Thursday, 2 October 2008

October Arts Happenings

October 2008 Arts Happenings
Corrie Scott    

The Gallery at Lancaster Great House,

St James. The Galleries and gardens at Lancaster Great House are now available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 4pm and by appointment on all other days. Tel (246)4320458 or  2342494.   Please phone to confirm dates of shows. 

Website  showing gallery schedule for 2008 – 2009

 1.  'Exposure'  Fine Art Photography . Featuring the work of Louise Porter, Dan Christalga, Bob Kiss, Andrea De Silva, Adrian Richards, Anton Best, Rebecca Ali and Corrie Scott. Show ends October 18th. An online catalogue of some of the pieces on show may be seen at:  

 2. Thursday October 31stth – Sat 6th December, ‘South Meets West’. Contemporary sculpture by Ras Akyem and Adam Werth. Thursday, October 30th, 2008 (Private View)

 3. Artist’s Club Meeting . Hosted by Winston Edghill. Monsta Montage Mania’ Challenge at Lancaster House on Tuesday, October 14th:  ArtistClub members and guests receive a package with identical contents from which they will have one hour to create a montage to express one of three themes. Limit of 20 participants. To add your name to this event please email  host  or host’s assistant   

Guests and non-members will be charged a Bds$10 contribution towards the Club's expenses. As always, your generous contribution towards our 'Buffet n' Bar' is appreciated by all. For more information please email  Mar Tina Pile at      

#17 Art Gallery 

Corrie Scott's studio/gallery. Original fine art and photography, limited edition lithographs, prints and cards. From $15 up.  Pavilion Court, Hastings, Church Church. Tel (246) 424 3965 or 233 6078, email:           for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing).   website    

Tides Art Gallery

The Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James.  The Tides Art Gallery and Restaurant are now officially reopened after refurbishment.  Within the art gallery is a beautiful, new modern bar with some wonderful cocktails.  And not to be outdone by the visual of the cocktails, the gallery is currently highlighting new artwork by Vishni Gopwani, Corrie Scott, Heather-Dawn Scott and Arthur Atkinson.

Featured artist of the month is St. Lucian born Mosera,  whose work is said to be “…at the vanguard of a regional school of painting that is seeking to become international, to change preconceived notions of what Caribbean art should be.”  These semi-abstract pieces are bold in colour, and charming in their subject matter. 

 Also on show at the gallery is a collection of exciting, new work by Trinidad based artist Sarah Beckett.  The collection, entitled “Rhapsody in Red” is a series of eight pastel drawings and two poems that reflect Beckett’s intense connection to musical inspiration, both visual and emotional.  

Plus a vibrant group show of local fine art and photography also from Trinidad, Canouan and St Lucia. Open 7 days a week, 9am - 11pm. Tel (246) 432 2084 or (246) 432 8356.  email       website       

Zemicon Gallery  

Featuring a suite of works by Lilian Sten Nicholson. James Fort Building, Hincks Street, Bridgetown Email     tel: 430 0054 or 432 0222 . Opening hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 10am-4pm  Wednesday: 10am-2pm .

Barbados Arts Council  

Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown.  Group Show.  Also available is a large selection of limited editions, lithographs and cards. From $15Bds up. (246) 426 4385

The Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday October 1st at the gallery at 5:30 PM.

New Executive 2008-2009 voted in October 1st

President    Neville Legall  

1st Vice President   Larrie Belgrave  

2nd Vice President  MarTina Pile  

Honorary General Secretary  Chauntel Thomas

Assistant General Secretary   Ernesta Gibbs

Honorary Treasurer   Keith Blackett

Executive Member   Rasheed Boodhoo

Executive Member    Patricia Brown  

Executive Member    Virgil Broodhagen 

Executive Member   Rono Weekes 

Executive Member   Leo Charles 


Italia Coffee House,

opposite First Caribbean National Bank, Sunset Crest. Mini gallery with local artwork.

Frank Collymore Hall & Grand Salle

1. Art From The Collections Of The Central Bank of Barbados and H.E. Orlando Galveas Oliveira, Ambassador of Brazil. Curated by Janice Whittle. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 30th to October 5th, and will remain open for the City Nights performances during the weekend.

2. Arthur Atkinson is the 2008 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts.   The Award coincides with the 40th anniversary of his career as a visual artist, and is a fitting tribute to one who has over the years engaged the attention of the viewing public. Arthur Atkinson is the 6th recipient of the award.

A retrospective exhibition will be shown at the Grande Salle of Frank Collymore Hall. All are welcome to view from Sunday 19th until Saturday 25th of October, from 10am to 6pm.

This year's Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts will be awarded to Arthur Atkinson on Saturday, 18th October ( by invitation)

 For more information please contact Sharon Brewster at    or  

National Cultural Foundation  ( see Queen’s Park Gallery)

 Queen’s Park.

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm  Monday to Saturday. Call: Queens Park Gallery - 427-2345,

Barbados Museum and Historical Society & The National Art Gallery Committee 

The Council of the BMHS announces a 75th anniversary gift to the nation - all Barbadians/Caricom Nationals will be given free entry to the Museum upon presentation of ID! This new policy takes effect from June 23, 2008 and continues indefinitely. 75th Anniversary runs through October. St. Ann's Garrison, St. Michael BB14038

The National Art Gallery Committee 

has just released their new site    now in the public domain and live to the world. Artist’s who have not signed up may do so now. It is free, The website for the National Art Gallery Committee is now live. You are invited to view the site at     The NAGC site includes the ArtistNet database with profiles and images from Barbadian artists. To view click 'Artists' .  Artists who wish to be included in the ArtistNet must complete the NAGC artist's profile. The completed profile and a CD of 5 images with matching descriptors should be submitted to the National Art Gallery Committee.   The profile form and instructions can be downloaded from the website. Forms can also be requested by e-mail at   or     or collected at the NAGC Secretariat, Ministry of Community Development and Culture, Bay House, Bay Street , St. Michael. The database is a free NAGC service.


UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme 2009

 Announcing the call for applications for the 2009 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists.

 As an implementation instrument of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through sojourns in art residencies abroad so as to foster creativity and cultural diversity. It recognizes the important contribution of artists in the creative process and their central role in nurturing the diversity of cultural expressions. Artist-in-residence bursaries are being offered in institutions around the world in the following three fields: visual arts, creative writing and music. To consult the list of bursaries being offered for 2009 please visit our website at   . There, you will find direct links to institutions and full instructions on the application requirements and necessary dates.

For all questions or enquiries that have not been addressed on our website’s FAQ section please contact us via email at      

Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries


Gang of 4 Gallery ,

The Cottage , Springvale Plantation .St. Andrew . tel 438 7883.  


On The Wall Galleries  

1. Gallery at Champers Restaurant, South Coast.

2. Gallery at Earthworks in St Thomas.  

3. The Gallery at Southsea, The Restaurant at Southsea, St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church.

4.  Beth & Tracie Boutique, No 2 Chattel Village, Sunset Crest, Holetown, St James,

5. Van Art/On The Wall, Chattel House Village, Sunset Crest, Holetown, St James

(246)422 0401 or 234 9145   Website       


Barbados Community College  

For more information please contact:   or Tel: 426-2858, ext.5262 or 5259


Gallery of Caribbean Art  

1. Group Show.   Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown St. Peter, Barbados Tel: (246) 419-0858.  

2. Gina Foster's works in a mini exhibition at second gallery at: Hilton Barbados, Needham's Point, St. Michael, Barbados Tel: (246) 434-5765


Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination 

The University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus.  For more information  Call: 417-4776 or Email:        or           Gallery opening hours are 11am to 7pm


Chelsea Fine Arts Collection  

Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Treasure Beach Hotel at the General Manager’s cocktail reception.   Curated by Terry Scott Clarke. For further details and enquiries Tel: (246) 417 5757 Mobile: (246) 239 2693 Email:   


Constant Gallery Fine Art  

offering sculpture, fine art and Persian carpets (by appointment only), Christopher Robinson (246) 429 2654 and 232 7830. email:            


Waterfront Café Gallery,

Group Show. Waterfront Cafe Restaurant, Bridgetown  


Frangipani Art Gallery,

Sugar Cane Club, Hotel and Spa, St. Peter phone (246) 422 5026


Bagnall's Point Gallery  

Pelican Craft Village  (246) 228-5820.


A Gallery,

Royal Westmoreland, St James.


Van Art ,     

Chattel House Village, Sunset Crest, St James



2009 Barbados Pictorial Collection  

1.Nock Associates Ltd, great supporter of the arts who have been creating their art stationary using local artists and photographers have begun their corporate sales for the 2009 Barbados Pictorial Collection, featuring images of Barbados by Sue Holder. This useful, Bajan, premium stationary collection of diaries, desk calendars, monthly pocket planners, wall calendars and desk pads make them ideal gifts at Christmas. See the website for Sue Holders images            for more information about the 2009 Barbados Pictorial Collection or contact Margaret Rodriguez  at  246 432 3987 or    


2. Art Christmas Cards For Charity. This year, through the sales of Christmas cards by artist Margaret Rodriguez, they hope to raise about $5,000 to purchase a Bird Oxygen Blender for the Neonatal Unit at the QEH. Print out the e-mailable flyer (attached below)  or view larger images on    T: 246 432-3987 F: 246 432-3288  email  


Fine Art Framing Limited  

Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown, Barbados - (246) 426-5325


Fast Frame Factory,

Dayrell’s Road, St Michael  (246) 426 9994


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