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On the 4th June Sir Peter Blake officially opened CCA Galleries International at Royal Court Chambers, 10 Hill Street, St Helier.  Guests at the opening also included leading contemporary artists Joe Webb and Brad Faine heralding an exciting season of exhibitions and special events at Jersey’s new contemporary art space.

Over the last two years CCA have restored and rejuvenated the beautiful historic and listed building; Royal Court Chambers, the former legal chambers.  Now a stunning exhibition space spanning four floors and showcasing the best of contemporary British art including paintings, limited edition prints and sculpture.  CCA Galleries International is currently staging a group show offering a range of artists and media they intend to present on the island.

The show highlights include works by a spectrum of leading contemporary artists and venerated figures in the art establishment, such as; Sir Peter Blake, Barbara Rae CBE RA, Damien Hirst, Sir Terry Frost and Tom Phillips CBE RA, to younger emerging artists including Dan Baldwin, Joe Webb and Barry Reigate.  CCA will also host a programme of rolling exhibitions by renowned International artists.

CCA Galleries International aspires to be at the centre of cultural life in Jersey, giving the

opportunity to view and purchase unique work by leading artists and offering educational opportunities to the community.  June saw a visit from the famous CCA Art Bus: a double-decker bus that has been converted into a mobile art gallery with artwork by Godfather of Pop, Sir Peter Blake.  Students from Hautlieu School took the opportunity to visit the Art Bus lead by Jacque Rutter, Director of Art and Design, ‘CCA have already been so supportive of our students by looking at contemporary practice which will encourage and support them in their personal studies.  It was such a great opportunity for them to see the Art Bus and Gallery and we are very excited and grateful that they are here as there isn’t another space showcasing like this in Jersey.  It is so important.”
july_culture_cca_galleries_P.Blake-Homage_to_Rauschenberg_IVAs well as welcoming leading artists to the island for special events and art discussions, CCA will host school visits at the gallery and offer the opportunity by competition of an Internship at the Coriander Studio in London, to Year 13, A2 students from Jersey.  Our art exhibition space also offers a unique experience for those seeking to promote corporate events in an environment dedicated to art and culture.

For more details about exhibited works, opening times and future events at CCA Galleries International please contact Elizabeth Purgal on 01534 739900 or email liz.purgal@ccagalleriesinternational.com