The Harbour Gallery will open its eight-week Christmas exhibition this weekend, featuring the arts and crafts of local Genuine Jersey artisans. The event will see more than 100 artisans exhibit their work, with more than 40 Genuine Jersey members, the largest celebration of local talent the Gallery has ever welcomed.
The event aims to deliver the spirit of Christmas to shoppers following news that the annual Genuine Jersey Simply Christmas markets will not be able to take place this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. There are, however, still plenty of opportunities for shoppers to purchase local gifts from Genuine Jersey members around the island.
Pat Robson of the Harbour Gallery said: “The Gallery has received a terrific amount of support from the public and following the distribution of the ecard vouchers and we want this momentum to continue into the Christmas season to support our local artists. We are starting this exhibition early to allow shoppers ample time to start their Christmas shopping and to help the small businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic.”
The Gallery will be hosting late night shopping events and will be extending its opening hours to seven days a week in the month of December. A gazebo will be erected to allow shoppers to wait undercover to enter the Gallery with necessary precautions being taken to ensure people’s health and safety.
Artists including Rosemary Blackmore, Woodshed Living, Victoria Liddell, Laura Smilie, Lauren Radley, Abi Overland and Seymour Ceramics can be found on display with new products being added on a weekly basis. The Harbour Gallery is a registered charity committed to supporting Jersey’s up and coming artists and providing art education for all ages. It is the island’s largest art and craft gallery.
Genuine Jersey gifts can also be found for sale at Creative Cottage in St Peters, at the Small Business Pop ups in Liberty Wharf, in King Street as part of Genuine Jersey Fridays and by searching the ‘online’ section of the Genuine Jersey website.