Skipton Forget Me Knots 2020

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ArtHouse Jersey is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Skipton Forget Me Knots’, a large scale community project that employs creativity to help young people process and navigate their emotional journey during COVID19. The exhibition takes place from Monday 9th November – Friday 4th December 2020 at the Tapestry Room, at the Maritime Museum in St Helier. 

Culminating in a breathtaking centralised installation made up of thousands of flowers, we will call upon the Jersey public to reflect on their own experience as we collectively come to terms with pandemic’s fallout. ​The project has been designed by art therapist and teacher Jacque Rutter and will be facilitated by local artists. ​

Skipton Forget Me Knots will be set to a mesmerising soundscape, a one-off commission by composer and music producer Thomas Gandey, who has worked on numerous world-class audio projects including Audible’s best-selling audiobook, ‘Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds’ and the Olivier award-winning musical ‘Here Lies Love’. The 27-minute cyclic ambient immersive musical piece is based around Gandey’s live piano recording which builds and magically ascends throughout the cycle. 

The piece will tell the unheard story of Jersey children’s experience of the pandemic, while also acting as a symbol of our unity as a community. Skipton Forget Me Knots​ has been developed in partnership with the Department of Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) and third sector organisations including ​Youthful Minds, MIND, Mencap ​and​ Jersey Youth Service. ​It has seen 3,400 young people taking part.

The project marks the ninth year in which Skipton International has worked alongside ArtHouse Jersey to deliver large-scale, meaningful art that benefits the local community. It has also been supported by the One Foundation.


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