Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Introducing Camille Chedda

Artist in residence, December 2014 and January 2015 

Photo: Maya Cozier

Ebony G. Patterson, in collaboration with Alice Yard, is pleased to support the research and working residency of Jamaican artist Camille Chedda in Trinidad from mid December 2014 to mid January 2015.

Detail of Built-In Obsolescence, currently on show at Alice Yard

Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College with an Honours Diploma in Painting, and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in major exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, including the 2014 Jamaica Biennial 2014 and New Roots (2013). She has also exhibited internationally in Boston, New York, Germany, and China. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, and the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award for an outstanding contribution to the 2014 Jamaica Biennial 2014. Chedda currently lectures in Painting at the Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica.

Friday, December 5, 2014

A conversation with Shani Mootoo and Vahni Capildeo

Thursday 18 December, 2014, 7 pm, at Alice Yard

Trinidadian-Canadian writer Shani Mootoo’s most recent novel, Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, was longlisted for the 2014 Giller Prize. Her other books include Cereus Blooms at Night, the Man Booker Prize–longlisted novel of love, repression, and family secrets for which she is perhaps best known.

UK-based Trinidadian Vahni Capildeo’s newest book of poems, Utter, was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013. She is the author of four other collections of poems, including the OCM Bocas Prize–longlisted Dark and Unaccustomed Words.

On Thursday 18 December, jointly hosted by Paper Based Bookshop and Alice Yard, both writers will read from and discuss their new work in an informal conversation with Shivanee Ramlochan.

All are invited.