Amanda Brun Tiny Island Alphabet Exhibition

Art at The Park

Our Christmas exhibition features a collaboration between artist Amanda Brun and Blue Ormer Publishing, with illustrations depicting aspects of Bailiwick life taken from a newly published book 'Tiny Island Alphabet'. 

The exhibition will run in conjunction with our very popular Museum Christmas Shop opening on 17 November until 20 December. Opening days and times: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm (closed Mondays, except for a special opening on Monday 11 December at our Christmas Courtyard Market) Free entry and access friendly. 

National Trust of Guernsey Members are invited to a special evening event on Monday 20 December between 5pm-7pm, along with those invited by Amanda. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist and publisher, together with a chance to browse the Museum Christmas Shop. Refreshments will be served. 

Amanda Brun is a parent, teacher, artist, writer and musician, taking inspiration from the history and folklore of her home - the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Self-taught after leaving school, Amanda loves to experiment with a range of media to create highly patterned and whimsical illustrations inspired by the beauty of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, its history and mythology, adding a sprinkle of her own imagination. Amanda loves to create and retell the stories of the islands through the visual arts, the written and spoken word, and through song lyrics.

β€œThe book began as a personal challenge during lockdown to create an image for each letter of the alphabet associated with Guernsey. I loved reading an alphabet book with my children when they were small, and they had really benefited from that in their early reading. I thought therefore it would be a wonderful way of engaging local children in discussions about local places and folklore, as well as familiarising them with the alphabet.”

Amanda Brun