Monday, 24 August 2009

September Arts Happenings

September 2009 Arts Happenings
Corrie Scott

All information correct at time of publishing.

Please phone or email relevant galleries to confirm dates of events as they be subject to change.

Also follow arts events on Facebook. Updated every few days with images and happenings.

Corrie Scott’s studio/gallery. Original fine art and photography, limited edition lithographs, prints and cards. Tel (246) 424 3965 or 233 6078, email: for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing). Website

FREE E CARDS from Art & Photography Create your own FREE Greeting Card from artist Corrie Scott’s Art and Photography. Send e cards for any occasions with your own special words. New images to choose from every month.

New collection of this popular artist’s work may be viewed on:


Chris Alleyne at ArtBeat has announced the availability of a number of digital photography workshops. These are aimed primarily at users of digital SLR cameras, but the list also includes one workshop designed for users of point-and-shoot digital cameras who are interested in getting a better understanding of how their cameras work. For more information, contact Chris Alleyne at or call 231-3002.


Every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm Barbadian artist Fielding Babb and BARP invites people to join Fielding at The Main Guard ( building with clock tower) Verandah, The Garrison for an opportunity to get creative juices flowing. People need to bring an hb pencil, a 3B pencil and a sketch pad and participate in what will be and enjoyable, enlightening and creative experience.

To confirm this and for more information please contact BARP or Fielding Babb

The Galleries and Gardens at Lancaster Great House (and a new gallery shop) are available for viewing (by appointment only).
Please call 432 0458 (or during September call 240 5890).

1. ‘The Lancaster Summer Show’. - an exhibition of Barbadian and Caribbean contemporary paintings, with work by Melanie Bishop, Denis De Caires, Corrie Scott, Peter Springer, Virginia Trieloff, Louise Porter and including works by graduates of the Barbados Community College arts programme . An online album of a few of the pieces may be viewed on Show continues through August.

2. Artist’s Club Tuesday, 8th September,6.30pm. Further information from Martina Pile, artists club co ordinator. Tel 432 8173 or

Stay at Lancaster. The Plantation suites are available for Artists and their friends on a Bed and Breakfast basis from $135 Bds per night!! The galleries and grounds at Lancaster Great House are also available for meetings and corporate and private events. For any further information regarding the Galleries at Lancaster Great House, the exhibition and lecture programmes, sponsorship opportunities for next Season’s exciting programme, please contact or telephone 432-0458 and 234 2494. Website

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

The Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St
James. Vibrant gallery featuring local and Caribbean fine art and photography. Open 7 days a week, 9am - 11pm. Tel (246) 432 2084 or (246) 432 8356. email website

On The Wall Art Gallery at Champers Restaurant.

2. Gallery at Earthworks in St Thomas.

Tel 234 9145 Website


From Sept 3rd – Nov 19th. Covers a variety of new and traditional techniques including: Devore, Constructive Printing, Sun painting, Cold resist dyeing, Block printing, Screen printing, Shibori, Transfer Printing, Freehand embroidery, Decorative texture sewing. with Timothy Prescott Tel 425 5762 or 242 8862. Email: Facebook


1. September 7th. Seven Photographers in a three gallery exhibition of photographic images from the work of Willie Alleyne, Gordon Brooks, Ronnie Carrington, Felix Kerr, Cyprian La Touche Jr., Cecil Marshall & Perce Tappin. Curated by C.M. Harclyde Walcott. Works will be exhibited at the Errol Barrow Centre’s Gallery, The Queen’s Park Gallery and Zemicon Gallery. Show ends September 26th

Encompassing all the arts with theatre, film, dance, fine art, fine art photography, the written word, workshops and much more. For further information, contact De Carla Applewhaite at 417-4776 or email her at

2. Dance Choreographers Workshop. September 7th until September 18th This 1st Choreographer’s workshop will define ‘Your Voice: Ideas and Form in Contemporary Choreography’, for two weeks. This 1st workshop will be led by Ms. Tania Isaac, Artistic Director and founder of Tania Isaac Dance (Company), Philadelphia. Weaving together movement, text and video, Tania writes independently and conducts presentations and workshops as a Commonwealth Speaker with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and to teach internationally. Registration for this workshop begins on August 31st 2009 and, forms are available from the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination and their website . For further information please call the EBCCI at 417-4776

3. Calypso Songwriter’s Workshop. September 15th to 18th and September 23rd to 26th with Dr. Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool and Mr. Stedson RPB’ Wiltshire. This workshop is open to the budding calypso lyricist, spaces are limited and registration is encouraged. This workshop will open with a public lecture by Dr. Liverpool on September 15th at 7:30 p.m. whose research interest lies in ethnomusicology and the progression of Calypso music to its modern presentation. Chalkdust is the reigning Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago a title he has won 8 times. Our other presenter is equally renowned in this art form here in Barbados;’ Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire the Reigning Calypso Monarch of Barbados. RPB, as we affectionately call him, is one of Barbados’ top Calypsonians having won the coveted Pic O De Crop Competition a record 9 times since beginning his career in 1979. He, along with being a top performer with exciting props, is a top lyricist penning his winning tunes. As any good artist he looks forward to sharing his talent with young budding artist to assist them in the honing of this craft ensuring the art form continues. Both stellar practitioners to engage if you are a lyricist or Kaisonian! This course will be followed by one for arrangers. For further information and to register please call the Errol Barrow Centre for Imagination at 417-4776.

4. BIM. BIM Arts for the 21st Century May Volume is Available at just $25 per copy from the University Bookshop and local Bookstores. This new edition features the work of B.C. Pires, Peter Wickham, Raymond Maughan, Melissa Goddard, Samuel Selvon, Karen Lord and Kwame Dawes. Look out for its launch on September 8th 2009!

5. Moon Readings. A new series of play readings commencing November 2009. Entitled Moon Readings, they will host a series of directed play readings by the cycle of the moon on the crescent of the Centre. The EBCCI is currently calling for works to be submitted for consideration. All plays are welcome, please submit them to or deliver them directly to the EBCCI. For further information please call 417-4776 for Sonia Williams or De Carla Applewhaite.

September 7th
. Seven photographers in a three gallery exhibition of photographic images from the work of Willie Alleyne, Gordon Brooks, Ronnie Carrington, Felix Kerr, Cyprian La Touche Jr., Cecil Marshall & Perce Tappin; Curated by C.M. Harclyde Walcott. Works will be exhibited at the Errol Barrow Centre’s Gallery, The Queen’s Park Gallery and Zemicon Gallery. Show ends September 26th

James Fort Building, Hincks Street, Bridgetown. Email tel: 430 0054 or 432 0222 . Opening hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 10am - 4pm Wednesday: 10am - 2pm .


opposite First Caribbean National Bank, Sunset Crest. Mini gallery with local prints and artwork (and free wi fi ).


(see Queen’s Park Gallery and also Frank Collymore Hall & Grand Salle below) Also Mark Welch, literary arts officer has a wonderful newsletter on the literary arts . Please email him for details.


The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts is the concept and dream of the late Arden Clarke and his wife Jeanette Layne - Clarke, who, with a group of committed cultural aficionados coordinated and staged the first festival in November of 1973. NIFCA has always sought to unearth the very best of Barbadian talent, encouraging persons from all walks of life to create and submit their entries in seven disciplines: Fine Art/Craft, Literary Arts, Photography, Film/Video, Drama/Speech, Culinary Arts, Dance. Entrants vie for gold, silver and bronze awards of achievement, top amateur awards named after local cultural icons and, in recent times, awards for entries by professionals, the highest being the Governor General's Award of Excellence. Download Rules and Regulations for NIFCA along with Applications Forms (which can be downloaded and filled out and email to Miss Andrea Jones or Mr Andre Hoyte


1. Opening reception on the 6th September at 6:30pm. Seven photographers in a three gallery exhibition of photographic images from the work of Willie Alleyne, Gordon Brooks, Ronnie Carrington, Felix Kerr, Cyprian La Touche Jr., Cecil Marshall & Perce Tappin; Curated by C.M. Harclyde Walcott. Works will be exhibited at the Errol Barrow Centre’s Gallery, The Queen’s Park Gallery and Zemicon Gallery. Show ends September 26th

2. Illustrated Lecture Series on Art Appreciation , Thursday October 8th at 10am.
Mrs. Janice Whittle, Curator of the Queens Park Gallery will present a series of lectures continuing weekly at the Gallery.


1. Writers Clinic has moved to a new home at the Queen’s Park Gallery. It is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and third Saturday of every month. Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to engage with and gain objective critique from your peers, nimbly hosted by experienced facilitator, Nailah Imoja. Bring your work and come. Next session: August 8th. 2009

Queen’s Park Gallery is in Queen’s Park on Constitution Road. Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Tel - 427-2345,


A monthly programme is produced of all lectures, music and theatre events . To receive it by email or post please email Fran Wickham at or Sharon Jones at


A Portrayal of Portraits’. from August 17th to October 18th . which show the skills and techniques employed by pioneer artist Aileen Hamilton in female portraiture, and versatility in the use of various media.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael , Tel: 1-246-427-0201/ 1-246-436-1956 Fax: 1-246-429-5946


There are theatre happenings, workshops, lectures and events. For more information please contact: or Shaunelle Durham shaunelledurham@hotmail.cob Tel: 426-2858, ext.5262 or 5259


The island paradise of Barbados will be hosting an exciting art event in February 2010. This is a special Early Bird invitation to all ‘ en plein air’ artists, art groups and communities, artists, arts aficionados, art workshop instructors and art suppliers to participate in this event which will involve ‘en plein air’ excursions around the island, various art workshops, an Art Expo and Exhibition and all combined with the beautiful and friendly ambience of Barbados and its many cultural attractions.

To receive event details for artists, organizations or companies please send an email to or tel Suzanne Phillips +1 (246) 427 8771

Group Show. Northern Business Centre,
Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados Tel: (246) 419-0858. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9.30am to 430pm. Saturday 9.30am to 2pm.


Currently developing an art exhibition which will be held every Saturday for the purpose of promoting both established and up and coming artists. To register for participation please call Shirley Reid 422 3014 or 243 7308


Visit - website for the National Art Gallery Committee in Barbados. The site includes ArtistNet, the database of Barbadian visual artists; a click on ‘Artists’ will take you there.

ArtistNet is a FREE NAGC service for artists. Visual artists are invited to post their profile and images on ArtistNet; for artists already on ArtistNet, you may wish to update your profile and images from time to time.

+1 (246) 310 2700 or

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

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:

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

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

BAGNALL’S POINT GALLERY, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown

A GALLERY, Royal Westmoreland, St James.

FINE ART FRAMING LTD, Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown, Barbados - (246) 426-5325

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


Art Supplies. Just received: stretched canvases ranging from 14”x10” to 30”x24”; acrylic paint, tear off palettes, painting boards, sketch books & sketchpads, portfolios, matboard, black & white only & presentation boards in two sizes.

BAC (Barbados Arts Council) members will receive between 10% off art supplies on presentation on their membership card.

Art Den # 437 1019, ask for Marcia, Sandra or Elsa, email


Art supplies. BAC (Barbados Arts Council) members will receive between 5% - 10% off most art supplies on presentation on their membership card. tel: 432 2328 mobile: 266 5016
email: 163 Amaryllis Row,
Cordia Avenue, Sunset Crest, St James


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