The Skipton School Mural Project is the largest community mural project produced by ArtHouse Jersey with artists working together with school children and the wider Jersey community to develop 15 different murals at schools across the Island. The project, sponsored by Skipton International, aims to inspire young people to engage with art and create murals with lasting impact for the Jersey community.
At ArtHouse Jersey we have supported the significant increase of street art across the Island by commissioning murals on a range of properties throughout St. Helier as part of the Skipton Art Series. Now, this exciting new project has seen street art expand across all areas of the Island for the benefit of local children and the wider community.
As part of the project, some of the most talented artists in our community – along with two visiting international artists – have gone into schools across the Island to run workshops designed to designed to help children develop new skills, tune into their creative brains and get them thinking about issues that are important to them as communities and individuals. Ideas and designs that students contributed went on to inspire the design of the final mural at their school.
Over 20 workshops took place from March through to June 2019, and a total of 15 murals have now been created.
Following a strong round of applications, the following schools and artists were partnered together for the project:
St Saviour’s School – Karen Allenet
Grainville School – ATMA (Matt DuFour)
Le Rocquier School – Mark McClure
Bel Royal School – Tim Le Breuilly
Samares School – Jodie Carney
Springfield School – James Carter
St Peter’s School- Ian Rolls
Jersey College Prep School – Eliza Reine
St Martin’s School – Ben Misson
Hautlieu School- Lulu MacDonald
Victoria College Prep School – Clare Morvan
Grands Vaux School – Lauren Radley
Trinity School – Amy Dorey
Plat Douet School – Glen Fox
Grouville School – Gabriella Street
So far, 700 children have benefited directly from their participation in the project. It is hoped that the work created will have a lasting impact on them, as well as on their peers, parents and the wider school community.
Skipton International has supported ArtHouse Jersey’s projects and events on the Island for nine consecutive years. Its ongoing sponsorship has been invaluable, enabling us to deliver a range of pioneering, community-focused art projects including the long-running Skipton Open Studios, the hugely successful Paper Dialogues paper-cutting exhibition at the St. Helier Town Hall, and The Skipton School Mural Project. Visit skiptoninternational.com to find out more about its products and services.