National Gallery fall schedule

Arts, classes in the spotlight

Try your hand at a variety of media in the
Adventures in Drawing Workshop at the National Gallery this fall.

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Janet Walker – A Retrospective

The National Gallery will be
hosting a retrospective of work by renowned local artist Janet Walker. This
exhibition will highlight Janet’s skill as a watercolourist over several
decades and explore the many changes that have occurred within Cayman’s
environment over the years. The exhibit brings this collection of works together
for the first time. Trained at the Ontario College of Art, Canadian-born Janet
moved to Cayman in 1963 with her husband. It was only after her children went
off to school that she began to paint seriously. She works predominantly in
watercolour, a medium suited to her subject matter – the spectacular and
ever-changing seascapes and landscapes, which are captured spontaneously on

Janet Walker – A Retrospective
opens on Thursday 2 September and will run until 10 November.

Members Preview—Thursday, 2 September. 6pm

Curator’s Lecture—Tuesday, 7 September. 6pm

Lunchtime Lecture Series—Wednesday,
22 September and Wednesday 27 October. 12.15 to 12.45pm.

It’s your last chance to catch the
National Gallery’s artist-in-residence programme and exhibition A Day in the
Life III which opened to the public on 31 May. Well-known local artists Avril
Ward, Gordon Solomon and Renate Seffer transformed the Gallery into their
working studios before mounting the completed works into three interconnecting
solo exhibitions.

The concept behind this unusual
exhibition is modelled on a traditional artist-in-residency programme that
provides a space to for artists to explore and experiment with their art. The
show will be on display until 25 August.

Education Centre Opens

The South Sound property of
Gladwyne “Miss Lassie” Bush is now open and will temporarily house the National
Gallery’s Education Centre until the gallery’s permanent home is built. Miss
Lassie’s Duplex will allow the gallery to offer a more diverse selection of
topics to reach all interests and skill levels. In addition, the National Gallery
is re-launching the Studio, a workshop studio space which will be available on
a monthly rotation for local artists.

Coming up in August

This Weekend

21 August – Beginners jewellery-making
workshop at Miss Lassie’s Duplex, South Sound Road from 1-4pm. Registration is
$100. Contact Jessica at 945-8111 or [email protected] for further
registration details.

23 August – CineClub: Marx Brothers A
Night in Casablanca. It’s the Nazis versus the nutsies when the brotherly trio
foils Axis criminal activity at a hotel swirling in intrigue and whirling with
nonstop nonsense.

National Gallery from 6-8pm.
Admission $5 or free for members.

24 August – Family Fun Day

National Gallery from 11am-2pm.
Contact Kerri on [email protected] for more information.

25 August – Last Chance to view A Day in
the Life III exhibition.

25 August – Lunchtime Lecture, National
Gallery, 12.15 to 12.45pm.


2 September – Janet Walker — A
Retrospective exhibition opens with a Members Preview at the National Gallery
6pm. To RSVP call 945-8111.

7 September – Curator’s Lecture with
Janet Walker. Take a walk through the National Gallery to discuss the current show.
National Gallery, 6pm. Admission $5 or free for members.

13 September – CineClub: Marx Brothers A
Night at the Opera. Absolutely one of the most hilarious movies ever made. This
film tells of a story of high society, matchmaking, and chaos. In order to
bring two young lovers together, brothers Groucho, Chico, and Harpo must
sabotage an opera performance even as they try to pass themselves off as
stuffed shirts. National Gallery from 6-8pm. Admission $5 or free for members.

15 September – Art Flix. National
Gallery 6.30pm. Admission $5 or free for members. Contact [email protected] for
more information.

18 September – Family Fun Day

National Gallery from 11am to 2pm.
Contact Kerri on [email protected] for more information. 22 September –
Lunchtime Lecture: Janet Walker- A Retrospective National Gallery, 12.15 to

27 September – CineClub: Marx Brothers
Go West. The Marx-men Go West to where the sun always shines. National Gallery
from 6-8pm. Admission $5 or free for members.

Just for Kids

26 August Art Trek and Kid Flicks
Thursdays last chance

Kids are invited to explore
nature’s art through the world famous BBC documentary series Life while
learning to draw the animals and landscapes featured. Held at the National
Gallery’s Education Centre located at Miss Lassie’s Duplex, South Sound Road.
3:30-4:30pm, ages six to 11. Free. Contact [email protected] for more

24 August and 18 September – Family Fun

Take your family to the National
Gallery and explore the Imagination Station. It provides the materials and
suggested art activities related to the current exhibition. These free drop-in
sessions are held on the second to last Saturday of each month between the
hours of 11am to 2pm at the National Gallery.

Continuing Education Programmes

21 August – Beginners Jewellery Making

Fabulous jewellery can be made
using simple techniques. As a beginner, you will be introduced to numerous
methods and be encouraged to use them creatively to make brooches, earrings, pendants
or rings. Taught by Jessica Wallace, you will learn to design and create a
large selection of glass, stone and wire pieces, including pendant and wrap
necklaces, silver chain and memory-wire bracelets and a variety of earring
styles.  The instructor provides a wide
selection of bead and material styles to suit all tastes. Miss Lassie’s Duplex,
South Sound Road.

Cost $100 (includes materials).
From 1-5pm.

Adventures in Drawing Workshop

Try your hand at a variety of media
in this fun-filled workshop of creation. Learn to draw with charcoal, ink and
conté. Your own ideas and imagination along with examples from the work of
famous artists and the beauty of our surroundings will be your inspiration.

National Gallery, Harbour Place
$100. Dates to be announced.

Fees are payable in advance for all
courses and each course is devised for a limited number of students, so early
enrolment is advisable. Fees are non-refundable. 10% discount for Gallery

Contact Jessica Wallace on
[email protected] to register. To download a registration form, visit our
Continuing Education page at

National Gallery Sister Islands

For more information on any of the
below programmes or events, please contact National Gallery’s Sister Islands
Officer, Simone Scott at [email protected] or call 939-5306.

9 September

National Gallery Cayman Brac Anime
Movie Night Into Anime (Japanese Animation) or Manga (Japanese comics) or just
like to draw cartoons? Watch a Anime movie and then spend some time recreating the
movie characters or make up characters of your own. Bring your sketch book and
let your creative juices flow. Heritage House, 6pm, free.

6 September

National Gallery Little Cayman Art
Lecture Series.

On the first Monday of each month
an art lecture is held at 5pm at the National Trust Visitor Centre. Free.

28 August and 25 September.

National Gallery Cayman Brac Art
Lecture Series

On the last Saturday of each month
enjoy an art film or documentary video relating to the history of art. Held at
the Brac Library 7-8pm.

28 August, 4, 11, 18, 25 September

National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult
Art Group

Each Saturday the NGCI hosts an
free informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at beautiful locations
around the island. All artists and visitors welcome.

Venue to TBA. 9am to 12pm.

25 August, 8, 29 September

National Gallery Elderly Artists

On the second and last Wednesday of
each month the programme takes place for any senior citizens who wish to learn
or re-learn the art of thatching. Venue to be announced. 10.30am to 12pm.
Materials and a free light lunch provided.

26 August, 30 September

National Gallery Traditional Arts
Night Class

Every last Thursday of each month
everyone is invited to come learn the Caymanian Traditional Art of thatching at
the Cayman Brac Heritage House, 7.00 to 9pm. Fun, Easy and Free!

For more information on events and education programmes visit or contact National Gallery Education Officer,
Jessica, at 945-8111 or email [email protected]

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