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Past Exhibition Listing

1978 - Channel Islands, Silver

The attempt to compile a complete listing of temporary exhibitions and displays held at Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery since it opened in 1978 has a exposed a few embarrassing areas of vagueness in our institutional memory.

For the most part these are date details and where possible we will shed light on them and any other shortcomings as soon as they become available.

As part of the museum's 30th anniversary celebrations in 2008 we digitised the posters for as many of our past exhibitions as we could find and these were displayed around the museum throughout that year. They made an interesting show of changing graphic styles in themselves and are attached to breakout pages linked to the list below as unfortunately the current website template does not support any other approach. Where we are able to offer more archival resources and details relating to past exhibitions they will also be linked from the list below.


1978 | 1988 | 1998 | 2008

1978

23 September - 22 October 1978    -    Channel Islands Silver

1 November - 19 November 1978    -    Guernsey Then and Now (1) - Guernsey Photographic Club Silver Jubilee exhibition comparing new and historic photographs of the same island scenes

4 December - 20 December 1978    -    CI & UK Artists


1979

April - May? 1979    -    Sarnia Arts & Craft

1 June - 18 June 1979    -    Schools Art & Craft

2 November - 22 November 1979    -    Portrait of Guernsey: Guernsey Photographic Club

18 December 1979 - 20 January 1980    -    Museum Treasures


1980

March 1980    -    Domestic Pottery

30 April - 1 June 1980    -    Biberach, Laufen, Wurzach, Dorsten (Internment Camps)

5 June - 25 June 1980    -    Thomas De La Rue, Guernseyman

June 1980    -    Schools Art & Craft

28 August - 21 September 1980    -    Ethel Cheeswright 1874-1977 - An exhibition by the National Trust of Guernsey

September 1980    -    Hungarian Graphics

15 October - 10 November 1980    -    Spectrum of Club Photography

6 November - 30 November 1980    -    Guernsey Eisteddfod Jubilee


1981

5 February - 1 March 1981    -    CI Postal History - Items from the collection of Mr Albert Steiner of Jersey

2 April - 26 April 1981    -    Four Seasons WI Craft

30 April - 24 May 1981    -    W J Caparne CI Artist

28 May - 21 June 1981    -    Daniell's Voyage Round Great Britain - prints recording an epic journey made just before the age of photography dawned

25 June - 19 July 1981    -    Schools Art & Craft

1 October - 25 October 1981    -    Peter Le Vasseur - The Maze and other paintings

29 October - 5 December 1981    -    English Drinking Glasses - The Neil W Gardiner Collection


1982

19 March - 12 April 1981    -    Guernsey Then & Now (2) -  A repeat of the Guernsey Photographic Club's exhibition of old and new photographs of the island, with additions

16 April - 9 May 1982    -    The Assisted Eye - Scientific Instruments from the Frank Collection - optical equipment dating from 1650 to 1850, from this important Jersey private collection

13 May - 5 June 1982    -    Silver Studio Centenary - AMSSEE Travelling exhibition

10 June - 4 July 1982    -    Five Hundred Years of Pottery - An exhibition illustrating the range and evolution of common earthenware pottery forms from 1450 to the present day

7 October - 31 October 1982    -    La Société Guernesiaise Centenary - An exhibition to commemorate a century of scientific research and historical study by members of La Société, founded 1882

4 November - 28 November 1982    -    European Paintings & Porcelain - Artworks and porcelain from the museum reserve collection. Several recently restored paintings will be on show

3 December - 22 December 1982    -    Picasso Graphics - An exhibition organised by the Barreau Art Committee of the Société Jersiaise, in association with the Jersey Education Dept.


1983

17 February - 13 March 1983 - Reality & Artifice - An Arts Council of Great Britain travelling exhibition consisting of 27 etchings, drawings and photographs...

21 April - 15 May 1983    -    Vernacular Architecture of Brittany - An exhibition from the Polytechnic of Central London of photographs, plans and drawings of houses and domestic buildings in Brittany

19 May - 12 June 1983    -    Guernsey Photographic Club - 30th Anniversary Exhibition

16 June - 10 July 1983    -    Schools Art & Craft - An exhibition of works by Guernsey Secondary schools arranged by the Teachers' Centre, as in previous years

14 July - 7 August 1983    -    Victorian Guernsey in Photographs - Prints from the Francis Frith Collection

15 September - 9 October 1983    -    Students of Art & Design - An exhibition organised by the Museum featuring the work of Guernsey students at Design Colleges in the United Kingdom

13 October - 6 November 1983    -    Oriental Art & Craft - An exhibition drawn from the Museum's own collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery, paintings and carvings

10 November - 6 December 1983    -    Guernsey Sailing Ships - An exhibition of paintings, prints, wool pictures and models of Guernsey ships and their history from the museum's collection


1984

8 March - 1 April 1984    -    Guernsey's Protected Buildings - An exhibition of photographs, plans and drawings featuring the work of the States of Guernsey Ancient Monuments Committee

5 April - 29 April 1984    -    Two Centuries of Methodism - An exhibition organised on behalf of the Bailiwick of Guernsey Methodist Circuit

3 May - 27 May 1984    -    Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club - A retrospective exhibition of work by members of Guernsey's longest established art club over the last sixty years

31 May - 24 June 1984    -    Bridget Riley Screen prints - An Arts Council of Great Britain travelling exhibition of prints by this well-known contemporary artist

28 June - 22 July 1984    -    The Guernsey Cow - An exhibition to celebrate the famous Island breed and to coincide with the centenary of the English Guernsey Cattle Society

15 November - 9 December 1984    -    The Art of the Crossbow - An exhibition featuring an important local collection of crossbows

13 December 1984 - 13 January 1985    -    Peter Le Vasseur - Pictures in the Mind - Recent work by this well-known Guernsey artist


1985

10 January - 3 February 1985    -    Joan Miro (1893 - 1983) Graphic Art Retrospective - An exhibition of original signed prints completed during the last twenty years of Miro's life

7 February - 3 March 1985    -    Constructed Images - An Arts Council of Great Britain travelling exhibition consisting of 27 paintings, drawings and prints

4 April - 28 April 1985    -    Painter as Photographer - An Arts Council of Great Britain travelling exhibition concentrating on the artist's use of photography

2 May - 18 August 1985    -    Victor Hugo in Guernsey 1855-1870 - An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the death of the great French novelist, poet and political figure

19 September - 13 October 1985    -    Gilbert Holiday 1879-1937 - An exhibition organised by the National Trust of Guernsey of work by this well-known English sporting artist

5 December 1985 - 5 January 1986    -    Schools Art & Craft - An exhibition of work by local secondary school-children organised by the Guernsey Teachers' Centre


1986

9 January - 2 February 1986    -    Caparne Watercolours - An exhibition drawn from the Museum's collection of paintings of Guernsey by William Caparne (1855-1941)

6 February - 2 March 1986    -    Hogarth's Progress - An exhibition of prints loaned by the Priaulx Library

1 May - 26 May 1986    -    Megaliths in Brittany - A touring exhibition prepared by the Direction des Affaires Culturelles in Rennes

30 May - 22 June 1986    -    Edmund Blampied (1886 - 1966) - An exhibition prepared by the Jersey Heritage Trust to mark the centenary of the birth of this famous Jersey artist

26 June - 20 July 1986    -    English Drinking Glasses - A second showing of the exhibition of glass from the Neil W Gardiner Collection

9 October - 2 November 1986    -    English Watercolours & Drawings - A touring exhibition from the Guildhall Museum, London of works from the S C Turner Bequest

6 November 1986 - 4 January 1987    -    Hundred Years of Guernsey Museums - An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the first Island museum in the Guille-Allès Library


1987

8 January - 1 February 1987    -    Georges Braque, Apollinaire Illustrations - A travelling exhibition from the Arts Council of Great Britain

5 February - 1 March 1987    -    Guernsey on the Map - An exhibition to mark the Bi-Centenary of the Duke of Richmond Survey of Guernsey of 1787

5 March - 4 May 1987    -    Philip John Ouless (1817-1885) - A showing of the Centenary Exhibition prepared by the Jersey Heritage Trust

6 September - 1 November 1987    -    Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) - A major retrospective exhibition, featuring the work of artist and author Mervyn Peake, who lived in Sark for many years

5 November - 29 November 1987    -    Textiles from Uzbekistan - An exhibition of traditional Uzbeki textile hangings sponsored by the Arts Council of the Bailiwick

3 December 1987 - 10 January 1988    -    Schools Art & Craft - An exhibition of work by local secondary school children


1978 | 1988 | 1998 | 2008

1988

14 January - 27 March 1988    -    Alternative Views of Guernsey - A special exhibition from the museum's own collections of works of art either newly purchased or not recently on display

31 March - 24 April 1988    -    Le Capelain & Le Lievre - An exhibition of works by these two Channel Island artists organised jointly by Jersey and Guernsey Museums

28 April - 22 May 1988    -    Emile Frechon - The Real France - A Royal Photographic Society Exhibition of work by the master photographer Emile Frechon

10 July - 18 September 1988    -    Renoir in Guernsey - A unique opportunity to see some of the Guernsey paintings created by the great French Impressionist artist Pierre Auguste Renoir

22 September - 30 October 1988    -    Guernsey Flora - An exhibition to celebrate the Bi-Centenary of Joshua Gosselin's Flora Sarniensis

3 November - 27 November 1988    -    Armistice: 70th Anniversary WWI - The story of the Guernseymen who fought and died for King and Country in the Great War

1 December 1988 - 26 February 1989    -    Frederick Corbin Lukis (1788-1871) - An exhibition mounted by the Museum to commemorate the Bi-Centenary of the birth of Guernsey's pre-eminent antiquarian


1989

2 March - 26 March 1989    -    Rolf Brandt (1906-1986) - Apparitions - A travelling exhibition of illustrations and drawings from the Royal Festival Hall, London

31 March - 30 March 1989    -    Priaulx Library Centenary - An exhibition to celebrate the founding of the Priaulx Library by Osmond de Beauvoir Priaulx

3 May - 10 July 1989    -    Art from the Permanent Collection

14 July - 30 August 1989    -    Arts of France - exhibition to mark the Bi-Centenary of the French Revolution

3 September - 1 October 1989    -    Littoral Art in Guernsey - An exhibition staged by the States Arts Committee for the Guernsey Festival

5 October - 26 November 1989    -    Cornelius Francis James 1838-1889, Soldier and Artist - An exhibition featuring watercolours painted by Frank James while on campaign in Abyssinia and India

29 November 1989 - 28 January 1990    -    Schools Art & Craft - An exhibition of work by local Secondary School children organised by the Guernsey Teachers' Centre


1990

8 February - 18 March 1990    -    Royal Guernsey RGM - An exhibition by the museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disbandment of the Royal Guernsey Militia

23 March - 22 April 1990    -    Eric Snell - The Last Supper - An exhibition of work by a contemporary Guernsey artist, now resident in the island

23 April - 1 July 1990    -    Art from the Permanent Collection

5 July - 9 September 1990    -    A Simple Man - L S Lowry 1887-1976 - This year's major exhibition features paintings by the celebrated Lancashire artist, L S Lowry

13 September - 4 November 1990    -    William John Caparne (1856-1940) - An exhibition of watercolours and pastels depicting local scenes by the well-known artist, who died in Guernsey 50 years ago {note Caparne's true birth year (1855) was not known in 1990; his birth was registered in 1856}

13 December 1990 - 24 February 1991    -    New Acquisitions 1980-90 (1) - Paintings, silver and ceramics acquired by the museum through purchase or donations over the past decade


1991

24 February - 24 March 1991    -    David Tack - Impressions of Spain

4 July - 8 September 1991    -    Masterpieces in Metal - the art of the armourer - includes material loaned by the Royal Armouries

14 September - 3 November 1991    -    Paul Naftel (1817-1891) - Centenary Exhibition

7 November - 8 December 1991    -    Charles Coker - Retrospective - Pictorial and Photographic Art by Charles Coker (Supported by the States Arts Committee)

12 December 1991 - 2 February 1992    -    Schools Art & Craft - An exhibition of work by local Secondary School children organised by the Guernsey Teachers' Centre


1992

8 February - 21 March 1992    -    Art from the Permanent Collection - 19th Century artworks

21 March - 3 May 1992    -    Art from the Permanent Collection - Contemporary focus

7 May - 14 June 1992    -    Bodmer's America

18 June - 19 July 1992    -    Home & Away - The Guernsey Cow

25 July - 13 September 1992    -    Holy Grail Tapestries Burne-Jones

18 September - 11 October 1992    -    Glazed Expression - Windows 1660-1960

15 October - 29 November 1992    -    New Acquisitions 1980-90 (2)

3 December 1992 - 7 February 1993    -    Child's Christmas


1993

13 February - 12 March 1993    -    Deported by Hitler!

22 May - 8 July 1993    -    Artworks from the Permanent Collection

8 July - 5 September 1993    -    Man's Best Friend: 400 Years of Dog Collars

9 September - 3 October 1993    -    Forty Years of Club Photography - Guernsey Photographic Club

7 October - 31 October 1993    -    Homes of Football


1994

21 June - 4 September 1994    -    The Greatest Treasure - HMS Centurion Exhibition

29 September - 23 October 1994    -    Picasso - Histoire Naturelle - South Bank Centre / Arts Council Touring Exhibition

30 November - 29 January 1995    -    Fans and the China Trade - An exhibition of 17th - 19th century fans from the collection of the Fan Museum, Greenwich


1995

1 February - 26 February 1995    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1993)

13 April - 1 October 1995    -    Liberation - An exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Guernsey's freedom from German occupation

19 November - 28 January 1996    -    Showcase '95 - An exhibition of student art and design


1996

31 January - 31 March 1996 Artists in Guernsey - an exhibition of paintings, pewter, pottery, porcelain and creamware

3 April - 28 April 1996    -    The Untrained Eye - An exhibition showcasing the work of three untaught artists living in Guernsey - Adrian Joseph, David le Couteur & David Osborne

3 May - 23 June 1996    -    Banks' Florilegium - Illustrations of plants collected on Captain Cook's first voyage round the world, 1768 - 1771

4 July - 30 August 1996    -    Channel Islands Silver

5 September - 6 October 1996    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1995)

29 November 1996 - 31 January 1997    -    Time To Remember (foyer exhibit)


1997

8 February 1997 - 16 March 1997    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1996)

20 March 1997 - 3 August 1997    -    Paintings from the permanent collection

4 August 1997 - 21 January 1998    -    Exhibition Gallery closed for building works, including creation of adjacent Rona Cole Gallery

20 November 1997 - 31 January 1998    -    Death of a Regiment - Battle of Cambrai 80th Anniversary (foyer exhibit)


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1998

11 February - 15 March 1998    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1997)

17 March - 10 June 1998    -    Paintings from the permanent collection

10 June - 23 August 1998    -    Through My Eyes - Photographs by Frank R Neubert FRPS

29 August - 25 October 1998    -    Fantasy in Action - the art of the puppet today; exhibition and workshops

23 September - 26 January 1999    -    Lukis Natural History Illustrations


1999

2 February - 7 March 1999    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1998)

25 March - 24 October 1999    -    STELLA - Titanic of the Channel Islands

18 June - 26 September 1999    -    ECLIPSE '99

4 November - 7 March 2000    -    ARTSPACE '99


2000

7 February - 18 May 2000    -    Portraits - Formal & Informal; a selection of portraits from the permanent collection

11 March - 16 April 2000    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1999)

19 April - 28 May 2000    -    Paintings from the Permanent Collection

6 July - 7 January 2001    -    Future Memories - Art for the Millennium exhibition


2001

25 January - 7 March 2001    -    From the New World - Reproductions of Mark Catesby's early natural history watercolours in the Royal Collection

10 March - 16 April 2001    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2000)

22 June - 9 September 2001    -    Icons of Pop 1958-1999 - National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition

19 October - 31 December 2001    -    Then & Now (3) - A further update to the Guernsey Photographic Club's Photographs of Guernsey project


2002

1 February - 24 March 2002    -    Paintings by Charles Coker

1 April - 26 May 2002    -    Peindre en Normandie - (Painting in Normandy)

19 April - 13 June 2002    -    TREE OF LIFE - Recent work by Peter Le Vasseur (Foyer display)

20 June - 6 October 2002    -    A Dig in Time - recent archaeological excavations & discoveries

6 July - 2 September 2002    -    Children of the Occupation (Foyer display)

17 October - 31 December 2002    -    Capturing Images - Contemporary art installation by Eric Snell


2003

1 February - 9 March 2003    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2002)

13 March - 1 June 2003    -    Anniversary Art - 25 Years of Exhibitions and Loans

3 May - 1 June 2003    -    Occupation Memories (Foyer display)

19 June - 9 October 2003    -    The Story of the Guernsey Tom - An affectionate look back at the heyday of Guernsey's tomato growing industry

16 October - 31 December 2003    -    A Gathering of Folk - Portraits of influential folk musicians by local photographer Mark Leightley


2004

2 February - 7 March 2004    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2003)

31 March - 3 May 2004    -    A GENIUS UNDECLARED - Horticultural Works by William John Caparne

19 May - 31 December 2004    -    The Norman Castle - an exhibition of model castles and artifacts from the actual sites, on loan from Normandy

19 May - 3 October 2004    -    Royal Charters of Guernsey 1341-1668 (Rona Cole Gallery)

19 May - 25 July 2004    -    Lumières d'Ombre - Normandy Photographs - by Olivier Mériel

29 July - 3 October 2004    -    Photographs of Normandy by Katia Boyadjian and Sketches by Daniel Juré

9 October - 31 December 2004    -    WHAT'S NEW! - Items collected by the museum over the last ten years


2005

29 January - 6 March 2005    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2004)

29 January - 6 March 2005    -    WHAT'S NEW! (2) - More recently collected items

12 March - 5 June 2005    -    The Art of the Sea - marine artworks from the permanent collection

12 March - 5 June 2005    -    BUBBLING OPTIMISM - An exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed sculptor Peter Thursby (Rona Cole Gallery)

22 June - 31 December 2005    -    HEARTS OF OAK - SAUMAREZ AND NELSON - comparing the lives of these two contemporary naval officers

22 June - 25 October 2005    -    A PASSION FOR THE SEA - works by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)

5 November - 31 December 2005    -    KEEPING UP APPEARANCES - recently conserved artworks & costume


2006

4 February - 12 March 2006    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2005)

4 February - 12 March 2005    -    The Nature of Art (Rona Cole Gallery)

15 March - 14 May 2006    -    The Art of Looking - viewing and understanding paintings

2 June - 31 December 2006    -    Pursuits and Joys - the archive and collections of the Lukis family

2 June - 31 December 2006    -    Victorian Passions - artworks to complement 'Pursuits and Joys' (Rona Cole Gallery)


2007

1 February - 11 March 2007    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2006)

1 February - 11 March 2007    -    Art School - the work of local art teachers (Rona Cole Gallery)

1 February - 11 March 2007    -    Scouting Centenary - 100 years of the Scouting movement in Guernsey

17 March - 27 August 2007    -    Face to Face - Portraits from the Permanent Collection (With Foyer display 'Guernsey and the Slave Trade')

1 September - 28 October 2007    -    Beyond Sensation - Contemporary works from the Deutsche Bank's Collection (with 'Conflict in View' in the Rona Cole Gallery)

3 November - 31 December 2007    -    Cambrai 1917 - Guernseymen and the Great War


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2008

26 January - 31 December 2008    -    30 Years of Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery (sequence of displays in the museum foyer celebrating the anniversary)

26 January - 2 March 2008    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2007)

26 January - 15 June 2008    -    Recent Art Acquisitions (Rona Cole Gallery)

8 March - 15 June 2008    -    30th Anniversary Art - artworks added to the permanent collection since the museum opened in 1978

28 June - 12 October 2008    -    Childhood Memories - a nostalgic trip down memory lane

18 October - 31 December 2008    -    Toplis and The Book of Sark

18 October - 31 December 2008    -    Caparne Works This Way (Rona Cole Gallery)


2009

31 January - 7 June 2009    -    Romantics in the Channel Islands - Organised jointly with Jersey Museum, an exhibition showcasing the work of some of the Islands best loved artists

20 June - 31 December 2009    -    Holbein at the Court of Henry VIII - Prints derived from the famous Holbein portraits of Tudor courtiers 

20 June - 31 December 2009    -    Tudor Guernsey (Museum Foyer display)

20 June - 4 October 2009    -    Larry Ham I - FIGURE PAINTING (Rona Cole Gallery)

10 October - 31 December 2009    -    Larry Ham II - LANDSCAPE & STILL LIFE (Rona Cole Gallery)


2010

23 January - 28 February 2010    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2009)

23 January - 28 February 2010    -    The Nature of Things - F C Lukis natural history watercolours (Rona Cole Gallery)

13 March - 12 September 2010    -    Occupied Behind Barbed Wire - Deportee arts & crafts

18 September - 31 December 2010    -    A World Filled With Dreams - A Portrait of Hauteville House; artworks by Mark Cook


2011

29 January - 25 April 2011    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2010)

5 May - 11 September 2011    -    Mervyn Peake's Sark

17 September - 31 December 2011    -    Watercolours from The Highgrove Florilegium


2012

28 January - 25 March 2012    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2011)

25 March - 14 May 2012    -    From the Earth to the Solar System - stunning NASA images of objects in our solar system

25 May - 22 June 2012    -    The Shipping Forecast - A project by British photographer Mark Power

30 June - 16 September 2012    -    Aah! Meanz Pop - The Art of Brands

22 September - 31 December 2012    -    Art For the Love of Sark - contemporary works by members of the Artists For Nature Foundation


2013

26 January - 17 March 2013    -    Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2012)

22 March - 12 May 2013    -    Martin Parr: Liberation

25 May - 3 November 2013    -    The Sixties Are Back!

16 November - 31 December 2013   -   Guernsey Photographic Club Diamond Jubilee

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