Thursday, 24 September 2009

October Arts Happenings

October 2009 Arts Happenings
compiled by Corrie Scott

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.

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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

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

The Galleries, Gallery Shop and Gardens at
Lancaster Great House are available for viewing (by appointment only). Please call 432 0458.

1. The Summer Exhibition continues throughout the month and closes on Saturday 31stOctober. It is available for viewing by appointment tel 432 0458. An online album of a few of the pieces may be viewed on

2. Tuesday October 13th,The Artists Club will meet at Lancaster at 6.30pm. The evening will be hosted by Cuban Artist Leandro Soto who is exhibiting at Aweipo Gallery until October 10th. Conditions of attendance are that you have a valid membership of the Club or that you pay the visitors fee of $10 per person. It is also suggested that all attendees bring something towards the Pot Luck Buffet and drinks table.

Further information from Martina Pile, artists club co ordinator. Tel 432 8173 or

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


1. Inaugural Exhibition featuring the work of Cuban and International artist Leandro Soto. Show continues to October 10th. Curated by Julianna Inniss. A few images of the opening reception and performance may be seen on

2. Saturday 3rd October, 6pm. Artist Leandro Soto will talk about his work.

The Crane Village, The Crane, St Philip. Telephone 271 2849 or 231 0335.

1. Wed 30th September.
5.30pm. Annual General meeting for all members.

2. Group Show featuring work from members of the BAC
Also available is a large selection of limited editions, lithographs, and cards. From $15Bds up.

3. The BAC is in the process of compiling a new artist directory and database. Our last directory, a black and white document, was done back in the 1980s and we intend to produce an exciting full colour publication to promote our artists. All artists wishing to be included are required to submit a passport type photo of yourself and a labelled image depicting one example of your work. These images should be accompanied by a short biography and your personal artist statement and should be no more than two hundred (200) words. This information may be copied to a compact disc and submitted to the office by December 31st, 2009. Artists can also email the info. To .
The BAC is soliciting assistance in funding for this costly project. To help make this a reality all artists featured are required to make a contribution of thirty dollars($30.00). 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

1. On The
Wall Art Gallery at Champers Restaurant.

2. Gallery at Earthworks in St Thomas.

3. 2010 desktop calendars with artwork by Vanita Commissiong are available for sale at all On The Wall Galleries (Earthworks and Champers). They make great Xmas gifts and stocking stuffers and can be mailed to Friends and Family where ever they maybe. Retail BDS$15. Wholesale prices available for orders over 12

Tel 234 9145 Website


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


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. 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 October 17th

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

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.

1. 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 October 17th

2. Sunday October 11th, 4pm – 6pm, Stanley Greaves will read from his new

collection: 'The Poems Man' and show images of recent work. All are welcome.

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 ‘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 October 17th

2. Sunday October 11th, Ronnie Carrington talks about his photography with audience interaction from 4-6pm.

3. 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: September 12th. 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’. Until 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


Evening Classes

The Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College will be offering the following evening classes:
1. Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30pm - Painting and Drawing with Lilian Sten. (Course will commence the week of October 7th and will run for 11 weeks). The cost of course is $325.
2. Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm - Ceramics with Gloria Chung. (Course will commence the week of October 7th and will run for 11 weeks). The cost of course is $325.
Please register with Student Affairs before the start of the course. Tel
426-2858 ext 5262


1. At 7pm On Thursday October 1st The Morningside Gallery will show episode 1 of the series . Compassion, with the work of artists William Kentridge, Carrie Mae Weems and Doris Salcedo

2. At 7pm On Thursday October 22nd The Morningside Gallery will show episode 3 of the series. - Transformation, with the work of artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman and Paul McCarthy

Come to the public screenings and take part in conversation.

The Morningside Gallery at the Barbados Community College in association with PBS and ART21 present: ART:21 ACCESS ’09. Art21 Access is an international screening initiative that provides opportunities to increase knowledge of contemporary art, ignite dialogue, and inspire creative thinking through hundreds of public screenings and events in advance of the Season 5 premiere of the Peabody Award-winning television series. As in the previous four seasons of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century, each hour-long episode of Season Five is constructed around a theme that functions as a thread that loosely connects the artists as diverse as their histories, styles and mediums may be.

The Morningside Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Department of the Barbados Community College, The Eyrie, Howells' Cross Road, St. Michael, Barbados. Telephone: 246-426-2858

There are theatre happenings, workshops, lectures and events. For more information please contact: 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

Featured artist
Everick Lynton. Plus a 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.


1. Nov 30th – Dec 2nd, The National Art Gallery Committee will co-host a series of symposia around the theme ‘Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity’ at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados. This event is in collaboration with the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), International Council of Museums (ICOM), & International Curator’s Forum (ICF). Watch for more information at and through this newsletter.

2. 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. 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. For more information call the NAGC Secretariat at +1 (246) 310-2700 or send an e-mail to ArtistNet is a free NAGC service

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:

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


Art Stock Available For Artists. New canvases and frames, stock just received. Please contact Marilda Weatherhead: Phones: C 266 5922. W 422 5026, ext.4950, or by email. 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. 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


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.


1. Blog imparting opinions and uncovering Barbadian and Caribbean Arts and News. ( Daily Reviewer Best Of The Web Top 100 Blogs) . Congratulations to Bajan Reporter who has been a wonderful patron to the arts in Barbados by giving all art forms exposure in his blog and so helping our culture get out there.

2. Bajan Reporter currently operates a Web-Magazine ( ) which in the brief span of 3 years has jumped from 200 to 1,300 readers a day without direct promotion, rather than allow such an opportunity slip to the wayside - has taken steps to make room for Advertising on the online publication. Bajan Reporter is not seeking to list astronomical rates as seen on other sites... Instead has a reasonable structure for banners, towers, blocks and text ads, etc. And a pay plan - if you book a full year now and pay up front get FIFTEEN (15) months of ad space! Budget deal allows half now and half again at six months earning 13 (THIRTEEN) months of ad space. The site will soon be completed and will be available for viewing.

DEFINITIVE CARIBBEAN An unofficial viewpoint. Interesting blog that covers Caribbean events and Barbados’ monthly arts happenings


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