May 29, 2016

In his June 5th, 1966 article “Can our writers and artists live up to Burnham’s dreams?” P.H Daly, in a column for the Guyana Graphic, gave a rather grim outlook of the creative arts in Guyana, following what should’ve been a much more successful Caribbean conference o...

May 25, 2016

  

Frank Bowling O.B.E. RA (b. 1936) migrated from Guyana to London in 1953. A few years after his move in 1959 Bowling began his art studies at the Royal College of Art. He graduated in 1962 amid rave reviews and secured for himself a silver medal in Painting, sec...

May 25, 2016

“Art is something that has to come from inside of you. It’s a particular feeling, something that is burning deep down inside. [It is of equal importance] to get a mentor, materials, and to know the art history. You also need an art teacher to give you the confidence. D...

May 25, 2016

Although every Guyanese would have, at some point, used any combination of the one, five and ten dollar coins, very few persons could actually name the artists responsible for each design.

The artworks on the face of the coins were designed in 1994 by three students fro...

May 25, 2016

During the pre-independence period there were several persons who would’ve laid the foundation for the development of art and education in Guyana. They dedicated their lives to the service of others so that all could share the experience of individual and collective ex...

May 25, 2016

Although there has always been a cycle of departure of talented artists from these shores, quite a number of them have established thriving art practices across the world. They’ve met and conquered their own sets of challenges, leaving the place they call home to readj...

May 25, 2016

Although Hew Locke left the shores of Guyana quite some time before becoming a practicing artist, he does have quite a few vivid childhood memories about the art scene between the late 1960s and mid 1970s. Even in his youth he was very aware of the tight knit sense of...

May 22, 2016

“The writers and artists of Guyana exist in an uneasy equipoise above historical, political, cultural cross-streams evoking “the smell of their earth and the dreams of their people.” They have become image-makers for a people who had never seen images of themselves. Th...

May 15, 2016

Last week’s article marked the introduction of a series of ideas and theories regarding the problematic nature of shaping the cultural identity of a nation with such diverse cultures as Guyana. Central to the concerns of the time was the need for integration, both with...

May 8, 2016

A few weeks ago, before Mercury went retrograde and threw the entire world off its axis (at least mine anyway), I was moved to pay a visit to the archives here at the Guyana Chronicle. To say that I went there with a master plan to implement the groundwork for uncoveri...

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