Art enthusiasts got here together on Thursday for the official launch of “In Two Places,” an exhibition of prints by 16 Barbadian and Canadian artists at The Brighton Storeroom in St. George, co-hosted by the High Commission of Canada in Barbados.
The exhibition is going on concurrently on the Satellite Project Space in London, Ontario, and The Brighton Storeroom in St. George, Barbados.
The joint exhibition, organised by The Brighton Storeroom and Print London, features 50 prints exploring themes of “place, identity and belonging,” that are also available for purchase.
Seven Barbadian artists are featured within the exhibition, including Dennis de Caires, Joscelyn Gardener, Versia Harris, Mark King, Bethany Pile, Estelle Thompson, and Kraig Yearwood.
The opening reception, hosted by the High Commission of Canada in Barbados with support from Sir Trevor Carmichael and James Gardiner, brought together members of the Canadian diaspora and Barbadian community, including Senator, Dr. Shantal Munro-Knight, Minister within the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Culture, for a night celebrating Canada and Barbados’ longstanding friendship. Canada’s Head of Cooperation for the Eastern Caribbean, Jennifer Heys, featured artist, Dennis de Caires, and long-standing patron of the humanities in Barbados,
Sir Trevor Carmichael, offered remarks underscoring the necessary cultural connections and warm bilateral relations between Canada and Barbados.
The same launch was hosted yesterday in London, Ontario, with support from MUSEUM London, the Satellite Project Space, Fanshawe College School of Design, The City of London and the London Arts Council, and the High Commission of Barbados in Canada.
“In Two Places” will proceed through July 2nd on the Satellite Project Space in Canada and August twenty seventh at The Brighton Storeroom, within the centre of the Brighton Farmers’ Market, in Barbados. (PR)