Screens, Greens and Washing Machines

The National Gallery’s latest exhibition showcasing the work of artist Margaret Barwick opens Wednesday, 5 December.

Screens, Greens and Washing Machines, explores various vehicles of artistic expression, and celebrates the life of a unique individual whose endless creative energy has provided inspiration for seasoned art collectors, aspiring artists and avid gardeners alike, a press release said.

Artist, horticulturalist, diplomatic wife and teacher, Margaret Barwick is best known for her paintings of tropical plants.

The exhibition attempts to explore all facets of the artist’s work. Some 25 pieces will be on display, including art installations, paintings of landscape scenes from around Cayman, historical murals, landscaping plans and original artwork used to design the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (renamed Kiribati upon independence) first set of definitive stamps in 1963.

Among the prolific artists many projects, Margaret has served as president for the local art group the Visual Arts Society and is currently involved in landscape design for the new National Gallery building, planned to open 2008.

The artist splits her time between France and Cayman.

Curated by David Bridgeman and Natalie Coleman, the exhibition runs through 26 March.

Contact the gallery on 945-8111 for opening hour and further details.

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