Sunday, 31 January 2010

Arts Happenings February 2010

compiled by 
Corrie Scott
Free desktop calendar February 2010. Click on image for full size to save for your desktop image.
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. 
For easy reference new events, receptions etc. are highlighted.
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Corrie Scott’s studio/gallery. Original fine art and photography, limited edition lithographs, prints and cards. Tel (246) 424 3965, email:     for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing). Website   Blog “Caribbean Serendipity”

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


The Gallery is open Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5pm  Wednesday through Saturday 1am – 10pm.     Closed on bank and public holidays.

You are invited to attend the opening of ‘LONDON CALLING’ an exhibition and sale of works by William Cookson and Harry Grenfell at The Old Pharmacy Gallery, Queen Street, Speightstown on Sunday 7th February from 5pm – 8 pm. William Cookson and Harry Grenfell have been Artists in Residence at Lancaster Great House since December, 2009. The exhibition continues until Saturday 20th February 2010

The Star Bar Classic Movie Season will open at The Old Pharmacy Gallery Sculpture Terrace, Queen Street, Speightstown on Wednesday 3rd February, 2010 with “Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. The Star Bar opens at 5 p.m. to watch the Sunset. Movie will commence at 7:30 p.m. Tables must be reserved in advance as numbers are strictly limited . Box Office (Mon-Sat)  432 0458    10 a.m. –  4 p.m.  Admission: Table for 2 including a bottle of  wine $100. Table for 4 including 2 bottles of  wine $200. Non Refundable. Bring a picnic (and your umbrella!)

THE ART BARN    A number of artists’ studios have been created within the Old Pharmacy building and will be occupied by the Artists in Residence at Lancaster Great House and emerging Barbadian artists.  Disciplines include portraiture, abstract, creative ceramics, sculpture and collage works.  The artists’ studios are open to the public during daytime Gallery hours.

THE STAR BAR  &  SCULPTURE TERRACE   The Star Bar and Sculpture Terrace are located directly opposite the Old Pharmacy.  Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker are displayed as part of the Lancaster Great House “Sculpture in the Garden” series together with works in coral stone by Jerome Radigois of Martinique.

During the evenings Wednesday through Saturday (from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) The Star Bar and Sculpture Terrace will be transformed into the ultimate Apres Plage wine bar where one can meet friends after a day on the beach or before dining out in one of the West Coast restaurants.   Enjoy The Star Bar’s Caribbean setting under the stars, on the edge of the beach surrounded by art – on the terrace and in The Old Pharmacy Gallery which will remain open until 10 p.m.

Art and Sculpture images at The Old Pharmacy Gallery and Star Bar may be viewed on

For further information email .  The Star Bar & Sculpture Terrace opens at 5 p.m.  The Gallery will remain open until 10 p.m.  Tel 246.234 2494/252 4225    

The Old Pharmacy Gallery, Queen Street, Speightstown, St Peter.  For further information, details and dates and gallery hours please contact Roger Chubb    (246) 432 0458 or (246) 234 2494 or email 


“Tails of The Green Monkey” exhibition of Artist Michael Jackson. Private View Friday , 5th February. Available for public viewing Saturday, 6th  February through Monday 8th February 2010

“Colours of Hope II” by The Living Room artists & friends: Andre Williams, Corrie Scott, Anna Didier, Nick Marshall, Mark Gill, John Mckay, Lisa Stiebel, Raquel Marshall, Linda Tudor, Garrick Jenkins, Lorna Wilson.  FUNDS RAISED IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF HAITI. Private View Friday 12th February. Available for public viewing from Saturday 13th- 27th February 2010
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm  T 432-0458

Jerome Radigois, sculptor in residence at Lancaster in 2009 returned to Barbados yesterday to complete a number of portrait sculptures on the island.  He will be working both from Lancaster Great House and The Star Bar terrace at the Old Pharmacy Gallery in Speightstown. Jerome is available for further portrait commissions during his short visit and please telephone 432 0458 for further information and for the times at which he will be sculpting in Speightstown both during the daytime and the evenings when The Star Bar is open.

December through May 2010 “SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN” Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker

The Artists Club will meet at Lancaster on second Tuesday of every month.
Pot Luck Buffet & Bar’ is welcomed. Bds$10.- charge for guests and non-members, which contributes towards the Club’s expenses. Club member for a calendar year  Bds$50.   Bds$35.- partial membership for those who can attend six meetings or less.  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       

Extensive group show.  Also available is a large selection of limited editions, lithographs, and cards. 
The Barbados Arts Council has an amnesty in place on past dues for members who would like to maintain membership and so is encouraging all past members to ‘come back to the fold’ and to encourage new members to join. This takes effect from February 1st – March 31st. Membership is only $40 per annum and percentage taken of art sales is a mere 25% with a small hanging fee. Come rejoin the BAC ( over 50 years old now) .
The membership form may be downloaded, printed, filled out and posted or dropped off to the gallery with the annual fee.

BAC Gallery, Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown  (246) 426 4385 
website         email: 

"Exhibition Palette Knife" featuring artist Fielding Babb. Opening reception Sunday February 21st, 5pm7pm. Exhibition continues until March 7th.  This collection of paintings showcases Fielding's impressions of old and new Barbados, depicted in his well known style. There will also be artwork of. local and Caribbean fine art and photography. The Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James.. 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.
Gallery at Earthworks in St Thomas
Tel  234 9145   Website ( recently updated with new works of art)       

THE BRIDGETOWN GALLERY ( former Zemicon Gallery)
BRIDGETOWN”  An exhibition of paintings by Arthur Atkinson.  Open from Tuesday 15th – 28th.
Gallery hours Ties-Fri 11am – 3pm, or by appointment (826-4875)
Hinks St., James Fort Building, Bridgetown

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:   Leandro Soto’ Studio in Prospect, Saint James  website  .

Leandro also opens creative channels with Nirta Yoga (Creative Yoga): Tuesdays and Thursdays at Leandro Soto Studio in Prospect St.James from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM . Excellent practice of Kriya Yoga from India for artists and people that want to move their creative energies and to work developing new possibilities of awareness. Call 247 95 30 for directions or email for more information to:

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 

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        

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

For more information  Telephone 4290296  email

February 23rd - March 2nd 2010 at the Olympus Theatres, and Savannah Hotel, Barbados

Announcing the first ever Caribbean Film Marketplace. CaribbeanTales in association with One Caribbean Media and the Shridath Ramphal Center, presents“The Best of the CaribbeanTales Film Festival, Symposium & Marketplace”, in Barbados from February 23rd March 2nd 2010.
Alongside a 
Symposium on Global Distribution,workshops, Master classes and screenings, the Festival will feature the first ever Caribbean Film Marketplace on March 25th.   Schedule


'COMMON THREADS'   An exhibition of Textile Art featuring Ayissa Burnett, Christine Kumchy, Margaret Herbert & Shelah McGrath. Show ends February 5th. 

‘RITUALS OF THE SELF’. Jewellery/metalsmithing exhibition by Ichia Tiyi,  jewelry designer,  Invitation to opening reception February 13th, 6pm – 8pm
Artist talk Saturday February 27th   ( Please phone gallery to confirm times)

Exhibition runs until March 6th.Gallery hours  Sun to Sat 10 am to 6pm. The Crane Village, The Crane, St Philip. Telephone 271 2839. 

(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.     


Art Beyond The Sea’ Group Exhibition. This exhibition features work by some of the artists, who have represented Barbados in government sponsored international exhibitions, such as CARIFESTA and ‘Barbadiana’.The work is an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional by some of the leading artists in Barbados and the work will be for sale. The Curator of the exhibition is Alberta Whittle. The exhibition continues until February 20th

'Art and Agriculture' Group Exhibition, February 26th – March 27th.   Showcases artists who have responded to the notions of LAND, invoking the legacy of Agriculture and the responsibility to Nature. The work is often thought provoking and represents a fresh selection of contemporary and traditional art. 
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,

Pelican Craft Centre, Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael. For more information call 427-5350

Feb 17th & 18th Paint Me Barbados Workshop at The Grande Salle. 9am. to 6pm.  Creative Artwork Design Group. For further information contact: Suzanne Phillips427-8771 or  Feb 3 – 28,  Black History Month Exhibitions. FCH Foyer .  9am- 6pm. Weekdays only. FCH and US
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     tel  +1 (246) 436 9083   website

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 

The Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College is offering the following Continuing Education / Evening Courses next semester.  Classes commence the week of January 25th and run for 12 weeks.   Call 426-2858 ext 5262 for further information.
Ceramics – Beginners –– Tutor: Gloria Chung - $350
Ceramics – Advanced –– Tutor: Gloria Chung - $350
Painting and Drawing –– Tutor: Lilian Sten - $350
Computer Graphics– Tutor: Alan Lowe - $450
There are theatre happenings, workshops, lectures and events. For more information please contact:   Shaunelle Durham     Tel: 426-2858, ext.5262 or 5259

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

Brian Stewart (Plein Air/oil )   14th-19th – 12 p.m.  Outdoor sites
Robert Fionda (Watercolor)    14th- 16th      9am-2pm         Southern Palms Hotel
Marcus Gooding (Surrealism)    12th   10am-2 pm. Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic
Michel Gagne(Animation)         14th              3pm -6pm        Pelican Training Room
Caricature               17th-18th      2pm-5pm         Grande Salle Central Bank
Alcina Nolley  (Silver Clay Jewellery)     13th-14th       9 am – 5 pm    Angelique Creations (Pelican Village)
Celia Buchanan (Fiber Arts)  16th -19th    9 am- 5 pm.   Sugar Cane Mall Roebuck Street
Sumi e Art   12th-20th     9am-5pm.       Leandro’s Studio, Prospect, St. James.
David Palumbo (Comic Art)    20th            2pm-5pm        Errol Barrow Centre (UWI)
Anthony Palumbo -Figure Painting  20th   10 am -12 pm   Errol Barrow Centre (UWI)
Winona Nelson (Concept Art)    20th     9 am – 12 pm. Errol Barrow Centre (UWI)
Dena Obeza (Performance Art)  21st    10am-2pm.      Errol Barrow Centre (UWI)
Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell           21st     6.30pm    Errol Barrow Centre(UWI)
Sunday  feb 14th, (All Day) MURAL OF THE WORLD  COMMUNITY  MURAL PROJECT  -  Holetown Festival
Creative Crafters Market  - 12th- 20th   - Sugar Cane Mall  #49 Roebuck Street
Feb 14th Valentine Dinner Cruise   7pm-11 pm  $75 (DINNER INCLUSIVE) 

CONTACT #246-427-8771/253-7774  (Suzanne)   or   438-2753/243-4374 (Grace)
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.   Website   
email       tel Suzanne Phillips +1 (246) 427 8771


Fran Scott Attaway exhibition ‘Visions Of Barbados’. Show ends 05 February. Fran is an accomplished well travelled Artist /Interior Designer/Graphic Designer, who has returned to paint her memories of 24yrs in Barbados.

“Treasure” Exhibition featuring the fine art of Susan Mains who hails from Grenada. Opening reception, Saturday 6th February, 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Exhibition ends 28th February.

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.

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

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

Sarah’s Chelsea Dinners, resume on 3 Saturday 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  .

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

Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Treasure Beach Hotel at the General Manager’s cocktail reception. Featuring artists Hilary Warren, Trevor Burnett and Joan Boryta.  Curated by Terry Scott Clarke. For further details and enquiries Tel: (246) 417 5757 Email:         

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

W 422 5026, ext.4950, or by email.      Sugar Cane Club, Hotel and Spa, St. Peter. phone (246) 422 5026

Royal Westmoreland, St James.

Featuring artists: Romell Yearwood, Guni Johnson, Melanie Bishop, Black, Ron Bradshaw, Virgil Broodhagen, Susan Alleyne-Forde, Carryl George, Rupert Piggott & Wendell Weatherhead   (246) 435-0886   , Maxor Villa, Hastings, Ch Ch   

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

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      

Now in stock
Canvases, paints, brushes, stretchers, bars, mediums.
Sumi supplies: Rice paper 8 by 20 Hosho, Unryu 24 by 36, Variety bamboo brushes, sumi ink.
Watercolour paper, charcoal paper, pastel paper, various drawing media, willow charcoal, graphite compressed woodless (2B,4B,6B,8B) watersoluble, India ink, fixative, textile paint, dyes, fabric markers, silk lino, block printing ink, cutters, brayers, plus more
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
163 Amaryllis Row, Cordia Avenue, Sunset Crest, St James

BAJAN REPORTER   supporter of the arts in Barbados
Wonderful New Website     Also has a 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.

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.        

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

Art Classes on Saturdays. All Year Through. Re opens Saturday January 9th. Under the tutelage of Mark Maynard. Tel - 828-7869/432-0762

Artist   Arlette St Hill, Artletcraft: Afro Caribbean Imagery
Artist    Heidi Berger   

Coming up in MARCH 2010

18th March – 27th March 2010      
Holders House, St. James, Barbados 
T: (246) 432 6385  F: (246) 432 6461email:
Richard M. Skeete BA (hons) Dip.  Business Manager

One of the world’s most attractive ‘boutique’  festivals – seven exquisite and varied events in The Little Theatre, Holders. All of the variety associated with Wendy Kidd’s renowned Season of performances in the grounds of Holders House - jazz, blues and classical music, theatre and comedy to die for…. 

Thursday 18th March  An Evening with Bing Crosby . Following the huge success of An Evening with Frank Sinatra in 2009, Holders pays tribute to another of the greatest of all Hollywood superstars, Bing Crosby. Top London West End artist Ian Casey together with pianist Don Hunt – who worked with Crosby – play the music and tell the tales of the phenomenon who sold half a billion records. 

Friday 19th March  The Classical Piano with James Rhodes A young master of the classical piano who came to his instrument by the most unusual of routes with no formal academic musical education or dedicated mentoring. He plays Chopin, Bach and Beethoven and speaks of his passion for this music. 
Saturday 20th March  Shakespeare – As you like him . Actor Bruce Morrison conjures up the world of the bard – an evening in the company of some of William Shakespeare’s greatest speeches, most raucous humour, and highest tragedy.  “Bruce Morrison’s command of the stage is in itself Shakespearean in scope… he mixes the pathos and beauty of Shakespeare’s poetry as well as its rougher and downright funny edges”  

Monday 22nd March  A letter from Australia - with novelist Kathy Lette  Linking in with the Lancaster Art Gallery’s show of Australian Aboriginal work, the Holders Season welcomes one of Australia’s wittiest and most successful authors, Kathy Lette. Kathy divides her time between full time writer, demented mother, and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel. Bring your funny bones…
Wednesday 24th March  Broadway Alive – Holders continue its relationship with the world of Broadway. Please check the office for latest details
Friday 26th March   Jazz Double Bill – Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll / Two fine international jazz artists parade their skills: award winning Ian Shaw delivers his tributes to the likes of Joni Mitchell with bravura and panache, whilst fireball Lianne Carroll ‘swings like hell one minute and is brutally heart breaking and expressive the next’. A musical feast to savour.
Saturday 27th March  Little Theatre Gala Night with Mica Paris/Kit & the Widow  A magnificent double bill to close the season. Picnic around the Holders pool either side of two fantastic performances variously by Holders favourites Kit and the Widow, and chart topping UK soul/R ‘n B star Mica Paris with her band . Kit and the Widow have caused more howls of delight and hilarity than any act in Holders’ history, whilst Mica Paris is guaranteed to wind up proceedings with her mighty voice and personality to match.