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October 2013

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 Alison Chapman-Andrews

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

YASMIN VIZCARRANDO Since she was a child Yasmin has always painted, mainly inspired by her grandfather who was an artist .He loved outdoor painting and took her on many of his trips. This has become one of her favorite ways of painting too. Although she has been painting throughout much of her life, she had never been consistent until 2009, when she joined Indrani Whittingham’s “the Newcomers” art group sessions. She began what she calls her “reencuentro” or “re-encounter” with art. Travelling around the island started to inspire her painting in which she portrays the colorful images cast on her canvases. Bright colors in oils and acrylics are conveyed in different styles, with loose strokes from her brush and palette knife, impressionism, naïve and modern, are combined in her paintings.






Catalogue cover for upcoming one man show Landscape Revisited on November 13th at Morningside Gallery , Barbados Community College Art Department. Opening night Wednesday, November 13th 6pm - to 8pm Dates of exhibition 14th to 29th Nov Closed Sundays Artists talk; 20th Nov 6pm – 8pm tour of exhibition and questions.


ALISON CHAPMAN-ANDREWS ( art photographed by William Cummins)

ALISON CHAPMAN-ANDREWS ( art photographed by William Cummins)

ALISON CHAPMAN-ANDREWS ( art photographed by William Cummins)
















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ANDREW HEWKIN Chattel House Realty is sponsoring an exhibition by Andrew Hewkin titled ‘Barbados Revisited’ at Saint Peter’s Bay and will run from December 22 nd for 5 weeks. Go to the following website for a review of the Barbados Revisited collection.















Photography by Peter Boos

Art by Heather-Dawn Scott




Fall 2013 . Art Sessions with Heidi Berger. ‘Experimenting with Acrylics’ At ArtSplash Cost: Bds $300. To register: email

"Topics include paint handling, composition, colour theory. This may sound dull…..but a knowledge of basics is important if you want to play with paint and surfaces. This fall I offer a course for beginners and one for those with some experience." Beginner – if you’re just starting out, this is for you…4 Saturdays in November Saturday, November 2, 9, 16, 23 1 - 4 pm Intermediate – for those who have some experience or who taken classes with me before. 4 Mondays in November Monday November 4, 11, 18, 25 10am – 1pm Materials list will be sent out when you have registered. To register: email



'Man vs Monster' An exhibition of paintings by Nicky Marshall Opening reception Sunday, 6 October 2013 7pm- 9pm at Artsplash Gallery Exhibition ends October 19th





Painting Workshops with Jack Richardson 40 yrs experience 2 sessions of 5 days each painting on the island in various locations. All experience levels welcome. Feb. 10th to 14th and 24th – 28th. Each 5 day session from 9 am to 1pm will focus on designing the painting with the viewfinder, getting the composition down quickly and capturing the light and color. Registration forms upon request at More information at the website:

The Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College is requesting submissions for an upcoming alumni exhibition that is being held in conjunction with the launch of the Division of Fine Arts Alumni Association and the rebranding of the division gallery. This juried exhibition, which will run from October 23rd to November 6th 2013, aims to showcase the diverse array of work produced by past students of the division, across all disciplines. We will celebrate the achievements of alumni at an opening cocktail party on October 23rd. Alumni are invited to submit up to three pieces of work for selection. The work should be submitted ready for installation. Any special requirements should be submitted in writing. Performance based work must be submitted digitally (on CD or flash drive). Performances will only take place on the night of the opening. Submissions should be delivered to the BCC campus gallery on Saturday the 19th of October or Sunday the 20th of October, between 1pm and 3pm. Any sales will incur a 20% gallery commission. Questions? Queries? Send them to for more information.

'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'. Sad to report that thuggish vandals have knocked this wonderful installation down.

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!


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

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 Hastings Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month. Festival Art Gallery is a mobile art gallery showing in excess of 50 local Barbadian artists who are painters, ceramic artists, photographers and sculptors. Bringing Art To The People

DRIFT , OCEAN TERRACE LOUNGE The Drift Art Exhibition feautures a new artist every month


Sheraton Mall upstairs on the second floor, at the top of the escalators, across from the radio station. 12 noon to 7 pm Monday to Friday ( or by appointment) 230-1750

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

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

BAC Gallery Schedule 2013-2014 (subject to change. Please call gallery to confirm dates and events) 2013 Sept 2-Oct 5 Little Gems Group Show Exhibition Oct 7-Nov 1 One Love Group Show Exhibition Nov 4 - Dec 13 Independence. Group Show Exhibition Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2014 Christmas Group Show Exhibition 2014 Jan 06 - Jan 25 'BAC 57th Anniversary' Group Show Jan 27 - Feb 15 'Rural Barbados' Group Show Feb 17- March 07 'The Art of illustration' (Group Show) March 08 - March 29 Neville Legall (rental) March 31 - April 26 'Textiles (Group Show) April 28 - May 16 'Heroes & Cricket (Group Show) May 18 - May 30 'Wood & Calabash Art (Group Show) June 1 - June 21 'Our Heritage' (Group Show) June 23 - July 05 Guest Curator or Photography July 07 - July 31 'Crop Over Show' (Group Show) Aug 05 - Aug 15 'Barbados Fast Forward' (Group Show) Aug 17 - Sept 1 Dr Raymond Maughan Photography (Rental) Sept 02 - Sept 30 'Little Gems' (Group Show) Oct 05 - Oct 31 'One Love' (Group Show) Nov 02 - Nov 30 'Independence show' (Themed group Show) Dec 01 - Dec 30 'X-Mas Show' (Group Show) The Barbados Arts Council Gallery is available to rent for an exhibition at the heavily subsidized price of $150Bds per week during certain weeks of the year. If you would like to have your own show, either solo or a Group Show, please apply in writing to the President of the BAC.

Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown +1 (246) 426 4385

CONSTANT GALLERY OF FINE ART Constant Gallery is in a 350 year old plantation house. Original local/international fine art and Persian carpets. By appointment only (246) 429-2654


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

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

(246) 422 5026

the Virtual Mapping Project, addresses the lack of available information about Caribbean arts at the formal, informal and educational levels. Fresh Milk sees value in developing a freely accessible, interactive online map of the Caribbean, which will clearly delineate the existing spaces for the arts in the region, from the nineteenth century up to the present time. The region will be mapped to show all arts entities, listed with links to the websites of all the spaces, and maintained to keep all information current. This map will not only be a pivotal information hub and educational tool, but a place to form new bonds and to make connections among practitioners, not only in the Caribbean but worldwide. The Fresh Milk mapping project will be an invaluable resource for students at secondary and tertiary institutions in Barbados, including those studying art at CXC CSEC and CAPE level, BCC Art Associate Degree and BFA programmes, and participants in the BA and MA Cultural Studies and Creative Arts degrees at the EBCCI, UWI Cave Hill Campus. This wealth of knowledge compiled into one easily accessible website means that students can have both historical and current data about Caribbean art at their fingertips, broadening their understanding and keeping up to date with the new, cutting edge work coming out of the region. Additionally, the Virtual Map will create opportunities for artists working in the region today and circulate their works and ideas to a global audience eager to know more about the region's creative arena. Artists will have the chance to form an expansive network, informing them of what spaces - both formal and informal networks - exist in the region and which spaces they can potentially engage with. It opens up endless possibilities for artists, curators, collectors etc. in the Caribbean by giving them much needed exposure, as well as for those internationally, who will gain insight into a whole new market of quality work. Fresh Milk seeks to create a more integrated and connected region by using the arts as a vehicle to create partnerships and build community. Many Caribbean islands have no idea what is happening with their neighbours in the creative arts, which hinders our overall growth in the region. The Virtual Map will promote unity and aid in the building of support systems - whether it be the English, Spanish, French or Dutch speaking Caribbean, we would like to make sure all information is communicated as efficiently as possible, and invite the world to see what is being made and to see the region as a critical space. Fresh Milk is pleased to be the conduit between The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and the artistic community in Barbados and would like to thank them for their support, which allows Fresh Milk to continue supporting our nation’s youth and building capacity for artists in both the short and long term. This is why forming relationships with organizations with vested interest in expanding arts and culture becomes pivotal.

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:


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


SEPT 22 – OCT 19

Arlette St Hill Retrospective

OCT 27 - NOV23

Rosemary Pilgrim

DEC 1 -28

Roslyn Watson Retrospective

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

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

BCC 2013. Division of Fine Arts BFA program ‘Trouble T’ree’ exhibition. Featuring Sharon Moise, Ronald Williams and Tristan Alleyne. Curated by Adam Werth. May 6th - May 20th at Morningside Gallery, Barbados Community College. Album of exhibition

'PRI.OR.I.TY' Visual Arts Associate Degree at Barbados Community College. May 2013 Online album


426-2858, ext.5262

BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Art Appreciation: What is this thing




This Art Appreciation Course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the contemporary visual arts produced in Barbados, the Caribbean and its diaspora, with a focus on emerging and contemporary practices. Through material covered in this course, you will become familiar with work being produced by contemporary creatives working in Barbados, the Caribbean and further afield. See more information about the course and how to register here: Sign up for this series of 10 sessions led by visual artist Annalee Davis, running from October - December 2013 at the Barbados Community College, Division of Fine Arts, Morningside Campus, Art History Room. — with Annalee Davis.

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


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

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: THE FRAME ART CO., Millhouse, Canewood, St. Michael P: (246) 271-6509 F: (246) 424-0134 C: (246) 266-9432 FRAMING STUDIO At the Best of Barbados Head Office, Welches Plantation, H’way 2A421-6900 ext 29 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, St Michael.

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


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

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

" ! BEHOLD ! Women's Work" Powerful statements by 12 Caribbean women artists Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown. December 14th 2013 - January 16th 2014. Opening Reception: December 15th 2-6pm Save the Date!

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!



EXHIBITIONS AT MUSEUM ‘80 - The BMHS' 80th Anniversary Exhibition’ continues through to November 29, 2013

Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI 246 417 4776

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

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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Free Barbados Art Events Magazine. Full of exhibitions, artists and galleries. With direct links to email and websites.