Monday, 31 May 2010

Barbados Arts Events June 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. 

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

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   A few of the pieces may be seen on
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 fine art 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

The Old Pharmacy Gallery and Star Bar in Speightstown will be closed from Monday 31stMay and is planning to reopen for the Winter Season with an exciting series of exhibitions and a new classic movie season on the beach side terrace
Art and Sculpture images at The Old Pharmacy Gallery and Star Bar may be viewed on
For further information, please contact Roger Chubb    (246) 432 0458 or (246) 234 2494 or email 

“SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN” Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker
The gallery is showing a wide selection of watercolours, photographs and Oil paintings together with an interesting selection of Antique furniture throughout the summer season
Viewing strictly by appointment  tel 423 0458
The Winter Season of Exhibitions and events will be announced shortly
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 

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- 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:


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 Hill.  For more information  Telephone 429 0296  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.

The National Cultural Foundation, in association with the Creative Artworx Design Group will present a once in a life time special workshop for this year’s Crop Over Art & Craft Symposium.   On June 16th and 17th, 2010, Ms. Marga Fripp will be in Barbados to conduct a 2 day  Art Marketing Boot Camp geared to refine the business aspects of your creative production and help guide you towards your goals. The workshop will be held at the Grande Salle of the Central Bank between the hours of 10am and 4pm and will cater to a limited number of participants. Lunch will be provided.
This workshop which is valued at $500.00 per person carries a registration fee of Bds $50.  Participants must register no later than Monday, June 14th at the NCF Headquarters, West Terrace, St. James or Queen’s Park Gallery, Bridgetown, St.Michael.     Looking forward to your eager participation!
This workshop will be conducted by International Arts Consultant Marga Fripp.
Ms. Fripp who is the President of Entrepreneurship Academy for Artists and Empowered Women International, is an art marketing coach and consultant to artists, non-profits and creative entrepreneurs. She is a former broadcast journalist and entrepreneur with over 13 years experience in marketing, art management, media relations, non-profit leadership, gender and entrepreneurial development. She believes that many artists and professionals simply need a hand in their business, and  so she provides direct help to artists, arts organizations, arts executives and creative businesses. We are therefore extending an invitation to all artists and crafts persons, who are serious about their creative talents and who possess the desire to take the next step towards becoming successful art entrepreneurs.
Further information can be sought by contacting:
Mr. Rodney Ifill at the NCF, Tel: 424-0909, or the Workshop Coordinator, Ms. Suzanne Phillips of the Creative Artworx Design Group at 427-8771/253-7774,    

The May exhibition at the Queen’s Park Gallery is presented in honour of the 80th birthday of Kamau Brathwaite.  Exhibition ends June 26th ‘Tribute to Kamau’ is the theme of the annual exhibition co-hosted by the National Art Gallery Committee and the National Cultural Foundation opening Sunday May 16th at the Queen’s Park Gallery in Barbados
This exhibition is in celebration of the 80th birthday of our unofficial Poet Laureate Kamau Brathwaite. It is part of the Heritage month celebrations of the National Cultural Foundation and the National Art Gallery Committee. The exhibition is a group show with work by some of Barbados’ leading artists. The Curator is Janice Whittle.
The Artists were invited to produce a work of Art which should reflect an understanding of the themes and approach to writing that is evidenced in Kamau Brathwaite’s work. They have each produced something extraordinary to communicate to the viewer how the work and life of Kamau Brathwaite speaks to them. A few pieces from opening night may be viewed on
The exhibition runs through June 26th. 
The Queen’s Park Gallery is located in Queen’s Park, Bridgetown, Barbados.  Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm.  Contact telephone 427-2345.

The Artists who produced the wonderful and imaginative interpretations to the life and work of Kamau Brathwaite which go on exhibit tomorrow at the Queen’s Park Gallery at 6.30pm are as follows: Lilian Sten-Nicholson; Ras Akyem Ramsay; Hartley Alleyne; Denyse Menard-Greenidge; Russell Watson; Ahmad Boodhoo; Ras Ishi Butcher; Wayne Hinds; Goldie Spieler; Joyce Daniel; Julianna Inniss; Leslie Taylor; Gail Pounder-Speede; Omowale Stewart; Natalie Atkins-Hinds; Neville Crawford; Justin Downey;Annalee Davis; Martine Pile; David Spieler.

As part of the Crop Over Opening Gala on July 3rd 2010 in Queen’s Park, there will be an Art fair around the fountain area entitled ‘ART IN DE PARK’. This is an excellent opportunity for Printmakers, Sculptors, Photographers and Painters (mixed-media or paint), as well as Artists who draw to sell their work; no craft work will be sold in this area, but may be bought in other parts of the Park.
The Artists pay no fee and no commission is taken on sales! Empty your studios of unsold work and bring it down to ‘ART IN DE PARK’. Application forms and the Rules and Regulations are available at the NCF and the Queen’s Park Gallery. Any queries may be directed to the Queen’s Park Gallery tel.# 427-2345.
Deadline for the submission of your application form is June 5th 2010.

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

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 website

Group Show of over 70 artists.
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. 
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!
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

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.  Viewing times may be arranged by appointment.  Tel 231 3002. Opening Hours  10pm to 5pm, Wed to Fri and by appointment. Closed on Bank Holidays
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.

Sheena Rose in Cape Town South Africa at Greatmore Art Studios for  a summer residency. 
Barbadian visual artist and animator Sheena Rose is at Greatmore Art Studios in Cape Town South Africa on a 3-month residency. Sheena writes “to be given the opportunity to work among international and South African artists exchanging ideas and brainstorming new work is very exciting for me.”  Private studio space is provided for each resident and a group exhibition is held at the end of the residency.
Sheena is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Programme at Barbados Community College Fine Arts Programme. She is best known for her animation “Town” produced in Bridgetown Barbados 2009 and shown at the NAGC-sponsored Black Diaspora Visual Arts Symposium.  Visit Sheena’s profile on this website.Greatmore Studios brings together local and international artists and curators from diverse cultural and national backgrounds in a creative working environment to encourage new ideas and stimulate professionalism, creativity and productivity. Local artists work together with international visiting artists in an atmosphere of cooperation, interaction and cultural exchange. Through this approach, artists are given the opportunity to follow new directions and push themselves beyond the boundaries of their own practice. Greatmore Studios forms part of the Triangle Arts Trust, a United Kingdom based organisation that initiates and facilitates an international network of artist-led workshops and residencies. This association affords artists access to information and opportunities to exchange ideas and skills with other artists around the world. for more residencies and other information .
The May exhibition at the Queen’s Park Gallery is presented in honour of the 80th birthday of Kamau Brathwaite.  Exhibition ends June 26th ‘Tribute to Kamau’ is the theme of the annual exhibition co-hosted by the National Art Gallery Committee and the National Cultural Foundation. This exhibition is in celebration of the 80th birthday of our unofficial Poet Laureate Kamau Brathwaite. It is part of the Heritage month celebrations of the National Cultural Foundation and the National Art Gallery Committee. The exhibition is a group show with work by some of Barbados’ leading artists. The Curator is Janice Whittle.
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  .

Friday June 4th   DANCER IN THE DARK: Lars von Trier, Bjork   Rated R
Friday June 11th    SECRET AND LIES: Mike Leigh (director). 29 Awards and 25 nominations.   Rated R for Language
FridayJune 18th    DO THE RIGHT THING:  Spike Lee (director) no rating
Friday June 25th    VEER-ZAARA    No rating

ON THE MENU:  Grilled Fish & Chips, Grilled Fish & Salad, Samoosas, Grilled Fish sandwiches, Fish cakes; between $5 and $20.00, and a variety of drinks available

Door opens @7:00PM - Screening starts @7:30PM       Contribution of $ 5.00 for film screening only. Bring your chairs and blanket (optional)
Ocean Spray, Inch Marlow Christ Church  Tel: 428-5426
To be added to email listing please email   fatima patel

Directions to Ocean Spray
 South Coast/Oistins Directions: Drive through Oistins on the South Coast road as if going to Enterprise/Miami Beach (following road to right after Police Station). Drive straight along that road until you reach the ‘funny-shaped’ roundabout. Continue straight across the roundabout (not literally!). Keep straight again; you will pass Roy Smith’s bar on the right (painted Heineken green), keep going. At the fifth right turn after Roy Smiths, you will see a post with signs to Ocean Spray, Peach and Quiet, Point View, Surfer’s Point. Turn right and follow the Ocean Spray signs. 

Highway/Wilcox Directions: Take the ABC Highway to the Henry Forde Roundabout. Continue on the Highway and take the first right turn immediately after the roundabout (by Ball’s Plantation).  Go down that road (Providence) and take a left at the T-Junction. When you reach the Shell Gas Station (Pilgrim Place), make a right turn. You will drive down and find yourself behind the airport. Continue around the curve behind the runway, following the main road (it takes a right turn) down Wilcox Hill. Go down Wilcox and at the very end of the road, you’ll reach another t-junction (Chancery Lane is to the left). Turn right, and then look for the signs for Inch Marlowe and Ocean Spray. If these directions have confused you, or you get lost, call Ocean Spray 428-5426.Alternately, leave home really early, take the South Coast/Oistins route, and chill out by the seashore until the show starts! 
 ZR Directions: Take the Number 11 van from Bridgetown or anywhere along the south coast. Ocean Spray is pretty much the end of the route. Ask the driver/conductor to let you off at and show you the track to Buffy’s Bar. Take the road opposite Buffy’s and you will see Ocean Spray at the end of it. (Ask someone at Buffy’s if uncertain)

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

Artist Will Humphrey.  Exhibiton ends June 6th.
September classes for 5-12 years and 12-16
Monday Class 5-12yrs Starting 20th Sept at The Artsplash Centre. Time: 3.30 – 4.30  6 week term for $170
Tuesday Class 5-12yrs Starting 21st Sept at St James Church Hall Time: 3.30 – 4.30  6 week term for $170
Wednesday Class 5-12yrs Starting 22nd Sept at The Artsplash Centre Time: 3.00 – 4.00  6 week term for $170
Saturday Class 5-12yrs Starting 25th Sept at The Artsplash Centre Time: 10.00 – 11.00  6 week term for $170
Teenage Saturday Class 12-16yrs Starting 25th Sept at The Artsplash Centre Time: 11.00 – 12.30 6 week term for $240
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

#4, 1st Avenue Belleville, St. Michael,
Tel: (1-246)-435-0513 Fax: (1-246)-426-6004 | E-mail:

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.

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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