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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, [...]

Bursaries for best two of 77 young artists

TWO budding artists were awarded the Art For Guernsey Royal Drawing School bursaries, as judged by visiting artist Dmitri Permiakov. The winners of the two Art For Guernsey Royal Drawing School bursaries, Molly Le Pavoux, 15, left, and Jana Shrigley, 16. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 22661461) It is the second year the awards have been presented, giving the winners a [...]

Sovereign Art finalists enjoy a brush with visiting artist

FINALISTS for the Sovereign Art Foundation Student Prize were inspired by Russian artist Dimitri Permiakov yesterday during his visit to the island. Each year, Art for Guernsey brings over an artist for the summer and puts on an exhibition of some of their work from home and pieces they created in Guernsey.Founder of Art for Guernsey David Ummels said: ‘The [...]

‘We have the art here, all we need is iconic venue’

A FRESH call for an ‘iconic’ arts venue in Guernsey has been made – with ‘world class’ art collectors ready to loan artworks to it for free.null Entrepreneur and art collector David Ummels told yesterday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch that ‘world class’ art collectors living locally would be willing to loan some of their collection to be displayed for free, […]

Public vote decides winner of contest for young artists

A PAINTING depicting battery farm cruelty, a graphic print expressing alienation and a fine-line drawing of a Mad Hatter-themed dream world took the top prizes at the Sovereign Art Foundation’s school art competition. The prizegiving at this year’s Sovereign Art Foundation competition. Left to right: Stephen Hare, managing director of Sovereign Trust, College of FE art teacher Alice Coggins, Jonah [...]


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