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Hurvin Anderson, Jersey, 2008

Jersey is a picture of a barbershop shop in Jamaica. The artist, Hurvin Anderson, uses a three stage method when he makes his artworks – first he takes photos of something, next he makes a collage out of these images, and then he paints a picture based on it.

You can see this picture in Tate Liverpool until April 2013, in the exhibition called Thresholds. The artist has used bits of this picture in some of his other paintings too, look out and see if you can spot them!

Here are some things to think about when you write your story: why is the hairdresser’s deserted? Where has everyone gone? The multi-coloured posters on the wall are blank – could the images have run straight off them?

© Hurvin Anderson

 

28 stories about “Hurvin Anderson, Jersey, 2008”

  1. freya johnson, age 9, from england

    the was once in a city were no one new about untill this day when a man came after his family had been killed .so he was looking for somewere new to live that was paceful

  2. dough girl 10, age 12, from usa

    im thinking that the world ended so there is nobody there and this family survived and they have to make that barber shop somewhere to survive the zombie apocalypis and they wish that they never had went to the barber shop cause it is where zombies made a home in a emploeys only area. once the family gets t live ther they zombies start to come out in a crowd…

  3. emma, age 10, from england

    so there was an earthquake, so the people in that shop ran out of it but then they got hit by a falling building. None of them survived :( but the shop was shook. it was the only place that survived there…

  4. mm10, age 10, from ireland

    there was a place that no one had found .it was dull dreary and boring until a man came along whipped it into shape and it is now the worlds most popular countrie,china

  5. marshmallow 0001, age 9, from chocolate world

    there was a barbar shop and everything was going well until a murderer came and killed everyone

  6. dsdsdsdsddsdsdd, age 10, from hjhgjhgjhg

    an empty shop

  7. SaveEarth, age 11, from the land of peace and biscuits

    It had been deserted, and obviously that was his fault. He’d been out, visiting his parents for a few years, and now… Was it all gone? There could have been a robbery, he thought, it can’t be my fault, anyway. But what if it is? There’s hair on the floor. What if in his dreams, he… No. No, no, no. That wasn’t possible. Nobody was there, and it was his own greying hairs on the floor. Nobody had come in the first place, he remembered. He was the only customer.

  8. bella, age 9, from england

    a mad lion killer came in the shop and attacked people

  9. smith, age 8, from poland

    the one with a big branch out cames the rainbow

  10. Nguyen, age 2, from USA

    One day I sat down at a desk and typed on this.

  11. Amelia, age 11, from Australia

    My office, a bit messy I admit, but okay for me. Maybe I should tidy up…….Nah! I like it weather YOU like it or not.

  12. Milly-Lane, age 12, from Scotland

    “Dad! Dad!” Said billy, with a flyer in his hands
    “Yes my boy?”
    “Look at this flyer, its a Barber shop called ‘Jersey’ Can i get my hair cut there?” asked Billy, Pointing to the picture, Dad shook Billy’s hair with his hand “Your hair DOES need cutting, Well okay” Dad smiled, Putting on his wellings and blue mackentosh while Billy did the same, It was such a rainy day! They arrived at a small building “Jersey”. Billy ran in the barber shop, It was completely empty! It was multi-coloured with squares and 2 chairs with 2 green hairdresser capes “Ah! My first customers! I built this place, My name is Hurvin Anderson and welcome to my Barber shop!” Billy smiled, Bouncing on the Chair as Hurvin flickered the cape and wrapped it gently round Billy’s neck “How shall you have your hair Boy? A comb-over? a Quiff maybe?” he asked, Billy replied “A Pompadour if you please mr Anderson!” Billy smiled. 30 mnutes later, Billy’s new hairstyle was complete! “Thank you sir” Said Billy’s Dad, giving him 20 Jamaian Dollars, “Keep the change!” placing them in Mr Andersons hand.

  13. Jr., age 11, from USA

    The owner of the barber shop went out of town and left his employees in charge. The thing about the employees was they are not just employees they are his kids so if they did any thing bad they could not get fired, well they could but he would not want to hear about it every night. So they threw a party, not just a regular party but a party in the barber shop, with 100 people! Did I mention they are also magicians? So them and their friends made the people and things off the posters come to life! So that was more people that joined the party in the barber shop.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————–
    Then they hear a knock at the door the barbers eldest son answered the door and there was their dad standing at the door with his arms crossed.

    TO BE CONTINUED!!!

  14. KEVLYN, age 5, from UNNITID STATES

    A BEAR IN A DARK CAVE WANTD LITTE SO HE STOLE THE SUNSHINE THE TOWN WAS DARK AND AND THE PEPOL TUNRNRND TO ZOMBIES

  15. Sakura, age 14, from Galifrea

    Creak! The dusty door swung on its hinges as I stepped nervously into the dusty building, glancing around uneasily. Along the walls were tables withsharp metal tools. Yowch. They looked painful. A dim, musty light filtered through the window, and I looked outat the deserted street. I heard a creak behind me and I turned yo see a large figure looming behind me. He smiled. “Hello, are you ready toget your hair cut?”

  16. hii, age 0, from hi

    once apon a time a guy got bored so he cut up magazine pictures and squares and pasted them on a paper… the end.

  17. susanna, age 7, from England

    :) thanks i love stories about art :)

  18. shannon, age 11, from englaned

    “Dad! Dad!” Said billy, with a flyer in his hands
    “Yes my boy?”
    “Look at this flyer, its a Barber shop called ‘Jersey’ Can i get my hair cut there?” asked Billy, Pointing to the picture, Dad shook Billy’s hair with his hand “Your hair DOES need cutting, Well okay” Dad smiled, Putting on his wellings and blue mackentosh while Billy did the same, It was such a rainy day! They arrived at a small building “Jersey”. Billy ran in the barber shop, It was completely empty! It was multi-coloured with squares and 2 chairs with 2 green hairdresser capes “Ah! My first customers! I built this place, My name is Hurvin Anderson and welcome to my Barber shop!” Billy smiled, Bouncing on the Chair as Hurvin flickered the cape and wrapped it gently round Billy’s neck “How shall you have your hair Boy? A comb-over? a Quiff maybe?” he asked, Billy replied “A Pompadour if you please mr Anderson!” Billy smiled. 30 mnutes later, Billy’s new hairstyle was complete! “Thank you sir” Said Billy’s Dad, giving him 20 Jamaian Dollars, “Keep the change!” placing them in Mr Andersons hand.The owner of the barber shop went out of town and left his employees in charge. The thing about the employees was they are not just employees they are his kids so if they did any thing bad they could not get fired, well they could but he would not want to hear about it every night. So they threw a party, not just a regular party but a party in the barber shop, with 100 people! Did I mention they are also magicians? So them and their friends made the people and things off the posters come to life! So that was more people that joined the party in the barber shop.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————–
    Then they hear a knock at the door the barbers eldest son answered the door and there was their dad standing at the door with his arms crossed.

    TO BE CONTINUED!!!

  19. shannon, age 11, from englaned

    “Dad! Dad!” Said billy, with a flyer in his hands
    “Yes my boy?”
    “Look at this flyer, its a Barber shop called ‘Jersey’ Can i get my hair cut there?” asked Billy, Pointing to the picture, Dad shook Billy’s hair with his hand “Your hair DOES need cutting, Well okay” Dad smiled, Putting on his wellings and blue mackentosh while Billy did the same, It was such a rainy day! They arrived at a small building “Jersey”. Billy ran in the barber shop, It was completely empty! It was multi-coloured with squares and 2 chairs with 2 green hairdresser capes “Ah! My first customers! I built this place, My name is Hurvin Anderson and welcome to my Barber shop!” Billy smiled, Bouncing on the Chair as Hurvin flickered the cape and wrapped it gently round Billy’s neck “How shall you have your hair Boy? A comb-over? a Quiff maybe?” he asked, Billy replied “A Pompadour if you please mr Anderson!” Billy smiled. 30 mnutes later, Billy’s new hairstyle was complete! “Thank you sir” Said Billy’s Dad, giving him 20 Jamaian Dollars, “Keep the change!” placing them in Mr Andersons hand

  20. shannon, age 11, from englaned

    one day at work also at the café it was messy like a jungle

  21. maisha, age 12, from uk

    there was a art poster in the street and people was looking at it. some wanted to bye but some were poor and tried to steel it. but one person came up and said to the person who is selling the poster “i got $10000 i will give it to you if you give me the poster first” so the the person who was selling the poster gave it to the person who said he had the money then the person who soled it said “can you give the money now or you have to give the poster back to me”. then the person who said he had the money i don’t have money and he ran away. the person who soled it was crying so much he went crazy beating up people he dint know what to do.

    so people should pay if they want to buy something.
    hoped u all liked the short story and pay things do’t steel things it is nor good

  22. Molivann, age 8, from Cambodia

    Today you can not go to the hair dresser because nobody saw them there is only an empty space in the room and some things that are hanging on the wall today and they can`t speak so they would not tell us what happened or anything they don`t even have eyes.
    People think they left somewhere and gave up their job because they did not earn enough money they were pretty poor.
    Others thought they did not like their jobs and just left, that`s why.
    But one day a detective noticed that there was a hole in the ground and they thought the hair dressers went that way or there might be a person who lives under the tunnel and wanted to find out more about live and he came up, saw the hair dressers and just pulled them down and let them work for him but nobody was brave enough to get down the hole because they might get killed.

  23. lyka, age 7, from cambodia

    There was a costumer that was wanting to cut her hair to 2 feet long.her hair was 3 feet long BANG BANG she fall down in to a dark creepy trap pit so she was freak out and suddenly she had a heart attack. 7 minutes later she wake up and saw a handsome prince and she jump out and say ”hell, my highness” like a crazy girl and at last they get out and live happily ever after.

    THE END

  24. seoyoung, age 8, from cambodia

    There was an boy who went in a barber shop and got his hair cut.He was happy to get his hair cut.He was getting his hair cut . Then…. a hole was there! A trap! No!

  25. Anna, age 34, from USA

    Once upon a time, a town with hairy fellows went to the fair. The cottons candy got stuck in their hair. The barbor was exhausted after shaving everyone’s heads and he left promptly to watch espn at home.

  26. cupcakey, age 9, from england

    I walked in this shop with desparation and discoverd no one was in! I started to think “Oh its closed but why would the doors be open.” I knew something was wrong.

  27. millie, age 8, from england

    an office. i know it dosen’t sound like much but that’s all it is. lots of stuff happened in this office science experiments, circus and playing. until one day something terrible happened…………………………………….

  28. megan, age 9, from england

    where has everyone gone?

    the makeup was lying across the floor with the straightners and curlers on the desk pens lying about
    where has everyone gone?

    the police landed in the office “hmmmm very strange ” he said I know who it might be the man who stole the car and robbed the bank last week and he was right it turned out to be that they were gone last week to so he stayed in prison for the rest of his life