Celebrating the Isle of Man UNESCO Biosphere status through art
14 April 2022
The 2022 Isle of Man Art Society Easter Exhibition took place over the Easter weekend in the lovely setting of the Villa Marina Arcade. The stylish art-deco architecture added a fine backdrop to this year's display, with over 90 local artists exhibiting their work.
The Guest of Honour at a private opening event hosted by Ramsey Crookall on Thursday the 14th of April was the Island's Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Lorimer. In his capacity as Patron of the Isle of Man Art Society, he formally opened the exhibition and was ably supported by the President of the Isle of Man Art Society, David Sayle, and David Harding, Managing Director of Ramsey Crookall.
This year's exhibition presented an opportunity for the Art Society to celebrate and support the Isle of Man UNESCO Biosphere status, granted in 2016, by hosting a diversity of artworks with themes relating to the Island's natural beauty, its rich culture, and sustainability.
On show were over 300 exhibits by artists from across the Island, providing a lovely mix of styles and subjects, with paintings, drawings, collages, jewellery, and sculpture all represented.
Most of the art pieces displayed were available for purchase, and business was brisk as patrons moved quickly to snap up the works of their choice.