Dominica’s artists now have new location to exhibit

Art on display at the gallery

The dream of one Dominican artist to promote the island’s rich artistic culture has led to the creation of a new gallery. Tiffany Burnett-Biscombe has now opened Tiffany’s at Canefield, comprising of a studio, cafe, gift shop and gallery. She also teaches art classes here to the island’s young people.

“Dominica has such talent when it comes to art and its vital that the rest of the world sees it, “explains Miss Burnett-Biscombe. “There is such a rich variety of styles from abstract and fine painting to wood carving, prints, photography, candle and soap making and jewellery. We should be showcasing Dominica’s art,” she said.

It took Miss Burnett-Biscombe just two months to complete the renovation work to get the gallery open. It has dining inside and outside in the well-kept garden, where there is shade for those wanting to avoid the sun.

The gallery now exhibits work by some of Dominica’s most well-known artists, including Earl Etienne, Annika Wide, Louis Desire and Ellingworth Moses.

Tiffany Burnett-Biscombe, who trained at the Chelsea and City and Guild Art Schools in London, also exhibits her own art here and has now branched out to make a range of handmade soaps and body scrubs using natural Dominican ingredients. She also makes handmade candles and jewellery.

Four times a week she teaches art classes to the island’s youth and has plans to extend this to adults.

Miss Burnett-Biscombe said,“Eveywhere you look you can see the creative side of Dominica. I feel its very important to nurture young, upcoming talent like Ray Francis and Aaron Hamilton as well as to support and showcase well established artists. Art classes are run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I’ve also just hosted our fouth art summer school here.”

The cafe side of Tiffany’s is influenced by Miss Burnett-Biscombe’s years of experience in the restaurant trade at La Robe Creole. Food here is made using the freshest, local ingredients and the mouthwatering menu includes roti, salads, sandwiches, bagels, fresh juices and unique deserts. There is also WIFI access so you can surf and stay up to date while at lunch.

Monthly event nights are held one Thursday every month to showcase Dominican music.

Tiffany’s can be also used to host events, such as the recent launch of “One Room Shack” by up and coming Dominican poet Delroy Williams.

Tiffany’s is located on the left after the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield. It is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.

Home made soap by Tiffany Burnett-Biscombe
Home made candle by Tiffany Burnett-Biscombe
Jolly's Pharmarcy by Tiffany Burnett-Biscombe

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19 Comments

  1. soap
    March 25, 2012

    do you offer soap making classes

  2. Pierre
    December 9, 2011

    That is truly amazing, Great to see that! WOW!!

    • January 14, 2013

      :-D its awesome :mrgreen:

  3. Anonymous
    December 3, 2011

    I agree more photos of the place so we can know the outside! Sounds great, I am going to visit and shop for Christmas!!! Big up Dominicans and their talents!!

  4. Jacquie
    December 2, 2011

    Congratulations Tiffany !! I am very proud of you and your achievements. Excellent progress.
    Blessings of abundant success, while enjoying your passion.
    Peace
    A> JTG

  5. nicole
    December 1, 2011

    Congratulations TIffany- will definately check it out next time I’m in D.A!

  6. Monique
    December 1, 2011

    Congratulations Tiffany, Excellent Job done.
    I can attest to her homemade soaps, having purchased 20 bars a week ago and have been loving them ever since. I don’t think I can ever go back to any other brand of soap :wink: I have also given some away as gifts to friends who are also loving them.
    I also enjoyed dining there a few times and it was fresh and delicious in a great atmosphere.
    It is also a great thing you are doing encouraging and expanding the youth’s artistic talents.

  7. Irma
    November 30, 2011

    WAY TO GO TIFF! Congrats and God bless

  8. Truth
    November 30, 2011

    JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! WISH I COULD BE THERE TO PATRONIZE.

  9. sandw
    November 30, 2011

    Not only is it a lovely setting, with great art, but Tiffany also serves excellent food and local fruit juice.

    Also, I have seen the children drawing some amazing pictures there!

    Tiffany – you need a better sign so more people see it when passing – your place is definitely worth a stop!

  10. Web Cam
    November 30, 2011

    Well done Tiffany. DA has much talent which we need to let the rest of the world know about and this studio will definetly help in this area. I hope persons give her the support that she needs to ensure that this venture becomes a success

  11. Jane Messam
    November 29, 2011

    Well done Tiffany. At last, Dominica talent is showcase. I can’t wait to purchase some of your lovely candels. Good luck and may God bless you and help you go from strengh to strengh.

  12. Nis
    November 29, 2011

    Great move!! Self Employment.. It’s always good to create employment for ourselves!!
    Wish u great Success!!!

  13. A Voice
    November 29, 2011

    Nice! I have been looking forward to a place like this.

    I need to buy some local paintings.

    Good luck and GOD bless with your new venture.

  14. just saying
    November 29, 2011

    initiative at its best. may God bless your business and contributions to our country’s development!

  15. Lovely
    November 29, 2011

    I’m collecting paintings from around the world and recently purchased an awesome painting of a Humming bird sucking nectar from a hibiscus at a cricket match at the stadium. Can’t wait to visit this location.

  16. Jah know
    November 29, 2011

    DNO allu could at least put up a photo of Tiffany Burnette-Biscome and a photo of the place wii. smh

  17. Mate
    November 29, 2011

    WOW! I love this! When I get back home I need to visit there!

  18. My2Sense
    November 29, 2011

    Lovely initiative. Thumbs up.

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