The National Gallery

“Art is something we do when we are no longer struggling to survive,” His Excellency the Governor Duncan Taylor said at the opening ceremony of the new National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

 

A private viewing

The names Dali, Picasso, Rembrandt and Munch would seem more at home in a Parisian museum than in a quiet Caymanian neighbourhood.

Art of Stained Glass

A large window-sized piece can take Nancy up to 90 hours to complete.

 

An Ancient Art

This ancient technique conjures images of old men plying their wares on the misty canals of Venice. Fusing beauty and danger, glassblowing is a rare and delicate art, one that often seems forgotten in this modern age.

Decorating tip

The way a person chooses to decorate their home or workplace is a reflection of their personality and tastes.

 

National Gallery Exhibit

The relationship between art and life is central to The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Since its birth in 1997, the gallery has been at the forefront of Cayman’s artistic scene; it represents the culture and people of the islands, while, at the same time, making art accessible to the public.

A stroke of genius

Internationally acclaimed artist Bendel Hydes may have grown up in the ‘islands time forgot’ but even as a child his thoughts and aspirations went beyond Cayman. At the age of six, he spent a year...

In the frame

Taking the time to frame your artwork will create a focus for the piece, displaying it to the best effect in your home. 

 

Stingrays wow on wall

A giant mosaic depicting Cayman’s emblematic stingrays has been stopping guests in their tracks as they arrive at a hotel on Seven Mile Beach.

 

Artist discovers island inspiration

For Carolyn Kirkham, there is no better subject than the beauty of the Cayman Islands.  The established artist, who is known by her pseudonym CE Whitney, finds endless inspiration in the sights and colours of the islands. Cayman is her muse.   

Captivated by Charles Long

“The paintings record the changing face of Cayman; they chronicle physical and social changes…”

 

Finding Lazarus

One theme that has become evident is fruit trees, inspired by her island surroundings full of coconuts, breadfruit, bananas, and the most beautiful sea grapes showing off their vibrant colors.

 

The magic of Mystic Glo

An award-winning Caymanian artist makes his work shine in the night. InsideOut finds out how.

 

With an eye to the future

Assuming the directorship of a national non-profit organisation in the midst of an economic downturn requires creative thinking, resourcefulness and old fashioned hard work. Fortunately, by their very nature arts agencies are a hotbed of creative activity and when you work daily with artists you can’t help but ...

Collectible Art

 In a world filled with identical, mass produced consumables, we prize most highly that which is rare or unique. And because we value rare things, we want to acquire them.

 

Rising talent in the local arts’ firmament

Sidebar: With an eye to the futureWith a vibrant arts scene now firmly established in Cayman, new talent is emerging daily. Keep a close eye on the follwing three artists whose work, while technically...

Rising Stars

Cayman has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the Caribbean, with a wealth of unique artists. Yet it is not just established artists who are helping to put the islands on the map.

Logwood turned to art

The Logwood tree, which was once at the heart of Cayman’s economy, has found a new lease of life by being turned into eco-friendly, functional artwork.

 

The art of Feng Shui

If you have ever wondered why some people seem to have energy, luck and happiness, while your own life seems cluttered and confusing, it is time to consider your environment. 

 

Painting with a Cayman palette

Artist finds the tropical colours and flowers an inspiration for her work on canvas.

 

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