National Gallery takes art on the road to CARIFESTA

| 27/07/2017
CNS Local Life

White Plaits, Blue Braids, No. 1 by Kaitlyn Elphinstone

(CNS Local Life): As part of the CARIFESTA XIII celebration of the visual arts, taking place 17-27 August in Barbados, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is supporting five Caymanian artists – Simon Tatum, Brandon Saunders, Kaitlyn Elphinstone, Nasaria Suckoo Chollette and Shane “Dready” Aquart – whose work has been accepted by the festival’s exhibition committee. Their artwork will represent the Cayman Islands alongside many other Caribbean artists.

The arts festival highlights the visual arts through a series of showcases, lectures and workshops, and a large regional art exhibition with contributions from all participating countries. Supported by CARICOM, the exhibition will explore the legacy of the ‘Trans-Atlantic Journey of the Slave Trade” and the heritage of that journey, which remains today, stated an NGCI press release.

In addition to the exhibition, Natalie Urquhart, NGCI director and chief curator, will join the larger CARIFESTA contingent travelling to Barbados to share the wider story of Cayman Islands art via presentations at the University of the West Indies CARIFESTA XIII symposium and the “Artists Talks” series.

For more information, go to the National Gallery website

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