Tuesday, 27 October 2009

November Arts Happenings

November 2009 Arts Happenings
compiled by
Corrie Scott

All information correct at time of publishing. Highlighted type are new events,receptions etc. for easy search.

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

Updates as news comes in may be viewed on http://corriescott.net/page14.htm and also follow arts events on Facebook. Updated every few days with images and happenings. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152622452937&index=1 Add your own creative photos, videos, receptions, workshops, events, information. Free.

Corrie Scott’s studio/gallery. Original fine art and photography, limited edition lithographs, prints and cards. Tel (246) 424 3965 or 233 6078, email: corriescott46@gmail.com for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing). Website www.corriescott.net 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. http://corriescott.net/page26.htm

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


This exciting new gallery in a National Trust listed building will open its doors for the first time on Wednesday 18th November. The gallery has been created on the ground floor of this historic building and will be offering works by Barbadian,Caribbean and International artists. Also there will be colonial and other antique furniture and collectibles Ceramics and Sculpture. On the property there will also be 6 Artists Studios which will in due course be open for the public to visit and in December it is hoped that a beachside Wine Bar will open displaying sculpture and enabling late night viewing of the Galleries. The Old Pharmacy Gallery, Speightstown, St Peter. For further information ,details and dates and gallery hours please contact Roger Chubb at Lancaster Great House 432 0458 or 234 2494 or email belvedereconsultants@gmail.com

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

1. Sunday, November 22nd at 11 am .New Exhibition by The Drawing Club “Coming of Age” in honor of Lolita Wood to be opened by the Minister of Arts and Culture, The Honourable Steve Blackett PM. The exhibition will continue until Saturday December 5th 2009. Viewing Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm

2. Tuesday November 10th,The Artists Club will meet at Lancaster at 6.30pm. 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 zahlespil.martina@gmail.com

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 belvedereconsultants@gmail.com or telephone 432-0458 and 234 2494. Website www.lancastergreathousegallery.com


Saturday 7th November at Lion Castle Polo Club ‘Christmas Market Arts, Crafts and More’from 2pm until... Fund raiser for The Ark Animal Welfare Society on An afternoon into evening out and perfect for Christmas presents… starting with Tea, a Fashion Show then Wine & Cheese with over 30 stalls selling art, photography, pottery, hand made slippers, jewellery, lingerie, clothes, spa products, plants and much more . Donation: $5 at the gate. The Ark Animal Welfare Society. Tel: 435-4108. Email: ark@caribsurf.com
Website: http://arkanimalwelfarebarbados.com/home/index.html


1. "Little Gems" Group Show until November 7th. To view a few of the images in this show please click on http://picasaweb.google.com/corriescott/LittleGemsAtBAC#

2. ‘Independence Group Show’ November 8th – December 5th

Also available is a large selection of limited editions, lithographs, and cards. From $15Bds.

2. Barbados Arts Council now has a page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=172008368720&ref=ts All members are encouraged to add art, photography, videos and information on the page.

3. The website has just been updated with Aubrey Cummins as featured artist. www.barbadosartscouncil.com

4. 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 mail@barbadosartscouncil.com .
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 www.barbadosartscouncil.com Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown (246) 426 4385 email: mail@barbadosartscouncil.com

The Tides Art Gallery is happy to announce the opening of “Into the Season” on December 5th . This vibrant group show features a variety of styles and subject matter – from portraits to still life, mosaics to jewellery. Featured artists are Ann Dodson, Heather-Dawn Scott, Heidi Berger, Lilian Sten-Nicholson, J.A.G., Hilary Armstrong, Corrie Scott, Susan Alleyne-Forde, Julianna Inniss, Fona Hanton, Linda Tudor, Angie Teversham, Melanie Blomgren, Jeannie Taylor, Sue Trew and Julianne Gill. “Into the Season” will run from December 5th to December 31st and offers the opportunity for wonderful original artworks to be purchased as Christmas presents that will last a lifetime.

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 tidesart@sunbeach.net website www.tidesartgallery.com

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 www.onthewallartgallery.com


Every Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm if you are interested you can learn here in Barbados Sumi-e Art. This traditional art form from Japan is instructed by the Cuban artist with a contemporary flavor. If you are interested in the practice or would like to know about this art expresion, please call to 247 9530 for details or send an email to: sotoananda@gmail.com Leandro Soto' Studio in Prospect, Saint James website www.leandro-soto.com


1. In DECEMBER from 2nd- 5th, ‘Miniatures’ exhibition with Heidi Berger, Alison Chapman Andrews and Luna Design. For more information please contact Heidi Berger at 427-8023 or email hberger_2000@yahoo.com

2. INTRODUCTORY ART CLASSES. 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 fieldinggallery@yahoo.com


Three dimensional artist Rafza Nehaul invites you to join her on any Tuesday between 10am-3pm (or by appointment). Rafza is a multi media and mixed media artist who works with organic materials and is environmentally sensitive. The studio/gallery, 6, Brighton Beach. Tel 421 8188 or email rnehaul@caribsurf.com


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: prescott.tim@gmail.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115725152973


1. October 26th to November 7th, Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The Collectors' Club is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with an exhibition of the favourite works of art of the Collectors of Barbados. It will be held at The Art Gallery of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination from This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Sir Cecil (Bertie) Graham who was a founding member of the Collectors' Club and an enthusiastic collector and supporter of Barbadian artists.

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 decarla.applewhaite@cavehill.uwi.edu

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 decarla.applewhaite@cavehill.uwi.edu or deliver them directly to the EBCCI. For further information please call 417-4776 for Sonia Williams or De Carla Applewhaite.


1. Opening reception Sunday November 1st, 6pm to 8pm. Also 2nd and 3rd Nov, 10 am to 3pm Bill Grace Exhibition, "Art about water, the reef, interconnections, balance, harmony, healing and peace, "

2. Sunday, November 8th, Opening reception from 6pm-8pm, a solo-show of works by John Stuart- twice winner of the Carmichael Prize Competition (Public's prize and Critic's prize). The exhibition is titled 'A Celebration of 50 years'.. All are welcome. Show ends December 1st.

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


November 1st – December 24th SPECIAL! FREE gift when you buy either of Corrie Scott’s limited editions (hand signed and numbered lithographs of ‘A Calm’ and ‘A Shoulder To Lean on’.) Receive a FREE ‘Lobster Boy’ limited edition lithograph per sale. Perfect for Christmas presents. Images and details of these lithographs may be viewed by clicking on http://corriescott.net/page3.htm

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


“Collage - impressions of an island” Oct 31 to Dec 31st is a local group art exhibition featuring the more recent works of some of Barbados’ best.. Seventeen artists represented in painting, ceramics, wood, coral stone, photography and multimedia, give their impressions of the island they work in and call home. This mixed media exhibition highlights the diverse artistic skills and expressions that are alive in Barbados and is well worth a visit. This show will run for two months and will be an evolving show, with new works being added as the current ones sell. The artist featured in this exhibition are Alison Chapman Andrews, Bill Grace, Leslie Taylor, Winston Kellman, Ras Ilix Hartman, Pierre Nigel, Christine Taylor, Ann Dodson, Arlette St. Hill, Nakazzi, Neville Legall, Cy Hutchinson, Aureilla Walcott, Gordon Webster, Juliana Inniss, Lilian Sten, Chris Martelly, and John Walcott Gallery hours Sun to Sat 10 am to 6pm. The Crane Village, The Crane, St Philip. Telephone 271 2839. aweipogallery@yahoo.com


(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. mark-welch@ncf.bb


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. http://www.ncf.bb/festivals/2009/nifca2009.htm Miss Andrea Jones andrea-jones@ncf.bb or Mr Andre Hoyte andre-hoyte@ncf.bb


“Hestian Threads” solo show by Rosemary Pilgrim. Opening reception Sunday, November 8th , 6.30pm. Curated by Denyse Menard-Greenidge. RSVP 427 2345. Show continues to November 28th.


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.

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 fdwickham-jacobs@centralbank.org.bb or Sharon Jones at SMJones@centralbank.org.bb


Prehistoric Barbados exhibition November 09, 2009 to January 15, 2010 . Journey to a time when the island may have been populated by its earliest inhabitants around 2000BC and then around 250 AD. The exhibit showcases various artefacts excavated around the island and interprets what they tell us about the island’s prehistory.

Monday to Saturday, 9am. to 5pm. and Sundays 2pm. to 6pm. St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael , Tel: 1-246-427-0201/ 1-246-436-1956 Fax: 1-246-429-5946 email museum@caribsurf.com


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. NEW Website www.paintmebarbados.com

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


1. Sunday 8th November 5.30pm. Richard Alleyne and Don Small open their show “Past from Past to Future”. The exhibit runs until 4th. December.

2. Event for December 2009. Sunday 6th December 2009 at 5.30 pm Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow opens her 4th show at the gallery. The exhibit would run until 8th. January 2010

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. Conference: Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity, Nov 30th through December 2nd. Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity is an examination of how history is interpreted and heritage is shaped by communal memory for audiences, old and new, local and foreign. The topic allows for a broad array of issues to be examined in intensive consultation through a regional symposium and master classes to be developed in Barbados between November/December, 2009, in conjunction with the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), the National Art Gallery Committee (NAGC), the International Curators Forum (ICF) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). For details, registration & hotel rates visit the website for the National Art Gallery Committee www.nagc.bb

Watch for more information at www.nagc.bb and through this newsletter.

2. Barbados National Art Gallery one step further. The National Art Gallery Act 2007 came into being October 1st by proclamation signed by C. Straughan Husbands, Governor General for Barbados. This event signals significant progress toward the actual National Art Gallery and the specific responsibilities within the law which will be the remit of the National Gallery.

3. Visit www.nagc.bb - 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. Annalee Davis has recently joined ArtistNet and profile updates have been posted for Alison Chapman Andrews, Bob Kiss and Leslie Taylor. 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.

For further information contact the NAGC at+1 (246) 310 2700 or nagc1998@yahoo.com


Sarah's Chelsea Dinners, resumes in late November on 3 Friday nights a month. Most of the art on the walls is for sale, although most people are more engaged in the lively social life at these events. This will soon include occasional readings, performance art, salons, and happenings, courtesy of certain literary suspects, some of the more antic patrons, and Sarah herself. For further information, email saravie@caribnet.net .


1. Informal retrospective at Blue Waters Studio by appointment: * Excellent opportunity; Limited offer: 20% off, further 15% for past purchasers.Art gives pleasure while its value increases.” billgrace@gmail.com , 431 0490. website: www.billgraceart.com

2. Bill Grace Exhibition, "Art about water, the reef, interconnections, balance, harmony, healing and peace, "New Work at Zemicon Gallery, Opening Sunday November 1st, 6PM- 8pm. also Nov 2nd and Nov 3rd , 10 am to 3 pm

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: villasource@aol.com

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

FRANGIPANI ART GALLERY, W 422 5026, ext.4950, or by email. marilda@bernmar.com 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 krackerjackkids@gmail.com


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: trixie@sunbeach.net 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) http://bajanreporter.blogspot.com/ . 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 (http://bajanreporter.blogspot.com ) 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 http://aecgray.blogspot.com/


These 5" x 7" Note Cards feature images printed from original watercolours by Margaret Rodriguez. Note cards are blank inside, packaged with white envelopes in clear plastic bags.

To view the images and pricing please click on


Every Year during the months of September – December, Nock Associates Ltd., raises money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. 50% of the profit from the sales of the note cards is donated to the Parents Neonatal Intensive Care Charity to be used to purchase equipment, supplies and service contracts, as well as to help with staff training and the general upkeep of the NICU.

Please remember to support this worthy cause when you are shopping for Christmas cards this year.


Marc Menard . Art Classes on Saturdays. All Year Through. Tel - 828-7869/432-0762