Three UK artists to judge Jersey Summer Exhibition

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A TRIO of celebrated UK artists have been confirmed as judges for this year’s Jersey Summer Exhibition at CCA Galleries International.

Contemporary artist Gavin Turk – one of the Young British Artists group – and his artist wife Deborah Curtis will judge the competition with sculptor and conceptual artist Cedric Christie.

There are fewer than three weeks remaining for artists to respond to this year’s call for entries for the exhibition.

CCA’s gallery manager Tom Parker said he was particularly delighted to announce the involvement of the duo, who are also founders of the children’s arts charity The House of Fairy Tales.

He said he hoped the participation of all three – following that of 2022 judges Nicole Farhi and Turner Prize nominees the Wilson Sisters – would consolidate the success of the Jersey exhibition, now in its seventh year.

‘I want to see the Jersey exhibition as a staple event for artists to put their work into, just as the RA show is in London, attracting artists from all over the UK. We want the equivalent here and I think it has already proved itself,’ Mr Parker said.

He explained that there were increased incentives to take part this year thanks to two new prizes.

In addition to the existing summer prize for the most accomplished piece of work entered, and the Rural Jersey landscape award which recognises landscapes and seascapes, the gallery is also offering £1,000 as a prize from exhibition sponsor RBC to the winner of the summer prize, and a new award for graphic designers and illustrators.

The intention is that the additional cash award for the summer prizewinner – to be known as the RBC emerging artist prize – will help in the development of their work for the solo exhibition, which the gallery offers in the Hill Street gallery as its main prize.

The new Gallery Magazine graphic arts prize offers £250 prizes for a unique design and unique illustration. Both winners will also be featured in a future edition of the magazine.

Rural Jersey’s landscape award, co-judged by representatives of sponsors BCR Law and the National Trust for Jersey, offers £600 for the best landscape or seascape; the runner-up receives a weekend retreat at the trust’s Câtel Fort, and the third prize winner will take home £150.

Artists working in a variety of media are welcome to enter work including original prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photography; and artists with links to the Island who may be working elsewhere, as well as those resident in the Channel Islands, are eligible to take part.

The gallery offers advice on framing and pricing to successful applicants as required.

Entries for this year’s exhibition must be submitted online by Friday 31 March. There is an entry fee of £20 for each work submitted.

Work chosen for the exhibition will be exhibited in the gallery and will be on sale publicly between 16 June and 25 July.

lFurther details about the exhibition and how to apply can be found

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