The opening ceremony takes place today for the Visual Arts Festival.
The Central Bank of Barbados Crop Over Visual Arts Festival will be exhibiting the works of art reflecting the mirror image of some of our island's best visual artists. The exhibition will feature three (3) core components comprising of works in two dimension, works in three-dimension and craft. This exhibition will seek to bring new marketability, exposure, presentation, sales and educational opportunities as they relate to the various disciplines contained within the visual and aesthetic culture of Barbados.
The Opening Ceremonies will be held at:
- Queen's Park Gallery, Queen’s Park - 12:00 p.m.
- Courtney Blackman Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados - 2:30 p.m.
This year, an Art Village and Art Walk is being introduced to embellish and expand the competition and Gallery display component of the Visual Arts Festival.
Here's the Schedule:
WISE Workshop “Picture these Words” – Queen’s Park Steel Shed
Bajan Words Bookshop
Bajan Pop Up “ArtCrafters” Outdoor Fair – Queen’s Park & Church Village Green
Outside Steel Shed to Nelson Gate – The walkway on both sides of the road will have the brightly painted booths from CARIFESTA, NIFCA and Bridgetown Market. An outdoor street fair atmosphere will be created.
Other activities include:
Art Dash Sale – Mega Sale on all items
Recycled Art – Masks, Papier Mache, Plastic, Metal etc.
Ask The Herbalist
En Plein Air Workshops and Demonstrations
Artisan Booths (inclusive of the physically challenged schools)
Health Check centre
Mosaic Knick Nacks
Read-In! Junior Workshop
... and more!
Church Village Green – “Art Nic” - The Visual Artist Hub
This venue will become a relaxing area where noted artist will be invited to share their experiences and demonstrate various techniques of their genres.
The exhibitions will take place at:
- The Courtney Blackman Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, which will feature two-dimensional works; and
- The Queen's Park Gallery, which will be showcasing three-dimensional works & craft.
Open to the public daily except holidays.
Some of these works will be up for sale.
Exhibition ends Aug 4th.