Saturday, 10 December 2016

Old drawings from the archives. 



Sunday, 18 September 2016

"The attempt to connect landscape and humankind is an attempt to create an autochthonous culture and thus found both a nation and a sense of community, of being a people." (Heller 403).

Heller, Ben A. "Landscape, Femininity, and the Caribbean Discourse." MLN 111.2 (1996): 391-416. Project Muste [John Hopkins UP]. Web. 28 Aug. 2016.





Saturday, 17 September 2016

A seven-part series on the history of the Caribbean narrated by Stuart Hall


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Practices of Display at the ROM

A trip to the ROM to think about practices of display.




Such beautiful colours in this room


would not want to meet up with this in the sea



I found some orishas.



Some serious craftsmanship

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Counterpoints


Héctor Méndez Caratini and Annalee Davis discuss their work featured in the Counterpoints gallery of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World. 



Thursday, 4 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016


C. L. R. James: “These people who are in Western civilization, who have grown up in it but yet are not completely a part, have a unique insight . . . and something special to contribute.” 

Stuart Hall and David A. Bailey, editorial in “Critical Decade: Black British Photography in the Eighties,” Ten.8 2, no. 3 (1992): 4 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson reading a passage out of her novel The Star Side of Bird Hill.



At Chattel House Books, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall 

Barbados Landscapes

What I have always loved about Barbados is the varied landscape in such a small space.

NORTH POINT









EAST COAST

Looking to the east coast



Ragged Point East Coast lighthouse



SOUTH COAST

 Carlisle Bay






Tiki Bar, Accra Beach

Oistins 

 Looking south


WEST COAST



IN THE MIDDLE

Slippage at White Hall, St Andrew

Down the gully

Flip-flops / slippers are not the shoes of choice to climb up a landslide

Turner Hall Woods









Thursday, 21 July 2016

Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown on a Sunday afternoon, without the usual hustle and bustle. According to the World Bank, the population density of Barbados is 661 persons per square km putting it up into the top 15 most densely populated countries in the world. And that doesn't account for the tourist or the undocumented population.






The Public Library



It is said (by those who say) that Barbados has one of the highest amounts of churches per square kilometre in the world.













Old time stores - there aren't many like this anymore
Reminds me of Cuba. 




Green Monkeys came from Senegal and Gambia 350 years ago
cute but mischievous and problematic