An art exhibition to be held at Beau Sejour, St Peter Port
28.09 – 04.10.2020
Since 2019 Art for Guernsey has been dedicated towards capitalising on Renoir’s significance to our island by putting together the ‘Renoir Walk’, now a permanent fixture in the Moulin Huet Valley. Earlier this year we successfully syndicated and arranged for the acquisition of one of the masterpieces painted by the artist during his residence in Guernsey in 1883: ‘Rochers de Guernesey avec personnages (plage à Guernesey)’.
The artwork is widely considered to be one of the best that Renoir painted during his stay and is one of just five of the original ‘Guernsey-painted’ pieces still in private hands; the other 10 sit in major museum collections, which include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in London and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Art for Guernsey is curating a trailblazing and digitally immersive exhibition to create an opportunity for islanders to rediscover the artwork and celebrate the return of this piece of national heritage to the island.
This will be the first initiative in a series of events, aiming to create an opportunity for all Bailiwick schools to engage directly with the artwork, support local tourism, and team up with French museums to curate an international exhibition to shine a light on the key role Guernsey played in inspiring Renoir’s career, therefore promoting the island through Cultural Diplomacy.
Art for Guernsey has engaged with the Disability Alliance to proactively make this event fully accessible to all, and will run a satellite event at the Ron Short Centre showcasing the artworks produced by their members over the lockdown.