Wednesday, 30 June 2010

July 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. 

NEW! Online Monthly Barbados Arts Magazine full of news, receptions, galleries and artists work. With direct access to websites and email links. To view July 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:        

1. The Crop Over Group Show Exhibition July 11th until August 21st. 
There will be an opening reception of the Crop Over Show on Sunday July 11th from 5.30pm-8pm. 

2. The BAC will be exhibiting original art, photography, literature and prints at
Pan Pun The Sand on Sunday July 18th, 3pm-until. Look for the BAC tent.

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

Mini gallery with local prints and the artwork of Corrie Scott, Margaret Rodriguez and Fred Odle (plus the coffee shop has free wi fi ).   opposite First Caribbean National Bank, Sunset Crest. 

An idea whose time has come, will be exhibiting at
ART IN THE PARK July 3rd, 11am- 8pm
2. BRIDGETOWN MARKET, July 29th – August 2nd 
9am until
Tel   429 0296    email
Curators    Kathy Yearwood and Arlette St Hill. Bringing Art To The People

(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 2010 CMMB Crop Over Read-IN! July 22, 2010 at the Barbados Museum. Young Revolutionary Zimbabwean performance poet Comrade Fatso will lead the charge at this year’s 2010 Crop Over Read-IN! The event entitled “…don’t care where you come from…” will use the spoken word as a platform to explore concepts of home, placement and birthright in a format augmented with elements of folk, dance, tuk , visual arts and music. In addition to Comrade Fatso, world class spoken word icon Heru out of Washington DC will be taking the stage bolstered by local performers : Az-Man, Sun Rock, Trina Headley, Amanda Hoyos-Cummins, DJ Simmons, Anthony Kellman, Sonia Williams. All of this coupled with a cool evening lime with a select display of Art, Craft, Food and Drink on sale.Tickets: $25.00. Contact Mark J. Welch at the National Cultural Foundation at (246) 424-0909 (ext. 232), or 230-9086 for further information.


1   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’. An opportunity to view Printmakers, Sculptors, Photographers and Painters (mixed-media or paint), as well as Artists who draw to sell their work

2    The BNB Heritage Gala And Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes July 3rd 2010 Queens Park. This Year Featuring Two New Activities Coordinated By Arlette St.Hill
a. Make A Puppet Booth - Children from ages 4- 12 can learn how to make Finger Puppets and Moving Mouth Puppets
b. Moving Mural - Standpipe Stories -Being Created on site By artist Don Small and art students Karisa and Krystal Callender

3    The Karl Broodhagen exhibition opens on July 11th at 6.30pm at the Queen's Park Gallery. The exhibition features largely work from the National Collection, as well as items from private collections. There are sculptures, largely busts, of all subjects and materials including ebony, plaster, bronze and clay. In addition, we see Karl Broodhagen's versatility in his paintings, drawings and lino block prints.

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

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 Pilé and Susan Alleyne-Forde.
“Constants and Waves” . Exhibition continues until 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  .

The BPS has among its aims & objectives: the fostering of the art and craft of photography and the encouragement of the appreciation and enjoyment of photography.
A wide variety of activities are currently offered and nurtured: local & overseas field trips; Open Walls; Workshops conducted by members and experts; Exhibitions; Assignments and Competitions; Facebook communications/dialogues/postings and social get togethers. The BPS also conducts Workshops for young children in it’s Schools programs. Membership Cards are issued and attract discounts at participating businesses providing photographic services. 

This is your invitation to be a part of the world’s biggest photo event.  Scott Kelby, who produces a lot of training for Adobe software, has been arranging these walks annually for the last 3 years, and they get bigger each year. This year’s walk is scheduled for July 24th and  there are already over 14,000 walkers registered  from around the world. is the home page.
 This is not an event only for serious photographers; if you have something that will produce an image, and enjoy being out in the open, then this is an event for you.
 At this time, there are 2 walks registered for Barbados
1.   Andre Williams in Bridgetown Saturday July 24th 2010 from 6:30am - 8:30am in Bridgetown. or call (437-7251 home)

2.   Chris Alleyne on the East Coast again, but in St. Philip this time. Saturday July 24th , 6am- 8amChris will probably be at the start earlier (like maybe 5.00 AM) for the sunrise and anyone who is interested is welcome to join him at that time.
Chris Alleyne    231-3002
If you want to sign up, go here: .  The site doesn't have any real info yet, but will develop as time goes on.....

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

THE BRIDGETOWN GALLERY ( former Zemicon Gallery)
Please call gallery to find out what exhibition is on.
246 430 0054

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

The National Cultural Foundation will be holding its inaugural Central Bank of Barbados Crop Over Visual Arts Festival.  This innovation will see the competition being held over three (3) different core exhibitions each running for approximately ten days at the Grande Salle of the Central Bank, as well as several ‘mini-exhibitions’ held in various spaces around Bridgetown. 

Core Exhibitions
This year’s exhibitions carry no theme and are opened to persons 18 years and over. These exhibitions will feature the following media:
1   Exhibition #1 –Fibre Arts, The first exhibition of Fibre Arts will open officially on Sunday, July 4th, 7pm and runs daily from July 5th – 11th, 10am. to 6pm

2   Exhibition #2 -2-Dimensional Fine Art  The second exhibition of two-dimensional work will open officially on Friday, July 16th, 7pm. and runs daily from July 17th – 26th, 10am. to 6pm.

3   Exhibition #3 -3-Dimensional work will open officially on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 7pm. and runs daily from July 30th – August 9th, 10am. to 6pm

4   An Evening of Interpretation through Literary Arts will be held on Thursday, July 8th, 6-8.00 pm

5   An Evening of Interpretation through Dance will be held on Thursday, August 5th, 6-8.00 pm

In addition to the Core Exhibitions, as part of the Crop Over Visual Arts Festival, there will be Mini Exhibitions in non-traditional spaces in Bridgetown, so look out for these exhibitions!

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

Featuring the Art Exhibition of Denzil Mann and Neville Legall  
Opening reception Saturday July 17th 5.30pm to 8pm .  Exhibition ends August 12th.
Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown.

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
For further information, please contact Roger Chubb    (246) 432 0458 or (246) 234 2494 or email 

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

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

The 2010 CMMB Crop Over Read-IN! July 22, 2010 at the Barbados Museum. Young Revolutionary Zimbabwean performance poet Comrade Fatso will lead the charge at this year’s 2010 Crop Over Read-IN! The event entitled “…don’t care where you come from…” will use the spoken word as a platform to explore concepts of home, placement and birthright in a format augmented with elements of folk, dance, tuk , visual arts and music. In addition to Comrade Fatso, world class spoken word icon Heru out of Washington DC will be taking the stage bolstered by local performers : Az-Man, Sun Rock, Trina Headley, Amanda Hoyos-Cummins, DJ Simmons, Anthony Kellman, Sonia Williams. All of this coupled with a cool evening lime with a select display of Art, Craft, Food and Drink on sale.Tickets: $25.00. Contact Mark J. Welch at the National Cultural Foundation at (246) 424-0909 (ext. 232), or 230-9086 for further information.

An exhibition 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 MoyerMonday 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 

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

In our on-going efforts to sensitize Barbadians and visitors to the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) and support local artists, our team at Barbados Conference Services Limited (BCSL), which manages the LESC, has launched an initiative “Meet Fantastic Art at LESC”, which will commence on Thursday, July 1 2010 and run until June 30 2011.
Artists who reside in Barbados will be offered the Centre to display their work, which will be seen by persons who pass through the Centre on a daily basis and at the same time, the art is expected to add a welcome artistic element to the décor of the Centre.
There will be no fees, however each artist will be required to: Have their display work insured and provide us with proof of the insurance; Curate their display; Contribute 10% of items sold to Barbados Conference Services Ltd.; Provide a written description of each item and contact details for the artist, to enable key BCSL team members to answer any queries and to satisfy our company’s risk management protocols; Agree to mount a display for one month, concurrently with two (2) other artists; Replace with-in 48 hours, any items sold, to maintain the integrity of the overall display; Note the black-out period of November 2010, when we will facilitate the NIFCA Visual Arts Exhibition
Note that while requests for displaying on more than one (1) occasion in the calendar year will be considered, artists who have not displayed, will be given priority in the first calendar rotation; Note that the Centre is dynamic and management reserves the right to request to reschedule any display bookings;
Since the initiative was informally discussed with a few artists at BMEX, four (4) artists have indicated their interest to display at the Centre commencing July 2010 and months requested are July and August 2010 and February 2011, however these are not yet confirmed.
Interested persons may contact:
Mary M. Rose, Quality Service Officer at (246) 467 8288 or
Peter Layne, Senior Manager, Operations at (246) 467 8252  
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Once contact is made, the artist will be advised on the months which are available.

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  .


Please contact directly for July films to be shown.
Ocean Spray, Inch Marlow Christ Church  Tel: 428-5426
To be added to email listing please email   fatima patel
Ocean Spray 428-5426.

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, St James

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) 228 0776    , Hastings, Ch Ch   

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.  Tel 231 3002.

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:

At the Best of Barbados Head Office, Welches Plantation, H’way 2A, opposite Automotive Art. Lovely setting, easy parking, good prices and a large selection of frames and matt boards. We also repair paintings, stretch canvas and laminate. Open 8am- 3.30pm weekdays. Call Patrick or Elvina  421-6900 ext 29

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