Wray Banker, Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette and Kerri-Anne Chisholm have been selected for this year’s National Gallery’s artist-in-residence programme and exhibition, A Day in the Life IV.
Their works will be featured starting on 22 August at a meet and greet session beginning at 6pm at Harbour Place.
Mr. Banker is the founder of the Native Sons group and a veteran of the Caymanian art scene, who has exhibited widely on island and abroad. Ms Suckoo-Chollette, also a Native Son, is an artist, poet and performer. Ms Chisholm, an emerging artist, is studying fine art in Oxford, UK.
In the residency programme, now in its fourth year, the artists move into their spaces at the National Gallery and transform them into their personal studios, working on-site for 10 days.
The exhibition is meant to allow the artists the freedom to explore and experiment with their art, without the pressures of producing commercially viable work. This ‘no rules’ policy creates an environment in which artists may move outside of their comfort zones.
The residency will culminate with the artists’ curating an individual exhibition in which they will display the works created during the two-week residency. The three exhibitions will open to the public at 9am on Monday, 5 September.
Mona Watler, the National Gallery’s communications and marketing manager, encourages the public to visit the gallery throughout the residency.
“Come out to chat with these talented artists and find out what they have in store for all of us,” Ms Watler said. “I encourage everyone to keep coming throughout the two weeks to see how they develop those ideas.”
Members’ preview, 6pm Friday, 2 September
Lunchtime lecture series, 12.15 to 12.45pm, 24 August, 28 September and 26 October
Artist lectures, 6pm, 30 August, 6 and 13 September
For more information, call 945-8111.