Launches 4th november, 5 – 7pm (runs for two weeks) Framing and arts gallery, 61 new street
Set sail with the Jubilee Sailing Trust this month – a Jersey-based charity that owns and operates Tenacious and Lord Nelson – the only two tall ships in the world designed to support individuals of all physical abilities to sail side by side as one.
The JST are intent on encouraging islanders to become the crew, whilst offering an insight into the thrill and adventure of life at sea. Regardless of whether you’re a sailing master or a newbie to the helm, taking part in each and every activity on board is a must!
All in all, there are two fundamentals to the JST’s mission: to overcome prejudices and misapprehensions about disability amongst able-bodied people, and to enable people with a disability to show others just what they are capable of.
This month, with the help of newly established artist Nikki Baudains, the Jersey branch aim to raise both money and awareness for the charity, allowing them to continue to grow. Thanks to this budding artist, the JST added another £1000 to their total, where Jono Beaty (a crew member) purchased the last painting at a recent charity auction.
Despite having Parkinson’s disease, Nikki is an extremely happy, positive and creative individual and one that is intent on helping others overcome their disabilities.
‘When I am painting, I feel at ease: I’m so relaxed with the canvas that everything else just melts away.’
Nikki has only recently started to paint, yet finds that she has become quite prolific in the subject matter. She uses a variety of materials to create her exceptionally moving, dramatic and atmospheric masterpieces.
Aside from being part of a great cause, one of the biggest rewards to Nikki is that people embrace her paintings.
You can spot Nikki’s work at the Framing and Art Gallery between 26th October and 9th November.