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National Gallery seeks candidates for internship

National Gallery seeks candidates for internship

| 19/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is accepting applications for its 2019/2020 internship programme, which will provide a salaried yearlong training opportunity for a Caymanian graduate interested in a career in the field of museum and gallery management. Now in its 16th year, this entry-level position will introduce the intern […]

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National Gallery seeks artists for new exhibition

National Gallery seeks artists for new exhibition

| 10/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is calling on local artists to submit work for an exhibition that will examine the role women have played in the development of early modern Caymanian society from the 1800’s through the mid-20th century. About 15 contemporary artists will be selected and commissioned to […]

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National Gallery shows off Cayman landscape paintings

National Gallery shows off Cayman landscape paintings

| 25/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery has opened a new exhibition, called “Tropical Visions”, which explores the evolution of landscape painting in the Cayman Islands. Drawing entirely on artwork from the National Collection and spanning a period of 50 years, the exhibition encompasses some of the earliest paintings in the collection as well as recent […]

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Students’ artwork on display at National Gallery

Students’ artwork on display at National Gallery

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) and Walkers are presenting an exhibition of student artwork created during the Walkers Art Club programme, which runs at the gallery for the full school year. The five weekly afterschool art clubs support 75 public and private school students comprising foundation, primary (in Grand […]

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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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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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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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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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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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National Gallery opens twin bill of exhibitions

National Gallery opens twin bill of exhibitions

| 06/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is opening two exhibitions simultaneously on Monday, 10 December, celebrating both the work of Cayman’s first freelance photographer as well as the talent of local art educators. “Ella Latter: The Photographer is Present” showcases her work from the 1930’s-1960’s and “Traces: Activating the Art Curriculum” […]

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Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting a new solo exhibition by Native Son Gordon Solomon entitled “Life on the Colony”, a series of works marking a “significant departure for the artist, who is perhaps best known for his explorations of traditional Caymanian heritage”, said the gallery in a press […]

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Art auction to raise funds for National Gallery

Art auction to raise funds for National Gallery

| 27/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is opening a new exhibition, “Big Art Auction 5”, to raise funds for the gallery’s permanent collection and related educational programmes. The four-week exhibition, which begins with a special preview reception on Monday, 1 October, will feature work by leading contemporary artists before they […]

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Student artists shine at National Gallery

Student artists shine at National Gallery

| 21/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is showcasing young peoples’ artwork at an exhibition titled, “Insight”, which is running until 6 July. The art was created during six Walkers’ Art Clubs held throughout the school year. The NGCI afterschool clubs benefit approximately 100 students, comprising pre-schoolers, foundation, primary school students, […]

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National Gallery eyes future with anniversary gala

National Gallery eyes future with anniversary gala

| 15/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): To celebrate its 20th anniversary, The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is holding a gala Friday, 1 December. Dubbed The Infinity Ball, the event aims at “commemorating the past and embracing the future” of the gallery. Over the past 20 years, the gallery has welcomed more than a quarter of […]

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National Gallery showcases Caymanian craft

National Gallery showcases Caymanian craft

| 03/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is presenting a new exhibition, “REVIVE! – Celebrating contemporary and traditional craft from the Cayman Islands”, which will run from Saturday, 7 October to January 2018. Curated by Natalie Urquhart, with support from Kerri-Anne Chisholm, Jessica Ebanks and Simon Tatum, the exhibition showcases the […]

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National Gallery takes art on the road to CARIFESTA

National Gallery takes art on the road to CARIFESTA

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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