Season of Renewal-Celebrating 50 years of Independence and Caribbean Partnership

By Holly Bynoe Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
 

The HIgh Commission of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting the public to an Art Exhibition, ‘Season of Renewal-Celebratin 50 years of Independence and Caribbean Partnership,’ to be held during the period June 8-11, 2012 on Mona Campus. The exhibition is part of the Jamaica 50 season of events.  Curated by Andy Jacob, this exhibition seeks to mark the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence with an art exhibition that would highlight the major artists of the country, in particular those who are currently active, in order to share with the Jamaican public the richness and variety of the art scene in Trinidad and Tobago.

Image by Carlisle Chang, Bongo Dancers (1955)

It was also important to establish some historical context for the exhibition by tracing the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s art over the years, explaining in a sense how the present art environment would have evolved. This was accomplished by highlighting the work of several key figures who would have influenced the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s art in far reaching ways. To this end, several rare and valuable works have been presented. A brief yet comprehensive history of art in Trinidad and Tobago by art expert, Geoffrey MacLean, and an original essay by Dr Lawrence Waldron on the Pre-Columbian art of the twin island state and the Eastern Caribbean serve to flesh out the historical narrative in the catalogue of the show.

This a project of the ASTT under the kind patronage of the High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Dr Iva Camille Gloudon who is collaborating with Professor Nigel Harris, The Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies; It is in honour of the 50th Aniversary Celebrations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Jamaican Government is also celebrating that nation’s 50th anniversary.

Andy Jacob is the Curator of the exhibition and he is assisted in this area by a curatorial team which comprise Geoffrey Maclean, Tomley Roberts (Tobago) and Clayton de Freitas as Secretary to the Curatorial Team.

Participating Artists include:

AL ALEXANDER | TESSA ALEXANDER | DEAN ARLEN | SYBIL ATTECK | EMHEYO BAHABBA | PAT BISHOP | ISAIAH BOODHOO | EDWARD BOWEN |SARAH BURROWS | CARLISLE CHANG | LEROY CLARKE | CHRISTOPHER COZIER | KENWYN CRICHLOW | PAT FARELL-FREDERICK | MARLON GRIFFITH | SHEVI HADAWAY | ABIGAIL HADEED | CARLISLE HARRIS | JACKIE HINKSON | MICHELLE ISAVA | HABIB JAHOOR | TRACEY JOHNSON | MAKEMBA KUNLE | CHE LOVELACE | SHASTRI MAHARAJ | WENDELL MCSHINE | WILCOX MORRIS | WENDY NANAN | SHALINI SEEREERAM | ANNA SERRAO | IRENEE SHAW | PETER SHEPPARD | KEITH SWANSTON | RODELL WARNER| ADAM WILLIAMS

RICHARD MARK RAWLINS, CHINESE WORKERS (2012)

 

Thanks to Richard Mark Rawlins for bringing this to our attention.

Holly Bynoe
Holly Bynoe

Holly Bynoe is a curator, visual artist and writer based in the Caribbean. She is the Executive Director of ARC Magazine, and a graduate of Bard College International Center of Photography (2010) where she earned her M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies. She currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and is co-director of the annual arts conference Tilting Axis and Caribbean Linked Residency Program.