the hope of turning the information centre in Town into an iconic arts venue. A team of nine have put together a detailed pack of what the venue would be used for and how Guernsey could benefit, both economically and socially. ‘We have 140 endorsements from well-respected parties who [...]

AN ICONIC art venue could make the difference between Aurigny making a profit or loss by attracting more visitors to Guernsey, business leaders have been told. David Ummels told the IoD that an iconic art venue could deliver huge benefits for Guernsey. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 23369429) Venue proposer David Ummels told a business event that his plan could inject [...]

Pair share vision for world-class art venue

A WORLD-CLASS art venue on the St Peter Port seafront will repay the cost many times over through an ‘amazing’ public-private partnership, say its proposers. David Ummels and Stretch Kontelj have joined forces to put forward their ambitious vision to turn the tourist visitor centre into an iconic art gallery – which they believe will be a ‘catalyst’ to broader [...]

Illustrator draws inspiration from Le Marchant ward users

HOSPITAL patients have helped inspire new artwork aimed at reducing the impact of their immobility. Arts for Impact designed the wall coverings in Le Marchant Rehabilitation Ward after illustrator Hugh Rose spent several weeks visiting the hospital to gain inspiration from its users.After consultation with staff and patients Mr Rose learned that a primary concern is the immobility of patients, [...]


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