The exhibition is based on the successful model at the Royal Academy in London – exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and critics and shown in a group selling exhibition. As well as exhibiting at a prestigious, international gallery, being selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition helps propel the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established.
The final selection has been made by International artist duo Nicky and Rob Carter, journalist and Editor of GQ Magazine Dylan Jones OBE, Gallery Director Sasha Gibb and Managing Director Gillian Duke. Sasha Gibb on this year’s selection panel - ‘Working with such an eminent panel of Movers and Shakers not only helps keep the selection fresh and impartial, it greatly informs the Jersey arts scene and helps establish Jersey within a wider context. Bringing artists and art experts to the island to exhibit, entertain and educate is a key part of what goes on at the gallery. Working with artists over many years in both the UK and Jersey means not only can we source rare and valuable work, it means we sell work by artists people connect with.’ Over the Jersey Summer Exhibition, artists such Anna Gillespie, Stephen Rew, Carol Ann Sutherland, Graham Bannister and Astrid Harrison will be showing alongside established and emerging local talent.
All exhibitors at the Jersey Summer Exhibition are eligible for the Summer Prize. This year we are also working with RURAL Magazine and Signtech to launch the Jersey Landscape Award. This award celebrates the Jersey landscape. Landscapes that have been selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition will be eligible and the winning entry agreed by Sean Guegan, Alastair Best, Charles Alluto, Mike Stentiford, Robert Perchard, Alasdair Crosby and Sasha Gibb.