Posted on June 11, 2010
Saint Stephens Artist in Residence
As part of the artist in residence program, at Saint Stephens, I have been presenting a series of changing alternating exhibitions in Saint Stephens Café leading up to the unveiling of the Reconciliation Reredos in December 2010. These shows will present finished residency altarpiece study and research works, including an evolving visual mind map of collected and created material that has informed the approved design, as well as selections from a prolific and varied catalogue.
Reconciliation Reredos altarpiece studies acquired by collectors based in Manchester, Bristol and London
Three of these significant studies have been sold this year in anticipation of the unveiling of the altarpiece in December 2010. The painted relief sculptures entitled:
The Lords’ Lieutenant, Son of Ibo, San Elias and Saint Stephen, have been acquired by collectors in Bristol and Manchester respectively. The large painting Lopez, has also been sold to collectors in Paris.
The Weird and Wonderful Lost and Found
Solo exhibition now showing at Tapped and Packed, 26 Rathbone Place, LONDON W1 – August 6th to October 10th 2010.
Selection of painted relief sculptures, painting and prints.
Posted on November 30, 2009
Invited to attend and to be a panellist on Networks That Work For You with international curator Christine Eyene and Queen’s Museum NYC Director, Tom Finkelpearl. Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity is an examination of how history is interpreted and heritage is shaped by communal memory for audiences, old and new, local and foreign, in conjunction with the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), the National Art Gallery Committee (NAGC), the International Curators Forum (ICF) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Among some of the keynote speakers in attendance are Lonnie G Bunch, Smithsonian Institute African American Museum Director and Okwui Enwezor, Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute. As a major curator, writer, critic, and editor, Enwezor has been a regular contributor to numerous exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and journals. He is founder and co-editor of the critical art journal Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art published by the Africana Study Center, Cornell University.
Posted on August 11, 2009
Art Basel Miami 2009: The Global Caribbean: Focus on Caribbean
Contemporary Visual Art Landscape @ Little Haiti Cultural Center Dec 5th 2009
Attended the artist seminar hosted by curator of The Global Caribbean, artist Edouard Duval Carrie. Also on the panel discussion were many of the exhibiting artists showcasing contemporary art from the Caribbean, such as Hew Locke, Nicole Awai, Jean–Francois Bocle and Jocelyn Gardner among others. Discussed were artist visibility, the impact of the global art economy on contemporary art of the Caribbean and the significance of identity in generational shifts of cultural hybridity. www.edouard-duval-carrie.com
Caribbean Canvas exhibition at Multitude, Tele America Miami
Invited by the artist Phillipe Dodard to view his contribution to a Haitian group exhibition opening in Little Haiti Miami. Attended both Scope and Art Basel Miami.
International Curators Forum
In January 2010, completed an article published by the International Curators Forum
on the request of David A. Bailey highlighting the experience of the Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity conference in Bridgetown, Barbados and The Global Caribbean exhibition during Art Basel Miami in Dec 2009.
Princeton University Loan
Large print of Soiree du Coeur has been agreed to be on display, on loan to the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. (View sculpture section @ www.graemeevelyn.com)
Arts Council England Funding awarded
Received confirmation of Grant for the Arts Funding for The Next Level. The project aims to use action research methods to evaluate the most appropriate models of professional and national/international arts practice development.
Reconciliation Reredos design approved!
The Bristol Diocese and Advisory Committee has formally approved of the designs for the Reconciliation Reredos and Reredos conservation project.