The Queen’s Park Gallery
The Queen’s House, one of the listed buildings in the World Heritage Property of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, is home to the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre and the Queen’s Park Gallery.
The Queen’s Park Gallery first played a significant role in the development of Visual Arts in Barbados, since it was traditionally a venue for the Visual Arts displays during the Annual Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition. This continued when it was one of the exhibition venues for CARIFESTA Visual Arts in 1981 and later became a full time gallery.
The Gallery is located on the lower level of The Queen’s House and is unique in that it provides the services of a curator, gallery attendants, a guard, the organization and publicity of the exhibition with the Gallery taking a commission on sales. This facility has allowed many artists, who would not otherwise have been able to mount exhibitions and sell their work, to do so.
The Queen’s Park Gallery is a beautifully bright, air-conditioned art gallery with a 67’ x 21’ floor and lots of wall space. The Gallery is unique in that it provides the services of an experienced curator and gallery attendant. The NCF assists with the organization and publicity of the exhibition with the Gallery taking a 30% commission on sales. The Gallery’s opening hours are, 9 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday to Saturday. The Gallery may be contacted at 427-2345 or 429-3117. For more information of the services of the gallery, please click here.