Akilah works with a number of media including drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture as well as high and low relief paintings.
Some of her works deal with pop culture and cultural exchange as well as Barbadian folklore and traditions through ideas of play and souvenirs. Watts’ new works touch on issues such as race, culture as well as ideas of belonging and beauty.
This artwork portrays the a visual representation of artists emerging from a dark lonely road into a space of limitless possibilities with the introduction of digital art.
Oneka Small - Spirit of the Flambouyant - Flow
It is a freedom piece. Create in response to a stressful project with many limitations. The Flambouyants are a place of beautiful escape. Sometimes when driving away from a stressful situation, I would 'turn a corner' into a pop of colour. I'd smile, say 'So pretty' and my whole mindset would change.
Jaryd Niles-Morris - ?LOVE?
An abstract representation of the life cycle of some relationships
Mario Holder - Invitation
Garden themed depicting a state of mind.
Karib Colors - Cyparis
This portrait is part of my art series called Karib Colors. The project karib colors aims to give a new representation of the Caribbeans, in a sober graphic syntax. From past to present, the characters remind us of our Caribbean heritage and identity. The plant is omnipresent in the representations and it is about tropical plants. Here, it is a portrait of Cyparis (born in Martinique on June 1, 1874) who is one of the two known survivors of the eruption of May 8, 1902 of Mount Pelée in Martinique. Sentenced to one month in the prison of Saint-Pierre for a drunken brawl, he was protected by the thick walls and was rescued three days after the eruption of Mount Pelée.
Zoe Osborne - Tropical Diversity
This piece celebrates biodiversity in Barbados and touches on the presence of the built environment within our eco-system.
Alex Gibson - Untitled Garden 3
'Untitled Garden' series is a body of work that explores non-binary gender expression, transcendences of human body limitations, and queer futurism. This work references elements of nature, man-made infrastructures and animated media, to conjure feelings of unease, tension, and organic manipulation, while the use of extracted media acts as a contemplative pool to reveal new meaning.
William Cummins - By The By and By
Landscape Photography - Digital Photograph
Heather-Dawn Scott - Coral Gazing
Hand stitched cottons: Observations on coral growth, patterns and formation
Ronald Williams - Hubris
This piece explores the issues one sometimes encountered when it's perceived that they've overstepped their station. Rise but don't overreach, gain knowledge but never be too smart, be free but conform to what is expected. It draws inspiration from the Greek mythological story of Icarus and the fabled Tower of Babel.
Troydel Wallace - "VALUE"
Digital collage print on Epson Hot Press 100% Cotton: Exploration of the value of ones skin, whats lies underneath rich melanin is pure gold. She embraces all the beauty the lies within her blackness. Unraveling the beauty and setting herself free
Uh is a moment from a dance video I directed. I have wanted to experiment with ways to explore image making somewhere just beyond photography.
Di-Andre Caprice Davis - digital storytelling: 0_23
Axel - FOR THE CULTURE
illustration depicting a classic costume usually worn at kadooment......a festival that we truly miss
Carlos García - basado en hechos reales
Flags dancing in the free sky.
Chrme - Saturay Mornin in Town
Illustration of the 'CHRME' character packaged with certain nostalgia of being in Bridgetown on a Saturday morning. Hustle and bustle and heat.
Deylt - dis is de Sound of soca
“dis is de sound of soca” is a digital piece by queer, Barbadian creator Delyt. The piece depicts various instruments and masquerade characters all synonymous with soca music in the artist's signature style.
Rudy - Social Distance
Acrylic on canvas : Art imitating the almost non existent love life of the human race during the covid 19 lockdowns
Sydney McConney - After Sex
In my experience, sex has been incredibly isolating; ironically. “After Sex” displays the hopelessness of a deep connection between partners; exploring the thoughts of the subject as it relates to feeling like a sexual object. Living as a gender fluid person in Barbados who is sexualized by merely existing, I also reflect on how it affects the exploration of my gender identity. In Barbados, sexual harassment and objectification are regularly encountered by women and people who are assumed to be women. Objectification not only happens on the streets, but also in intimate settings. In this piece I reflect on conflicting feelings and confusion about my gender as it relates to being sexualized in an intimate setting; as a person who is assumed to be a woman. The figure lies on the bed motionless with a blank expression. There is hopelessness in true and complete validation of my gender fluidity. There is hopelessness in being more than a sexual object.
BallPoint Sketch To Digital: Repriiisal
Chris Welch - AI Chattel Loop 210831
AI Chattel is a model that dreams of Bajan architecture, connecting the past, present and future of these unique structures. AI Chattel bridges the gaps between art, technology, culture and architecture.
Heidi Burger - The craftsman
Acrylic/collage on canvas
Jaryd Niles-Morris - Faun
Faun is a clip from an unfinished project, a comedy about a Faun passing through Bridgetown.
Sachin - Blue Prince
Blue prince is an expressive tribute art piece that showcases the way I view one of my closest friends, that of a deeply emotional individual, and I wanted to illustrate his strength along with his boldness and gentle nature utilizing the various deep shades of blue. The foundation of which he lays his emotions on, is that of determination to be himself no matter what life throws at him and I expressed that through a picture of a beach rock from Mullin Beach that I had taken at the time. The pink in the picture showcases his pride as a member of the LGBTQ+ community all the while it is utilized in manner to insist that although it may be a part of who he is, it does not define his life, his experiences and his personality. The way he is portrayed is to convey how I see him as a unique being deserving of attention but one that cannot be defined by traditional nor conventional perspectives.