Monday, September 6, 2010
Alice Yard’s fourth anniversary
September 2010 is Alice Yard’s fourth anniversary as an independent space for creative experiment. This year we mark the occasion with 4x4, a programme of events focusing on Alice Yard’s regional network, and our creative collaborators in four specific Caribbean locations: the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Suriname.
= Wednesday 15 September, 2010: Shot in Kingston: The Digital Scene
Discarded- Reliquary by O’Neil Lawrence
The exploration of digital photo- and video-based work is a significant recent trend among younger Jamaican artists. Shot in Kingston assembles work by Marvin Bartley, Keisha Castello, Stefan Clarke, Marlon James, O’Neil Lawrence, Ebony Patterson, and Oneika Russell, curated by Christopher Cozier and O’Neil Lawrence.
Exhibition opening 8.00 pm
= Friday 17 September: Alice Yard jam
Alice Yard is an important centre for musical creativity and exchange, offering rehearsal and performance space to numerous bands and individual musicians. Sheldon Holder of 12 the band 7.00 to 9.00 pm will curate an acoustic jam session bringing together a number of musicians associated with Alice Yard, in an update of the “Conversations in the Yard” series that ran from 2006 to 2008.
= Friday 24 September: Outward reach
Alice Yard’s Caribbean network includes independent contemporary art institutions in the Bahamas and Suriname. Artists John Cox of Popopstudios in Nassau and Marcel Pinas of the Kibii Wi Foundation in Moengo join Christopher Cozier in a conversation about regional collaborations and future possibilities.
= Monday 27 September: Heino Schmidt: Equilibrium
The Subject Is the Object (2008; charcoal, graphite, and acrylic on paper; 324 x 72 inches), by Heino Schmid
Bahamian artist Heino Schmidt has been living and working at Alice Yard since May 2010, supported by a Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residency. Equilibrium is a new work created during his time in Port of Spain, also presented at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial.
= Wednesday 29 September: O’Neil Lawrence on the Kingston scene
The Enthroned Madonna, (2010) by Marvin Bartley
O’Neil Lawrence is an artist and curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica. He will give an informal talk on current trends in Jamaica and the artists included in Shot in Kingston.
= Friday 1 October: Sheena Rose and Lauren Hinds
Page from the graphic novel, Fear by Lauren Hinds
Video still from "Town", Sheena Rose
Barbadian Sheena Rose was artist in residence at Alice Yard in May 2009, when she presented her animated video work Town. She recently participated in a residency and exhibition in Cape Town. Lauren Hinds is a Trinidadian artist working in the medium of the graphic novel. She recently completed a year-long programme at the Centre for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. Rose and Hinds will spend a week working together, then present their collaborative project to the public, together with recent solo works.
Further details of each event will be posted at the Alice Yard website during the 4x4 programme.
All are invited.Admission is Free. Alice yard is at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook just up the road from Brooklyn bar.