Art in the Frame Foundation Jersey charity no 21, managing charity of The Harbour Gallery Jersey, has joined forces with Acorn Reuse to provide an exciting, imaginative and environmentally friendly event The Great Harbour Gallery Jersey Up Cycling Challenge... two local charities working together.
The exhibition of upcycled work and Silent Auction opens the evening of Tuesday 12 October and continues until 15:00 Sunday 17 October when bidding will close.
The event will be officially opened by Lady Dalton the Patron to Art in the Frame Foundation and her husband the Lieutenant - Governor of Jersey, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton at 19:00.
50% of all sales will go to Acorn helping people with long term health conditions and disabilities and 50% to the artists.
We are delighted to welcome Adi Higham of BBC1 The Bidding Room and his partner Tara Franklin, expert on French Vintage Textiles, to The Harbour Gallery Jersey for this event. Adi will be judging the work to award four prizes donated by the Channel Island Co Operative Society to 4 pieces of exciting upcycled work.
We have some very exciting work coming in, whether textiles, large and small furniture, home accessories, fashion items, planters and lots more, it is going to be a fabulous exhibition of up cycling, never before seen in Jersey. A real eye opener as to what can be done with an item that might have reached the end of its life with you! Most of the items have been purchased at the well loved Acorn Reuse centre up in Trinity, some at other charities, when people have been unable to get up to Trinity.
We would like to thank 'Decore' of Miladi Parade, Longueville for giving a 10% discount on any paint bought from their lovely shop for this event.
If you have a love of textiles you will be delighted to know that Tara Franklin, who has been dealing in Vintage French Textiles for over 30 years will be giving a talk on Wednesday 13, 20:00 at the Jubilee Block, Beaulieu Convent School. Tara will have lots of textiles with her for you to see first hand.
Tickets for this event are from The Harbour Gallery Jersey see www.theharbourgalleryjersey.com or at the gallery + 44 (0) 1534 743044.