The Young Arts Jersey is a new group organised by and for students across the island which will offer a program of monthly meetings, visits and events with the objective of broadening knowledge and enjoyment of the international art scene.
The idea for The Young Arts has branched directly from The Arts Society Jersey which has cloned its own objectives. Since 2016 The Arts Society have offered entertaining and informative lectures, visits overseas and social events. June Ash, the Chair of the society says that the role of the society is to “make the Arts accessible to all by listening to informed and eminent people and also to have fun whilst doing it”.
Students ages 14-20 on the island are invited to the launch on Wednesday 7th February in which guest artist Kyle Moody will provide a demonstration and insight into his journey from being a local student towards showcasing his fashion work at London Fashion Week 2017. He will share how he came “from super basic beginnings” and how “even in these uncertain times, hard work and determination can get you somewhere”.
You can see Kyle’s work at kyledmoody.wixsite.com/portfolio
Sasha Gibb, Gallery Director at CCA Galleries International says that she is delighted to be working with both art societies, and says “we have always championed the importance of a stronger student voice in Jersey in order to create a balanced, creative and thriving community”. The Arts Society supported student exhibitors at Jersey’s first Summer Exhibition at CCA Galleries International last year and will be offering this valuable platform again this year.
There will be the opportunity to sign up to the Young Arts Committee and take a role in choosing the direction and events for the next academic year. This is a great way to boost your CV and be part of an amazing group.
If you would like to get involved please contact Jo Fox at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07797916001
Launch Evening: CCA Galleries International, 10 Hill Street, St. Helier
Wednesday 7th February 16:00- 18:30