Ogier Art Award opens for viewing in Camana Bay

Forty-five
pieces of fine art from dozens of artists living across the Cayman Islands are
on display at the inaugural Ogier Art Award and exhibition, which opened
earlier this week and runs until the end of the month.

The
show, staged by Ogier in partnership with the National Gallery of the Cayman
Islands, is open for public viewing at Cassia Court, 50 Market Street, Camana
Bay from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday.

Cayman’s
newest fine art award is part of the law firm’s long-term commitment to revive
its community programme, which includes promoting local arts and culture.

The
competition winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Camana Bay on 30
June. Ogier intends to mount a permanent display of the winning entries in its
new offices.

According
to Peter Cockhill, a partner in Ogier’s Cayman legal practice and co-head of
Ogier’s global Investment Funds team, the setting up of the award coincided
with the firm’s relocation into its Camana Bay offices.

The
National Gallery’s Director, Natalie Urquhart, said that the entries will be
judged by an awards panel made up of both Ogier staff and members from the local
cultural community.

Submissions
criteria stipulated that all pieces entered were originals and had been
completed  within the past 24 months. Photography
and computer-generated images were among the work accepted.

The
winners will receive $5,000 (1st), $3,000 (2nd) and $1,000 (3rd).

The
art award was open to established and emerging artists, 18 and over, who live
in Cayman.

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