Art






Guernsey is attracting all sorts of famous artists at the moment.  The sculptor Antony Gormley has been busy in Herm.  Look at the top of the hill when you're walking back from Shell beach and you might see his figure watching over you.  



 
Famous artist Andy Goldsworthy came over to Guernsey and created these giant sandy balls at Pembroke with the help of art students from the College of Further Education.  Goldsworthy is famous for his scultures made from natural objects and he is interested in how they react with the elements.  He is also creating some instillations in Alderney.




The Gallery in town has recently shown an exhibition of work by Jersey artist Russel Layton.  Layton has been painting the coast all over Guernsey.  He breaks his images up into abstract shapes.  Look at more examples of his paintings all over the Channel Islands (and further afield) in the powerpoint below.



Did you see the paintings at the greenhouse inspired by the Little Chapel by German artist Petra Scheibe Teplitz?
She did lots of sketches of the tiny pieces of broken plates and then enlarged them on large canvasses.  Download the notebook file below to learn more about her work.





Local adults and children have been busy over the summer.  Art on the beach took place on Vazon on 6th June.  Groups and individuals had just two hours to make sand sculptures using natural and man-made materials found on the beach.

Why not have a go yourself!



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