Jersey Artist Lucie Marie Holt to take part in French arts festival

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Lucie Marie Holt by Stacey Yates

Lucie Marie Holt by Stacey Yates

Jersey artist Lucie Marie Holt has been selected by the Forum des Art to take part in their annual three-day arts festival in St. Malo. From Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May, Lucie will be exhibiting her work alongside 300 amateur and professional artists from all over France.

A member of Genuine Jersey, Lucie graduated from Highlands College in 2012. She has been known for her mono biro drawings of ‘The Pigeon People’, which she sells online through sites such as Etsy, Boutique Jersey and 69 Halkett Place. Recently, Lucie has been incorporating colour into her work. Her new project ‘Fleur du Mal’ features abstract flower bouquets and 1920s silent movie actresses based on the Little Book of Poetry by Charles Baudlaire.

Jersey Arts Trust has partnered with Forum des Arts for the past three years, and has sent a selection of Jersey artists to St. Malo to participate in the city’s arts festival. Ben Robertson and Oli Nightingale of Jersey’s Kartoon Faktory, who have participated in the festival for the past two years, said:

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We exhibited 6 cartoons which we translated and adapted to suit the St. Malo and Normandy region. The cartoons were highly acclaimed, and after exhibiting we donated one to the Mayor of St Malo, who in turn presented it to the Chief of Police in St Malo.

We both thought the Festival was very well organised and entertaining, and we had an amazing few days. We made some great contacts with French Artists who we will definitely be collaborating with in the near future.

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The event is coordinated by the city of Saint-Malo and runs via the Service Information Jeunesse et Animation de la Ville. Forum des Arts has been running annually since 2003 and promotes the work of young artists between the ages of 15-35. The Forum des Arts features performances, concerts, workshops and exhibitions, with the historic streets of Saint-Malo as a backdrop.

The festival acts as a chance for artists to network and profile their work on a larger platform. Work is not for sale, however prices of the pieces can be displayed during the exhibition.

For further information, please contact Sarah Colter at sarah@arts.jemailto:sarah@arts.je.

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