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‘Biennial’ art project installed on Cayman Brac

‘Biennial’ art project installed on Cayman Brac

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of its inaugural tri-island Cayman Islands Biennial exhibition, “Cross Currents”, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands recently set up a multi-site project on Cayman Brac, which consists of a public art installation by Kaitlyn Elphinstone entitled “Coral Tiles (Contemporary Anthropocentric Tile Design) (2019)”. The installation follows the launch of […]

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‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

| 09/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): It may seem implausible that a play revolving around the issues of Alzheimer’s, mental health and family conflict, with maths added to the mix, could also include a touch of comedy, but Proof is able to combine all those pieces in one cohesive unit, plus throw in a bit of young love. […]

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John Gray cellist named Young Musician of the Year

John Gray cellist named Young Musician of the Year

| 07/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cellist Dequan Smith of John Gray High School took home the first-place trophy at the 12th annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year finals, held Saturday, 4 May, at the Prospect Playhouse. There were 11 finalists competing on the night from seven of Cayman’s public and private schools, with each one performing […]

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Artists honoured at Biennial Awards

Artists honoured at Biennial Awards

| 11/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nasaria Suckoo Chollette took home the Bendel Hydes Award and Paige Jordison was honoured as Emerging Artist at the inaugural Cayman Islands Biennial Awards ceremony organised by the National Gallery. The event, held 10 April, was designed to formally recognise four of the artists – two winners and two runners-up – who […]

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Artists let ‘trash talk’ at new exhibition

Artists let ‘trash talk’ at new exhibition

| 09/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Utilising a range of techniques and a variety of discarded materials, a group of local visual artists, in collaboration with Plastic Free Cayman, are creating works of art from trash while raising awareness about waste and its environmental impact. The resulting art is being presented in an exhibition, “Trash Talks”, which is […]

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Aerial performers bring ‘Alice’ to the stage

Aerial performers bring ‘Alice’ to the stage

| 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Local dance studio, Quinntessential Movement, will be hosting Cayman’s first-ever pole and aerial theatre performance, ‘Wonderland’, on 13 April at the Harquail Theatre. The show is based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, with performers, who range in age and experience, using various dance styles.

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Cayman artwork arrives at the airport

Cayman artwork arrives at the airport

| 28/03/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has donated artwork from its permanent collection to display throughout Owens Roberts International Airport (ORIA) to celebrate the reopening of the redeveloped facility. The gallery developed the “Art at the Airport” initiative, which is being implemented in partnership with the Cayman Islands Airports Authority […]

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National Gallery exhibition opens in Little Cayman

National Gallery exhibition opens in Little Cayman

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): An extension of the National Gallery’s (NGCI) Cayman Islands Biennial exhibition, “Cross Currents”, was formally opened at the Little Cayman Museum by Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, on Friday 15 March. This latest showcase is a continuation of the partnership between NGCI, Little Cayman and the Cayman Islands Legacy Fund […]

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Award-winning show coming to Cayman

Award-winning show coming to Cayman

| 14/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is staging Stogie Kenyatta in his one-man show, The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson, for three nights the end of this month. The award-winning production chronicles the life and work of Robeson, a singer, actor, athlete and activist who became famous […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 11/03/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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National Gallery launches seniors programme

National Gallery launches seniors programme

| 03/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), in keeping with its “mandate to provide creative and inspiring environments for all ages”, is launching a newly revised programme for seniors. Through this initiative, sponsored by EY Cayman, the older members of the community will be invited to the gallery, as well as […]

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Celebrate culture at Red Sky

Celebrate culture at Red Sky

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual Red Sky at Night multi-cultural arts fair is taking place this Saturday, 2 March. Presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) on the grounds of the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, the fair, an anchor event for the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts (Cayfest), will run from […]

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Culture ministry acquires art for National Gallery

Culture ministry acquires art for National Gallery

| 24/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Four new works of art have found a home at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) through the support of the Ministry of Culture. As part of NGCI’s acquisition strategy, significant works of art by Cayman artists are identified annually by NGCI’s Collections & Exhibitions Committee with the hope that […]

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Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

| 22/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Chambria Dalhouse, at age 18, has already accomplished an impressive amount. As a boxer, she has represented the Cayman Islands internationally, taking gold at the 2017 Caribbean Development Championships held in St Lucia, and reaching the quarterfinals that same year at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas. She is also a […]

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National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery is launching the Cayman Islands Biennial, and a related art awards scheme, to showcase the latest developments in the contemporary art scene every two years. Following an open call for participation, announced in September 2018, the gallery received submissions from 71 local artists, with 40 selected for the inaugural […]

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The book opens on Educating Rita

The book opens on Educating Rita

| 23/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The newest production from the Cayman Drama Society, Educating Rita, which opens Thursday (24 January), has turned out to be a learning experience for most of those involved. The play featured a first-time director, stage manager and producer, with both cast members never before acting in a “two-hander”.

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National Gallery unveils new arts initiative

National Gallery unveils new arts initiative

| 23/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery is today (24 January) launching its Bright Stars initiative which offers weekly art classes for youth and adults with special needs. The programme is designed for both school groups and home-schoolers to participate in hands-on art classes, where they will learn about creative techniques within the context of culturally […]

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Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2019 eXtra Cayman Arts Festival (CAF), set for 5-9 February, will showcase both international and local musical talent and, for the first time, CAF and Jubilate will be hosting a fringe event featuring students from their after-school programmes. Among the performers planned for the festival are the Island Brass Quintet, British […]

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