The Harbour Gallery, located in St Aubin, Jersey, is the largest exhibiting and working gallery in the Channel Islands, featuring the work of over 100 local artists and craftworkers. Run by Jersey charity, Art in the Frame Foundation, patron Lady Dalton.
Looking over the Bay of St Helier and nestling within the picturesque, charming harbour of St Aubin, whether by car, bus, Le Petit Train or a walk from St Helier, The Harbour Gallery is well worth a visit. It is open 7 days a week, 10.00am – 5.30pm, with free entry.
The Gallery Café & Deli is open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Please use the side door for out of Gallery hours access.
You can reach us by bus using the number 12, 12A and 15 from Liberation Station or Le Petit Train from Liberation Square.
Parking is available on the street, using a yellow disc or the public carparks, using a scratchcard located at the end of Le Boulevard, and behind the St Brelade Parish Hall. 12 hour free parking is available along the promenade towards La Haule slipway.
We have toilets located on the first and second floor.
Welcome to Gallery 1
Gallery 1 is a permanent exhibition and selling space displaying a wide range of art, paintings, craft, jewellery, photography, 3D, sculpture and prints. At any one time, over 80 artists can be exhibiting in this area.
Welcome to Gallery 2
Gallery 2 showcases local, national and international art, hosting up to 10 exhibitions a year, in one of Jersey’s most established and well-known exhibition spaces and forms the heart of The Harbour Gallery Jersey.
Welcome to Gallery 3
Gallery 3 is home to the Lifestyle Centre, Vicky Liddell Jewellery Studio and Entrelac Yarns.
Welcome to Gallery 4
In Gallery 4 you will find The Gallery Café & Deli. Sourcing quality produce locally, using Genuine Jersey produce where possible, the café offers an exciting range of deli goods and wines and beers to take away. Delicious cream teas and homemade cakes.
The Workspace in Gallery 4 is available for hire and also has a programme of workshops led by national and international tutors. It is also used weekly for painting, art and textile workshops, tuition and parties.
Upstairs from the Café, houses a second large workspace as well as a studio for the Creative Arts Alliance.
Welcome to Gallery 5
Gallery 5, home to Artists’ Studios can be found above Gallery 3.
Art in the Frame Foundation, with our current patron Lady Dalton, was originally set up in 1998 by two local art teachers who strongly believed in the wealth of local talent in the arts and crafts to be found on the island of Jersey and the severe lack of exhibition space and acknowledgement for this talent.
5 years later, Art in the Frame Foundation took on The Harbour Gallery which has become the hub and window to the charity.
Find out more about the charity at www.artintheframefoundation.com.
Testimonials – There are so many wonderful testimonials from schools, artists and individuals to read – please click here to read!
The charity Art in the Frame Foundation was set up in 1998 by 2 local art teachers, on a volunteer basis. They saw the great need to promote and support the many talented up and coming artists and craftworkers living in Jersey who were given very little opportunity to ‘break’ into the almost non-existent art scene and to promote more art education in the schools.
From experience they knew that the teaching Art to children and adults not only enhances academic performance in other subjects but helps with all round emotional development. It helps get in touch with inner feelings and release inner tensions.
Art often gets lost in the pushing of STEM subjects with SATs and League Tables. Today, in an age of Smart phones and tablets it is becoming even more essential to include a ‘good chunk’ of art in a child’s education, whether in or out of school.
The Aims, Objectives and Achievements of Art in the Frame Foundation
– To hold events, exhibitions and markets for the talented up and coming local artists, 3D and mixed media artists workers, jewellers and other craftworkers.
This has been achieved by the annual Artisan Showcase and Textile Showcase but still needs to be taken further. These two major events have now become impossible to run because of the very high cost of large space hire and the difficulty of getting sponsorship. The charity is always looking for new ways to promote our talented artists.
– To support local Jersey art and craft markets. By working with Genuine Jersey, successful markets have been run at St Aubin and the Royal Square by Pat Robson and have led to further Christmas events.
– To hold exhibitions. To begin with, the charity ‘begged’ for venues for exhibitions successfully but as these spaces were only for a month, it became essential to find a ‘hub’ for Art in the Frame Foundation.
– To own a gallery. This was the great aim of Art in the Frame Foundation. After years of searching, a premises at St Aubin was found, half the size of what it is now and with the help of a TDF grant, The Harbour Gallery Jersey was born. Following a further TDF grant, further extensions were taken on and the gallery grew to the size it is now.
The Harbour Gallery Jersey has become the window to the charity and exhibits the work of nearly 100 local artists and craftworkers. This is done by 4 part time members of staff, volunteers including Pat Robson BEM. It is a tremendous challenge to keep the gallery open having to pay commercial rent etc but to also keep it very professional and well looked after, giving all the visitors a good experience in which to invest in local art. The gallery and charity has to rely on occasional sponsorship, sales and workshops as it receives no on-going financial support. Through having a gallery, the work of local artists can be viewed and can enable them to make connections to UK events and galleries.
– To provide education. Recognising the rising amount of children who for many reasons find it difficult to attend school and those whose parents choose to have children home schooled, Art in the Frame has become an accredited examination centre for GCSE and A level Art, Design, Photography and Textiles.
Art in the Frame gets regular top UK and continental tutors to the island to run weekend talks and workshops for adults and children. The schools are given the opportunity to hire them for the day with all travel and accommodation paid for by the charity.mThe students studying at the gallery have been achieving top grades with some going on to UK Art Foundation and degree courses. To help with choices for UK courses Art in the Frame gets top UK tutors over to Jersey to give advice on UK courses and on making applications.
For the younger children Art in the Frame runs regular Arty Crafty fun workshops every half term and holidays by experienced tutors…putting the fun, excitement and inspiration back into learning.
Art in the Frame recognises the great importance and ‘release’ of art to those with physical and mental disability and house regular workshops for Mencap, Les Amis and Earsay.
Over the last 20 years many of the Aims and Objectives of Art in the Frame Foundation have been achieved, many are continually on going and over the years the challenges change and in some ways become even greater.
We hope that you the public will support our work by purchasing work from The Harbour Gallery, Jersey at St Aubin or by sponsoring an event, exhibition or a specific need to help us to continue the work that we have been doing to support our island.