Art At The Main Guard of Barbados: Barracudas, Chattel Houses, Barbadian Aloha Patterns & Old Boats – Pt 1/5

Barbados has a rich history, even if monopolised by the British for so long – therefore the Main Guard at the Garrison, is a cool way to use the past to show the future of Barbadian Art!

It was a wonderful Wednesday afternoon when I was introduced to the visual delights of Catharine Cummins, Virginia Trieloff and Leslie Taylor at the Garrison’s Main Guard… I was also reacquainted with Corrie Scott‘s mastery of photography to look like a painting and making a painting look like a camera!

I was so happy to see my former colleague Jewel Forde, she is looking slim and young
with a very flattering shade of russet for her ‘do. With her checking the exhibition is CBC’s top videographer Donavan Baker, they were preparing the show for an episode of her Eye On The Arts series.

Carl Blenman, Julian Marryshaw, Andy Tempro, Virgil Broodhagen, Patrick Foster and Janice Whittle are some of the well-known folk who attended the inauguration for the exhibition which runs right through to the 22nd of this month. For an opening night the turnout was excellent and hectic yet brisk.

Bajan Reporter plans to do a glimpse at each person for the show over the next few days, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them! Don’t forget 10 % of all sales will be put towards the betterment of old war veterans in the B’dos Poppy League!

There will be a look at Virginia Trieloff‘s canines and barracudas, how Catharine Cummins prints make me think of a psychedelic Jimmy Buffett, Corrie Scott‘s Shell Study and the full variety of her works, plus a scrutiny of Leslie Taylor‘s Boat Holes and b/w photography!

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