CCA Galleries International

Jersey Summer Exhibition 2021

18 June – 26 July
12.00 – 18.00, Monday – Friday
Saturday opening, 19 June 11.00 – 14.00
at CCA Galleries International, 10 Hill Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4UA

The Jersey Summer Exhibition 2021

The gallery is known for its longstanding relationships with internationally renowned artists such as Sir Peter Blake and Bruce McLean, making them and their work accessible to a Jersey audience through the sale of limited edition prints, artist discussions and workshops. Five years ago the gallery launched the Jersey Summer Exhibition, in response to a growing appetite for good quality, curated local work. The exhibition is modelled on the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London and works with a panel of respected International artists to select and curate a selling exhibition of local work in Jersey. Having work professionally hung, lit and curated at CCA Galleries International has helped launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established.

Judges (clockwise) Chris Orr RA, Jim Moir, Gillian Duke and Sasha Gibb

The Judging Panel

This year’s judging panel are painter and printmaker Chris Orr, MBE, RA, Jim Moir, comedian, writer and artist (aka Vic Reeves) as well as Gillian Duke, MD Worton Hall Studios and CCA and CCAI’s Sasha Gibb.

Chris Orr was a student at the Royal College of Art 1964-1967. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1995, made Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art 1998-2008 and Treasurer of the Royal Academy 2014-18. He has taught in many art schools, was awarded an MBE and made Professor Emeritus in 2008. Chris has exhibited extensively throughout the world and has work in public collections including The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Science Museum, Tate Britain and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Jim Moir has been selling paintings, drawings and prints since the early 1980’s. His work was exhibited at Grayson Perry’s Art Club Exhibition, as well as the Biscuit Factory (Newcastle), The Grosvenor Art Gallery London), RA Summer Exhibition (3 times), Manchester Art Gallery and various other UK galleries. Jim is much loved for his comedy roles with Bob Mortimer such as Vic Reeves Big Night Out (1990), Shooting Stars (1993 – 2011) and House of Fools (2014). The anarchic foundation for much of his comedy has created comparisons with radical art movements such as Dada. His approach is refreshingly impulsive and his work often incorporates elements that are unsettling or bizarre. ‘Art school’s not a bad place to start in comedy’, says Moir, ‘like Roxy Music and the Sex Pistols, all forward-thinking music came out of art school because it’s a forward-thinking place to be.’

Artist submissions were up nearly 30% this year to an all-time high of 272 entries by 108 artists across painting, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography and film.

‘Untitled’ by Will Lakeman

The Summer Prize

As well as making the final selection for the show, the selection panel also judge the Summer Prize. The winner of the Summer Prize is offered a solo show at the gallery. The prize is awarded to the artist that the judges agree exhibited the most accomplished piece of work. 2021’s winner was local photographer Will Lakeman. We are looking forward to working with Will over the coming months and exhibiting the new work in the gallery when it is ready.

1st Louise Ramsay, Expanding Peace, La Rocque

The Jersey Sea and Landscape Award

Land and seascapes that have been selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition are eligible for the RURAL Jersey Landscape Award. We work with sponsors BCR Law and partners National Trust for Jersey and RURAL Magazine to celebrate the Jersey land and seascape. The RURAL award is judged by David Benest (BCR Law), Donna le Marrec (National Trust for Jersey), Alasdair Crosby (RURAL Magazine) and Sasha Gibb (CCAI).

2nd Hazel Wynn, Artwork 3

3rd Celina Borfiga, Fields

‘2021 has been one of our most successful exhibitions ever. It was great to have a full gallery again for the exhibition’s private views, awards ceremonies and judges Q&A. We are enormously grateful for the dedication of our judging panel, the hard work and inspiration of our artists, the unwavering support of our sponsors TEAM Asset Management and BCR Law with partners National Trust for Jersey, RURAL Magazine and Solutions Group.’

‘As well as making art available online, for CCAI, maintaining longstanding and trusting relationships with the artists and clients we work with remains our priority. Professional curating, hanging and lighting is key to showing the work in the best possible environment and engaging with it fully.’

Sasha Gibb, Gallery Director