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December 2017

Cover Art Photography Corrie Scott

All information correct at time of publishing. Please phone or email relevant galleries to confirm dates of events as they may be subject to change. Updates as news of arts events comes in each month may be viewed on Published by Corrie Scott

Welcome to Barbados Monthly Arts Events Thank you to the Gallery of Caribbean Art and The Art Hub who have teamed up to pay for an upgrade for this magazine through 2017. This means The Visual Arts Barbados Magazine may now be viewed with no ads and downloaded. This is a completely free magazine created out of the need to inform so that we can get to exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and more, rather than hearing about events after they have taken place. I encourage anyone with a creative event to get in contact with me at and I will add a free page for you. Let’s get the arts out there! Please, pass this magazine on to others and so help the creative side of Barbados get all the exposure possible. Corrie

GALLERY OF CARIBBEAN ART The Gallery Of Caribbean Art Galleries presents the works of a variety of artists Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter

Tel: (246) 419-0858

Specialising in art supplies for the professional to student level. Offering a wide range of products OILS ACRYLICS WATERCOLOURS Golden Paints and mediums, Gamblin, Cotman, Liquitex, Reeves, Galeria, Sargent. Plus a wide range of drawing and colouring equipment. Prisma, Derwent, Reeves, Sargent, Charcoal and Pastels. Easels, Canvases, Watercolour paper, Drawing and Pastel paper. Screen printing and lino block printing supplies.Fabric paint and dyes. Waxes, pottery tools, stencils and more. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm Saturday 8.30am – 3pm. Sunday Closed. Telephone/Fax (246) 436 2950 James Fort Building, Hincks Street, Bridgetown

TRACEY WILLIAMS Tel (246) 436 2950 (w), 435-0736 (h) or (246) 231 6847/46 (m) #28, Glen Acres, Ellerton, St George

CURATOR’S STATEMENT ‘Divine Feminine’ is Artists Alliance Barbados contribution to the conversation on women, the sacred and society. The hashtag #MeToo as a rallying cry is the most recent recurrence of women (and men) disclosing their personal experience with sexual harassment, abuse, molestation and rape. It follows the hashtag  #lifeinleggings revelations started by our own Ronelle King that became a Caribbean-wide movement to draw attention to the violence women experience “as a matter of fact”. Nearly every woman I know has a story to tell and it’s scary. Barbados is currently debating new sexual harassment legislation. Why is violence against women so prevalent? Is it a case of nature verses nurture, where our animal instincts outweigh our intellectual faculties? Can this vile, almost seeming, rite of passage be eliminated? How do we start to mend the schism in our collective DNA so that women and children are safe and protected whilst being free to express their true selves? One aspect discussed is the historical socio-religious organisation of society. Many western societies are patriarchal with strong male god heads without the equal upliftment of the female. Where then are women in our concept of divinity? Does this affect our treatment of the female? Is only one of the sexes to be honoured and respected, and why? Another aspect is perceptions of women shaped by contemporary society. Some of our pain as women is deeply rooted in how society sees and portrays us – as accessories to luxury goods, as prizes in conquest, and as objects for male gratification. It is customary to respect the sacred. Women are the entry way of humanity to the planet and therefore deserving of the most care and protection. Divine Feminine looks at her role as mother and caretaker. “Divine Feminine” the exhibition aims to rebalance the energy where both female and male are seen as divine, a regenerating pair. It seeks to highlight the position of grace or peace where the overarching tenet is love. We discuss the idea of attainment and atonement of divinity, expressions of love, compassion and forgiveness, submission and acquiescence and a release from struggle.

She is not the plantation woman but she is. She is not the bashment girl but she likes it. She  is not verse in skinouttology, she knows where and when.  She  is the warrior who has put down her arrows.  She is peace Oneka Small Curator

The Frame & Art will once again will be  hosting the Anonymous Charity Art Show  benefiting Jabez House  .  Show opens Dec 8th. 5:30pm ­ 8:30pm.  Over 100 original paintings created in  diverse styles and subject matters will be  featured on 12" x 12" canvases to be sold  anonymously. The artist remains a mystery,  until after the purchase. Purchased paintings  will be taken off the wall and the artists  name will be revealed.  All paintings will be sold for $375.00 BBD.  For more information, contact 271­6509 .

The Anoymous Charity Art Show is proud to support  Jabez House this year  . Jabez House reaches out to female sex workers, facilitating their transition  from sex work through economic empowerment opportunities. The organization provides psycho­social support, food assistance, clothing,  reproductive health services and free courses such as cosmetology, baking  and technology. To date, the organization has reached out to approximately 300 sex workers, with several of them being able to exit the trade and have other sources of income. The charity's work is recognized nationally by the Ministry of Social Care Constituency Empowerment & Community Development, the National HIV/AIDS Commission, and has also been lauded by the UNFPA, the IDB, One Young World and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11.



























"Landscapes in Miniature" 15th Dec 2017 - 14th Jan 2018 La Casa del Habano, Limegrove Lifestyle Center Holetown, Barbados, W.I. Peter Sheppard, a Trinidadian Artist,with a niche in Miniature Painitng. A member of The HIlliard Society of Miniature Painters in the U.K. and President of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Peter will be exhibition is award winning miniature paintings at La Casa Del Habana, Barbados with an opening reception on Friday evening, the 15th December from 6pm The paintings will depict flavours of the cocoa and coffee lands of his native, Trinidad.

Workshop with Bob Kiss "Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints" with Bob Kiss. Wed 13th Dec, 9am-1pm (coffee break included). General donation to cover costs is $90, ICOM members $60 and students $45. The workshop will be held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, and will be especially pertinent to photographers, archivists, curators, artists, genealogists, librarians and anyone with an interest in history and photography. Bob Kiss will lead the informative morning, which will include a PowerPoint presentation, viewing of samples ad interactive exercises. Seats are very limited so please contact Nerys on 266-8892 to confirm your place.

'JOURNEY TO ONE CARIBBEAN'  Caricom Exhibition. Carifesta XIII Barbados 2017.

Norman Centre 5pm. August 19­27th.  Curated by Janice Whittle Online album  Photography of Art by Corrie Scott (36 artists) Nick Whittle; Denyse Menard­Greenidge; Edmund Gill; Arthur Atkinson; Ann Rudder;  Albert Chong(Jamaica); Oneka Small; Kenneth Blackman; Alison Chapman­Andrews; Patrick  "Killy"Ganthier (Haiti); Marcia Nurse; Gail Pounder­Speede; Joyce Daniel; Arlette St Hill; Sonia  Tuleja; Rodney Ifill; Virgil Broodhagen, Neville Crawford; Wayne Branch; Jacqueline Hinds;  Neville Legall; Kit­Ling Tjon Pian Gi (Suriname); Amanda Trought; David Gall; Juliana Inniss;  Jason Hope; Walter Bailey; Oswald Hussein (Guyana); Rhea Small; Lian Sten­Nicholson; Ken  Crichlow(Trinidad and Tobago); Brandon Saunders (Cayman Islands); Kaitlyn Elphinstone  (Cayman Islands); Shane "Dready" Aquart (Cayman Islands);Simon Tatum (Cayman islands);  Nasaria Suckoo­Chollette (Cayman Islands)

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom “ Anaïs Nin

50 I 50 - Two possibilities - One choice Rachel Mouttet 50/50 Miniature Collection













A FESTIVAL OF MASKS & AUCTION Saturday December 2nd, 6.30pm ­ 8.30pm  at  The Waterfront Cafe, Bridgetown. Proceeds to the  Mental Health Community Outreach. Hosted by  The Barbados Society of Psychology. Clay masks painted by  Alison Chapman­andrews,  Ronald Cumberbatch,  Claire Haynes,  Cleavon Martin,  Heather­Dawn Scott,  Arlette Sthill,  Verdun House Artist,  Ann Rudder,  BCC students,  Noemi White,  Joanne Hall,  Janice Whittle,  Hamilton Wiltshire,  Martina Pile Zahles,  Curated by Ena Trotman Jemmott.


3 day Visual Arts FUNDRAISER held for hurricane struck Dominica Fri Nov 10th ­ Mon Nov 13th. Artsplash Gallery

Over 30 artists exhibited: Ann Rudder, Arlette Sthill, Andy Peirce, Barbara Pickering,  Cathy Alkins, Cathy Cummins, Cathy Gill, Cheryl Hutchinson, Corrie Scott,  Heather Dawn Scott, Hebron Chism, Heidi Berger, Henderson Reece, Indra Rudder,  Ras Ilix Hartman, Jackie Philips, Julia Seymour, Juliana Inniss, Julianne Gill,  Kraig Yearwood, Lois Crawford, Lorna Wilson, Margaret Herbert, Martina Pile Zahles, Oneka Small,  Simbah Pilé, Stewart Brown, Winston Edghill, Yasmin Vizcarrondo,  Mario Porchetta, Sarah Venable.  Full album may be viewed here  Working with 2 Charities: "United Caribbean Trust" and "UrtheRootz Restore Dominica" Curated by Martina Pile. (246) 268­6850 • Mobile

Barbados Photographic Society Field Trip # 14  Saturday, December 2nd 2017. 5am Surfers Point, Inch Marlow, Ch Ch Meeting Place: We will meet in the carpark of Massy Supermarket, Oistins at  5am. We will car pool and depart for Surfers Point at 5.15am SHARP  Theme: Sun rise, beach scenery, land scape. Restrictions: No restrictions. Instructions: Bring a tripod.


SIAN PAMPELLONNE Website: Instagram: sianpampellonneartist





‘Divine Offerings’  Fri, Dec 1st,  ­ Feb 6th ArtSplash Gallery

Featured Artists, Julia Seymour, Andy Pierce, Jenny Gonsalves, Cathy Cummins, Maria Stanford, Sian  Pampellone, Heather Dawn Scott, Lorna Wilson, Gordon Ashby, Catherine Chee­A­Tow, Margo  Atkinson, Natasia Rollock, Yasmin Vizcarrondo,.  The Gallery opens daily 8am to 3pm Curated by Lois Crawford.

TANDEM "where function, form and meaning coexist ". This cooperative project and design store showcasing contemporary design by Barbados resident designers and artists continues at The Colonnade Mall, 1st Floor, East Wing, Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados. Monday ( by appointment). Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM.

Photography by Ahmad Desai







GĂŠraldine Le Leannec







Featuring works by members of Impacts AC (Art Club), students of the Community Art Career Program and Troy Burgess.

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THE BARN ART CENTRE The Barn Art Centre. A new art space. "We are offering approximately 650 sq. ft. of space for short term rentals for art and craft related workshops, classes, events, summer camps, yoga, etc., in an old plantation yard at Small Ridge in Christ Church. Juliana Inniss - 231-0335 Jo Anne Johnson - 253-8702 Email -

Created in 2016, The Barn Arts Centre is dedicated to the promotion and development of art-based learning. Our mission is to provide a unique learning environment for diverse audiences to experience a range of art based programs. The Centre provides a space for the community and local resource persons to offer and conduct classes and workshops in painting, drawing, pottery, and textiles. We are dedicated to providing an environment that is meaningful to the arts in Barbados. Located on the breezy Small Ridge Plantation in Christ Church, (just ten minutes away from Sheraton Centre. The Barn Arts Centre offers an escape from the quickening pace of life. Here you can be immersed in an environment that fosters your creativity. Our 570 square foot studio is equipped to provide more than adequate space to conduct a variety of classes and workshops. The studio is well lit and ventilated and can comfortably accommodate up to 15 persons. We offer a variety of opportunities for learners, including exhibitions, artist lectures, and single workshops, as well as adult and youth classes. Our artistic programming continues to be essential to our goal of inspiring creativity, fostering self-discovery, and nurturing an appreciation of the arts. The Founders of The Barn Arts Centre are Jo- Anne Johnson and Juliana Inniss. Jo Anne started doing ceramics as a hobby in 1982 and has operated a ceramics studio since 1987, providing services and supplies to people who wished to do slip casted ceramics as a hobby. She has taught many different finishing techniques to her students and learnt many more through experimenting, and trial and error. Juliana has been working with pottery and ceramics since 1992. She began by hand-painting local pottery with bold and colourful designs. After graduating University she made the decision to pursue her passion for art through the medium of ceramics. Juliana has worked with a number of techniques such as casted ceramics, handbuilding, surface decoration and raku firing. Juliana was first introduced to Raku in 2006 during a two week residency in St. Thomas USVI, with this exposure Juliana began mixing her own glazes, constructed her own kiln and has been Raku firing since then. /

JUNE SPECIAL! ONLY DIRECT FROM AUTHOR BDS$250 (+ postage if shipping is required). Message through facebook or website. Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n This amazing book by Rosemary Parkinson is on island. Two hard cover coffee table books, with a sleeve that encloses both, 656 pages and 1400 plus photos filled with history, tradition, culture, stories and recipes from Barbados. Book Set Price (2 books): US$150 or Bds$300 plus shipping for those overseas. Payment via PayPal, Western Union or cash.

ROSEMARY PARKINSON + 1 246 436 5865 – + 1 246 264 7448

Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n, a collector's item, has won 4 awards for Barbados – Best Photography, Best Design, Best Historical Recipes, Best Self-published Book – then against 5 of the best books in the world WON Best Self-Published Book In The World and honoured at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 with Best of the Best In The World by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015.

Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n has been called "a national treasure" and is being used by our BTMI and BIDC as gifts for dignitaries. The book costs BDS$300 ( $150USD) in Barbados, and is available at Cloister Bookstore, Relish Limegrove, Sandy Lane Golf Club, Cafe Coffee at Washington House, Barbados Golf Club (Durants), Holders Farmers Market (Sunday), Artsplash Gallery (Hastings), just to name a few. For wholesale enquiries (3 or more) call HILARY KNIGHT at 246 432-1169 OR MESSAGE ROSEMARY PARKINSON ON Facebook. BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND.

“Come with me. Experience pipes that stan’. Boards that jukk. Jars that are unripe monkeys. Frogs that whistle de tune of a band tucked and a goose on four legs that doan mess with a perky gutter. Hucksters and markets. Farmers and food. Secret recipes deep inside Miss Harriet Boyce and Mrs Jones…man dem gots a mobba-ton o’ tings gine on! Meet Miss Carnetta and she bush fuh medicine; and de pork dat is fat but does like to swan ‘roun a Bridgetown street while sugar an okra-mush hit de artsy-fartsy theatre in Christ Church wrapping up de gap, while reggae swarms ovah de bar hold up wid boisterous wild boars! Music and love. Leh muh show you how to sip on swank with sunsets and full moons but Lawd, as You is my Shepherd, help muh to mekk de people dem beware of donkeys of steel ‘cause Shaggy Bear gots Miss Sally in de pot and she wining an’ dancing to she own tune. Follow me closely when Crop Over done an ‘Kissmuhwillwill’ mount he rums in a shop at Sweet Bottom, happy as breadfruit in a pickle when truff be known. I gine show how a one an two muss dance cuz a cutter ent a cutter wid’out Cuzz, and how the taste of jam dat is jelly sweet cause de peppah hot! Buh wait…I cyan’t forget we gots a cake made with fish in a pot dat bucks. An’ salt baths fuh Sunduh pork too, caw Miss Clarke seh one should’ah nevah eat an forget always remembering an eyeful en a bellyful although, we does know she born a lickmout! So follow de adventure as I turn to history. Great houses and chattels. Bussa & Rachel. National pride. Fish that fly and one dat snaps on anudder called jack. Learn that coucou is not a bird but does eat nice wid a cat dat lives in de sea. Doan tell a soul buh I even teach ’bout lobsters wearing slippers, and tamarind with balls, an bitches black an sweet, men dat does drink beers in banks. Believe you me – BARBADOS BU'N-BU'N gine spill de proverbial beans.. caw I ent known fuh keeping no secrets.” Now as an E-BOOK:

ABOVE BARBADOS Have a look at the higher resolution image (and zoom around) at Would you believe this is a reduced/resized image - the original is double the width/height! Above Barbados offer high-definition aerial photography and video, packages available from $500BDS. Contact Above Barbados today on 231-9583 to discuss your requirements and let us get those stunning shots from a new perspective! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Join us on Google+

BAC Gallery Schedule 2017 (Subject to change. Please call the Gallery to confirm) All Work must be at the gallery 3 days before opening Oct 30 - Dec 02 Independence Group Show Dec 04 - Dec 30 Christmas Group Show Executive of the Barbados Arts Council 2017-2018. President Neville Legall 1st Vice President Markley Clarke 2nd Vice President Raymond Maughan Past President Rasheed Boodhoo Hon. Secretary Patricia Browne Assistant Secretary Jill McIntyre Hon. Treasurer Allan Ashby Alex Daniel Floor member Larrie Belgrave Floor member Virgil Broodhagen Floor member Wayne Collymore-Taylor Floor member Glenroy Jordan Floor member The Barbados Arts Council Gallery is available to rent at cost of $150.00 per week. (Non Members $300.00) Please apply to the President of the BAC

BARBADOS ARTS COUNCIL BAC Gallery, #2 Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown (246) 426 4385 thebarbadosartscouncilgall

ICIL PHILLIPS’ Theatre Eyes Very up to date on both local theatre and overseas happenings. Link here

THE FESTIVAL ART GALLERY At Hastings Farmers Market, Artsplash, Hastings, Ch Ch

EVERY Saturday The Festival Art Gallery is a mobile art gallery showing in excess of 50 local Barbadian artists who are painters, ceramic artists, sculptors and photographers. Bringing Art To The People kathymyearwood@gmail.c om

'The Coral Stone Village Meeting' by Philip King Each piece which has been positioned and topped with other pieces of coral stone. In rows. The front row close to the sea appear to be 'the elders' as they have a little more space between themselves and the 'people'. Created by an Philip King who lives up by Cave Hill. who comes during the week to Batts Rock Bay to build these 'meetings' of coral. It is ever evolving as some are vandalised or the sea knocks them down.

ON THE WALL ART GALLERY On The Wall Gallery at Champers A charming gallery and throughout the restaurant at Champers Restaurant, located on Accra Beach, Rockley, Christ Church has been fully renovated. Monday - Friday Noon-4pm and 7pm-11pm . Please call for weekend hours. 246 234 9145 Champers gallery is accessible during Restaurant hours. Actual gallery operations are 12noon to 4pm and 7 pm to 11 pm all year November to April On The Wall Gallery At Earthworks. Earthwork continues to be the mainstay of our operations as we continue to add new lines to our already eclectic mix of hand made crafts, jewellery and fine art. Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm Closed Sunday Vanita Comissiong

tel 246 234 9145


FRANGIPANI ART GALLERIES 1. Sugar Cane Club, Maynards, St Peter,Tel. 422 5026, Ext.5037 2. Savannah Hotel, The Garrison, St M.Tel. 228 3800, Ext. 3823 3. Almond Beach Resort. Heywoods, St. Peter.Tel. 422 4900, Ext. 5864 All galleries open every day except Sundays from 9am to 5pm, closed for lunch 1 to 1.30 pm., with the exemption of Almond which is open on Sundays also.

THE FRAME & ART COMPANY & GALLERY Millhouse, Canewood • St. Michael, BB 11005 • Phone (246) 271-6509 • Cell (246) 266-9432

Fresh Milk supports excellence in the visual arts through residencies and programmes that provide Caribbean artists with opportunities for development and foster a thriving art community. Founded in 2011, the organization offers professional support to artists from the Caribbean and further afield. Fresh Milk seeks to stimulate critical thinking and cultivate excellence in contemporary visual art. Its goal is to nurture artists, raise regional awareness about contemporary arts and provide Caribbean artists with opportunities for growth, excellence and success. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: Tumblr:

THE CRANE GALLERY The Crane Gallery is the centre piece of the historic Crane Resort and hosts the work of an eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming Barbadian artists. For more information call 423-6220 or email

Tides Gallery Tides Restaurant Balmore House, Holetown, St. James Tel : (246) 432-2084 Email:

Cell (246)230-1968

Museum of parliament The Museum is open on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guided tours are conducted subject to availability. Barbadian students with ID have free admission to the Museum. nt/59

BLACK ART STUDIOS Durants Village, Holder's Hill St. James

Purple Palm is a local business supplying homes and businesses with the highest quality Print and Mirror furnishings. Using the artwork of many local artists in Barbados and the Caribbean plus work from around the world. We have been supplying to the hotel and villa industry for ten years, including prestigious clients such as Sandy Lane, Coral Reef, The Crane Beach Resort, Sugar Cane Club and Sandridge among others. We have also supplied numerous private villas, and work closely with local interior designers. Being directly affiliated with a 40,000 sq ft framing factory our prices are very competitive. Appointments to view our gallery at Rockley Resort can be made through Paul Hoad or Karen McGuire. 246-2332173

THE ARTSPLASH CENTRE Paint * Draw * Create & Have Fun!

To boldly and brilliantly pursue the adventure in everything artistic and to be a vital and uncommon cultural force in Barbados.


A monthly programme is produced of all lectures, music and theatre events . To receive it by email or post please email or tel 436 9083 or 84

Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI For further information, contact De Carla Applewhaite at 417-4776




Queen's Park Gallery

Our Mission To fuel the development of culture through training, research and the creation of opportunities in cultural industries. The Role of the NCF The NCF’s two major roles are: developmental and commercial. In its developmental role, the Foundation uses culture as a tool for national development fostering and supporting the various art forms and new cultural products. In its commercial role, the Foundation is responsible for the promotion, production and hosting of cultural festivals and associated events that are considered economically viable or socially acceptable. A key part of this function now includes the responsibility for the staging and execution of major governmental and national events. In addition, as culture becomes more pivotal to national and international policy, the National Cultural Foundation continues to re-assess its responsibilities in light of all its functions. FUNCTIONS of the NCF are: To stimulate and facilitate the development of culture generally To develop, maintain and manage theatres and other cultural facilities and equipment provided by Government To organize cultural festivals Assist persons interested in developing cultural expression. OBJECTIVES of the NCF are: To provide opportunities for Barbadian artists/artistes to showcase their talents with the end result being an increased demand for local work To educate Barbadians concerning their heritage To offer Barbadians and visitors alike a high quality product that informs, educates and entertains To equip our cultural workforce with technological skills and training to excel in their particular art forms To strengthen the local cultural product and in the process increase profits to the shareholders To create high quality products that will be competitive on the local, regional and international markets To maximize the role of the cultural sector in the tourism industry Rodney Ifill, Cultural Officer Visual Arts 424-0909 ext.234 Annette Nias Cultural Officer - Film and Photography 424-0909 Ext 238

FRAMING YOUR ART FINE ART FRAMING LTD, Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown, Barbados - (246) 426-5325 FAST FRAME FACTORY, Dayrell’s Road, St Michael (246) 426 9994 shaka@fastframefactory.biZ FRAMING STUDIO At the Best of Barbados Head Office, Welches Plantation, H’way 2A

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THE FRAME & ART COMPANY Millhouse, Canewood • St. Michael, BB 11005 • Phone (246) 271-6509 • Cell (246) 2669432 ART SUPPLIES THE ART HUB James Fort Building, Hincks Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael. Tel: 436-2950Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm (Easy access to parking by the old Heliport Pad) LAURIE DASH, Bay Street, Bridgetown.

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