September issue of Visual Arts Barbados magazine

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September 2018

Cover Art Photography by Ancel Daniel

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

ANCEL DANIEL AT CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART Here is a peep at one of my pieces displayed in Block D studio the theme, Modern Sensitivity to Cultural History, "Duppy on Stilts", creating imaginary Carnival Characters (changing face of the Caribbean identity). If you are in London please visit our show at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London, 16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU, from the 7th to the 13th of September 2018

MA studio process: Modern Sensitivity to Cultural History. A look at carnival, as a mark of Caribbean identity. Creating imaginary characters as a marker of the Caribbean evolving persona @ Chelsea College of Arts Casting of the legs video ston.9/posts/248200592689711 ?_

ANCEL DANIEL (A note to the Barbados Community College...) I heard the sad news and with deep sympathy, I send my condolence to the art family who is in moaning for their loss. At first, I chose not to speak, since I was in shock, and must admit I do not know the details and reason for this decision, concerning the admittance of the next batch of 2020 BA Fine Arts students, but I thought how could I not say something. The Bachelors of Fine Arts has produced many talented students over the years even though the students and tutors had many challenges. Because we know our craft well, and what we need to make our institution a better learning environment, we can identify crevices in our department that makes us handicap, creating impediments that can prevent us from reaching the stars. But we press on in spite of. Our students are enthusiastic and willing to climb heights if you give them a chance. One among the eight can make you proud, only if you can see, you have a face among the greats. I migrated from Guyana to study at the Barbados Community College, it was a wonderful experience, no need mentioning the negatives, all worked for the good and brought out the best in me. My class 2015 began with twelve talented and intelligent students, how many made it to the end? Seven, a number of perfection . This degree I have earned from your institution has brought me to the University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts, it has opened doors, whereby I was fortunate to meet Her Royal Highness Princess Ann and I created a piece of art that is now in her possession. I was able to meet international students, artists and curators and hoping to see them visit Barbados someday, to inspire the upcoming artists in your institution, how can you help to make this happen? you have the power of reasoning and we all love this institution. I was told hand wash hand make hands come clean. Please, let us give the next upcoming artist a chance to be a face among the greats. I can give you much more reasons why we can make it happen but this note will become a bible. Long live the Barbados Community College and arts department. Ancel Daniel Duppy on Stilts, mixed media, 2018 MA Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, London




















































The Barbados Photographic Society invites you to ‘PERCEPTIONS

At the Barbados Arts Council Gallery, Pelican Craft Village, Bridgetown. August 27th to September 7th 2018 BAC Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday - 10am. to 5pm. Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm. .

Artists Alliance Barbados is pleased to announce that Russell Watson is in Residence at Norman Centre, Bridgetown. July 27th – Sept 8th. Visiting hours ( by appointment only please) 822 3694 or Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am – 3pm Russell is an artist and teacher working in theatre and digital imaging. His residency is dedicated to developing artwork through experiments with marine imagery, portraiture and new media

DEAR JOHN: NOTES FOR AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW MINISTER OF CULTURE By Linda M Deane (or 7 days in the life of a creative whose well of dreams is deeper than her pocket)

DEAR JOHN: NOTES FOR AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW MINISTER OF CULTURE By Linda M Deane (or 7 days in the life of a creative whose well of dreams is deeper than her pocket) SHORTLY AFTER Minister John King’s open invitation to the artists' community of Barbados to bombard him with ideas, project proposals, wish lists, I volunteered to respond on ArtsEtc’s behalf. Of course, I’ve procrastinated. No idea where to begin. But last week after more than seven near-consecutive days of creative adventure, I am beginning to sense what the notes for the draft of that letter might look like…. Day One: The Great Escape Frank meeting with ArtsEtc co-director and partner-in-crime Rob Sandiford about the things we do and how to better monetize them. What to cut and what to keep. In the fifteen years ArtsEtc has been alive, we’ve both had the support of partners whose “sensible, regular” jobs have helped us to keep doing what we love and loving what we do—even in those bleak periods where we’ve said, “Maybe it’s time to jack it all in and return to sensible, regular jobs of our own.” Only, each time that happens, we realize we’re in too deep, escaped too long over the fence—come too far with the adventure—to turn back now. #Dear John, we need your help to restage our Green Readings; cement Read2Me!, our schools literacy program; publish anthologies; and continue mapping our rich Barbadian literature. We need your help to make great our good escape. Day Two: Poetry in Windows Find myself at Camp Moorings, a great little summer camp at the Seventh-Day Adventist School in Dalkeith. Theme? The environment—which makes the children ideal candidates for Poetry in Windows, a project that teaches them about climate change, encourages them to write poetry from their newfound knowledge and experience, and displays the best of that poetry at selected island venues. The partners include: The Canadian High Commission, the National Cultural Foundation, The Ministry of Youth & Culture, and the husband-and-wife team Caroline & James Gardiner, whose bright idea it was. Two other partners are The Future Centre Trust and CORALL (a new agency involved in the protection and restoration of our coral reefs). Their reps go into camps and make presentations on oceans, beaches, coral and climate. As one of the project’s creative writing instructors, I go in with a broom afterward and sweep up the sparkling poems that result. After my day at Camp Moorings, where I engage with twenty amazing young people and their counsellors, I say to myself: “Self, you love this kind of thing so much you would do it for the rest of your life—for free!” #But, Dear John, you know what? That very last bit is a lie.

Day Three: Chattel House by Wayne Archer Sitting on the beach with good friend, fellow writer & visual artist Sarah Venable. We watch the procession of vendors with their lively, purposeful banter: the coconut salesman (I buy), the coconut=shell ornament salesman (I don’t buy). Out in the water, jet-ski and banana boat operators let their hijinks do their sales talk for them. “Here comes Wayne,” says Sarah, almost conspiratorially, as we relax on loungers with rum-spiked drinks. “He does the best paintings. Sells them on the beach to make money for the gallery he’s building at his home in Nelson Street.” We watch Wayne make the steady tour up and down the rows of beach umbrellas and lounge chairs that colonize our beaches now, engaging their various occupants. Eventually, he reaches us; and I see what Sarah means: he’s carrying a stack of twenty or so paintings, each one an original on sturdy card, roughly 9” x12”—fishing boats, fishermen, chattel houses, town and beach scenes, and landscapes in broad, suggestive strokes. Soon, Barbados in living, breathing acrylic is scattered around my sun-broasted limbs. I am surprised, as I divide the paintings into a Yes and a No pile, that most if not all the chattel houses end up in the Yes pile; that the Yes pile is chattel houses with maybe one delightful portrayal of young boys at play on a boat. To me, chattel houses (and fishing boats) are to local art what the mango is to poetry: a dreadful cliché to be actively avoided—unless you can write the perfect mango. There, leaning against my knee in free, fluid greens, blues and burgundies, is the perfect chattel house: two figures (a woman and child?) are in the foreground, trees in back; and all presented as if they might vanish at any minute, be swept away by sudden wind or hurricane. Wooden structure, trees, sky, humans, all seem caught up in the same swirling, evanescent moment. “This is strange,” I say to Sarah and to the artist himself. “In all my time collecting, this is the first chattel house to ever catch my eye.” “I know what you mean,” Sarah replies. “I have only one painting of a chattel house, and it’s by Wayne.” Prices are on the back of some of the canvases, but Wayne asks me to name mine. As our negotiations go on, it becomes clear he will take anything, and I do mean anything, for it. He has tiles to buy for his home/gallery conversion and warns that if I do not buy now, that particular chattel house will be gone forever. He will sell it, and there is no guarantee he will ever paint it again. I want the chattel house. It is the only one he has quite like it. My money has already gone on beach furniture, food, drink, coconut water. I want Wayne Archer to have tile money, but I don’t want to rob him of his energy, time, talent. We do a deal; exchange numbers so he can be paid in full later. #Dear John, how we gon’ get Wayne and all the artists in Buhbayduss their tiles—in other words, whatever the building blocks they need—to work and live their dreams?

Day Four: Words and art… A broken cartwheel resting on its side just inside the entrance to the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle leaps out at me. Wax sculptures of an old rotary phone and a smart phone, and of a game console chained to the hand of its user, similarly beckon the twelve-year-old who is with me. Tracy Greenidge’s depiction of a lion licking a wounded planet Earth and another painting—a commentary on ocean pollution—attract two others in our small but vocal and opinionated group. This is the NCF’s Writers in Schools and Education (WISE Jr.) Art Walk writing workshop, and we are using what strikes us at the Crop Over Fine Art exhibit to create poetry in less than three hours. We do it, too! But there is not enough time (there never is!) to finesse the drafts or, as was also the plan, to turn the poems themselves into pieces of visual art inspired by the tapestries and quilts in the sister exhibit at Queen's Park Gallery. #Dear John, two things strike me: One, it was fascinating watching these young people absorb art this Crop Over, to engage with visual artists through their work and use it to comment on their own lives, on Barbados and the world. What if it was a given that every year, every child in Barbados had this hands-on words-as-art-as-words experience? To experience Crop Over beyond the bashment lyric and the wuk up? And Two: we can spend the money now, on after-school programs, on sports and art—or we can spend it later, on juvenile rehabilitation . Day Five: The art of words I get a chance to read my work surrounded by the same art. All thanks to a creative mash-up of the Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition and the annual Crop Over Read-IN! pared down to a mini-festival. For the Read-IN!s, I share intimate stages in QPG and the Grande Salle with Esther Phillips, Barbados’ recently appointed and first ever poet laureate, and again later with Margaret Gill, who is ever soulful, ever stirring, and full of the unexpected. Winston Farrell, Dana Gilkes, Sharma Taylor, Ross Chase, Deanne Kennedy, Wilmot St Cyr, Edison T. Williams, and Anthony Kellman also feature during the month-long event. The audiences are small but engaged; warm, responsive. They seem masters of that increasingly rare art of listening. Deep listening. A respectful, almost spiritual state of listening. Australian Aborigines have a word for it: Dadirri. Kudos to Ayesha Gibson-Gill, the NCF’s cultural officer for literary arts, for getting creative with her budget and adapting what is usually a large, performance-based event to the smaller art space of QPG and the Grande Salle, and for throwing the spotlight back on writers. The challenge for coming years, if the experiment is revisited, is to grow audiences that are as keen to simply listen as the writer is to simply read. #The Read-IN!s remind me of the Green Readings ArtsEtc did for eight years before tings got brown. Dear John, we looking for tings to catch-back green again.

Day Six: Flaws and all I accompany my daughter Izora to Brownes Beach at 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday so she can stage a Body Positive photo shoot. She’s been talking to friends and friends of friends on social media about body image. The amount of tall, willowy, teenage beauty with bad self-body image out there is startling—and Iz has decided to do something about it. She has no problem finding four willing bodies. I watch her set up and direct her own shoot, apply body paint boldly, riskily even, to scars and stretch marks and supposed lack of cleavage; to long-long arms and short-short legs, and to dark-dark skin and pale-pale skin. She collaborates well with the photographer (who is also a young poet), and the results are stunning. (See for yourself on Instagram at She also handles with flair for her years the creeps who occasionally, predictably, Sssssstt at her and her friends in their swimsuits, or who hover to get a better view of what’s going on. Basically, she pays them no mind. Just steupses, wonders to me later on what it will take for grown men to grow up and let children be, and gets on with the job of raising young girls’ self-esteem—“gassing up her friends,” as she puts it. Recognizing the flaws and moving beyond them. #Dear John, you should have seen her. She’s planning a next one soon. She’s reminding me of why I must get on with doing what I do. And that if I need help to do it, I must ask for it. Day Seven: To vlog or not to vlog I suppress a powerful urge to start a vlog after reading Home Home by Trinidadian writer Lisa Allen-Agostini. It’s a youngadult novel about a Trini teenager who is sent to her aunty in Canada after a suicide attempt. The book is, surprisingly, a lively read, and quick—just 100 pages—super contemporary, with realistic, drily humorous teen dialogue. It’s truly YA, geared for its audience, and not just another book simply about young people written by and for adults fondly recalling their own childhoods. Man, I would have a lot to say about it in this vlog, about all the books I’ve been reading lately. And it would complement ArtsEtc’s IndyList, too, and our Mapping Our Literature project, and Read2Me!, and my work as a storyteller, and, and.... Then I realize—with all else on my plate, I just don’t have the time or resources to vlog. Day Eight: Dear John, I begin writing you this letter in earnest….

Linda M. Deane, aka The Summer Storyteller, is a literary artist and literacy activist in Barbados, and a co-founding editor of ArtsEtc. ( Tel: 426-1792 / 254-5909 | E: | Instagram: @The_Summer_Storyteller | Twitter: @LindaMDeane |

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


‘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
















THINGS THAT MATTER – Where, Oh where - is our National Art Gallery? Sir Henry Fraser Sunday August 5th 2018 The new Minister of Culture, John King, recently announced that we WILL have a National Art Gallery at Block A, the Garrison, which was vacated almost three years ago by CXC. Hope springs eternal to the breasts of artists and indeed the entire populace of Barbados. We hope that this Minister means business, because we all recall statements every six months or so by the last administration. A few samples of many promises will suffice: June 30, 2015: “The National Art Collection will soon have a permanent home, with the establishment of a National Art Gallery.” This announcement came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, on Sunday at the opening of the Crop Over Visual Arts Festival. “I’m pleased to advise that a space has now been made available by the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development … the same location where the CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) was housed.” April 12, 2017: “Barbadian art will soon have a home.” Minister Lashley said that efforts are on to create a permanent home for Barbadian art: "A building has been identified, which is part of the Garrison - which is Block A and we are negotiating the handover of the keys from the Ministry of Housing and Lands …" December 12, 2017: “The Barbados National Art Gallery will soon be realized. The identified location is Block A at the Garrison.” Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure as he spoke at the opening of the Celebrating 60 art exhibition held at Barbados Arts Council, The facts are that “way back when”, long before 2008, the Arthur administration had identified Block A as the future home of the National Art Gallery. It was the perfect site, next to the National Museum and other empty buildings just waiting to be adapted for restaurants and other cultural uses, and obviously another big attraction to bring life into the UNESCO historic site. Being in good relatively good condition, re-design and retro-fitting of the interior would be relatively inexpensive. A no-brainer! A National Art Gallery is indeed a “no-brainer”. Jamaica’s splendid National Art Gallery is right up there with the famous Devon House and the Bob Marley House Museum as Kingston’s great attractions. London’s National Gallery comes second only to the British Museum of all Britain’s many attractions, welcoming more than six million visitors a year. Barbados needs a National Art Gallery desperately, for a dozen obvious reasons, as proposed more than 40 years ago.

The National Art Collection comprises several hundred magnificent paintings by almost every known artist of fame and merit. The National Art Gallery Committee, which I’ll call NAGCOM) and on which I served briefly in its active phase in the ’80s, owed much of its success to the late Norma Talma and her friends and colleagues – artists and collectors. In the ’80s, year after year, it held annual Purchase Award Exhibitions, in which funds were raised to give five purchase awards, chosen by a distinguished international panel of judges. With energetic fund-raising the Committee was able to purchase other important Barbadian paintings, and for a few years there was a National Gallery in a building at the Garrison provided by the generosity of the Barbados Turf Club. A great member and supporter of the NAGCOM’s efforts was Mrs. Nancy Sonis, who has donated her collection of some 70 magnificent works by Bajan artists to the Barbados Museum – and now in storage. Sadly, the understanding that the Government would provide the building for a National Gallery has been an unachievable holy grail. With every hollow promise the reality drifted further and further away. Items in the collection are scattered across many government departments, while a great many are unsatisfactorily stored in a building attached to the Holetown Police station, with no conservation. Meanwhile the designated Block A stands empty, growing ferns and moss and weed. There were apparently ladies of the night entertaining in the comforts of the building until several people called me one day (why me?) to alert me to it, and I called the Ministry of Housing. There was a quick response and security was efected before a fire could start, as has been allowed across the Old Hospital site at Jemmott’s Lane by leaving empty buildings with open doors. (Three buildings there have been gutted by fire and two by vandals leaving two to go! That’s why I once described the Ministry of Housing in recent years as the undertaker and not the caretaker of our buildings in need.) We have some 300 plus practising artists in Barbados, many of whose work can be seen on the web in Arts Directory Barbados by Corrie Scott and Kathy Yearwood, and we have about a dozen art galleries – commercial, new or long-standing, and “pop-up” exhibitions. Best known and accessible are the Pelican Gallery of the Barbados Arts Council in Pelican Village, The Art Splash Gallery in Hastings, the Gallery NuEdge at Limegrove, the Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown, On The Wall Gallery at Champers Restaurant, The Fangipani Gallery, The Earthworks Complex, and the Tides Restaurant Gallery – and perhaps others – occasional and temporary – that I know less well. But these various commercial galleries are no substitute for a National Gallery, which inspires and teaches students, entertains and informs locals and visitors, makes the most eloquent possible statement about our life, our culture, our people and our history, and has all kinds of cultural and economic ripple effects.

The Bottom Line is that we need a National Gallery. Its continuing absence is a national embarrassment, and now is the perfect time for our Ministry of Culture to work in committed partnership with the private sector to transform and adapt Block A to this noble purpose. Bouquets: to the splendid artists displaying at the Pelican Gallery’s Crop Over Exhibition. I particularly liked Lilian Sten’s miniatures “Spirit of the Goddess” series, Neville Legall’s “Boats in the Careenage”, Angela Burnett’s watercolours and Raymond Maughan’s wonderfully evocative “St. Lawrence Gap at night”. And a bouquet to myself, as today’s column equals the great Brian Lara’s Test record score of 400 … that’s 400 columns for the Sunday Advocate on Things that Matter! Tribute: On the passing of Nick Parravicino, the doyen of real estate in Barbados. He had a memory like the proverbial elephant, was kind and generous to a fault, and was considered by everyone he ever met to be the nicest man in Barbados. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and many friends.

Professor Fraser is Past Dean of Medical Sciences, UWI and Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Clinical Website:

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


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?

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

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!

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


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

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

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

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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