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MAY 2014

Welcome to Barbados Monthly Arts Events This is a completely free and unsponsored 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 or a new piece of work 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

Cover photography by Aniya Legiarno

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

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ARTS DIRECTORY BARBADOS How It Happened I have, for so many years, wanted to create a free online reference book where anyone, in any part of the world, may access the creative people in Barbados. I could not do this on my own and Kathy Yearwood heard of my idea, offered to partner with me and I happily agreed. What started out in March as a small book of what I thought might be a maximum of one hundred and fifty pages turned into a tome of over three hundred pages. A mixture of excitement and fear at what we had taken on. And here we are in December 2011 with a book showing off the talents in Barbados. So exciting. The eight month adventure began. Finding artists, photographing them and their work. From March 2011 to October 2011 Kathy and I collated the artwork, the bios and statements and travelled around the island garnering images and information. Large collections of artwork in homes. Convincing people who thought they were too old and forgotten and watching them smile as their work was photographed and having them talk about themselves so that we could create a bio for them. Literally slipping down the hills of clay at Chalky Mount to see an original kiln and spend the day with the potters. Temple Yard with the Rastafarian community where they are blessed with talent, especially carving, and then coming away with gifts of pineapples and avocados. Photographing in the rain with an umbrella in one hand and a camera in the other to get the right angles. Going to openings and craft shows and talking to many. Coming to my home, going to Kathy’s, and going wherever was needed. Meeting the different personalities in so many locations as I photographed many of them for their portrait photo for the book. Remembering some who have left us. A labour of love, learning and fun. The thank you part as I could not have done this on my own. Norma Springer who encouraged me to “take the book and run with it”. Kathy Yearwood who offered to partner with me collating and to create the book for artists in Barbados. Alison Chapman-Andrews for helping Kathy and I proof read. Amazing how much you miss no matter how many times we went over it. Sue Bain for offering her professional opinion and suggestions as a copy editor. Peter Boos for all the encouragement. Laura Lin Hutchinson for her introduction. Finally, the most important people, the creative souls who put their trust in Kathy and I to show them off to their best. I hope we have done this. Corrie Dec 7th 2011








ANIYA EMTAGE LEGNARO BA.Hons, MA, LLB I'm a fine art portrait photographer. I'm a mom to two angels, and wife to an awesome guy. You can find out more about me and my work at &

The Division of Fine Arts, Barbados Community College Presents ‘A Season of Portfolio 2014’ DANCE May 2nd at 7pm, Frank Collymore Hall Admission $30 GRAPHICS Sector 18. Opening May 6th at 7pm Grand Salle Central Bank. Runs May 7th - 14th each day 9am-6pm. STUDIO ART ‘Not for Sale’ & VISUAL ARTS 'Risen' Opening May 7th at 6pm, Morningside Runs May 7th – 16th. 9am-9pm


NCF and the Barbados Museum ‘LATINO THEATRE DESIGN;Barbadian Theatre Practise’ with Leandro Soto. April 6th - May 23rd










MARTINA PILE (246) 268-6850










JULIANNE GILL Ph:1 246 271 4912

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Fresh Milk is very pleased to announce Barbadian artist Cherise Ward as the winner of the Fresh Milk ‘My Time’ Local Residency prize for 2014. Congratulations Cherise! Read more here: Cherise’s one-month residency will begin on Monday April 14, 2014, and she will use her time to explore new ideas and directions in her practice, with an aim of producing a small book project and expanding on aspects of this book in various forms of sculpture, specifically puppetry, and designer toys.


















MARIO PORCHETTA 427 9607 233 3508


WILLIAM CUMMINS (246) 826 5509




'The Coral Stone Village Meeting' by Unknown artist 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 unknown NCC worker, male, who came during the week to Batts Rock Bay and while he cleans he is created these 'meetings' of coral. There were a few others started along the beach but this one had the largest 'crowd'.


GET YOUR PLACE ON THE MURAL! Clapham is home to Barbados’ cultural icon The Mighty Gabby, top sportsmen on the island and a tightly knit community. The history of the village leads to a place called Emmerton and the journey of the residents of Clapham is one so poignant it is chronicled in song by Gabby. Over 100 people are represented on the CLAPHAM COMMUNITY MURAL to date. Whether in Barbados or halfway around the world, you too can have your name written on Barbadian history’s page. Contact to book your space on the evolving mural!




A gateway to the BCC Division of Fine Arts. PUNCH Creative Arena is more than a gallery... it's a new home for creative action, bridging the gap between students, faculty and the wider community. PUNCH aims to showcase and interrogate creative practice with a multi-disciplinary focus on local, regional and international creativity.

‘Paint and Groove’ is a painting party. All art supplies provided. To Book call Yasmin 262 5500

BCSI ART GALLERY. BCSI, their members, and The Festival Art Gallery have collaborated and have an exciting exhibition space at their new headquarters. BCSI, Unit 2B, Building 3, Harbour Industrial Estate, St. Michael, Barbados. Monday to Friday from 9am- 5pm. email . website

Album of some of the work on show (details of each piece will be updated soon)

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

Millhouse, Canewood • St. Michael, BB 11005 • Phone (246) 271-6509 • Cell (246) 266-9432

ON THE WALL ART GALLERY WEBSITE UPDATED NEW PIECES OF ART 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 email

Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James, Barbados Tel: (246) 621-0067 Fax: (246) 621-0069

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



MISSION The Mission of the League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) is threefold; 1. To nurture those involved in the arts, with a special emphasis on poets and spoken word artists; 2. To edutain the public through exposure to our art, and 3. To use the voices of the artists to bring awareness to, and to actively work towards addressing issues of importance in our society. VISION The LXP was founded on the principle that no art form exists in a vacuum. It is inexplicably tied to society, culture and time in which it is created, and that artists can improve their skills, and inspire one another when they operate in a close knit community of other like-minded artists, committed to positive feedback and professionalism in pursuing their art to its highest and best potential. The LXP sees spoken word and other forms of poetry and lyrical commentary as art forms which are not only able to express the personal vision, emotions and stories of the individual artist, but also as vehicles to speak to social issues not addressed in other forums and to educate the public in the hopes of bringing positive change to the society in which we live.

D ARTS LIME - BY D ARTISTS, 4 THE ARTISTS & ABOUT D ARTS! Come share your work be it physical pieces or performance pieces, from fashion to poetry to music to artwork. We host the lime EVERY LAST SUNDAY of the month at Jago's Bar and Grill, located in Chapel Gap #1, Paynes Bay St. James. Feel free to sell your art work as well. For more information, like D ARTS LIME on Facebook. Admission is FREE. Please tell a friend! Join us as weSupport Creative Growth in Barbados and Beyond

Beyond Publishing Caribbean is a group of artists, illustrators, graphic novels,graphic artists from Barbados and you can contact them or liking their page by click on the link, Matthew Clarke Tristan Roach Rivenis Black Julian Moseley

In an effort to cultivate discussions about the arts starting at a young age while engaging with the community, Fresh Milk will implement an outreach programme using the resources available in The Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR). One of the many challenges faced by young creatives is, despite their artistic gifts, they often struggle when it comes to speaking and writing comprehensively about their work. This is a skill that would benefit immensely from reading, whether specifically arts oriented texts or even well written fiction; gaining an appreciation for articulate material is imperative to mastering one’s own practice. Fresh Milk proposes to be the go-to point for refining these skills, beginning at CSEC level when children are expected to take their research and written abilities to a higher standard, all the way up to providing MA or PhD candidates with a deep pool of knowledge and unique material which they can draw upon. The Fresh Milk team will work with secondary school teachers in this area to construct a programme which will bring the students to Fresh Milk to show them the studio and reading room, letting them know that there is an environment available which can cater to their academic and creative needs. To keep up to date with our other activities, visit: and like our Facebook page at:

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

FRANGIPANI ART GALLERY, Sugar Cane Club, Hotel and Spa, St. Peter.

(246) 422 5026

FRANGIPANI ART GALLERY ( 4 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 4. Sunset Crest, Bernmar Centre (behind Rubis gas station) Holetown. Tel. 419 8370, Ext. 4440

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.

GALLERY OF CARIBBEAN ART 2 Galleries The Gallery Of Caribbean Art Galleries presents the works of a variety of artists Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter GCA at Tides, Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James, 432 2084

Tel: (246) 419-0858

Gallery of Caribbean Art at Tides Tides Restaurant Balmore House, Holetown, St. James Tel : (246) 432-2084 (246)230-1968 Email:


Photo by Peter Boos

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

CAPSTONE Thesis is the Final Year dissertation of students of the Creative Arts. As with all degree programmes, a thesis is the culmination and application of academic enquiry into a subject area; however, in lieu, the creative arts study is one of a more practice-led investigation and rather than the usual extended research essay, students also have the option to present creatively in their primary field of study. As the students present, the production is being graded in areas such as artistic voice, technical proficiency, the cinematic, dramatic and choreographic language, the length and depth of the work, its originality as all research is measured in, and their competence in the art form. Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI For further information, contact De Carla Applewhaite at 417-4776

Glenville Lovell’s new play “Simone’s Place” gives us a glimpse into the life of Lady Simone. The play is set in her cabaret/bar/home, which plays hostess to 5 distinct personalities who find refuge there. Through a series of confessions and affirmations from Simone and each of these visitors, the play weaves themes of class, race and gender identity into a complex tapestry that transcends familiar definitions of these social markers.

UEAF 2014 IS HERE!! Saturday May 17th UEAF Intellectual Property Workshop (Copyrights and Trademarks) and Tuesday 27th of May UEAF Acting Basics Workshop. Workshops are $50 each and $80 for both. Registration begins Tuesday April 15th. SPACES ARE LIMITED. Register on line and find more details at


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 About The Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair: May 15 to 17, 2014; Independence Square, Bridgetown, Barbados. See you there! Mission The overall aims of the festival are to nurture reading and writing among its audiences; bring writers together who will share ideas and inspire one another; produce an increasing body of Caribbean literature; ensure a new generation of writers General information


That is what the Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair will be doing come May 15 to 17, 2014. Writers who love their craft and are passionate about it will be meeting in Bridgetown to break borders and light up the place with sheer talent! The festival, held every other year (the first one was in 2012), showcases the works of Barbadian and other Caribbean writers. This year, the emphasis is on writing and expression that breaks boundaries and suggests the act of Crossing—be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. The festival’s new home is Independence Square in the heart of Bridgetown, a World Heritage Property. Readings, performance, workshops & discussion panels, book fairs, a literary bus tour, and a children’s Fair will take place using the historic walkways, bridges and rivers as inspiration, stage and backdrop.

The Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister, is patron of the event once again. Keynote address at the opening ceremony will be delivered by Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh. Other noted visiting writers are: Erna Brodber (Jamaica) Evelyne Trouillot (Haiti) Ramabai Espinet (Trinidad & Tobago) Verna Wilkins (UK) Danielle Boodoo-FortunÊ (Trinidad & Tobago) Vladimir Lucien (St. Lucia) The Bim Litfest Children’s Fair which takes place on Saturday, May 17, in Independence Square, revisits the theme: Words Need Love, Too. It promises a day of family fun with Anansi the Trickster Spider as host and guide! This venture is the brainchild of Writers Ink Incorporated brought together in 2005 by poet, Esther Phillips. Writers Ink, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Youth; the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; the National Cultural Foundation and the National Library Service, looks forward to seeing you at Bim Litfest 2014.

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


Queen's Park Gallery is temporarily(?) located at Pelican Craft Centre #12 on Harbour Rd, Bridgetown


Queen's Park Gallery is temporarily located at Pelican Craft Centre #12 on Harbour Rd, Bridgetown QPG tel.#427-2345

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

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

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 AA FRAMING & DECORATION. #4, 1st Avenue Belleville, St. Michael, Tel: (1-246)-435-0513 Fax: (1-246)-426-6004 | E-mail: FRAMING STUDIO At the Best of Barbados Head Office, Welches Plantation, H’way 2A421-6900 ext 29 THE FRAME & ART COMPANY Millhouse, Canewood • St. Michael, BB 11005 • Phone (246) 271-6509 • Cell (246) 266-9432 ART SUPPLIES THE ART HUB ( 2 locations) 1. James Forte Building Hincks Street Bridgetown, Tel: 436 2950 cell 231 6847 2. Sunset Crest # 163 Amaryllis Row,Sunset Crest, St. James. THE ART DEN

421 1019

LAURIE DASH, Bay Street, Bridgetown.

MORE GALLERIES GANG OF 4 The Cottage, Springvale Plantation.St. Andrew . tel 438 7883. CONSTANT GALLERY OF FINE ART Sculpture and fine art (by appointment only), (246) 429 2654 and 232 7830. email: A GALLERY, By appointment please contact: Catherine Forter-Chee-ATow Curator/Artist Tel: 246 262 6238 or 246 262 6241 e:


Visit - website for the National Art Gallery Committee in Barbados for NEWS on current happenings. The site includes ArtistNet, the database of Barbadian visual artists; a click on ‘Artists’ will take you there. Visual artists are invited to post their profile and images on ArtistNet. Artists already on ArtistNet are reminded to send in their profile updates and new images. ArtistNet is a FREE NAGC service for artists. For further information contact the NAGC at +1 (246) 310 2700 or e-mail

ARC MAGAZINE ARC Magazine is a Caribbean Art and Culture Print Magazine published out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by artists, Nadia Huggins and Holly Bynoe.



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ONLINE NEWS, JOURNALS & BLOGS WHO SUPPORT THE ARTS BAJAN REPORTER Supporter of the arts in Barbados. Wonderful New On Line Newspaper Congratulations to Bajan Reporter who has been a wonderful patron to the arts in Barbados by giving all art forms exposure in his newspaper and so helping our culture get out there. Wonderful advertising prices too. PROMOTE YOUR EVENT AT TOTALLY BARBADOS AT NO COST ! Do you have an event that you want everyone to know about? Then list your Event on the Totally Barbados Events Calendar and let us help you generate more public awareness of what’s going on in Barbados at any given time. Simply click on the below link to Submit An Event� at no cost to you and be a part of our Monthly Events Calendar; one of the largest event calendars for Barbados! No event is too big or too small - simply fill in all relevant information such as the date, time and descriptions of each event to let it be known throughout Barbados and across the World Wide Web. For calendar of events in Barbados. Postings on are free. Facebook page

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Published by Corrie Scott Barbados, West Indies

May 2014 arts event magazine barbados  

Free monthly arts magazine covering art receptions, events, artists and galleries in Barbados.