Art in the Frame Foundation was set up in 1998 by two local art teachers who strongly believed in the wealth of local talent in the arts and crafts to be found on the island of Jersey and the severe lack of exhibition space and acknowledgement for this talent.
Being teachers they also realised that the island was very ‘cut off’ from the fast growing contemporary arts and crafts scene in the UK and Europe.
Two years later Art in the Frame took on charitable status, becoming Art in the Frame Foundation, to help it progress its aims and objectives.
In 2002, Art in the Frame took on The Harbour Gallery which has become the hub and window to the charity. The Gallery is the largest working gallery in the Channel Islands, with this showcasing the very best of emerging and acclaimed local artists and craftworkers.
The Aims and Objectives
– To promote and support up and coming local artists and craftworkers both on and off island, giving them many opportunities for promotion, sales, to extend their work and to receive commissions.
– To work in the field of art and craft education by promoting and enhancing the curriculum with opportunities of workshops and talks from highly skilled and regarded tutors in various fields of art and craft for primary, secondary and adult students.
– To build on relationships with UK and artists from further afield to find opportunities for Jersey artists and craftworkers to exhibit and teach off island.
– To develop a website showcasing artists, giving them the opportunity of an easy online presence to a worldwide audience.
– To work with the States of Jersey to find opportunities for local artists to exhibit and to receive commissions.
– To work with Visit Jersey to promote Jersey as a cultural island of great artistic merit.
– To work to promote the Genuine Jersey mark on the work of our local craftworkers.
Fundraising will always be a necessity to support our exhibitions, buy new equipment for the gallery, which can be borrowed by artists, and be able to invite visiting artists and craft workers to hold regular workshops and lectures at the gallery.
Their expertise has been enjoyed not only by Islanders and visitors of all ages but also, and most importantly, by our primary and secondary school students and those involved in further education.