Gallery NuEdge International Celebrating Art in Barbados
© Galerie NuEdge Fine Arts International L.P., S.E.C.
t has been more than a decade that I have been coming down to bask in its delightful combination of hospitality and tropical delight. And I’m not alone—it’s not uncommon to encounter celebrity and world movers mingling through the sanctuary of palm and beach as the secret of this island treasure continues to leak out in the articles and anecdotes of those who know Barbados. It is a place where I can relax, unwind, rejuvenate and feel safe—and it’s not just about sitting on the beach and enjoying a “sun downer”. Whether resident or visitor, spectator or participant, Barbados offers a wide range of activities, from polo and thoroughbred racing all the way to world class surfing and sailing. First settled in 1627, the Caribbean’s easternmost Island, Barbados, has a long and rich history that has seen it pass from a culture first sweetened by the harvest and market of sugar into today’s rapidly expanding service oriented economy. The island is slightly larger than Montreal and its youthful population, colloquially referred to as “Bajans”, occupy its 11 parishes. With a literacy rate that surpasses Canada, the United States and the UK, Barbados has been stable and independent from the UK since 1966. It is presently helmed
by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the Democratic Labour Party, with current policy and ongoing efforts encouraging direct foreign investment and tourism. These days Barbados is rapidly evolving into a bastion of high end contemporary living. Most recently, the Limegrove Lifestyle Center opened its gates to a ten-acre complex of chic living space complete with 85,000 sq. ft. of sophisticated luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Featuring “pinnacle” retail in a tropical setting, it is an absolute trove of collection and offering! That said, I’m pleased to announce the opening of Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts International Ltd. within the walls of Limegrove, featuring the most sought out contemporary artists from local, regional and international markets. Works include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography and installation. The opening exhibit, titled “Further Than”, is a collection of post-modernist efforts by a number of artists including John Bernhard, Amel Chamandy, Alexander Poll Duval, Charles Richard, Alicia Surveyer, and Jolian Opie. Next time you’re in Barbados, visit the Limegrove Lifestyle Center to shop, dine and lime. AMEL CHAMANDY