Grand Gorilla Auction in aid of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust(#170) 06/11/2019 7:30 PM GMT CLOSED!

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  • Lot 1

    Ding Dong

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    • Artist nameBen Robertson
    • Sculpture descriptionStarting with the question 'what makes us happy, and why?', Ben's design allows us to follow a narrative with no rules with no specific path or route. Based on a sketch made at Jersey Zoo, Ben combines colour, space and texture with nostalgic imagery and animal-print patterns to create a playful, collage-style design, representing different elements of the animal kingdom as well as Ben's own practice.
    • Artist introductionBen (AKA BOKRA) is a mural artist from Jersey. His work is bold and colourful, but also subtle. Ben's main objective is to encourage the viewer to look closer at the world around them. The foundation of his works are in the form of collage, but combines abstract patterns and realism. You can see Ben's murals around St Helier. When Ben is not painting large scale murals, he works on a much smaller scale using sourced materials such as wood, cardboard and old newspapers. Ben is currently taking a break from painting by limiting his media to a small sketchbook, a 4B pencil, and immersing himself in the world around him.
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    • Artist nameMarcus Davies
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by traditional batik printing and Marcus' love of indigo blue and the natural world, this floral design is a link to Jersey, once known as 'the Floral Island'.
    • Artist introductionMarcus spent his childhood in Jersey, including work experience in the reptile house at Durrell. At the age of 12 he won a local competition which took him to Tiger Tops deep in the jungles of Nepal, tiger trekking for three weeks. This strengthened his love of wildlife and his dream to be Mowgli. He trained in Fashion and Textiles Design at the prestigious Saint.Martin's School of Art, London and further specialized in Menswear Design at the Royal College of Art. He has pursued a career working internationally as a menswear designer, has illustratrated children's books for W.W.F and was invited to paint a rickshaw for Mark Shand's 'Travels to my Elephant' charity auction at St.James' Palace. Returning to the Island regularly he has become the most successful designer in the history of the 'Battle of Flowers', known for his giant creations for the Parish of St.Clement.
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    • Artist nameLauren Radley
    • Sculpture descriptionLauren worked closely with Visit Jersey on this gorilla design, together developing an idea that showed glimpses of what the island has to offer; from the amazing variety of fresh food, to the abundance of outdoor activities, or just the joy of relaxing on one of its many beautiful beaches. Lauren loves to show Jersey in a fun, colourful, and contemporary way, and her gorilla is a variation of one of her maps. She loves the format of map making, as it gives so much opportunity to tell stories through the little details of the illustration and can sum up a place beautifully in just one image.
    • Artist introductionLauren Radley is a Jersey based illustrator and designer. She graduated from Kingston University London in 2009 with a degree in Illustration, and has since worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines, companies and publishing houses, as well as launching her own brand and product range in 2014, creating prints, greetings cards and homewares. Lauren's work is inspired by passion for storytelling through playful, colourful imagery, and her love of making people smile through gorgeous, cute, and contemporary illustrations. Some of Laurens illustration clients have included: The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Waitrose, Meridian Foods, BBC Good Food, Olive Magazine, Ted Baker New York, Coffee Republic, Cancer Research UK, and The National Trust to name a few.
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    • Artist nameAndrew Routh
    • Sculpture descriptionA Bobby-Dazzler' uses the dazzle pattern developed to camouflage ships during World War One, breaking up the ships outline whilst at sea and obscuring their size. Inspired by wildlife artist and conservationist Sir Peter Scott's use of the dazzle pattern, Andrew has introduced colours of Jersey's coastline into the design, creating the effect of a ship on the horizon. Andrew has some hidden details on his dazzling gorilla for eagle-eyed gorilla-spotters to find..!
    • Artist introductionAndrew Routh is a well travelled veterinary surgeon who has been lucky enough to work in wildlife conservation on four continents. Not only has he worked with gorillas in captivity but spent two weeks in 1996 working with the team protecting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Though having dabbled previously in wildlife art, carving and painting birds, this is by far his biggest project. He has previously published, exhibited and won awards for his wildlife photography.
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    Space Ape

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    • Artist nameKelly Stanford
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by space exploration, the Space Ape proudly wears the iconic 'ACES' space suit as worn by those who flew in the 135 Space Shuttle missions spanning from 1981-2011. The shuttle helped deliver many important payloads throughout the years including components of the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope - both of which are still operational today and contribute to widening our understanding of the universe. After a night amongst the stars at Weekender Festival in Jersey, Space Ape has been signed by Lewis Capaldi and Jax Jones.
    • Artist introductionKelly is a scientific artist based in Manchester who uses art to communicate scientific subjects in a more accessible way to the public. The artist's 'STEM Bee' science communication sculpture took pride of place outside Manchester Oxford Road station in 2018 and contained 80 signatures from local researchers to raise awareness of the city's past and ongoing scientific heritage.
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    • Artist namePeter Thompson
    • Sculpture descriptionPlease note, this is a young gorilla. The themes within Peter's work are often linked to the concept of navigation and identity. He creates work inspired by nature and natural forms using surface pattern and texture to create work with ceramics, textiles and print processes. For the Go Wild Gorillas project, Peter collaborated with Channel 103 to create a gorilla based on 'disco'
    • Artist introductionPeter was born and educated in Jersey and began his artistic career as a ceramic artist at Jersey Pottery. From ceramic decoration, his interests in surface design evolved into completing his degree at Huddersfield University, during which he studied a BSc in Textile design for Fashion and Interiors. Once graduated Peter returned to the island to begin a career teaching textiles and print at Highlands College. As well as teaching, Peter continues to be a ceramic decorator for a local ceramicist and has had three solo exhibitions to date, as well as multiple collaborations with other designers.
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    • Artist nameGabriella Street
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by Jersey's wildlife this gorilla was designed to be an 'I-Spy' game. There's so much wildlife in Jersey hidden all around us, all you need to do is look!
    • Artist introductionGabriella Street works as a graphic designer and illustrator in Jersey. She has studied as a commercial photographer, a graphic designer, and is a self-taught painter. Her work varies from digital illustration and logo design to oil painting and linocut. Gabriella's style of work has a unique feel to it, she likes to focus on keeping her work simple with clean lines and a striking composition, yet applies a bold colour palette, creating a vivid contemporary look to her work. She likes to take inspiration from colours, nature and her travels around the world.
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    • Artist nameSian Ellis
    • Sculpture descriptionOozing style this dapper chap is a contemporary celebration of the island's textile history. Even lending its name to, you guessed it, Jersey, which was first produced here in the medieval times. Jersey Boy is a bold and illustrated way to celebrate a medium the island is famous for, and even features knitted leg warmers. We bet you won't see another gorilla this prepared for any cool summer nights over the length of the trail!
    • Artist introductionSian is an illustrator based in Yorkshire whose bold and playful style focuses on promoting positivity. Her illustrations are of the weird and wonderful and Sian creates prints, patches and ceramic pieces that incorporate her colourful characters and witty concepts. Sian creates in a range of mediums and sizes, from detailed fine line drawings and digital illustrations to giant mural paintings and felt, wool and clay creations. Although monsters and spooks often feature in Sian's work, her pieces are always very happy and he goal as an illustrator is always to bring smiles to the faces of those viewing her work. Equipped with a lifelong passion for drawing, Sian is a self taught artist and began illustrating in 2018.
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    • Artist nameAbi Overland
    • Sculpture descriptionAbi's design uses her beautifully detailed style to capture the atmosphere of the western lowland gorilla's natural habitat, emphasising the importance of conservation by celebrating the natural world.
    • Artist introductionAbi is an illustrator and artist working and living in Jersey. After Abi graduated in Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2014, she freelanced for six months before moving back to Jersey to start her own homeware brand focusing mainly on ceramics and art prints which have been featured in Elle Decoration NL and stocked in shops in Jersey, Geneva and Amsterdam as well as having an online shop. Abi's work is monochromatic in nature and focusses on highly detailed drawings of the natural world and animals, creating surreal and other worldly landscapes to get lost in.
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    • Artist nameMrASingh
    • Sculpture description"Inspired by the creative explosion we get when we're mega inspired by our surroundings. I'm constantly looking to nature for inspiration, and I see all these beautiful colours, patterns and textures. This artwork is a bright and vibrant mix of patten and colour!" - MrASingh
    • Artist introductionAward-winning creative director and artist, MrASingh is one of today's most inspired artists. He creates his notable intricate InkANIMA art using various mixed media techniques and vivid colour. His art is a salute to nature's beauty which is a gentle reminder that if we look carefully, patterns can be found in all of nature's creations; from animals, plants to microorganisms. MrASingh focuses on this beauty, mixed with inspiration from various world cultures and amplifies it thorough his rich textures, mesmerising line work and impressive story telling.
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    • Artist nameOli Nightingale
    • Sculpture descriptionThis sculpture is the Jersey Reds' new Dream Signing, Jersey Zoo's own Badongo, rocking his shiny new boots and iced gem haircut. He features various references and links to the island, Durrell and the Jersey Reds' victories on this unique kit.
    • Artist introductionAfter completing his animation degree in 2009 Oli became a freelance illustrator. In 2012 he teamed up with the Jersey-based company kartoonfaktory.co.uk, where he developed a clean and speedy digital illustration style. This was used for many projects including children's book 'Magpies and Mischief Ð The Seamus Stories', Oli illustrated hundreds of Kartoon Faktory's cartoon ideas, many went on to publication on such platforms as Private Eye, the Oldie and Jersey Evening Post. Although he is primarily an illustrator, Oli began spray painting as a hobby and has used the medium to broaden his artistic skill set, adopting a style that combines the larger than life wackiness of his illustrations with the classic street style. Oli prefers an honest and free-flowing approach, allowing ideas to evolve naturally from sketchbook to the canvas or wall. Not one to dwell too much on arty concepts, Oli's artwork is often influenced by his day to day life or visual experience.
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  • Lot 12

    Ape-iary

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    • Artist nameDonna Newman
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by Jersey's strong history of beekeeping and drawing a parallel between the dwindling bee population with the plight of the gorilla. Donna's design features wild heather which has long played a part in the landscape of Jersey and is a favourite source of nectar for bees.
    • Artist introductionDonna Newman is a freelance Mural Artist working in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. She has predominantly been working in schools across the region for over 12 years and seeks to inspire young people by transforming their learning environments with her vibrant artwork. Trained as a painter at Coventry University, Donna responds with creativity and flair to her client's specifications producing original designs in a huge variety of subjects. She is also an experienced painter of sculpture trails working closely with Wild in Art on several commissions. Working in numerous locations and on various surfaces, Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art.
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    • Artist nameMarta Zubieta
    • Sculpture description"In an era of lack of spirituality, we find ourselves lost. The Spirit Guide reminds us to come back to our roots, back to nature to find ourselves again. Through the repetition of patterns of leaves, drops, feathers, and minerals, I create a map that makes the gorilla a visual texture that also refers to unity, referencing that we are all part of a bigger entity that couldn't exist without all the different species and individuals. I am inspired by South American culture, shamanism, and the forests of the Hayao Miyazaki universe." _ Marta Zubieta
    • Artist introductionMarta Zubieta is a Bristol based multidisciplinary artist who explores beauty through sexy and creepy vibes using tropical and retro influences to mix human body parts with organic jungle and cosmic elements. Inspired by Tumblr gif artists collectives, electrocumbia rhythms coupled with south-american chicha and sci-fi movies, her colourful illustrations tickles an optical festival for the mind willing to travel through the vines of a neptunian jungle.
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    Gloria

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    • Artist nameZoe Connery
    • Sculpture descriptionPlease note, this is a young gorilla. Zoe’s inspiration for this design was the art of mindfulness. By following the pattern and allowing her inner creativity to take over, she could slip into a form of meditation and relaxation, taking her away from the modern world of distractions to create this intricate design.
    • Artist introductionHaving been born in England, at the age of three Zoe’s family emigrated to South Africa where her appreciation and love for animals and flowers began. After completing school she studied textile design before returning to England and starting her career in the design industry. In 1999 she moved to Jersey with her husband and they now have three children. Zoe has been designing for 21 years and still has a love for painting and designing, finding it a form of relaxation.
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    • Artist nameTim Sutcliffe
    • Sculpture descriptionDía de la Extinción is inspired by Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead. The design features the classic skeletal and floral decorations as well as a traditional mariachi outfit. As well as being striking and colourful, the design also highlights the threat to gorillas in the wild and the potential destruction of their species.
    • Artist introductionTim Sutcliffe is an artist, illustrator and art director based in Bristol. He has produced artwork and illustrations for a number of commercial, publishing and charity clients and has taken part in many sculpture trails around the country.
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    Zeus

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    • Artist nameCaroline Parrott
    • Sculpture descriptionCaroline's main focus for Zeus was to create a textural surface specifically aimed at those with a visual impairment. The feeling of the metal surface when touched is tactile and unique, and people with limited vision can also appreciate the bold colours that have a subtle sheen in the light.
    • Artist introductionCaroline graduated from Bournemouth University in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Applied Art and Design, she began working in her chosen medium of anodised aluminium in 2007. She hand prints with her own unique designs cut into small printing blocks using a lino cutter. She then dyes using industrial anodising dyes and powder paints to vibrant effect to create a range of contemporary jewellery and sculpture. In previous years Caroline worked with Wild in Art creating two lions for Pride in Bournemouth, one of which involved a project with a group of young carers. Most recently she has completed an otter for the Moor Otter project named Caesar.
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    • Artist nameAdam Pekr
    • Sculpture descriptionSymbiosis' explores the connection between wildlife and the Earth, showing the gorilla as a guardian to the Earth whilst highlighting the importance of conservation. The design comments on our coexistence by juxtaposing technology with nature.
    • Artist introductionBorn in Czech Republic, Adam is a professional mural artist whose brush of choice is an airbrush! In 2018 Adam was involved in several public art trails, creating 'SuperBee' and 'SummerBee' for 'Bee in the City' in Manchester, 'A City is Built on Wisdom' for Hoodwinked in Nottingham, 'Five Gold Rings' for 'Walking with the Snowman' in Salford and most recently 'Oor Andy' for the 'Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail' in Glasgow. Whilst wall murals predominate Adam's work, you will find hi work on many medium including the more traditional canvas to bespoke suitcases! Realism and detail is at the centre of his work and he pours over books on Michelangelo and has always been influenced by the groundbreaking, surreal work of H.R Giger and Dali.
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    • Artist nameOliver Winconek
    • Sculpture descriptionThis gorilla is inspired by Gerald Durrell's interest in the dodo's tragic story, and its use as a symbol for the importance of conservation by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Oliver was also inspired by the theory that the dodo is still alive and kept in captivity, which has prompted searches for the dodo, despite being extinct for over 400 years..!
    • Artist introductionOliver Winconek is a professional portrait artist based in Cambridgeshire. He is inspired by people and nature and has a strong love of animals. He primarily works in oil although is often found drawing in graphite and charcoal. His work is held in numerous private collections around the world.
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    • Artist nameStuart Semple
    • Sculpture descriptionTo celebrate his appreciation for gorillas and the beauty of this magnificent animal, Stuart has created a super-colourful, rainbow gorilla that catches your eye and draws you in. Rainbows are rare and magical, and to Stuart gorillas are the same _ natural magic that needs to be respected, loved and supported.
    • Artist introductionStuart Semple is a leading British artist, curator and activist. His work often deals with accessibility and equality. Over the past 20 years Stuart has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. He is best known for his 'Happy Cloud' performance from Tate Modern and his performance piece 'Pinkest Pink' which questioned Anish Kapoor's ownership of the blackest black. Stuart is an ambassador for Mind, the mental health charity and received a 'Happiness Hero' medal from the UN on the first international day of happiness in recognition for his commitment to happiness.
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    • Artist nameMaria Tarrant
    • Sculpture descriptionAs well as being a Swahili greeting, Jambo Sana is designed to present a positive message of hope and happiness. This playful work takes influences from African textile art using motifs and words to invoke a simplistic child-like innocence. By using luminescent paint the sculpture changes at night, highlighting different aspects of the design.
    • Artist introductionMaria is a qualified artist and biologist based in Jersey but originating from Greece. Her work tells stories and draws inspiration from human emotions, her Greek heritage and biological background to challenge bias by twisting status. She often incorporates different disciplines and her work takes on many sizes from small-scale drawings to sculptures and installations. She loves experimenting with unusual materials and has worked both on her own and in collaboration with others.
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    • Artist nameKenneth Rocafort
    • Sculpture descriptionKenneth Rocafort is an illustrator in the entertainment industry as well as a concept designer and cover artist. He is best known for his work for DC Comics, Marvel and Top Cow. Dynamic Hero has been signed by Durrell's global ambassador Henry Cavill.
    • Artist introductionKenneth Rocafort was originally a scientific illustrator for the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus at the Biology Department and Sea Grant program. Rocafort is also known for his odd paneling layouts, his character designs and his sketchbook Mitografia. Also Rocafort has incursion into the fields of theatre, animation, advertising, magazines, card games, toys and game box art.
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    • Artist nameAndy Coutanche
    • Sculpture descriptionThe inspiration for The Space Between Us comes from negative space conceptual sculpture. It is a way of injecting a piece of the real world into the creation and allows the piece to continually change because the negative space helps define the boundries of the positive space and brings a balance to the composition. The fact that the viewer can interact in a completely different way to a solid form sculpture by becoming part of the piece, with the mind of the viewer filling in the missing pieces, creates a fun and unusual experience.
    • Artist introductionAndy Coutanche is a local artist, best known for his large scale artworks on the beaches of Jersey and many other countries around the world including New Zealand, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bermuda. Andy has been doing these for over 10 years and has caught the eye of the international media with his work featuring on BBC2 "Coast Programme", German RTE TV, The Queen's islands TV show Germany, Coast magazine, OK magazine, The Telegraph, Metro magazine and many other publications around the world. Andy is also a carpenter/joiner who has made sculptural work in wood, stone, glass, hight density foam, copper, willow and fibreglass. Andy has produced work in photography, light painting photography, painting, pen and ink.
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    • Artist nameLois Cordelia
    • Sculpture descriptionWe Are All Connected' was inspired by the words of Gerald Durrell: "The world is as delicate and as complicated as a spider's web. If you touch one thread you send shudders running through all the other threads. We are not just touching the web, we are tearing great holes in it." This Gorilla design incorporates native Jersey wildlife as well as some of the animals found at Jersey Zoo, founded by Gerald Durrell in 1959.
    • Artist introductionLois Cordelia is a versatile artist and illustrator, based at her studio in Ipswich. She works in diverse styles, including energetic speed-painting, intricate scalpel paper-cutting, and mixed media sculpture. She most often creates her art live in public and welcomes the opportunity to talk with people while she works. Her work has featured in a number of public art trails across the UK. Since 1999, Lois has also worked part-time as an artist assistant to children's illustrator Jan Pienkowski (born 1936, best known for his Meg and Mog books). Lois studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh.
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    • Artist nameDonna Newman
    • Sculpture descriptionLooking sharp and dapper in his shirt, tie and braces, Mr G. Rilla is ready for big business. This design is inspired by the economy of Jersey which is largely driven by international financial and legal services, Monkey Business is a fun play on words. Don't worry we know gorillas aren't monkeys!
    • Artist introductionDonna Newman is a freelance Mural Artist working in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. She has predominantly been working in schools across the region for over 12 years and seeks to inspire young people by transforming their learning environments with her vibrant artwork. Trained as a painter at Coventry University, Donna responds with creativity and flair to her client's specifications producing original designs in a huge variety of subjects. She is also an experienced painter of sculpture trails working closely with Wild in Art on several commissions. Working in numerous locations and on various surfaces, Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art.
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    • Artist nameNick Romeril
    • Sculpture descriptionBased on the idea that gorillas and penguins should never meet but are equally susceptible to changing environmental conditions, this design combines the two animals, using the waddle of penguins to make the silverback pattern of the western lowland gorilla.
    • Artist introductionNicholas Romeril was born in Jersey and studied at Camberwell College of Art and Design in London, 1988-1993. Romeril won the travel scholarship from the Royal Overseas League International Painting Competition in 1990, which ignited his travel ambitions. After graduating, he opened and ran a studio in Brixton. Romeril worked with Peter Binnington creating Verre Egolimse mirrors for the Sultan of Brunei, which helped fund his next adventure. Concerned with the amount of time he was spending in his own studio he opted for a complete change. Romeril left London to go travelling around South East Asia and Australia. Returning to Jersey, Romeril again set up a studio, began painting, sculpting, printmaking and lecturing at Highlands School of Art. He has, since then, had over 25 solo exhibitions and many group shows internationally.
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    • Artist nameJess Perrin
    • Sculpture descriptionThis magnificent beast is the 8th wonder of the realm. He's an ancient Chinese dragon as depicted in folklore and ancient Chinese art. He also happens to be a gorilla! He eats bananas for fuel and then breathes fire on his foes. Kong has a tender heart, but be careful of his pointy tail!
    • Artist introductionJessica is a designer and illustrator living and working in Birmingham. Recently completing her Master's degree in Visual Communication, she likes to create both digital and traditional work that has a strong narrative content. Her love for character design can be seen throughout her work.
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    • Artist nameAlastair Knowles-Lenoir
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by the threats that gorillas are currently facing in the wild, this sculpture was designed to not only raise awareness of the dangers they face but also the threats to entire ecosystems all over the world. Alastair's aim was to make people think about animals' natural habitats and how they need protection now more than ever.
    • Artist introductionAlastair Knowles Lenoir (aka Handsforfeet) is an illustrator, printmaker and muralist currently based in London. Having worked alongside many interesting companies, as well as creating independent work, he has formed a style using daily experiences, his love for nature and outdoor sports, and an interest in strange themes as inspiration. His aim is to make work that people of all ages and origins can enjoy by finding their own meanings within each piece whilst still seeing the overarching image.
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    • Artist nameSian Ellis
    • Sculpture descriptionThis gorilla celebrates the geography and history of Jersey. From its landmarks and architecture to its wildlife, the island's history is celebrated as we see objects buried deep underground over time. Sian's design gives you a few clues to some of the things you can find in Jersey that remind us of the island's rich history and those who have lived here before us.
    • Artist introductionSian is an illustrator based in Yorkshire whose bold and playful style focuses on promoting positivity. Her illustrations are of the weird and wonderful and Sian creates prints, patches and ceramic pieces that incorporate her colourful characters and witty concepts. Sian creates in a range of mediums and sizes, from detailed fine line drawings and digital illustrations to giant mural paintings and felt, wool and clay creations. Although monsters and spooks often feature in Sian's work, her pieces are always very happy and he goal as an illustrator is always to bring smiles to the faces of those viewing her work. Equipped with a lifelong passion for drawing, Sian is a self taught artist and began illustrating in 2018.
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    • Artist nameGabriella Street
    • Sculpture descriptionGabriella's design takes inspiration from 1970's psychedelic posters and patterns. Gabriella works as a graphic designer and has a love for all things 70's, which has led to this bright, contemporary, bold design, which has the ability to stand out pretty much anywhere! The composition of the design flows seamlessly over the contours of the gorilla and the layering of colourful spots and stripes gives the illusion of many more colours, as well as the pop of black and white creating contrast and energy. Gabriella likes to use bold colour palettes in her style of work to brighten up someone's day!
    • Artist introductionGabriella Street works as a graphic designer and illustrator in Jersey. She has studied as a commercial photographer, a graphic designer, and is a self-taught painter. Her work varies from digital illustration and logo design to oil painting and linocut. Gabriella's style of work has a unique feel to it, she likes to focus on keeping her work simple with clean lines and a striking composition, yet applies a bold colour palette, creating a vivid contemporary look to her work. She likes to take inspiration from colours, nature and her travels around the world.
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    • Artist nameMike Harris
    • Sculpture descriptionSeasc'ape was designed to raise much-needed awareness about the desperate need to protect our oceans and marine life while we still can. Through hand-drawn illustrations and core messaging about keeping our seas plastic-free, this work depicts how life can thrive in healthy waters. Designed to inspire all of us to play our part and look after this precious asset, with small changes we can turn the tide and save our seas
    • Artist introductionPixelhands is a traditionally trained illustrator who practices as a freelance creative with a client list spanning multiple industries. Primarily working in digital and print as a commercial artist, Pixelhands' creative journey covers a multitude of disciplines and has seen him work on a variety of projects from gig posters and book cover designs to animations and music video productions. His forte is executing contemporary branding and delivering bespoke websites. Interested in the synergy of art, culture and music, Pixelhands is a founding member of the Groove Collective, responsible for putting on Jersey's most popular fundraising music festival, Groove De Lecq. Always looking for opportunities for artistic collaboration, he relishes being able to get his art into the public space... where art belongs.
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    • Artist nameLouise Le Luyer
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by the connection people have with butterflies, and their representation of endurance, change, hope, and life. Louise's design is brought to life using her training as a ceramic artist, delicately painting decorative florals and butterflies on a white background.
    • Artist introductionLouise's love of art took her to university to study Ceramic Design. She graduated with a Masters with Distinction from Staffordshire University and was selected to represent the University at the New Designers in London in 1995. Since 2000 Louise has had the top selling dinnerware pattern in the USA called Butterfly Meadow, based on her love of growing up in the countryside in Jersey. Her clients have included Aspery, Royal Doulton, Villeroy and Boch as well as working with Kate Spade. She is skilled in painting, illustration and computer deisgn. She is currently building her web page and also planning an exhibition with the Harbour Gallery in St. Aubins.
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    • Artist nameJess Perrin
    • Sculpture descriptionCombining the majestic zebra and the king of the primates, this design represents multiple parts of the animal kingdom to show their complexity and respective beauty. It stands out from the crowd, bringing together power and intelligence with beauty and majesty. He is dazzling, but look closely at his stripes because there may be more to him than meets the eye!
    • Artist introductionJessica is a designer and illustrator living and working in Birmingham. Recently completing her Master's degree in Visual Communication, she likes to create both digital and traditional work that has a strong narrative content. Her love for character design can be seen throughout her work.
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    • Artist nameJane James
    • Sculpture descriptionPlease note, this is a young gorilla. When Jane is out collecting driftwood she sees a lot of plastic that gets washed up on our shores. This has been the inspiration behind her gorilla. The gorilla has been covered with plastic collected from the beach. One half has been painted to look like a normal gorilla and the other half left with the plastic exposed. A shoal of Jane's ceramic fish swim around the gorilla. Where they swim over the plastic, the fish look dull and colourless, where there is no plastic they are bright and colourful. This gorilla symbolises the damage being done to our marine life as a result of plastic pollution.
    • Artist introductionJane James is an award-winning artist who has become one of the best known ceramic designers in the Channel Islands. Jane started making ceramics in 2009 and her business quickly grew to include three galleries/gift shops in Jersey and a busy online shop. In 2017, Jane established a dedicated production studio and gallery overlooking English Harbour in St Helier. Here Jane and her small team of ceramicists draw inspiration from their surroundings to make a large range of coastal themed ceramics that are sold around the world.
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    • Artist nameLucy Fleming
    • Sculpture descriptionBe Who You Really Are' is inspired by the relationship between our environment and ourselves. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for 'circle' or 'completion'. Mandala's offer a way to engage with the inherent harmony and balance of nature. When somebody creates a mandala it becomes a window for exploring one's inner self. "Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity." - Leonardo da Vinci
    • Artist introductionLucy is an ever changing artist. She works in various materials, shifting from one project to another with an unmistakable style that shines through.
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    Rotchi

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    • Artist nameAmy Bourbon
    • Sculpture descriptionRotchi references Jersey through the careful rendering of the beautiful and unique Jersey granite. Amy's design was built up in layers, using acrylic paints to develop a complex and detailed surface. The colours were inspired by the Ronez Quarry granite and the design highlights the weight and formation of granite through texture, crevices, and depth. As well as the link to the Jersey coastline, Rotchi also signifies gorillas' strength and their resilient family unity.
    • Artist introductionAmy Bourbon is a Fine Artist specialising in painting and drawing. She has been awarded a PhD from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and her Doctoral work involved research relating to the disciplines of Painting and Acousmatic Music. Her painting practice involves large-scale oil paintings inspired by the places that she has encountered and loved. These influences are predominantly Jersey in the Channel Islands and Grand Cayman in the Caribbean and more recently an artist residency in Poole, UK. Amy's artworks reflect her understanding of paint and it's potential for manipulation on a canvas surface. She uses layering techniques to develop depth on her canvases, giving the impression of space alongside intricate detail.
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  • Lot 36

    Florilla

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    • Artist nameLena Kibbler
    • Sculpture descriptionInspired by the Jersey Battle of flowers, Lena's floral design uses her signature dot-work and bright colours to create a sense of summer joy associated with flowers in bloom. 'Florilla' shows the significance of wild flowers, all of those shown being edible flowers that add colour, texture and nutrients to our food, as well as providing nectar and pollen for bees and insects.
    • Artist introductionLena is a recently retired art teacher who now has time to develop and produce her own unique style of art. Lena studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee specialising in textile design and she uses her design background to add patterns to her work. She works in mixed media using her love of colour and nature to create unusual one off pieces. Lena uses a ground of brusho for backgrounds of intense colours which are individual in each case as the media allows little control on the effects it produces. In contrast to this images are then drawn with pen and ink in a precise and controlled drawing. Lena has had successful exhibitions at the Meffan, Forfar, The Botanics Dundee.
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    • Artist nameGraham Bannister
    • Sculpture descriptionForest Guardian takes inspiration from the Gorilla Guardian program at Durrell as well as the work of the Durrell Gorilla Keepers. This design shows the gorilla as the guardian of its habitat that protects the other species intertwined in its fur, as it roams the forest.
    • Artist introductionGraham Bannister has an enduring love of Jersey, which began over 25 years ago with his Jersey coastline collection of paintings. Graham also created an exhibition at Durrell depicting trees and reflections of water and their importance to the environment. Graham has always had a deep and sensitive connection to the wild and nature in all it's beauty and diversity. Living with his partner Sylvie Cambet who prints from a natural process, they have created a lifestyle and working practice which is deeply locked in thoughtfully cherishing our planet.
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    • Artist nameFrancesca Monticelli
    • Sculpture descriptionFrancesca Monticelli wanted to create a playful, bright and colourful design to attract attention. Inspired by exploring merging prints of rainbow-like stripes, plants and floating bananas.
    • Artist introductionFrancesca Monticelli is a final year BA Fine Art Student studying at Central Saint Martins in London. Monticelli's current work explores a combination of sculpture, drawing and print design. She is also fascinated with socially interactive and engaged art which is incorporated into the environment. It is an important act to present not only social, economic, environmental or political intentions, but to bring bursts of colour, joy and playfulness into the world we live.
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    • Artist nameSue Webber
    • Sculpture description"As a young girl, I loved to read the Classics, one of which being Treasure Island. It has tales of pirates, adventures and of course treasure! I wanted to create a character who has a story or two to tell. What sort of adventures has he had and how much treasure has he found? Long John Silverback the pirate wears a coat of cobalt blue, with silver buttons, collected from his many seafaring adventures. How many can you see? Have fun and adventures discovering the many Go Wild Gorillas this summer." - Sue Webber
    • Artist introductionSusan is a freelance artist based in Somerset, she studied illustration at UWE, and after graduation won a Gold Award from the Association of Illustrators for new talent. Susan puts her illustration skills into many art projects and subjects, which includes creating 3D story board plaques for public art sculptures, and painting many animal sculpture trails in the UK. Her favourite subjects for art projects would be botanical illustration and drawing buildings. However, she enjoys design which is why she loves to create art for many of the UK city sculpture trails.
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  • Lot 40

    Relic

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    • Artist nameWill Bertram
    • Sculpture descriptionRelic (Of a Conscious Age) is a gorilla being frozen in the hope that he will save his species from extinction and inspire the human race to change, saving the planet from environmental disaster. Relic is a playful but conscious and thoughtful sculpture, intended to be a beacon of hope and change.
    • Artist introductionWill Bertram graduated from Bristol School of Art in 2018, where he completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and is currently working as Artist Co-Ordinator for Go Wild Gorillas. Will is a mixed media artist, mostly known for his graphic illustrations which often feature in Gallery Magazine. He has also created installations, murals and regularly exhibits in Jersey, most recently being the group show HAVN, alongside Ben Robertson, Danny Richardson and Sam Carney, in Jason Butler's gallery and studio for Skipton Open Studios 2018. Will likes to use narrative in his work, exploring alternate histories, imagined landscapes, often referencing his influences and making subtle hints at social commentary in his distinctive style.
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    Jer-Sea

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    • Artist nameAnne-Marie Byrne
    • Sculpture descriptionBased on the common misconception that the English Channel is such a busy seaway that there's no room for wildlife, Anne-Marie's design shows just a small fraction of the richness of the seas around the island. It includes; common seals, bottlenose dolphins, shoals of mackerel and cod, colourful anemones and jellyfish. Her aim was for Jer-Sea to inspire visitors to seek out more. Perfect for those exploring our shoreline and seas!
    • Artist introductionAnne-Marie is a Liverpool born, Suffolk-based artist. Originally qualified as an archaeologist, she then spent several years in a variety of office-based jobs, rediscovering her artistic roots when Pigs Gone Wild came to Ipswich in 2016. Since then she has painted for several trails around the UK - including a lion disguised as a tiger, sun bears and flying hares, a prehistoric giraffe, a biker bee, ducks and otters. There was even a Van Gogh-inspired car bonnet that drove all the way to Monte Carlo in a charity rally. When not drawing and painting, Anne-Marie creates digital art and writes fiction. Any spare time is spent reading and travelling, because you can never have too much inspiration in life.
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    • Artist nameCliff Wright
    • Sculpture descriptionThis design proudly depicts a frieze of animals dancing on top of the globe, each animal leading the next. At the end of the frieze is a human being taking the animals to the rising sun. Cliff wanted to show that we are all connected and it's our responsibility to look after our fellow beings. He has featured a variety of species, some of which Jersey Zoo and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust are working to save from extinction.
    • Artist introductionCliff Wright has been a practising artist for 30 years. His Illustration work has featured in countless children's books, magazines, posters, greetings card designs and advertising projects. Most notably his artwork has accompanied two of the original Harry Potter book covers, and he was also honoured to work with Gerald Durrell who authored the well-known Andrex Puppy Books. Cliff has been teaching for over 20 years and founded a highly-regarded series of drawing-based workshops and courses under the name of Nature of Seeing. More recently he has been exploring a passion for sculpture and has just completed a commission which will feature as the cover to a high quality restoration of the classic film 'Death in Venice'.
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    • Artist nameKelly Stanford
    • Sculpture descriptionThis gorilla celebrates the life and work of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Jersey Zoo's founder Gerald Durrell, who was an explorer, author and television presenter as well as being a prominent conservationist. Based on Gerald Durrell's physical appearance, the design incorporates endangered animals that Durrell works with, poetry by Gerald Durrell, as well as facts about Jersey Zoo.
    • Artist introductionKelly is a scientific artist based in Manchester who uses art to communicate scientific subjects in a more accessible way to the public. The artist's 'STEM Bee' science communication sculpture took pride of place outside Manchester Oxford Road station in 2018 and contained 80 signatures from local researchers to raise awareness of the city's past and ongoing scientific heritage.
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    • Sculpture descriptionCreated using Black 3.0, the 'blackest black' paint, developed by contemporary artist, curator, activist and fellow-gorilla painter Stuart Semple, this mysterious gorilla stands alone from the rest of the trail; trading colourful adornment, for an all-black finish. Although it may seem simple, Black 3.0 absorbs up to 99% of light, turning the gorilla into a silhouette or 'gorilla-shaped hole' within a landscape. This aims to highlight the potential extinction of the western lowland gorilla, becoming a stark reminder of the significance of conservation, and the work of organisations like Durrell. With this gorilla comes the choice of keeping it matte black, or considering it a blank canvas to be brought to life by an artist of your choice!
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