Friday 01 December 2023
There are just two weeks left to visit the inspiring Art for Guernsey 'Renoir in Guernsey, 1883' exhibition, which is being hosted at the Guernsey Museums at Candie.
The exhibition has been open since September this year, and over 9,000 tickets have now been sold, but there is still availability to see the world-famous artworks before it closes on the 17th December.
'Renoir in Guernsey, 1883' features 10 Renoir artworks, items from the Guernsey Museum collections and photography by Paul Chambers. It celebrates Renoir's visit to Guernsey 140 years ago, the inspiration that he found here and the influence it had on his career. It has been produced by Art for Guernsey in partnership with Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and Guernsey Museums.
Tickets are available online from the Art for Guernsey website: https://artforguernsey.com/event/renoir-in-guernsey-1883/
David Ummels, Founder of Art for Guernsey, said:
"The feedback of the visitors has been incredible, in particular their enjoyment of the intimacy and the proximity with the artworks. We are approaching the 10,000 tickets sold now and I anticipate a bit of a Christmas rush for the last two weeks of the show. The exhibition is open seven days a week until the 17th of December and I would advise anybody interested to see "Renoir in Guernsey, 1883", the only Renoir exhibition in the world this year, to book their tickets now.
"We are also exceptionally pleased with the school engagement we've had, literally every day, for one or two hours, as not only have we provided a cost free opportunity for thousands of pupils and students to visit the show, but we have also run creative activities for them, hand in hand with Guernsey Museums. The curriculum value that we managed to create around this exhibition is really significant and I think that an entire generation of children will remember this."
Helen Glencross, Head of Heritage Services, said:
"The response to the exhibition has been absolutely fantastic and we have seen over double the number of visitors we would normally expect at this time of year. However, the paintings are only here for another two weeks so this is the last chance to see these wonderful artworks before we have to start the process of packing them up and sending them back to the lenders. Guernsey Museum will be open daily, with extended opening on Wednesday and Thursday evenings until the 17th December."