Category Archives: Public Art

We Want You!

Have an idea but need money to get it off the ground?  Guernsey Arts Commission could help!

The next date for funding applications is looming.  You have until Monday 1 March to get your application in.

In 2009 we supported over 50 projects ranging from music to theatre, film to poetry and this year we want to support more.  We are looking for exciting, creative and different projects to support financially throughout 2010.  So if you have an idea, contact us we would love to hear from you.

You can download an application form from our website or you can come in and collect one from our offices.  We are based in the Guernsey Information Centre, just opposite the Crown Pier.

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can call Jo – the new Arts Development Office on 749268 and she’ll be happy to help answer any queries you may have.


Andy Goldsworthy – Alderney Stones



Art and Islands is an initiative set up to invite and commission artists from around the world to work on, and respond to, Guernsey and the other Bailiwick islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark. 

Maintaining a rolling programme of installations and site-specific projects Art and Islands is looking to become one of the leading art destinations in Europe following in the spirit and direction of such programmes as Artscape in the Lofoten islands in Norway and the Loire river Estuaire initiative in Brittany.

Building on the Antony Gormley installation at Castle Cornet, Andy Goldsworthy is now working on a project for Alderney entitled Alderney Stones where he plans to site  a series of rammed earth stones/boulders. Each stone/boulder would be made with earth containing materials and objects.  These would be incorporated into each stone as it is being constructed and these materials would be revealed as the stones wear away. The boulders would then be sited at various locations around the island and left.  It would be a project that reveals itself over time through the process of erosion.  The choice of contents would come out of a dialogue bewtween the artist and the place.  

It is envisaged that by June next year when Art and Islands hosts the 6th annual Small Islands Cultural Research Initiative (SCRI) in Guernsey, there will be work by other prominent artists in Herm and in Sark.

Art and Islands is part of the Guernsey College of Further Education, department of Art and Design.  With its roots firmly in education, Art and Islands, since its conception in 2008, has received underpinning research and development funding from the Guernsey Arts Commission and HSBC Private Bank who have a global commitment to Art, Design and Education.

Greyworld Lecture

Andrew Shoben is a former lecturer at the Royal College of Art, and is a visiting professor to several universities in the UK and the USA, and is a research fellow at Goldsmiths University. he founded Greyworld in Paris in 1993 with the goal to create works that articulate public spaces, allowing some form of self-expression in areas of the city that people see every day but normally exclude and ignore. its aim is to establish special intimacies through the unexpected articulation of objects installed in these spaces – to ‘short circuit’ both the environmental and social expectations supplied by the surrounding urban environment. spaces are created that offer the passer by an opportunity to join an unexpected ‘community of presence’, initiating an intimate communication which often leads to a personalization of the environment.

Tuesday 19th May 2009

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery

Frossard Theatre

Candie Gardens

Visit for more information Reserve your seat at or 739747