November 2016 arts event magazine barbados

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November 2016

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 Art By Asher Mains

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




















‘Art Medellin’ in Medellin Colombia. SUSAN MAINS, the owner of the Susan Mains Gallery is also an artist. Auto-didactic, she has been painting for more than 35 years. Further exploration in installation, video, photography and mixed media explore ideas of the uniqueness of the West Indian civilisation, the beauty of the land and the sea and the people. Her work is collected world-wide, and can be found in many private and corporate collections in Grenada and the region. Her work has been gifted by the Governor General of Grenada to Queen Elizabeth of England and Pope Francis of the Catholic Church. She has also had her work exposed at the Biennale di Venezia and the Trio Bienal in Brasil in 2015. ASHER MAINS, MFA is a painter who explores materiality to express ideas of the human connection to nature. He says that one should be able to look at a painting and know that the artist was actually in that environment. His world travels inform his observations. Asher also exhibited athe Biennale di Venezia and the Trio Bienal in Brasil in 2015. He completed a residency in Boliva in 2016, and is video work will be seen at the Tashkent Bienal in October of 2016. He is collected world-wide. CHRISTINA CORNIER is a painter who completed a BFA at the Chicago institute of Art. Her move to Grenada while her husband studied medicine at St. George's University set into motion a plan that enabled her to be a full time artist. She has had two solo shows at the Susan Mains Gallery. Her paintings take on a feminist theme, often exploring the "gaze" of the painting to the viewer. She is in many private collections.

"Antillia: the Digital Island" [OPEN-CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS]

This year, in the wake of 50 years of independence in Barbados, several questions have been raised as to what constitutes Bajan identity, alongside projects dedicated to the resolution of these questions. "Antillia: The Digital Island" is a temporary online pop-up space and project hoping to compile multimedia snapshots of Bajan life, experience, thought and identity, submitted by Bajans at home and of the Diaspora. Compiling 'snapshots' intends to remove any limits to the variety of responses, with a focus on the Bajan "Everyday". These snapshots can include video, photography, sound recordings, text, painting, sculpture, performance, etc. All media formats will be accepted (as long as these may be accessed digitally). There are no limits on the quantity of submissions made by any individual contributor. ALL submissions will be accepted, credited to their respective contributors and presented through the online platform. The project and the platform will only be presented throughout the month of November. Submissions are open from now until November 30th. If you have any questions as to the project or submission process, please contact Adam Patterson: Please send submissions via WeTransfer, Dropbox, Drive or any other media-uploading platform to: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Antillia: The Digital Island" is a project by London-based Barbadian artist, Adam Patterson, being presented in accordance with "The White Pube," an art criticism website run by Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente.

















AMANDA TROUGHT Amanda Springer nee (Trought) Born in the UK to Jamaican parents, Amanda moved to Barbados with her husband and son in 2015. A self-taught artist, she honed her skills and knowledge through experimenting with a variety of materials. . She has been a painting for over 20 years, whilst previously combining a career in the Theatre Arts and the Public sector including design, education and health, and received her BSc (Hons) in Complimentary Therapies in 200l specialising in Holistic Massage therapy and Nutrition. Since 2007, she has been working professionally as a full time Mixed Media Artist and collaborating with a variety of artists and a number of projects around the world in group as well as solo exhibitions. Her interests lay in using materials such as collage, clay, recycled materials and fabric to create the art and tell a story that impacts the viewer through the use of colour and texture. She is also passionate how the art can tell stories juxtapose with the viewers own stories and experiences. She is also keen to explore how art and creativity can impact on health and well-being and how we use creative expression as a means of communication. She has worked extensively with the elderly with dementia, and is keen to look at ways to use creativity to help them share their wisdom, stories and knowledge through textiles. She tries to capture the story that is waiting to be told, with the art becoming a snapshot. She runs an online Arts in Health network alongside working on her blogs and websites, curating information about opportunities for those who are interested in Arts and Health activities and collaboration opportunities from around the world on the impact and benefits of Arts on Health. The network consists of individuals and organisations. She also speaks at a variety of conferences and seminars and small workshops on the impact of dementia on a carer, the use of art and creativity in a care setting and dementia strategies for those working in healthcare and wider. She collaborates online with others artists worldwide currently teaching on three online courses using art and creativity and working in art journals – Embrace your Art, One BadAss Journal, and the Journey Within. She offers workshops and one to ones sessions on social media skills for creatives and businesses, looking at their presence on social media and areas that they can improve on to increase their exposure. Amanda lives and works in London and Barbados.

TEACHING – Online 2017 – One BadAss Art Journal – guest teacher 2016 - The Journey Within – A year of handmade art journals – guest teacher 2016 - One BadAss Art Journal - guest teacher 2016 – Embrace your Art 2016 – guest teacher 2014 – My Color is Beautiful Art – guest teacher PUBLICATIONS Zen Doodles – Tons of Tangles by Tonia Jenny (Editor), Amy Jones (Editor) Zen Doodles – Oodles of Doodles – Creative Mixed Media EXHIBITIONS 2016 – Current - The Crane Gallery, St Philip, Barbados 2016/7 – Caribbean Fine Art Fair – Group Show – Divi South Winds 2015/6 – The Anonymous Art Show – Group Show - The Frame & Art Company, Barbados 2015 – The Sir Trevor Carmichael Exhibition, The Crane, St Philip, Barbados 2015 – Barbados Alzheimer’s Association - Barbados 2013 – Art and Healing Exhibition – University College Hospital, UK 2008 - Sacred, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, - Group Exhibition UK 2008 - Summer Exhibition, Jesus House – Group UK 2006 - Artists Gallery, Willesden Green Library Centre – Group UK 2006 - ViVa Willensden Green Gallery Group Exhibition 2005 - Beauty - Jesus House for all Nations 2003 - Millennium Art Award Gayton Road Library & Art Centre 1989 - Black Art Gallery

Contemporary artist Sheena Rose’s exhibition "Baby Pink" opening reception, Sun Nov 6th, 6.30pm. At EBCCI Gallery, UWI. Sheena will also host an artist talk on Sat Nov 19th, 6pm. Exhibition ends Nov 29th. This exhibition forms part of the annual Caribbean Women: Catalysts for Change series. Author Naomi Jackson will also deliver a lecture on writing Caribbean women’s lives on November 18. Hosted by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit in collaboration with the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination.


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Reaffirming Identity: The role of a National Gallery of Art. By Lilian Sten-Nicholson. AICA. (Her call for a National Art Gallery presented at the AICA conference 18 years ago .) Barbados owns a National Art Collection of considerable historic, aesthetic and financial value. It contains work from prehistoric times and the days of colonial rule as well as contemporary art. Yet there is a prevailing misconception, that the Visual Arts are a recent introduction to our culture. Barbados as an independent country is 32 years old; Barbados as a nation goes way back past the first settlers into Arawak times. From the time of the first habitation, the arrival of the first settlers, the labour of the Gaelic and African slaves, the rebellions, the political struggles, the building, the growing, the living in this island, this nation was formed. And all through that time artists commented on, recorded and interpreted the process. We have remnants of large Arawak settlements. We have 500 year old houses, still standing, still in use. We have an African Baobab tree, planted in Queen’s Park 1000 years ago and we have families, whose known roots are as ancient as that tree. And yet we are seen, and see ourselves, as a young, developing nation. The perception of the Visual Arts and the political entity of the nation as ‘young’, ’recent’, ’developing’, are similar in their ungrateful denial of ‘those who went before’. But there the similarity ends. With the exception of the Visual Arts the Barbadian heritage is in good hands, The National Conservation Commission looks after trees, parks and beaches. The National Trust cares for buildings of historical interest. The Barbados Museum and Historical Society tells our history through artifacts, books and pictures. The National Archives and the Library service look after the written word in all its forms. The Political establishment celebrates itself in and out of Parliament. In each case there is a central agency, which documents, records, preserves and displays. But the National Collection of Art has no permanent home. It is scattered through ministries, schools, libraries, hospitals and banks. In 1987-88, an Organization of American States ((OAS) sponsored survey of the National Collection was undertaken by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). A preliminary study by Annalee Davies listed the location, the size and to a small extent. the condition of 141 pieces and 28 murals. A more detailed report by Pat Byer-Dunphy ((in 1988) revealed another 145 pieces, described them in detail and stressed the need for urgent restoration and preservation of the work. Many pieces were found behind filing cabinets, in closets or leaning against walls. Many were rotting, foxing, exposed to the elements or cleaned with solvents.

The OAS grant was also used to mount a Queens Park exhibition of the National Collection works of Ilaro Court, the official residence of the Prime Minister, and Government House, the residence of the Governor General. Ninety five works were gathered under the heading “Looking forward-Looking back”. Both collections contain historic and contemporary works of art. The historical pieces were executed by Colonial administrators and visiting Europeans, while the modern works represent a transition period in which the growing number of Barbadian artists, though still influenced by the great international artists of our time, were developing their own traditions. The turning point was in the 1930ies, a time of political turbulence and rising black consciousness. Art reflects society. It is an expression of the culture of a society. It reflects the power structure, the priorities and concerns of a society, not only in what is expressed, but in what is promoted and preserved, encouraged or ignored. The lack of indigenous artwork from the colonial period does not mean, that the Barbadian people lacked talent or ability. It means that their cultural expression was to varying degrees ignored, discouraged or banned, while the artistic efforts of the rulers were seen as valid and therefore appreciated and preserved. To demonstrate this the 18th century portrait of Major David Parry (Governor of Barbados, 1784-1794) and Ras Akyem’s “Prediction” faced each other on the cover of the exhibition catalogue and on the walls of the Queens Park Gallery. While attempting to insure the exhibition “Looking Forward-Looking Back”, we began to get an inkling of the value of the National Collection. The local insurance companies had no evaluation system for art. We had to consult with Lloyds in the UK. The estimated value of the portrait of Major David Perry was 50,000 pounds. The 24 Lionel Fawkes Watercolours were valued at 3000-5000 pounds each. They were badly foxed in 1988 due to exposure to the elements in the Ilaro Court atrium, but, unless they have been un-retrievably lost to further foxing, their total market value should now be at least 120.000 pounds. This means that the minimum current value of these 25 pieces, 1/16th of the National collection, is $600,000. This may have been a wake-up call. The need for a National Art Gallery was understood. The National Cultural Foundation was given a mandate to establish a Standing Committee with members drawn from ‘key organizations and interested persons’. The purpose of the standing committee was to prepare a comprehensive report on proposals for the establishment of a National Art Gallery. The Barbados Arts Council (BAC) and the Art Collection Foundation (ACF) submitted proposals.

These were summarized and expanded in “Proposals for the setting up of a National Art Gallery (Lois Braithwaite and Ruth White, NCF 1989). The committee agreed on the following objectives: The National Art Gallery will display, research, restore and document the National Collection. It will expand the collection using a stated acquisition policy. It will provide temporary and permanent exhibition space and create incentives for Barbadian artists at home and abroad. It will have space for the permanent exhibition of the National Collection, for temporary, current, topical and special exhibitions as well as a Caribbean Collection. It was further recommended that a lecture theatre, an art department with a studio space, a library, a workshop for restoration, conservation and framing, storage space, a conference room administrative office and parking facilities were provided. It was agreed that the building should be centrally located to provide easy access for walk-in patrons. There were differences in opinions about the proposed locations, advantages and disadvantages were explored. The parties also differed about the organizational structure: on the one hand a private foundation subsidized by government funds, on the other: a Government body assisted by private fundraising. There was also a demarcation of interests. The Barbados Museum and Historical Society wished to continue to be responsible for historical collections, while the ACF (now the Barbados Gallery of Art) wished to have sole responsibility for 20th century works. The NCF and the BAC insisted, that a National Art Gallery must have a comprehensive collection of historical as well as modern works. The NCF report, however, only makes recommendations for a Contemporary collection It was proposed, that the report be submitted to the Ministry of Education by April 30th 1988, for Cabinet approval by May 31st 1988 and that a possible site for the gallery should be chosen not later than August 31st 1988. It is now August 1998. It is ten years later and we are losing our National Collection to dust, termites and indifference. Successive governments have either looked over the project and dismissed it, or just overlooked it. It cannot be because of lack of funds, for the funds allotted to the re-situation of statues, commemorative structures and special events could have been used to finance and run a splendid National Gallery. Neither were the disagreements within the standing committee strong enough to cause a dismissal of the project.

What prevents the establishment of a National Gallery is not the lack of funds, nor the lack of ideas, but the prevailing attitudes towards art and artists, the divisions among artists themselves and the contradictions inherent in the system. We are fortunate in that we have an amazing number of talented artists for such a small population. We are fortunate in that we have at least 7 organizations looking after the interests of art and artists (NCF/BAC/BIDC/BCC/BMHS/BGA/ICOM). We are also fortunate, in that we have a transient population in the form of long-stay visitors and tourists, who will buy art. The international market comes to us. We do not lack talent, we do not lack infrastructure, we do not lack buyers. We lack focus. The scattered and neglected National Collection is symptomatic of a culture in which the indigenous is loved, but not respected. Barbados, though small and outwardly portraying itself with a common identity, does in fact consist of many small units, which do not connect easily with each other. Because of this, efforts are often duplicated. A National Gallery provides focus. The transient art market is seasonal, and although it is profitable, we lose some of our best work. Work, which will have to be bought back, when we wake up to its true value. The way to deal with this issue is not by banning exports, but by instituting a sensible acquisition policy for the National Collection. A sensible acquisition policy is one that values all manners of art. For, whereas artists are born, careers are made. Artists are born to all classes, colours and creeds, always have been, always will be. Theirs is the vision, it is their job to interpret, record and enhance. When we select works for the National Collection, we need to remember the lesson of the former colonial masters: to preserve that which defines , records and enhances our own systems. And to value it. This means that we have to go beyond the conventional ‘Gallery Art’ and document ‘Street Art’, the paintings on mini-buses, push- carts and shops, murals and mini-parks. All these constitute a wealth of truly indigenous work, a focus on the elusive ‘identity’. The main visual stimulus of today is that of the fleeting images of the TV screen. News, views and circumstances pour into our homes through many channels. Truths, half-truths and lies ‘bounce off our heads’ at an alarming rate. The steady presence of a painting, to reflect on, to interact with, to love or to hate, creates some balance in how we see ourselves. At this time, when many of us identify with brand-name commodities, the presence of a focused and accessible National Art Collection will assist us in our return to reality.

“Where there” is no vision, the people will perish”. Marcus Garvey said so, King Solomon said so too. It was true then, it is true now. So, presumably, “when there is vision” the people will not perish. But only when vision is followed by action will the people flourish. The peoples of the Caribbean are gifted and will excel in anything they set their mind to do. The unprecedented flowering of the Jamaican arts in the 1970-80s was not accidental. It was the result of political will, development of cultural infrastructure and recognition of the value of indigenous culture. The further development of local and regional cultural infrastructure is necessary, only then will the rich talents of our people continue flourish. A National Gallery of Art is more than a showcase of national treasures, it is essential to the development of the arts and the society they represent.

"Reaffirming Identity", submitted by Lilian Sten. Her call for a National Art Gallery presented at the AICA conference 18 years ago.

The National Cultural Foundation and the Board of the National Art Gallery are celebrating the life, work and contribution to the development of the Arts in Barbados in the post-Independence period by Omowale Stewart. We have mounted an extraordinary exhibition of the work of Omowale at the Errol Waldrond Building on October 15th at 6.30pm. The Errol Waldrond Building is part of the University of the West Indies Medical School at the corner of Jemmotts Lane and River Road. The entrance is on Jemmotts Lane. Although 'ART LIVES' is not a retrospective, the curator, Janice Whittle, captures the versatility of Stewart in the variety of media he has explored. The work dates from the 1990's to the present. The mark-making through Drawing, Painting, Illustration and Costume Design shows development and range. Omowale's sense of community and heritage predates even his involvement in DEPAM (De People's Art Movement) and Yoruba Yard. He and his twin brother, the Artist Sundiata Stewart, were drawn from their schooldays to research Barbadian History, particularly exploring our African heritage. It is all there to be seen in his work. This is a fitting time, the 50th Anniversary celebrations, to share such an exhibition.

Oct 30th - Dec 3rd “Barbados at 50�. Featuring past members, present members and the young artists of tomorrow. Curated by Kathy Yearwood

'50 Shades Of Bajan Art' opening reception: Saturday November 5th, 5pm - 8pm. In tribute to our nation's celebration of 50 Years of independence At The Gallery of Caribbean Art. Featuring: Carol Cadogan, Vishni Gopwani, Nakazzi Tafari Hutchinson, Glenroy Jordan, Neville Legall, Denzil Mann Exhibition ends Tues Nov 29th.

This Barbados Photographic Society’s On-Line Exhibition Celebrates Barbados’s 50 Years of Independence. -----------------------------------------------------------------------BPS joins the year-long celebration of the national achievement of the milestone of 50 years of independence, through this exhibition of photographs by fourteen of its members. This exhibition draws heavily on some of the key words and phrases of our National Anthem and groups the images to portray those sentiments. We invite you to view the exhibition at…/ and to share the link to the exhibition with your friends.














" #onlyinbarbados " a mobile phone photography exhibition. Opening reception Nov 11th, 5.30pm - 8pm at The Frame & Art Co Gallery Exhibition ends Dec 3rd. Curated by Kelly Hammack Gibson

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‘Images by Hugh’

A Selection of Premium Fine Art Prints on Metal, Canvas, Acrylic, Glass & Fine Art Papers







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+

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.

Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n has arrived! 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.

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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 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.

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

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

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:

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

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 GCA at Tides, Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James, 432 2084

Tel: (246) 419-0858

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

Cell (246)230-1968

Sept 5 - Sep 24

Little Gems

Sep 26 - Oct 8

Raymond Maughan

Oct 10 - Oct 22

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24 - Oct 31

Nov 2 - Dec 3

Barbados at ‘”50” Independence Group Show

Dec 5 - Dec 31 Christmas Group Show (The opening will be on December 12th.)

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

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


Celebrate Culture... Celebrate Life! The Frank Collymore Hall is the premier venue for cultural performances, conferences, lectures and more, in Barbados. The multi-purpose facilities are perfect for your dance, drama, music or exhibitions. The Hall comes fully equipped with State of the art equipment, 500 seating capacity, High-quality acoustics, Multiuse Grande Salle 9-foot Orchestral Steinway Concert Grand piano FRAN WICKHAM MANAGER | Tom Adams Financial Centre| Spry Street | Bridgetown | BB 11126 246-436-9083

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

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

We do murals for, schools, churches, nurseries, homes and business places also. Please call 289-4074 for quotes and free consultations.


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

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


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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




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