Street gallery celebrates EU OCT’s Diversity

The Caymanian public, especially school children, are encouraged to visit Pedro St. James for a photographic display about the diversity and nature of the overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

The exhibit, named A Celebration of Diversity, features OCTs located in the Caribbean, the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans and in the polar regions.

After it leaves Pedro St. James in May, the display is expected to be exhibited in major cities, including London and Brussels, said the Cabinet Office’s Policy Analyst Christina Rowlandson.

The display was organised for the Cabinet Office for the 2008 OCT EU Forum, held in Grand Cayman last November. Ms Rowlandson said it is the first street gallery-type exhibit in the Cayman Islands.

She noted that it was created by Wecommunic8, a UK firm that establishes street galleries as attractions in major cities and landmark locations. It was built onsite at Pedro St. James, with local tradesmen and resources.

‘The display is very powerful at educating, stimulating and communicating some of the finest treasures in the OCTs,’ Ms Rowlandson said. ‘Forum constituents were really pleased with the result, and therefore we are now making it possible for the public to also enjoy the exhibit.’

A section of the Celebration of Diversity display was included in the 2009 Art @ Governor’s event on Saturday, February 28.

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