Monday, 26 April 2010

Barbados Arts Events May 2010

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. 
For easy reference new events, receptions etc. are highlighted.

NEW! Online Monthly Barbados Arts Magazine full of news, receptions, galleries and artists work. With direct access to websites and email links. Please click on

FREE desktop calendar for May 2010. If you need a larger image please email me at corriescott@gmail and I can send you one.

 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:        

Group Show ( dedicated to the late Aubrey Cummings, Executive member
Also available is a large selection of limited editions, lithographs, and cards. 
BAC Gallery, Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown  (246) 426 4385 
website         email: 

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 Old Pharmacy Gallery are pleased to host an Exhibition of Chinese Watercolours on behalf of The People’s Republic of China. Opening Tuesday May 4th. Exhibition ends Saturday May 29th. This will be a second chance for the public to view this wonderful work.

The Star Bar and Sculpture Terrace .  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.

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

The Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am –4pm .Closed on bank and public holidays.
The Old Pharmacy Gallery, Queen Street, Speightstown, St Peter.  For further information, please contact Roger Chubb    (246) 432 0458 or (246) 234 2494 or email 

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

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

For any further information please contact    or telephone 432-0458 and 234 2494.   Website 

“Constants and Waves”.
Saturday April 24th, 6pm-8pm Aweipo Gallery  presents “Constants and Waves”…. imagine a whirlwind of local talent ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, with over 20 of the island’s current practicing artists exhibiting a range of works on paper, paintings, photographs, as well as sculptural and mixed media pieces. This exhibition will include works from artists such as Alison Chapman-Andrews, John Stuart, Winston Kellman, Everick Lynton, Sheena Rose, Nicholas Burnett, Corrie Scott, Heidi Berger, Martina PilĂ© and Susan Alleyne-Forde.
“Constants and Waves” will run from April 24th to August 31st  2010
Gallery hours  Sun to Sat 10 am to 6pm. The Crane Village, The Crane, St Philip. Telephone 271 2839. 

The Art of Sumi-e: Classes of traditional Japanese art form with a contemporary flavor at Leandro Soto Art Studio in Prospect, St.James.  Classes include lecture/demonstrations and meditation exercises as preparation for the technique. Every Tuesday from 7pm-l 8:30pm.
For detail information of class cost art materials needed you can write to  or call by phone at (246) 421 9125  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:

The Barbados Photographic Society Inc. welcomes member of all capabilities regardless of whether you are a beginner, avid hobbyist or a professional. Regardless of your skill level you will find people with whom you can exchange ideas and learn from in The Society, whether it be pre or post production across all photographic mediums and genres. Website to be updated soon with events for 2010

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. 

An idea whose time has come. The Festival Art Gallery, Bringing Art To The People. Curators Kathy Yearwoon & Arlette St HillFor more information  Telephone 4290296  email

(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.     

Shelah B. McGrath is an award winning Textile designer, who works largely in patchwork and appliqued quilted wall-hangings, throws and bags. Her work explores traditional styles as well as vividly contemporary work. Exhibition ends May 8th.

The May exhibition at the Queen's Park Gallery is presented in honour of the 80th birthday of Kamau Brathwaite. The exhibition's private view is Sunday MAY 16TH AT 6.30PM AND CONTINUES UNTIL JUNE 26TH. The work reflects an understanding of the themes and approach to writing that is evidenced in Kamau's work. It is not  an illustration to one of his poems, but captures the spirit of his life and work. The exhibition is a group show with each Artist supplying an explanatory text to accompany the artwork.
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

THE BRIDGETOWN GALLERY ( former Zemicon Gallery)
Opening Hours:Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
11am - 4pm Wednesday 12 - 4pm Saturday/Sunday/Monday by appointment 246 430 0054
Hinks St.
, James Fort Building, Bridgetown

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

Portfolio Season continues in the Division of Fine Arts at BCC. May 5th 7 pm - Grand Salle at Central Bank - the opening of Ward D-12 - the exhibition of work by the graduating students of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. On display will be a range of topics including sequential art, (character) toy development, branding, book illustration, publication design, packaging, campaigns, web design, animation, and video. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday 10-6. until May 13th

A monthly programme is produced of all lectures, music and theatre events . To receive it by email or post please email Dale A. Christie-Bourne (Mrs.)Secretary,Frank Collymore Hall
Tel: 246-436-9083/84 Ext 6639 Direct Line: 227-8371 Fax1-246-228-2703

Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown. 

The exhibition "Exposed: Images of Yesteryear" is on at the Barbados Museum, St. Ann's Garrison, St. Michael, from April 09 to June 11, 2010. This is your chance to see Farley Hill Great House before it burned and many other rare images of a Barbados that few of us will recognise.  Immerse yourself in scenes of the island captured by early photographers both known and unknown. Take a visual stroll down Broad Street and the Pierhead in the late 1800s, both teaming with activity. See what Roebuck Street and River Road looked like over 100 years ago, and beyond the city limits, take in Joe’s River and Bathsheba of the early 1900s.  Barbados of yesteryear is exposed through landscape images, portraits and even family albums. The scenes can be yours too, as reproductions of the images may be requested. These selections from the museum's collection allow visitors to examine the earliest commercially available photographic processes such as daguerreotype, tin type, albumen, glass plate negatives, callotype and the early twentieth century use of photographic gel images. This is a unique opportunity to see the changing views of Barbados through the photographic lens shortly after the invention of photography in 1832. 

Seminar by Bob Kiss who will demonstrate early photographic processes on Saturday, May 8th, 10am

A lecture on Monday, May 10th at 7:30pm by Harclyde Walcott on early Barbadian photographers.

An exhibition will be held at the Barbados Museum of photographs from each participant in the recent National Geographic Photo Camp Barbados. From May 15 to July 14, 2010, members of the public will have a chance to see the results of the four-day workshop, during which disadvantaged students documented their environment under the guidance of National Geographic photographers Sam Abell and Matt Moyer. The Photo Camp was sponsored by the US Embassy, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Breakwater Management Services, Goldcorp Insurance Company, Chancery Chambers and Allstate International Assignments Limited, and many other public and private sector entities contributed generously to make it a success. The work coming out of this initiative is outstanding. Come see for yourself!

During Museum Open Day at the Barbados Museum on Saturday, 15th May, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the doors will be thrown open to welcome one and all free of cost! Help us to mark International Museum Day, which will be celebrated on 18th May under the theme “Museums for Social Harmony”.

Come view not one, but two temporary exhibitions and join us for a chance to win and exciting prizes, and to get books and other merchandise at rock bottom prices in the Museum Gift Shop’s Clearance Sale.

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

Portfolio Season continues in the Division of Fine Arts at BCC

May 5th 7 pm - Grand Salle at Central Bank - the opening of Ward D-12 - the exhibition of work by the graduating students of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. On display will be a range of topics including sequential art, (character) toy development, branding, book illustration, publication design, packaging, campaigns, web design, animation, and video. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday 10-6. until May 13th.

May 6th at 7 pm - Morningside Gallery and Studios, Division of Fine Arts - the opening of "Line Up" the exhibition of work by the graduating students of the Bachelor of Fne Arts in Studio Art; as well as the final Portfolio show by more than 40 graduating students of the Associate Degree in Visual Arts. Work on display will range from sculpture and ceramics to painting and drawing, photography and printmaking to graphics and installation. Open daily Monday - Saturday 9-6 until May 13th.

For students interested in enrolling in the College's art programmes, and for anyone interested in the newest group of innovative artists and designers - these exhibitions should not be missed.

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

‘CANVAS’  An exhibition of photographs and paintings by Chris Alleyne. Opening reception May 16th , 5.30pm.  Exhibition will be open Mon to Fri from 2pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm until Saturday May 30th. Other viewing times can be arranged by appointment.  Tel 231 3002. Opening Hours  10pm to 5pm, Wed to Fri and by appointment. Closed on Bank Holidays
ArtBeat is located in Staplegrove Plantation yard, approximately 1 km East of St. David’s Church.  The entrance is immediately opposite an evangelical tent as you head towards Frere Pilgrim and Coral Ridge.  We are the first building you come to when you enter the yard.
ArtBeat services include:-   Archival digital printing on paper & canvas for sizes over 8.5” x 11”. We can print on media up to 24” wide. -   Stretching and matting -   Copying of artwork for giclee printing -   Sale of art from our gallery -   Digital photography workshops.


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.

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.
A new  page has been added for NEWS FROM THE ARTISTS. Artists currently in the ArtistNet database are invited to submit updates and news on their current events and activities.  
Check this out in NEWS  For further information on contact the NAGC at   +1 (246) 310 2700 or e-mail

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.  Open Day Tuesday or Tel   421 8188  or email for viewing

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. 

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, StJames

The ArtSplash Centre run children's art classes, camps and private lessons for boys and girls 5-12yrs old. Please contact them for more information.
The Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Christ Church (Pink building opposite the Board Walk
(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      

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.          

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

Artist   Alison Chapman-Andrews
Artist   Julianne Gill
Artist   Tonya Wiles


Friday, 16 April 2010

Tonight and tomorrow only..very last chance

 Gale Theatre have succeeded in leaving some lasting impressions on their wide and cross section of patrons.”

“Firmly executed play” 
                                     Enricco Bohne (Advocate)

“Play sparkles”  Isle Phillips (The Nation)

“Gripped by the casts powerful acting –
 The Memory of Water – A play not to be missed! “ 
                                                              Lianne Worrell (Barbados today).
“ Great acting! The cast made the scenes come alive” Sabrina Greenidge (Heat magazine)

“Original use of compelling humor to appreciate the Generation Gap & 21st Century romance with a walloping secret surprise, don't miss it!”
-Ian Bourne, Main Writer
The Bajan Reporter (

This award winning comedy, uniting talent from Barbados and London plays for two more nights only in The Frank Collymore Hall.
 TONIGHT April 16th and TOMORROW 17th at 8pm. Tickets are priced $40 and can be purchased NOW at our convenient box offices (Super Centre Warrens, Big B, Oistins and CS Pharmacy)
Alternatively have your tickets delivered to your door for a small booking fee by calling iTickets at 435-5369
BARP admission for 30 bds with cards on the door
Students 25 bds on the 17thwith Id
Both subject to availability         So hurry LAST CHANCE TO SEE IT!