Wednesday, August 12, 2009

18 August, 2009, at Alice Yard: Gerard Gaskin: Trinidad Artists

On Tuesday 18 August, 2009, at 7.30 pm, photographer Gerard Gaskin will discuss and show selections from his ongoing Trinidad Artists series at Alice Yard.

Trinidad Artists is a work in progress, a survey of Trinidad's creative topography via portraits of three generations of visual artists, musicians, writers, performers, and others. Shot in a standard format--close up, in natural light and with a shallow depth of field--each portrait is an intimate encounter. "The impact of the world around the subject can be logically inferred only from the light, the expression, or from what is reflected in the eyes," writes Christopher Cozier.

Gaskin is currently in Trinidad shooting new portraits for the series, using Alice Yard's exterior spaces as his studio. Next Tuesday evening he will give a talk about Trinidad Artists and his other recent projects, moderated by Cozier. Images from the Trinidad Artists series will be projected in the Alice Yard Space.

Visit Gaskin's website to see a portfolio of his work:

Read Christopher Cozier's essay on Trinidad Artists, published in the August 2008 Caribbean Review of Books:

And please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in this event.


In September 2009, Alice Yard will mark its third anniversary as a space for free and experimental creativity. Look out in coming weeks for information about the programme of events celebrating this anniversary.


Alice Yard is the backyard of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Since September 2006, Alice Yard has hosted a series of performances, exhibitions, screenings, and other "conversations", bringing musicians, artists, writers, and audiences together for informal interaction.

All are invited.

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