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Best in COVID-19 photo exhibit named

Winners have been named in the photo exhibition - created as a collaboration between the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman...

Horacio Esteban flies solo at National Gallery

There are some art exhibitions that can be viewed virtually, and others that can only be truly experienced in person. Luckily, Cayman is one of...

Philanthropist enables National Gallery to acquire Bendel Hydes artworks

Thanks to the generosity of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands' chairperson and patron, Susan A. Olde, OBE, the gallery has managed to...

‘Consumed’ exhibition transforms recycled materials into art

Expect to be greeted by a riot of colour at the National Gallery when its latest exhibition – ‘Consumed’ – opens Friday. Created by Marc...

National Gallery calls on photographers for exhibition project

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, in collaboration with the Cayman Islands government, has launched a 'call for photographers' for a forthcoming virtual...

‘Saltwater in Their Veins’ exhibition

The relationship between the Cayman Islands and the sea is well documented, including a proud history of Caymanian seamen. The National Gallery of the Cayman...

National Gallery reopens with three exhibition experiences

Now, more than ever, access to the arts and a safe space for reflection and healing are needed in order to grapple with the...

National Gallery launches ‘Art Under Lockdown’ exhibit

Sometimes, creativity can really blossom when artists are faced with adversity, which certainly seems to be the case when one views the National Gallery...

National Gallery is calling all artists for submissions

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is launching an online exhibition to spotlight the creativity of artists and members of the public who...
Lauren Anderton, NGCI senior arts administrator, tests the virtual tour of the Bendel Hydes exhibition.

National Gallery offers wealth of online resources

the National Gallery team is expanding its digital platforms to provide virtual exhibitions, art information and educational resources online.

Gallery exhibition explores women’s role in Caymanian history

A new National Gallery exhibition will examine the vital role women played in Caymanian society from the 1800s through to the mid-1900s, as told...
'Resonance' is one of the featured pieces in a retrospective of work by Bendel Hydes which opens Friday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Artist Bendel Hydes featured in new exhibit

A retrospective exhibit of work by Bendel Hydes, often referred to as the father of Cayman art, opens on Friday, 11 Oct., at the...

National Gallery opens search for intern

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has announced its search for a year-long paid intern.

National Gallery issues call for artists

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has issued a call for artists to submit work for an upcoming exhibit examining the role women played in the development of Caymanian society from the 1800s through to the mid-20th century.

Cayman plant life focus of new exhibit

Two Los Angeles-based artists will share their exploration of Cayman’s native flora during a free lecture Thursday evening, 11 July, at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

National Gallery exhibit explores Cayman’s landscape

Cayman’s landscape is the theme of this year’s summer exhibition now on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Exhibit features student artwork

‘Imaginarium’, an exhibit of 150 pieces of artwork by 80 students, is on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands for this year’s annual show of work produced by students in the Walkers Art Club programme.

Art at the Airport beautifies Owen Roberts

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has partnered with the Cayman Islands Airports Authority for the Art at the Airport initiative, which has been developed by the Gallery to celebrate the reopening of the newly redeveloped Owen Roberts International Airport.

National Gallery hosts art talks

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will be hosting several art-related talks in the next week and a half.

Deep water reefs may help in coral survival

A deep-water coral expert from Bermuda will present the next in a series of lectures sponsored by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Thursday, April 25, at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
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Marketing workshop aimed at artists

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will be hosting a marketing workshop for artists at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in its Dart Auditorium.

National Gallery launches Biennial Exhibition and award

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, in partnership with Butterfield, recently announced the launch of the inaugural Cayman Islands Biennial and related Art Awards scheme.

National Gallery hopes to raise international profile with exhibit

Five years ago, when Natalie Urquhart went to an art conference in Guyana, it was hard to find respect. “No one really knew there was an art scene in Cayman,” said the director of the Cayman Islands National Gallery.

National Gallery gets sponsorship for special needs art program

David Bridgeman grabs a handful of clay and holds it up so that the students sitting around the table at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands art studio can see.

National Gallery opens two exhibits

Two new exhibits open Tuesday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. One looks into Cayman’s past, while the other looks at how young artists in the islands are being encouraged to develop their craft.

Local artist featured in traveling exhibit

Local artist Simon Tatum, who is also an assistant curator at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, is one of 24 Caribbean artists included in a new traveling exhibit, “Arrivants: Art and Migration in the Anglophone Caribbean World.”

‘Art of Fashion’ is gala theme for 2018

Last year, it was the fashion of the future. In other years, guests have dressed in Cuban style, as circus entertainers and other themes.

Weekender Spotlight: Explorer Passport and more

The weekend has returned and there is plenty to explore. The new National Trust Explorer Passport is the perfect excuse to get out and discover new areas of Grand Cayman.

Last chance to see student ‘Insight’ exhibition

Over a number of years, the Walkers Art Club has been exposing young artists to an assortment of styles and media to deepen their understanding of art and how it can influence their lives.

National Gallery hosts family activity day

Kid-friendly activities are at the heart of Under the Sea Family Day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

STEM educators to receive awards

Educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM, will be honored with a new award launched by Dart’s Minds Inspired program.

Coral reefs to hit big screen

The Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It will be followed by a discussion on coral reefs by experts from several local organizations.

Weekend spotlight

Vicki Wheaton is back with a rundown of weekend events.

Artist Randy Chollette launches solo exhibition at National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is featuring a new contemporary art exhibition titled “Create Your Story … Water the Root” by artist Randy Chollette. This new series of work is a part of a journey that the artist is taking to reaffirm his direction in life.

Weekender Spotlight

The weekend is here and Weekender Editor Vicki Wheaton shares the hottest events ahead. Stay tuned for information about Cayman Drama Society's latest production,...

Teen’s artwork features at National Gallery

The artwork of Brandon Saunders, an 18-year-old student at St. Ignatius Catholic School, has been added to the permanent collection at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Underwater photographers wanted for reef exhibit

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is inviting underwater photographers to submit their work for consideration to be part of an exhibit to highlight the International Year of the Coral Reef.

Model Khoudia Diop headlines fashion weekend

The 2017 staging of the Allure Fashion and Jazz Weekend will kick off on Saturday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands with none other than Instagram sensation Khoudia Diop headlining the night. The world-famous Senegalese model will join local models walking for international and local designers at the third staging of the star-studded weekend.

Blurring the boundaries between craft and art

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is opening a new exhibition titled “Revive – Celebrating contemporary and traditional craft from the Cayman Islands.” Curated by Natalie Urquhart, with support from Kerri-Anne Chisholm, Jessica Ebanks and Simon Tatum, the exhibition showcases the best in Caymanian craft and features more than 50 artists from all six districts.

Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette turns art into community with ‘Just Long Celia’

Drums sound. Bodies sway to the rhythm. The typically quiet upstairs space of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in George Town seems to come to life with color and sound.

Business in Brief: Chamber wins award

Harneys Cayman is proud to be the first corporate sponsor for the Bodden Town Primary School “Revitalising Our Future” project, the company said in a press release.

International forum tilts focus toward Caribbean artists

Caribbean art and artists took center stage before an international audience of museum curators Thursday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The gallery played host to the third annual “Tilting Axis” conference, an effort between ARC Magazine and Fresh Milk Art Platform to turn the spotlight on Caribbean creatives

Visiting artist Christopher Cozier offers free lecture

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will welcome international artist and writer Christopher Cozier for a public lecture on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. in the NGCI Dart Auditorium. Cozier’s lecture, titled “Actions Between Territories,” will discuss the potential free/play spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining.

‘Looking Back and Thinking Ahead’ exhibition

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands on May 25 opens a new contemporary art exhibition, “Looking Back and Thinking Ahead,” featuring artist Simon Tatum.

National Gallery takes a road trip

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Cayman’s leading visual arts organization, hosts countless programs and events, and is home to the permanent display of the islands’ National Art Collection.

New Gallery exhibitions launch with a party

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands kicked off its latest exhibition series with a members’ preview last month. At the event, held Jan. 19, more than 200 members and their guests got a sneak peek of two new exhibitions at the gallery, “Saltwater in Their Veins/”

Cuba inspires fundraiser at National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted a 1930s Cuba-inspired fundraiser. Guests donned tropical dresses, fedoras and guayabera shirts for Friday night’s event, one of the gallery’s major fundraisers.

Walkers Art Club a draw for students

Nearly 100 young art students took part in Walkers Art Club this month at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The extracurricular art education program offers students of all ages and abilities weekly art classes to help enhance their skills and expose them to local and international artists.

Museum conference explores role of cultural heritage

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted the 27th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean this week, welcoming delegates from across the Caribbean, U.K., Canada and the U.S.

‘Speak to Me’ in language of art

Curated by Emé Paschalides and sponsored by the Cayman office of Mourant Ozannes, “Speak to Me – Understanding the Language of Art” is an unusual examination of art as a language and the visual “dialects” we encounter, from paintings to art installations. The new temporary exhibition opened at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) last Saturday.

Cayman to host museums conference

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will host the 27th annual general meeting and conference of the Museums Association of the Caribbean next month.

Two events for the family this weekend at NGCI

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is hosting two kids events on Saturday in conjunction with the “A Legacy of Light” exhibition.

‘Carnival and Culture’ lecture on Friday

Christopher Williams will present a special lecture on Carnival and culture at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands on Friday, followed by an open discussion.

National Gallery exhibits artwork by Outreach participants

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands opens a new exhibition this week in the Dart Auditorium/Community Gallery, showcasing close to 100 works of art by 68 students who have participated in the NGCI Outreach programs this year.

Sunrise clients impress at art workshop

Young adults from Sunrise Adult Training Centre draw inspiration from National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Traveling art show makes final stop

After five months of delighting art lovers island-wide, traveling art show “What does hope look like,” which aimed to bring hope to Cayman residents through visual art, is drawing to a close this Wednesday at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ Dart Community Gallery.

Special night for young National Gallery patrons

Making time for a dose of culture is not always easy for busy professionals, but a recent gathering proved a big draw for curious art lovers.

National Gallery offers $20,000 arts scholarship

An arts student will receive up to US$20,000 a year for up to four years in a scholarship to attend studies overseas.

Cayman Arts Festival opens

The Cayman Arts Festival 2016 officially opened Wednesday night with a reception hosted by Governor Helen Kilpatrick at her residence at Government House.

Carnival-related exhibition arrives at National Gallery

An international performance art exhibition called "EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean" will be held at the National Gallery from January through March.

Family fun at National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted a Family Day on Saturday, where children of all ages participated in free art activities based on the exhibition “Now and Then – A Photographic Journey Through Time.”

London Philharmonic ensemble at Cayman Arts Festival

Early bird ticket deadline for the Cayman Arts Festival is Dec. 31, and offers a general pass to all events for $100 for adults.

Cayman business in brief

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Stoak’d: Fired up for any challenge

The trio of Marc and Pam Laurenson and Kevin Mounsor, otherwise known as "Stoak'd" are quickly emerging as exciting artists to be watched in the future.

Esterley Tibbetts Highway widening project begins

The project to widen the southernmost portion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes, which was announced on Nov. 25, is already under way.

Artist Maureen Lazarus to exhibit 'recycled art' in December

Artist Maureen Lazarus will be presenting her latest "recycled art" works in the Community Gallery at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands through the first two weeks of December.

'Now and Then' returns by popular demand

The 'Now and Then' photography exhibit is returning to the Cayman Islands National Gallery due to popular demand.

Bring out your inner artist at Big Draw festival

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosts international drawing festival The Big Draw for the third year.

New National Gallery exhibit explores identity

A new exhibit at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, focusing on exploration of identity in contemporary Caymanian art, opens Thursday.

Caymanian artist, student exhibits in Missouri

Young Caymanian artist exhibits his work in Columbia, Missouri while undertaking a degree in fine arts.

National Gallery to hold late night viewing

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will have extended hours for its “All Access – Late Night” exhibition tonight.

'All Access' goes behind the scenes at National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands's latest exhibition, "All Access" offers a rare glimspe of the inner workings of the art gallery.

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