Visual Arts Magazine Barbados October 2018

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Cover Art Photography by Kurk Rouse

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 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 visual arts 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



Adrian Richards. Oral surgeon by profession and renowned photographer by passion, this charismatic doctor, full of personality and style, has managed to excel at both! . "It's all one's like walking and talking; I can do both. I think I will do both until I die." . Pick up the latest issue of our M Magazine to read more!









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'ANONYMOUS 2018' exhibition at Frame & Art Gallery "Submissions are now open for the fourth annual 12" x 12" Anonymous Charity Art Show benefitting the Ark Animal Welfare Society of Barbados. The 12 x 12 canvases are currently on sale for $15.00 each at The Frame & Co. Each artist may submit up to four paintings. We cannot wait to see this year's submissions! " Curator Kelly Hammack Gibson Click on the link for show guidelines/submissions: https:// For more information call 271-6509 or email

“So, Tiffany Haddish "twerking" to dancehall, People in Japan playing steel pan to Kes song, Rihanna pretty much is the Queen of world (today is also the one year anniversary of Fenty make up); Childish Gambino got some electric steel pan in he song "Summertime", international influencers coming in to see this "new Caribbean phenomenon" - how we walking, talking, dressing... and people STILL bout here talking about selling sun sea and sand... (*in announcer voice*) "The Plantation Experience!" If wunna ain getting it by now, FAM!!!! you ain gine ever get it! Realize we special and start protecting what is left of us before it's all gone! The international market is looking HARD at the Caribbean right now! They using the shit we don't seem to want. I ain 'axing' (as Baba Kamau Brathwaite would say) this happening every day we doing Gine On. Teck up wunna belongings befo somebody teck dum up fuh we and do um fast! QUICK WID UH R!!!!! #uhgone� Empress Zhinga Magazine





Gine on Magazine. Inspiring visual artist Heshimu Akin-yemi sets off on the Block Tour project to not only beautify the walls of some of the block communities in Barbados, but also lift the spirits and vibe with his murals as well. EmpressZingha Simmons catches up with her long time friend at the launch to catch the drive behind this passion project headed by the one and only Crayon Gun Shotta.

the Crayon GunShotta Block Tour By Heshimu Akinyemi. Which is to be held August 26th from 2:00PM until 7:00PM.

Heshimu Akin-yemi in the Nation Sunday Sun news.…/news/191413/drawing-love “Heshimu Akin-Yemi is on a mission to revolutionise the way art is viewed in Barbados. For him, art is more than a creative expression. It is a thought evoking piece of work with a visual prowess to bring people closer together in a positive way. That is why he plans to visit each block on the island and inspire men and women to be the best versions of themselves. Heshimu told EASY magazine that over the years the block transformed into a lesser form of what it used to be in the past. He said it used to be the central community place where men gathered and communicated with each other, unwind from stress and thought of ways to help develop their village. “The idea is to go around to different blocks and paint them up nicely to bring positive energy,” he said. “I want to bring new life to them and help bring back men in the community closer together. “My aim is to shed light on the positivity that is generated from those community centres.” Heshimu said he has been pondering with the idea for over ten years, but obstacles came up along the way that prohibited him from launching the project. He said he reached out to corporate Barbados for funding and he said those who did not want to take over his plans wanted to alter the concept.

In 2017 he decided to tackle the project independently but just before he finalised his plans, his mother’s house was destroyed by fire. However, to his surprise, one of the walls Heshimu drew on as a child remained. That wall served as an inspiration to the artist and gave him a new lease on life. Last Sunday, he decided to host an art exhibition in what was left of the structure. Heshimu said the gallery was a depiction of his journey as an artist, and each painting told the story of his life from a different aspect of his childhood as well as the influences he had around him. He also displayed pieces of art on non-traditional materials, introducing new media to the industry, this done with the help of Jerry Leach of JVM Signage. He also documented the tour EXHIBITION with the help of the founder of Pon Di Scene TV, Ryan Ramsey, after approaching him about doing a production on life after tragedy. “When you walk in the gallery you are introduced to a powerful feminine energy. The strength of a woman is highlighted in varying ways and some of the pieces show appreciation to the female body that sets her apart from her male counterpart. “As you go further you see images I drew of my family when I was a child. Some are in black and white and others are done in a comic strip style. “When you get to where the fire took place you see an impression of the ghetto. You see people doing what they have to in order to eat. But you also see hope in terms of talented youngsters who are trying to beat the system and rise above poverty.”

During the event, the artist also repainted the wall that survived the fire; he said it told the story of how his family was getting over the ordeal. “It shows a house burning in a plant pot surrounded by a scrunchy needle plant. Out of the house you see a family tree growing out of the smoke, which represents new life and new beginnings. It is a mango tree and it bears fruit that look like a breast, which signifies nourishment and sustainability. “The centrepiece depicts a family guardian, called Sweetie Ann, who is a baccoo. In her right hand she holds a centipede, and a centipede in Caribbean folklore is a sign that the enemy is watching you. So she holding it by its head, signifying she is controlling the enemy. “She transfers the evil energy of the creature into positivity and it now becomes the guardian of the family tree. On Sweetie Ann’s head there is a chicken, which is the closest bird we have locally symbolising a phoenix,” he said. Heshimu said over 50 people turned up at the event, and most of them told him the imagery of the wall and what it signified was so riveting that they encouraged him to put the wall on sale. They described the exhibition as organic and commended him for leaving the structure in its natural state. A number of people in the cultural industries such as Andrea King, Ishi Butcher, Oneka Small, Sheena Rose, Ichia Tiyi, art critic Icil Philips, Corrie Scott and many more attended the exhibition. He was also graced by the presence of his father Ras Akyem-I and his grandmother, affectionately called Granny Joyce. “. (SB).

Photography by Sharelly Emanuelson.

#CaribbeanLinked V participant blog post comes from Barbadian artist and writer Adam Patterson. Adam shares a reflection on the residency, drawing powerful parallels between the apparent harshness of the Aruban landscape that has still managed to produce under its own terms, with the unconventional ways the Caribbean continues to forge its own models of fruitfulness and connectivity in defiance of a hostile atmosphere.

DOREEN EDWARDS Artist Alliance Barbados presented 'Frequently Called Strange' exhibition. The art and words of Doreen Edwards. Sat June 2nd - Sat July 14th. 4pm. Norman Centre, Bridgetown.

Sian Pampellonne : An Artist and her Dog By Daphne Ewing-Chow

Sian Pampellonne : An Artist and her Dog By Daphne Ewing-Chow “I’ve found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” - Georgia O’Keefe Sian Pampellonne’s slim torso spills over her Great Dane-Neopolitan-Mastiff aka “giant love bug” in a gesture of motherly dotishness, her burnt orange curls bouncing to the beat of her laugh, as we recline on the floor of her studio— Sian, Zeus and I. The profusely wrinkled canine has a major role to play in all of this— the collection of colourful pieces that decorate the walls of local and regional galleries and private homes, the rapidly evolving line of merchandise, the smile on his owner’s face and her deeply spiritual outlook. “Zeus grounds my work. When he is in my studio, I get calmer. When I don’t know where I am going, when I’m processing stuff, when the work is all over the place. When Zeus is in the studio, he grounds everything.” The artist glances adoringly at the gentle giant, now asleep at her feet. Sian’s earliest memories of painting are of the childhood kinship that she shared with her grandfather, artist Gordon Parkinson, who taught her that she should not become too mentally involved or stylistically attached to her work. “My grandfather did not believe in the perfect way to draw,” explains Sian. “His technique was naturally in his work— it was simply him. He believed that I should throw my soul onto the canvas and see what happened.” And so she did. Blues, reds, greens, purples, oranges and yellows in the most vibrant of hues— they dance around her canvas creating form and texture; connecting with the viewer in an explosive burst of authentic emotion. “I don’t see contrast in colours the way others do,” she explains. “I’m trusting. The colours chose themselves.” Everything for Sian is symbolic. Lotus flowers emerging from dirty mud signify that no matter what you are going through you will always blossom. Water is about flow and change. Spirals and tentacles are a reminder that nothing is permanent.

Many of Sian’s paintings also speak to edgier social themes, such as public facades and society’s tendency to mute and shame those who are considered small or weak. Her signature pieces of young children contain a strong message depicted by closed mouths and piercing eyes that scream out so loudly that the viewer might just look away. One of Sian’s darkest and most poignant pieces is entitled “The fear within”— an expression of what it feels like to be clinically depressed— to be voiceless and overlooked by a mainstream culture that is not sensitive to mental illness. In this composition, blue hands hold a red head in utter exasperation— an unsettling message that is clearly very personal. For Sian, art is a reflection of her interaction with the world. “Life is all about bumps and ridges and texture,” she explains as she runs her finger over the hangs and folds of Zeus’ grey-brown coat. “Art has allowed me to find beauty in the negative elements of my own existence,” she continues. “For me there is beauty in everything— in the mundane. I see beauty in an empty casing as it glistens in the soil. Light catches every little thing and from the light emanates beauty. I find beauty in things that other people might walk past. I can grab a plastic wrap and use it, just to see what happens.” As we chat, long strands of Zeus’ thick, glistening drool dribble to the floor from the gaps of his droopy mouth. Sian wipes away the goo with loving precision, confirming for me that from behind the mask of the imperfect can lie the most awe inspiring beauty “Art is not just a pretty piece that you match a couch with,” she declares. “Art must connect with the viewer in a way that they are encouraged to reconnect with themselves. Every time you walk past it you should feel something different.” Sian’s work can be viewed in the following locations: Website: Facebook: Instagram: sianpampellonneartist Email:


When artists give back. Mario Porchetta gave his time and expertise to photograph "Second Chances' for the Ark who are animal angels, saving them and finding homes for them. Mario says "It is with great pleasure that I volunteered for this job. A little hard but a lot of fun. I loved all 14 dogs and all 14 families that gave them the best second chance and made them happy for the rest of their life. To buy this calendar is an act of love for the less fortunate 4 legs friends who will continue to be rescued and sheltered waiting for adoption by the wonderful people volunteering for the Ark." " Our 2019 Ark calendars will be available for sale in the next few days. Oh yes, needless to say they are FABULOUS! This year’s theme ‘Second Chances’ – adopted dogs in their loving forever homes, lucky to have that ‘Second Chance’ of happiness. Message me to pre-order your calendar in advance and they’ll also be on sale at our next Book Sale, 2nd October 2018. ONLY Bds$20.00 each. If you care, please share (thank you). **Other venues to be advised soonest.“ tel: (246) 231 3002


Art & Expression, is an event which will highlight and empower women of the arts. The event coincides with the global commemoration of the period “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence� as we join the challenge to end violence against women and girls locally, regionally and internationally. Artists: Anya Stephen, Doreen Edwards, Karen Birch, Nyssa Haynes-holder, Akilah Watts, Anna Gibson, Llanor Alleyne. Plus a couple more to be announced.

Kadiejra O’Neal











‘Changing Face of Barbadian Landscapes‘ now at the Exchange at Central Bank in Bridgetown from 30 July - 30th October. Opening hours Tue - Sun, 10a.m. to 6p.m. Also featured in the July isssue of the Visual Arts magazine. Link here. Pages 38-63 ********************************** “So here's a little about the Exchange, A Place of Mystery and Discovery. Where: Spry Street, Bridgetown, next to the Central Bank of Barbados When: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Cost: $20 BBD adults/ $10 BBD children under 12 If you're just going to see Landscapes, that's completely FREE! A Little Bit More About the Exchange If you visit the Exchange, you'll learn more about Barbados' history of trade, currency and the development of business in Bridgetown. The second floor gives you some history on the building's origins as the first Harrison College school, plus its use as a former Masonic Lodge.” Rhiannon Estwick




















Argentina Barbados Visual Arts. October 1st - 31st. 15th. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL 537 1800 to make an appointment. Llanor Alleyne and Kraig Yearwood . ‘‘Celebrating Our Friendship, Sharing Our Culture’. At the Embassy of Argentina, Hastings.

Three Barbadian studio potters were selected to participate in the 6x6 Ceramic Tile project, to be held in the IDB Staff Association Gallery in Washington and the JVS Project Space in New York, respectively from September 2018 to January 2019. Each maker was required to make a tile measuring no larger than 6 inches square by 2 inches thick, the artists were free to select the concept and method of creating the work, representing Barbados are Melanie D’Oliveria, Juliana Inniss and Martina Pile Zahles ............................ Opening 6 x 6 Ceramic Tile Exhibition September 18 - October 18, 2018 Opening: Tuesday, September 18, 6 - 8 pm “6x6 is the IDB Staff Associations (SA) first project of collective artists through the IDB Staff Association Art Gallery and the Country Offices (COFs). With 6x6, we intend to link the cultures, thoughts, and aesthetic concepts common in member countries of the IDB through a shared material and technique. This initiative, in addition to creating interactive opportunities among the artists, offers them a new space for international exposure. While differing in a variety of elements which distinguishes them, these nations also share an intrinsic and intimate connection to their land and origin. Clay is an element that equates the soil with which our planet is made and substantially precedes our own existence. This soil has been not only the means of sustenance for humanity through cultivation, but its uses have evolved over time -- from the construction of housing to the creation of everyday objects, while at the same time being the material that we have used to cast gods, monuments, and works of art. Clay has been, and still is, the eternal companion of humanity, creating an ambiguous fusion of the utilitarian, the functional, the creative, and the magical.

Nowadays, ceramics are part of our lives in every sense of the word, allowing us to build almost all things imaginable. Its ubiquitous presence is not only visible in the utensils of our daily lives, but it is also the material that protects the space shuttle. Its versatility allows us to create three-dimensional shapes, and its colors are all but limitless, in addition to an infinite number of textures attainable effects. In the hands of a skillful, creative individual, clay is the ideal material to turn dreams into reality. In this sense, 6x6 is a creative challenge that not only facilitates the artists´ absolute freedom, but also opens a new path to express their artwork. At the same time, we hope to launch a new challenge for the viewer who, accustomed to large formats of information, will need to interact with a small ceramic tile that today has been transformed into a unique work of art. More than just an object, it may also manifest a whole conception of life, creation, or existence. We believe that with this project we are opening a window measuring 6x6 that grants entry to the various artistic languages of 25 countries and 60 artists, where each has had the freedom to express - without limitation, through the use of a single substance and a common format, their distinctive ideas, concepts, and approaches, and in so doing, rather than creating distances, bring us together in a shared love of the material, the clay, the soil.â€? Ezequiel Taveras MĂłnica Medina-Porro Artist and Curator Arts-Programming IDB Staff ............................... @6x6ceramictile See their work and those from other member states at and info on the opening at

Do you consider what you use and discard of regularly? What are you doing on a daily basis to minimize your consumption of single-use plastics?

“A Touch of TEAL”. Opening reception Sat, 3 Nov, 6pm - 9pm Artwork by Michelle Rodriguez-Bowe and Stacy Altman At Drift Terrace Lounge, Holetown Exhibit will end December 27th

Historic Houses of Barbados Written by Henry Fraser & Ronnie Hughes.

JILL WALKER BOOK Up the Islands Memories of the West Indies Artist Jill Walker is well known for her paintings of Barbados, but her new book ‘Up the Islands’, shows her remarkable collection from the diverse islands of the West Indies. Together with photographs taken by her husband Jimmy and excerpts from his weekly letters to his mother in Scotland in the 1950s, this book follows the travels of a young couple through the islands in a simpler time. The book has been compiled by Jill’s daughter, Sue Trew and will be available at all five of the Best of Barbados Gift Shops in November. The islands appear in alphabetical order in the 162 page book. Here are a few pages so you can have a sneak preview! For further information contact Sue

Tel: 266-6901


CYARRIBEYON GALLERY Curator Vonni Kormoranti. Porters Place, 11 Porters, St James. (blue and white buildings on landside near Colony Club) Tel 622 2419 Website


An art class with Nicholas Barnett for those who want to improve their concentration, patience and skills, learning more about the basic principles of drawing and painting. Please see details and contact info below. (All 8 classes) INTRO TOPICS: 9am-12 pm 1. Importance of line 2. Shading techniques 3. Still life and forms 4. Depth and perspective 5. Portraits and anatomy 6. Intro to colour and related media 7. Canvas preparation and care 8. Intro to paint (acrylic, oil and water colour (Drop in classes) ADVANCED TOPICS: 2pm-5pm 1. Pencil/graphite 2. Charcoal 3. Colour pencil/watercolour pencil 4. Pastel/ oil pastel 5. Ink 6. Acrylic 7. Oil 8. Water colour

CLASSES BEGIN OCTOBER 13th. So register now as LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. for more details...

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

GROVE/ON THE WALL ART GALLERY At Limegrove, Holetown Mon - Sat 10am – 6pm 246 234 9145 Curator Vanita Comissiong

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

GINE ON MAGAZINE·Gine On?! is the online magazine brainchild of cultural practitioners DJ Simmons & Empress Zingha published every other Thursday on The husband and wife duo developed the digital publication with artists, entrepreneurs, and all the persons who support them in mind. Too many times do we hear; “Where else does events like this happen?” “Where can I hear live music?” “Anything else going on other than fetes?” “I didn't even know that was happening”. This online, access anytime hub is here; so YOU can find your next favourite time! We broadcast bare Bajan culture to thousands of users to any device connected to the world through the web portal Link with us for original video content highlighting various art personalities, new music, videos, blogs, podcasts, I mean a couple clicks opens a wealth of entertainment. We build an engaging experience for hundreds of our supporters on social media connecting the world to know wuh gine on with arts and culture right here at home. See you somewhere sometime soon... Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you always in de know at: Hosting or performing at a live entertainment event, or doing any activity progressing performing arts in the island? Forward us an email ( with more information so we can help push it for you. Let's help and support each other in the arts! Come and hear wuh Gine On!

The Barbados Photographic Society held its AGM Sunday 20th January, 2018 at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. We would like to welcome the new Executive and officers (please see listing below). The new Executive looks forward to serving you, with the help of all our members. Do write to us and put your ideas for events, workshops, exhibitions and more. Please know that the BPS Executive gives of their time, expertise (in different fields and knowledge) for free so we ask that members be willing to step up to collaborate and work on their ideas. Write to us at Within a few weeks we will have a draft for members of Field trips, events, monthly themes on our Facebook page for you to join into, exhibition ideas and much more. Members plus those who may like to join the BPS who could not make it to the meeting may contact our Treasurer, Sherlock Lord (231-5053) and make arrangements to pay. $65 for new members, $45 for annual renewal. Being a member gives you Open Wall with talks and workshops, Field Trips, exhibitions at galleries plus online exhibitions, competitions (with prizes), travel to countries with the BPS, percentages off at supporting businesses and more. BPS Facebook page / BPS Website BPS email

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.

Fresh Milk would like to thank everyone who worked with us, supported us, or took an interest in our programming & the fabulous work being done in the Caribbean arts last year. We look forward to an exciting year ahead, and invite you to reflect on 2017 with us through our annual year in review newsletter!

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. /

Books: Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n - Nyam Jamaica Culinaria: The Caribbean e-books: Shake Dat Cocktail, Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres, Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n (4 vol), Nyam Jamaica (2 vol) (see website) Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Barbados Bu'n-Bu'n: Best Cookbook of the Year, Best Self-Published Book, Best Historical Recipes, Best Cookbook Design for Barbados (2014) 'Best Self-Published Book In The World' (2015) Nyam Jamaica: 'Best Design In The World' (20082009) - honoured 2015 at Frankfurt Book Fair for the 20 years of Gourmand World Cookbook Award - Best of the Best Design In The World (2015) Caribbean Tourism Award (2009)

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.


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. 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:

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

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+

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


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 Restaurant, located on Accra Beach Monday - Friday Noon-4pm and 7pm-11pm . Please call for weekend hours. 246 234 9145 On The Wall Gallery At Earthworks. Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

Closed Sunday

On The Wall/Grove Gallery Mon - Sat 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm email 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

573 6904

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