“Guyana Speaks – Guyana, Yesterday & Today” - Eric. L. Huntley

The following is a re-post, with permission from 'Guyana Speaks'. It was so lovely that I had to share as I have come to learn so much about the people of Guyana during my interactions with them. The experiences described do remind me very much of life in Trinidad. Please feel free to share widely. My brief today is to speak about what is known about the term “Ole Time Story”. There is a ditty which goes like this: “Every time I remember ol' time story, water come a meh eye.” Now, I imagine that listeners would expect some social commentary to be contained in the stories which would have been shared by many of the same generation. Many of the memories also border on one’s living experiences

A Warm caribArt Thank You!

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your attendance at ‘The caribArt Project’ Launch on 24th October 2017 at Elizabeth James Gallery, London. The event was a huge success and we could not have done it without your support! On 24th October, 2017 we made history by launching the first regional platform for Caribbean artists to access global markets from their homes in the Caribbean. We were pleased to have in our presence His Excellency Orville London High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, representatives from Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK Pageant, Notting Hill Carnival Trust, Soca News, illustrators, other high profile artists, international photographers and well-wishers. We had

'Things They Sold But Did Not Buy'

Title: "Things They Sold but Did Not Buy" Size: 100 x 150 cm Material: Watercolour, acrylic, salt, textured mediums, ceramic glass, gilding wax. Artist: Tricia Trotman Maraj This piece collaborates two historical objects that encapsulate a part of Tobago's history that very few people know about. I happened to stumble across this pamphlet in my research and decided that it was too important not to be immortalised on the canvas. I contemplated for some time as to what I should combine it with - something that was close to the heart of Tobagonians and possibly something that was still standing today. Quit aptly I chose the Plymouth Post Office which is a little more than a hundred years old

Relics of Days Gone By: The Old Waterwheel

Piece titled: "Relics of Days Gone By" Size: 150 x 100 cm Subject: Arnos Vale Waterwheel and Nature Park, Plymouth, Tobago Medium: Mixed media on canvas Artist: Tricia Trotman-Maraj The historical Waterwheel nestled in now tropical rain-forest just off the Arnos Vale Road in Plymouth, Tobago was once a thriving sugarcane factory that made many colonial masters wealthy when African slavery was the norm of the day and muscovado sugar was king. This former plantation has such a rich history that it is literally physically buried in the soil that feeds the thick vegetation. This waterwheel was the only one of its kind ever built in the Caribbean and as such spare parts were kept close by in a r

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