Christopher Cozier presenting at Caribbean Focus Evening  ©

Andy McGregor

On 25 November 2015, a Caribbean Focus Evening was held at the Scottish National Gallery. Over 60 people attended the event which brought together leading curators and practitioners from the Caribbean and Scotland to consider some of the concerns and ambitions of the Caribbean’s dynamic visual arts ecology, and to explore the region’s developing connections with the visual arts sector in Scotland.

The evening saw presentations from:

Remco de Blaaij of CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, moderated the night’s round-table discussion.

Complementing the evening was an exhibition of photography from Nevisian artist, Stacey Tyrell, presented at the Pig Rock Bothy at Modern One. Curated by Mother Tongue in collaboration with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

This event was organised by the British Council and was presented in partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland.


For more about the evening, download the article below written by arts writer, Moira Jeffrey. This piece was commissioned specially for the event by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and British Council, and casts an interesting light on the concerns and working practices of artists and curaturs in Scotland and the Caribbean.