Curator, Queen’s Park Gallery- Janice Whittle
The Queen’s Park Gallery plays a significant role in the development of the Visual Arts in several ways. The Gallery hosts exhibitions by emerging artists and Barbadian icons with an international reputation.
Role of the Curator
– Receive and present cultural objects and information
-Offer technical and aesthetic advice to artists
-Host exhibitions with emerging and iconic Barbadian Artists
– To change the notion of artistic work and competency as well as contributing to the current status of the artist(s)
– To conceptualize exhibitions and oversee the mounting of the exhibition
– To create explanatory material such as wall texts and catalogues
– To arrange private views, sales and publicity of the exhibition
– To present lectures on the work or Barbadian art in general
Queen’s Park has always been a popular meeting place in Bridgetown. The gallery hosts many small meetings of people in the various Arts, as the location is central and pleasant.
At the Gallery, we create a welcoming environment. Many of our visitors are repeat clients, who enjoy the art and educational experience.
Catalogues are an important part of the Gallery’s contribution to Art in Barbados. Art lovers as well as CAPE, CSET and University scholars rely on these catalogues for information on art in Barbados. The Queen’s Park Gallery is the greatest repository of printed material on the Visual Arts in Barbados – also available for purchase. The Foundation has received requests for copies of our catalogues from institutions such as the Tate Library in London to enhance their Caribbean Art section.