One of the key goals of Art for Guernsey, through the arts, is to capture the core values and beauties of the island and implement a Cultural Diplomacy Strategy that promotes Guernsey in a very positive way.
We do consider each of our visiting artists like cultural ambassadors for life. So far that strategy has been very successful. Eugen Gorean managed to show the cliffs of Guernsey within the European Parliament and the Hermitage Museum, made half a dozen interviews with international art magazines on his residency in Guernsey plus national TV in Moldova. Olivia Kemp curated the social media’s of the Tate Modern last spring, mentioning Art for Guernsey. She had an interview with BBC4 UK on her residency with us. The main artwork of her solo exhibition with us has been borrowed by Prince Charles to be part of “Prince & Patron”, an art exhibition that he personally curated, currently on at Buckingham Palace until the end of September. Country Life took a great interest in our activities and included us in their 11th of July UK edition, covering our art residency program, the Buckingham Palace exhibition and our innovative art lending program to 18 Guernsey schools.