I can now tell you that the selection panel met on Thursday 1st November at the John Hansard Gallery, in Southampton, and chose the three remaining artists commissions for Lift the Lid, which will be completed in 2019. A multi-channel film installation, a piece of community theatre and the launch of a community lecture series… Continue reading Announcing the Lift the Lid art commissions
The Cultural Expo on Tuesday 9 October, attracted nearly 30 teachers from almost 20 schools, coming to meet together to talk all things 'Heritage and Arts'. With a video introduction from Island MP, Bob Seeley, plus welcoming words from Paul Armfield of Quay Arts, the afternoon included a very special choral performance from Gurnard Primary… Continue reading Cultural Expo 2018
We thought it was about time you met our Creative Apprentice, Jack Barnes. Here Jack tells Project Manager, Sarah, all about becoming a Creative Apprentice and what that means... Why did you apply to become a Creative Apprentice with Lift the Lid? Hi Sarah! I’ve lived on the Isle of Wight my whole life and… Continue reading Lift the Lid on: Creative Apprentices
It has been a busy summer and here we look back at what has been achieved. In July, Project Manager Sarah went to meet up with the selection panel at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth. The selection panel, pictured below, is: Professor Stephen Foster of the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton Jo Bushnell of Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Independent… Continue reading Project Update – Summer 2018
The very first artists commission has been created as part of the Lift the Lid project, during Ventnor Fringe 2018. On the main road into Ventnor, keep your eyes peeled for the three-storey high mural, sprayed on the side on a building. What is it? Who is he? The Ventnor Giant... a new legend perhaps?… Continue reading First Artists Commission – Phlegm!