The Art for Guernsey Gallery in the heart of the Old Quarter was filled with artworks by some of the UK’s top contemporary and street artists, who took over every inch of the gallery walls prior to work beginning on the redevelopment of the building. The gallery is intended to be a catalyst to help take the Old Quarter on a new journey, and this unique exhibition was created to raise funds for the fit-out.
Daniel Hosego, Teddy Baden, Leo Boyd, Vesna Parchet and Charlie Mcfarley were in residence from 14-20 January 2022, collaborating with a select group of talented local students. A further 17 UK-based street artists sent artworks which featured in the exhibition – many of them represented by the Atom gallery in London.
INTRODUCING OUR ARTISTS
Leo Boyd is a screen printer and street artist based in Belfast. His work is often playful, both in his use of mediums and themes, which tend towards mashing day-glo pop culture with surveillance capitalism and the day-to-day absurdity of modern life.
“We were absolutely delighted that before the fit-out phase we were able to hand over the gallery to five of the most inspiring British street artists, who created a never-before-seen experience for islanders. It created a perfect opportunity for some of the most promising art students in the island to learn from the best and take the measure of their future home. It also set up an ideal platform for Art for Guernsey to engage with the community, invite islanders to visit the space, communicate our plans and officially launch the fundraising campaign for the fit-out phase. This gallery aims to create an absolutely game-changing environment for the visual arts on the island and, with the help of all our supporters, benefactors and sponsors, and the amazing passion and drive animating the team, I am confident that we will succeed to deliver this for the common good of the island.”
Founder, Art for Guernsey
ENRICHING OUR ISLAND
We have been working in the Bailiwick since 2016, bringing art exhibitions, events and creative activities of the highest standards of delivery and engagement to the community, from early education to care homes and everyone in between. We have reached not just our own community but far beyond our shores too. We always strive to inspire our community, innovate in our delivery, reach significant audiences and support future generations, combining creativity with impact.