Celebrated Swiss Wildlife Artist to be exhibited in Jersey for the first time

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The programme of my life is clear: to celebrate nature’s splendor and to raise awareness of its essential importance to us.” Robert Hainard

The National Trust for Jersey is delighted to be working with the Hainard Foundation to bring the work of the late Swiss artist and environmentalist, Robert Hainard, to the Island. Robert Hainard was a sculptor, wood engraver and painter, but also a forerunner of the ecology movement.

The exhibition, which will include woodblock prints and sculpture, is being held at 16 New Street between 13th-20th March.

House Manager Chris Addy stated:

“The artwork and philosophy of Robert Hainard, who devoted his life to the illustration and defence of nature in its wild and free state, is an excellent fit with the principles of the National Trust for Jersey. We are therefore thrilled to be working with Pierre and Marie Madeleine Hainard, in order to celebrate this extraordinary talent.”

Robert was also responsible for several influential French language publications on the nature and wildlife of Europe, one of which is entitled ‘In Defence of The Image’ (1967). This volume, which explores the artist’s techniques and outlook, has been translated into English especially for the exhibition, at which it shall be available for purchase for the first time.

  • DATE: 13th – 20th March
  • TIME: 11am- 4pm
  • PLACE: 16 New Street
  • Free entry, donations welcome

If you would like any further information or wish to contact Pierre and Marie Madeleine Hainard for a statement, please contact Chris Addy on 483193 or email chris@nationaltrust.je

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