Category Archives: Video 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.


Kirstie Macleod: Lacrimosa exhibition now showing

Showing until 30th October
in the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

An exhibition of textile works by London based artist Kirstie Macleod. The exhibition showcases the etherial and beautiful Lacrimosa performance (through film, sound and photography). This ambitious site specific underwater performance, the garment worn by the artist and resulting exhibition were commissioned by the Guernsey Arts Commission, and inspired by the rich textile culture of our island, in particular the guernsey (jumper).

Lacrimosa sees the performer and the garment locked in a cyclical battle as the delicate entangled dress prevents the performer from ever reaching the surface of the water.

Lacrimosa perfromance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance

Lacrimosa performance

“A common theme throughout my work is garments misbehaving in performance, it’s an attempt to challenge expectations of the comfort, protection and identity normally associated with such objects. It has been incredibly exciting to explore and respond to the rich history and folklore of Guernsey and express it through textile and performance.”
Kirstie Macleod, August 2009

Exhibition opening times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm (until 27th September)
Admission is free

Super 8 workshop – view the films made

Local film makers, film enthusiast and those who just wanted to give it a go took part in our Super 8MM Film making workshop earlier this year, led by two local film makers and Straight 8 ( finalists Lindsay de Sausmarez and Chris Denton. Super 8 is a fantastic medium and the resulting films posted below really do show how creative you can be with just 3 minutes of film and a soundtrack, made seperately, with no editing…we hope you enjoy the films.

Middles by Mimi Bishop

Fortress Guernsey by Mark Helyar

How to Make Out by Luke Jehan

My Little Black Book by Tom Adkins

The Butter’s Off by Alan Toumine


Contact Louise Gilligan at to loan a Super 8 camera and buy the film.
We will be running another film workshop so watch this space for updates!!