October 6, 2022

First with the Alderney News

Nicola Brink portrait to be unveiled in Alderney

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The unveiling of a commemorative portrait of Guernsey’s Director of Health, Dr Nicola Brink MBE, will take place as part of the official opening of the Le Passage Gallery’s 2021 Summer Exhibition on Saturday 3rd July, in the presence of Dr Brink.

Painted by the accomplished Guernsey-born portrait painter, Sally Ede-Golightly, the painting of Dr Nicola Brink MBE, flanked by Alderney-born Staff Nurse Aimee Coleman and Housekeeper Leah Peckwill is designed to serve as an important reminder to future generations of how by Dr Brink and her team planned for and so effectively dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The unveiling of the portrait will take place at the Le Passage Gallery & Sculpture Gardens at Les Rocquettes House (formerly the Old Presbytery) at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 3rd July as part of a VIP reception to launch their Summer Exhibition which, according to the man behind the Summer Exhibition, Bennt Bengtsson, has attracted sixteen talented artists from around the World (see below).

Portrait Painter Sally Ede-Golightly with her sitter Staff Nurse Aimee Coleman

When Bennt Bengtsson purchased the Old Presbytery in 2019 it was in a sad state of repair. Since then, despite two lockdowns, he has not wavered one from his goal to transform what has now been renamed Les Rocquettes House into the most exciting gallery in the Channel Islands. There is no doubt that this, together with the garden – now a sculpture gallery, will be well worth a visit for islanders and staycation visitors alike.

Artists participating in this years La Passage Summer Exhibition include:

For more information on the Le Passage 2021 Summer Exhibition visit the Le Passage website or contact:

Tracey Ann Yates on +44 7781 161147

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