Last weekend Jersey Heritage unveiled a brand-new exhibition at the Jersey Museum: Bergerac’s Island – Jersey in the 1980s.

Following the success of our past exhibitions with Jersey Heritage – Diana and The Voices of the Great War – we immediately pitched ourselves for the contract to design and build this new exhibition. The whole team came together to prepare our concept and organise our ideas. Happily, we won the contract based on our previous experience with exhibition work, at the end of 2016.

These last few months have been flat out and full of fun as we remembered this period. Through this journey, we were reminded of both the highs and the lows, the fear and the excitement that filled the 80s.

Often referred to as the decade that fashion forgot, we’ve made the exhibition immersive, overwhelming, big and brash – everything that the 80s exuded. We show the differences and the similarities between then and now, and of course, Bergerac takes centre stage in this exhibition.

We are telling the story of the 80s and it is certainly not only the joys and crazyness that the exhibition highlights. From Jim Bergerac to the conflicts of the time, and from the music and fashion to the horror of AIDs, this exhibition also tackles some of the more serious issues and reflects the moods of the people and the time.

“A journey through the emotions of the 80s” is how our own Richard Lumborg describes this exhibition.


All of us here at The Idea Works can’t wait for ‘you’ to see it.


March 29, 2017


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