October 27, 2020

National Gallery News – Anne Goulden retires after 14 years


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1570After 14 years of tireless commitment, National Gallery employee Anne Goulden has decided to retire. I’m sure you all agree that she will be irreplaceable. Fortunately she has promised to come back as a volunteer for NGCI events so she will not be too far away. All the best Anne, and happy retirement!

In other news, the National Gallery is planning a significant public art competition supported by Water Authority – Cayman. We’re inviting all artists who are eligible to enter proposals for a public sculpture or installation for the entrance roundabout of NGCI’s new building located on the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. The competition rules and regulations will be posted to the NGCI website next week Monday. We are very excited about this competition and are looking forward to viewing the submissions.

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Natalie Urquhart

Director, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is pleased to announce an upcoming public art competition supported by the Water Authority – Cayman to celebrate their 30th anniversary. All eligible artists are invited to enter proposals for a public sculpture or installation at the entrance roundabout of the NGCI’s new building located on the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. The winning project will receive complete financial assistance for the execution of the final work as well as a CI $10,000 cash prize. All proposals can be submitted to the National Gallery between Monday, 27 January 2014, 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Friday, 31 January 2014, 5:00 PM (EST).

The complete list of rules and regulations will be available to the public from Monday, 25 November 2013 on the NGCI website. Artists will be asked to carefully consider location, theme, production, and implementation. A panel of professional judges will be looking for long-term durability as the final work will become a permanent feature at NGCI and part of the permanent collection for future visitors to enjoy.

No purchase or fee is necessary to enter or win. For more information email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

Happy Retirement Anne Goulden!

After her 14 years of playing a central role at NGCI, Anne has decided to retire. Anne joined the National Gallery back in 1999 and her memories and anecdotes of these early days have gone down in NGCI history. She is a wealth of knowledge about NGCI and has played many different roles over the years first as Office Administrator, later as Deputy Director (Ops & Finance), Operations Manager, and more recently focusing on our library and collection. Anne has also played a hundred other volunteer roles from bartender to art instructor, artist, and van driver. The list goes on….

Please join us in thanking Anne for her unwavering loyalty over the past 14 years. The organisation has grown from strength to strength, in no small part as a result of her constant efforts and commitment. And let’s not forget Anne’s husband Peter, whom we thank for his tireless volunteering in numerous different ways as well! Anne, it has been a true pleasure working alongside you and we wish you the very best for the plans you have ahead of you!

Bright Young Things | Gallery Gala

There are only 2 more tables left at our upcoming gala! The event will take place at the National Gallery 29 November 2013.

Special features include:

* Cocktail hour with Will Steward’s band Cool School Trio (complimentary cocktail included)

* Casino games – black jack, roulette etc. with an exciting grand prize

* Three-cou1572rse dinner with wine (catered by Mise en Place)

* After-dinner dancing with Oneworld Entertainment

* Live and Silent Auctions including Cartier accessories, unique international excursions, and some significant works of art for all you art collectors

* Late night Cigar/Martini lounge

Tickets are CI $185 pp. or CI $1,750 per table (10). For more information and for tickets email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

1566Kids and Families

Pre-schoolers and Parents

with Kieshona Brown Every Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Admission free, drop-in, all welcome!

Family Fun

with Kieshona Brown Every Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

$5 per child, drop-in (first come first served), for children and families!

For more information on our youth educational programmes email [email protected]

In the Brac…

Outdoor Painting with Simone Scott

4th Saturday of the month 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Beach west of Divi Tiara abandoned Timeshares, South Side

Free for residents (visitors: $10 includes use of supplies)

Both residents and visitors can attend this open-air class

and record their contemporary experiences and the beauty

of the island.

Art for the Elderly with Simone Scott

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Kirkconnell Community Care Centre

Free for residents (incl. use of supplies)

This class is designed to allow people who live in rest

homes to engage with art.

Click here for full information

Sponsored by Ernst & Young

For more information on our Cayman Brac programmes and events contact: Simone Scott Tel: (345) 917 7718 or email

[email protected]

Our Story of Art | A Survey of Cayman Islands Art History

The National Gallery’s new exhibition Our Story of Art features 50 years of Cayman Islands’ art history through the work of over 50 artists.

1567The exhibition traces the journey local artists have taken over the past five decades. Starting in the late 1960s, which was a period dominated by picturesque realism, the exhibition follows the development of the fledging art scene through the 1980s, moving on to the emergence of a home-grown Caymanian aesthetic in the mid-1990s, before culminating in the more socially-conscious visual narrative of the present day.

The diverse selection of works on display provide an insight into the history and creative vision of a people realised through a wide variety of media and disciplines – painting, works on paper, collage & mixed media assemblage, ceramics, sculpture, thatch craft, textiles, and photography. Many of Cayman’s best known artists are represented including Bendel Hydes, Gladwyn ‘Miss Lassie’ Bush, and the Native Sons, along with lesser known artists that were instrumental in establishing the early visual arts scene. Works have been loaned from private and public collections.

The National Gallery’s Our Story of Art exhibition is supported by Susan A. Olde, OBE. It opens on Friday 15 November and runs until 13 February 2014. For a complete list of exhibiting artists and related education programmes visit www.nationalgallery.org.ky or email [email protected]

Community Events

(non-NGCI events)

The National Gallery seeks to “promote visual arts in and of the Cayman Islands”. Through this e-bulletin you can learn about other arts-related happenings in our community.


Call for Artists

Display your arts and crafts for sale

22nd Cayman Islands Museum Street Sale

1563Saturday 23 November

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

If interested email [email protected]


Enjoy poetry, live music and great conversation all in spanish

Books & Books – Camana Bay

Wednesday 27 November

7:00 pm

CNCF – Gimistory

West Bay

Saturday 30 November 7:00 pm- Public Beach West Bay

North Side

Monday 2 December 7:00 pm – Capt. Ned Millers Yard

Bodden Town

Wednesday 4 December 7:00 pm – Nurse Josie’s Senior Centre

East End

Thursday 5th December 7:00 pm – East End: Public Beach

Camana Bay

Thursday 5 December 7:00 pm – Camana Bay(“The Snow Queen” and

“Ti Jean & his Brothers”)

Sister Islands

Friday 6 December 7:30 pm – Sister Islands: Agriculture Grounds

George Town

Saturday 7 December 7:00 pm – Smith’s Barcadere: Duppy Story Night

Human Rights Painting Prints on Canvas

Full size prints on canvas of Facing Diversity are available for sale

To see these paintings email Natasha

[email protected]

Cayman Colours

Recent works by

Kathryn Elphinstone

at Full of Bean’s Cafe for the Month of December

Opening Tuesday 3 December

5:30 PM -7:00 PM

Wine and Nibbles will be provided, all are welcome!

To the Edges of the World

Underwater and Land Photogallery

90 School Road George Town

Darvin Ebanks (345) 929 7181

Cayman Islands Craft Market (waterfront)

Come out and support our local artists

Items on sale include prints and original pieces

Please contact Cira Bush on (345) 929 4777



Monday to Friday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sundays and Public Holidays Closed

Admission is FREE

Donations are welcome.

The Gallery will be closed to the public 28 & 29 November in preparation for our fundraising gala “Bright Young Things”.

Established in 1996, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is a vibrant arts organisation that seeks to fulfil its mission through exhibitions, artist residencies, education/outreach programmes, and research projects.

NGCI operates in both a local and global arena. As part of our mission to “promote and encourage the appreciation and practice of the visual arts, of and in the Cayman Islands” we send Caymanian art and artists abroad as well as having many fine international artists visit, exhibit, and work in the Cayman Islands.

Public Art

Sculpture of the week…

John Raymond Henry is an internationally renowned sculptor who has has created some of the largest contemporary metal sculpture (90 to 100 feet high) in the United States, and his sculpture is designed, engineered, fabricated, and erected by his own studio in Tennessee.

Henry’s sculptures resemble huge welded steel drawings. He arranges linear and rectilinear elements that appear to defy gravity and float, suggesting a moment of arrested motion where flying or tumbling elements are frozen. There is a simple elegance and an unexpected sense of immediacy and lightness in his work.

Picture caption: Jaguar by Henry, at Devonian Park, Vancouver, Canada, for the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale.

Fund Raising Gala Volunteers Needed!

Jobs will include registering guests, assisting with silent and live auction, and generally helping to carry the event off with a swing. If you are interested, we would like to have you on board.

Member’s Christmas Party

11 December 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Join us to celebrate the season with mulled wine, mince pies, and some great music from Catch O’ the Day.Solve all your Christmas gift problems with a membership to the National Gallery, the gift that lasts all year long.

The Gallery Shop

Cayman Watercolour Calendar 2014

The Gift Shop is located in the National Gallery’s lower exhibition hall. Proceeds from the Gallery Gift Shop help to fund our exhibitions and education programmes.

School Tours

Schools can now book a tour for the new exhibition Our Story of Art. NGCI Active Learning Sessions are also available. These sessions explore the National Collection of art and covers different areas of the National Curriculum.

Both of these programmes are FREE for local schools, but must be booked in advance.

Group Visits

The National Gallery welcomes group visits. Contact us in advance to organise a guided tour or educational package

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