Tag: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

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 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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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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National Gallery gala focuses on fashion

National Gallery gala focuses on fashion

| 15/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) will be celebrating the Art of Fashion at its costume gala fundraiser on 30 November. The annual gala raises essential funds for the gallery’s free community programmes for all ages and backgrounds. Director Natalie Urquhart explained the importance of the gallery to the community.

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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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National Gallery celebrates fashion design

National Gallery celebrates fashion design

| 21/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) is opening a new exhibition, “Art of Fashion”, starting with a preview for members on Friday, 24 August, and running until 28 November. Curated by NGCI director Natalie Urquhart with assistance from Simon Tatum, the gallery called the exhibition “an examination of the worlds of […]

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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 celebrates coral reefs

National Gallery celebrates coral reefs

| 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting the work of 30 local and international underwater photographers in support of the International Year of the Coral Reef initiative. The exhibition, “Coral Encounters: Photographs from Our Underwater World”, offers the chance to view one of the world’s most diverse environments and […]

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National Gallery named a top Caribbean museum

National Gallery named a top Caribbean museum

| 23/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has been recognised as number five on the list of “Caribbean’s Best Museums You Should Visit” compiled by News Americas Now, a news, travel and lifestyle publication that covers the Caribbean and Latin America and its diasporas. The National Museum of Fine Arts in […]

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CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

| 03/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of International Year of the Reef (IYOR) outreach efforts, on 19 April the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) aims to engage both local and global audiences through live streaming of an upcoming workshop focusing on lionfish-management work throughout the Caribbean. The event will be held at the National Gallery of […]

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Photo exhibition celebrates the sea

Photo exhibition celebrates the sea

| 05/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): An exhibition featuring the photography of musician and author D. Randall Blythe is opening at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI) Saturday, 10 March and running until Friday, 26 April. Titled “From Whence We Came”, the exhibition celebrates the artist’s deep connection to water and waves.

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National Gallery to showcase coral reefs

National Gallery to showcase coral reefs

| 04/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR), the National Gallery will be opening an exhibition of underwater photography next month that focuses on the coral reefs around the Cayman Islands. Towards that end, the gallery is inviting photographers to submit their work for consideration to be included in […]

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NG director elected head of Caribbean association

NG director elected head of Caribbean association

| 29/01/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Natalie Urquhart, director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), was recently elected president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), an announcement that followed the 28th annual MAC general meeting and conference held in Miami, Florida in late 2017. MAC was formed in 1987 to strengthen links among […]

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Culture ministry helps add to National Gallery’s art collection

Culture ministry helps add to National Gallery’s art collection

| 29/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has acquired five works of art for its National Art Collection, with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Each artwork is by a significant Caymanian artist, working in a contemporary context. As part of the gallery’s acquisition strategy, significant works of art by Cayman […]

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