The National Cultural Foundation
St. James, Barbados
The National Cultural Foundation announced new acquisitions to their art collection. The Foundation purchased two works of art from Barbadian born, international artist Sheena Rose. Among the pieces includes A Town piece entitled “Nelson” and a Sweet Gossip Piece entitled “Well,well, well…did you hear the latest”. During the presentation, Rose announced she was also donating a piece from her compendious collection entitled “Deflategratplay” aka “Crop Over”.
Mrs.Carol Roberts-Reifer, Chief Executive Officer of the NCF, commended Rose on her work and success internationally and encouraged her to continue to soar. She also indicated there was always a space for her at home. The acquisition and placement of these pieces will allow Barbadian audiences to view her work for years to come while visiting the Foundation.
In making the presentation, Rose stated that her heart was warm. She was excited for her pieces to be placed in a Government institution next to art from famous Barbadian artists like Karl Broodhagen, Arthur Atkinson, Alison Chapman- Andrews and others. She added that she would like young artists to “never give up; if you doubt yourself, maybe it’s a good thing because you are thinking, you are processing… accept mistakes and failures” as they will help them in the future.
About Sheena Rose
Sheena Rose is a contemporary Caribbean artist who lives and works in Barbados. Sheena is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a BFA Honors degree, Barbados Community College, 2008 as well as an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2016.
Sheena has a multi-disciplinary practice. Her oeuvre includes hand-drawn animations, drawings, paintings, performance art, and new media. Sheena has exhibited regionally and internationally. Her work has been shown in the Caribbean, South America, The USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Written by: Ashley Dyall