25th Anniversary Exhibition to celebrate the contribution of the DCFA to the Visual Arts in Trinidad & Tobago

By ARC Magazine Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates

A grand exhibition featuring work of past and current students and faculty will end a series of activities that have been planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Visual Arts programme at the University of the West Indies. The programme began as two courses within the English department in 1986, becoming a certificate programme by the following year. Today the Visual Arts Unit offers both a Certificate and a Degree in Visual Arts, with an option of Fine Art or Design at degree level, at postgraduate level it offers a Masters in Design Entrepreneurship.

Gerrel Saunders - Skull Girl

The exhibition will be an interesting moment to see the impact of the Visual Arts programme on the Trinidad and Tobago landscape. Many prominent artists were lecturers in the programme over the 25 years and the majority of art teachers in the country are graduates of the programme as well.

Artists who have confirmed their participation in the exhibition include current and former lecturers including Ken Crichlow, Sarah Beckett, Akuzuru, Che Lovelace, Deborah Clement and Elsa Clarke and current students and alumni including Arnaldo James, Douha Aboud, Darron Small, Alicia Milne, Luis Vasquez, Tracey Chan, Sherlann Peters and many more.

Alicia Milne's The Inescapability of Sharing

The Twenty-Fifth anniversary exhibition opens on December 9th at 4 p.m. and will run until December 15th at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts on Gordon St. in St. Augustine.

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