PIG farmers, potato pickers and vegetable growers have been immortalised in Jersey Heritage’s annual art project.
Twelve characters from Jersey’s rural life have been photographed by Christian Keenan for the trust’s eighth portrait commission – the first time that more than one person has been the subject.
Louise Downie, curator of art at Jersey Heritage, said that the series of portraits, which will be unveiled at a launch at the Museum next Thursday, would show that agriculture was an important part of Jersey life.
‘We are trying to create art that will still represent Jersey to people in 50 years’ time,’ she said. ‘We have a large collection of Victorian art and we are trying to redress the balance by creating some more recent work.’
• Picture: Christian Keenan (right) takes a photo of Francis Helio, who is a subject in the Jersey Heritage-commissioned series. Picture by Rob Currie (00604322)