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The Caribbean Connection

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1995
Published by: Islington Arts Factory
Year published: 1995
Number of pages: 15
ISBN: 0 9526622 0 5

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A monochrome catalogue accompanied the exhibition Caribbean Connection, held at Islington Arts Factory, 15 September - 13 October 1995. It was organised and curated by Denzil Forrester. The catalogue featured a Historical Background Sketch by John La Rose and Errol Lloyd, plus Biographical Details of the five artists (two of whom were deceased) by Errol Lloyd.

The five artists, from different Caribbean islands/countries were: Ronald Moody (Jamaica), Aubrey Williams (Guyana), Frank Bowling (Guyana), John Lyons, (Trinidad) and Bill Ming (Bermuda). 

From the catalogue: “Artists arriving from the Caribbean brought with them a cultural heritage which was already, in great measure, conditioned by metropolitan influences. Many of the artists however felt compelled to explore new forms of expression based on non-European perceptions as part and parcel, no doubt, of a process of mental decolonisation or simply reaching out to mine richer fields of expression. All the evidence suggests that Caribbean artists wished to do so without rejecting the lessons of modernity.”

Related people + view all 7

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  John La Rose

Born, 1927 in Trinidad. Died, 2006

»  John Lyons

Born, 1933 in Port of Spain, Trinidad

»  Ronald Moody

Born, 1900 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 1984

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

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»  Islington Arts Factory

London, United Kingdom