ARTIST Olympia McEwan has been nominated for the Moonpig-sponsored Arts Contribution of the Year award for her hard work curating a book which led to a major exhibition at the Guernsey Arts Commission’s greenhouse gallery.
‘I’d like to nominate Olympia for the Arts Contributor of the Year Award for her extensive work collecting contributions of memories, poetry, photography, paintings and her own beautiful artwork, for the book In Living Memory,’ said Diana Nicole, who is 90 years old.
‘The book celebrates the 75 anniversary of Liberation.’
Published by Blue Ormer, the book contains work by many talented local creatives such as Paul Chambers, Mark Cook, Chris Foss, Rosanne Guille, Molly Harris and Frances Lemmon and includes memories and stories by survivors, including Ethel Brouard, Shirley Falla, Margaret Le Conte and Naomi Taylor – and Diana herself.
‘I’m very pleased to be nominated,’ said Olympia. ‘It’s such an accolade and it also shines a light on all the fantastic contributors to the book and exhibition, the artists and the survivors.’
All proceeds from the book, after costs, will go to Age Concern in Guernsey and Alderney.
‘For me this was very important,’ said Olympia. ‘This is the perfect charity because the book is about that generation who came through the Occupation.’