The Merchants House, Jersey Museum
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NG

The past is unravelling in the Merchant’s House at the Jersey Museum in an exciting exhibition of work by artist Karen Le Roy Harris. Her work investigates the narrative of the human form. In this exciting site-specific exhibition Karen re-creates the narratives of the family that once lived in this Heritage site. She represents the family through 9 dynamic installations bringing history to life in a new and engaging way. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through time to 1861 where they’ll be enchanted as they discover scenes, sounds and memories of the Ginestet family that lived in this once unfashionable part of town. Karen’s beautifully intricate interpretations of each of the rooms gives a sympathetic view of the family, unveiling a story on a journey through their lives and thoughts. Writer Vicky Hinault gives a poetic response to each room, intimately recording her thoughts. Jonathan Carter, Director of Jersey Heritage commented: ‘Karen’s work is inspired and inspiring. One of our key aims at Jersey Heritage is to bring alive the Island’s history and culture to enable people to make sense of the past and interpret the present. This exhibition is a wonderfully visual way of achieving that aim.’