Winners of the Independence Celebrations Art Competition announced

The winning piece by Aaron Hamilton
The winning piece by Aaron Hamilton

Local artist Aaron Hamilton has captured the first prize in the Art Competition held under the theme ‘Erika”.

The prize winners were announced at the Opening of the National Independence Art Exhibition last evening at the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield.

The second and third prizes went to Petros Meaza and Roger Burnett respectively.

The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Minister for Culture, Honourable Justina Charles, the Chief Cultural Officer Ms. Jacinta David and other officials of the Division of Culture, various artists, media representatives and the general public.

The top three works of art will be sold by auction and the proceeds will go towards the National Disaster Relief Fund.

The exhibition is presented by the Division of Culture and will run for two weeks. The exhibition is free to the general public.

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22 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    October 27, 2015

    Show for all you perverts. Don’t rain on your selves. These are very old Michael Angelo ideas. Come up with something new, something different. Now our kids are exposed too so much filth and porn; do they really need another dose?

    • look
      October 28, 2015

      Hypocrisy reigns

  2. Ma Moses
    October 26, 2015

    When & where will that auction take place please?

  3. Dominican
    October 26, 2015

    What are the times for the exhibition.

  4. ok
    October 26, 2015

    Why not get these people involve in the tourist industry.
    (There are so many skilled people in Dominica make use of them. Not just the same old chines stuff all over the Bayfront every tourist season)

  5. ME
    October 25, 2015

    Though a great work of art I have to observe that every thing these days is about nudit, nudity sells.

    • Roger Burnett
      October 26, 2015

      With pornography yes: but with work that depicts the beauty and profundity of the nude human form, it is not necessarily so. As a painter and sculptor, my life-time’s work has been focused on recording the beauty and profundity, but only rarely does that aspect of the nude find a buyer.

      • Malgraysa
        October 26, 2015

        With respect mr. Burnett, Rubens did not have a problem with that , did he?

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 26, 2015

        That is not pornography you know!

        That is nothing compared to what the ancient painter; painted in the Roman Catholic sixteenth chapel. We are talking in a building where they claim to worship!

        Nudity seems to offend people like you, that might be cultural; nevertheless even in this present day there are people existing in the Amazon Jungle living in the nude, so too on the continent of Africa.

        There are also nudity communities in certain places in America!

        After all, all humans are born naked!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 26, 2015

        I meant to mention Michael Angelo who painted all the nudity in the Roman Catholic Church!

      • Roger Burnett
        October 27, 2015

        Dear Francisco,

        Please read my comment again as from your response I feel you have misunderstood the point I was making.

    • Twissted
      October 26, 2015

      Its NOT about the Nudity per say….here is my take on it. The artist is going to the last end to say that “not even the “clothes on her back”, she got away with. Erica is leaving her wet, naked , homeless , dejected , hopeless….etc. You see. People who were left with “nothing” because of Erica will certainly understand. Ok its like artistic hyperbole, to use that expression. Artistic “exaggeration” to push the message or point to you. And like I said earlier, to some people, that is No exaggeration. God bless.

      • 4-cars
        October 27, 2015

        @ twisted. Your mind is twisted – BS

      • Twissted
        October 28, 2015

        @4-cars…..here is another thought. Lets say she blow out here little candle and went to bed as usual that night. Imagine she have no fan and was a little hot so she went to bed naked. ( a lot of people do ). She was tired, and she is a hard sleeper. Now…that is the night before Erica eh…and her little wooden house not far from what was a little river that had never overflown its banks before……… now finish the story and bring it to the point that you see it the painting.

  6. Francisco Telemaque
    October 25, 2015

    That’s a master piece, the artist seems like he/she is about to go somewhere big!

    • Titiwi
      October 26, 2015

      I would not go that far Francisco, but of course, taste is an individual thing (without even debating quality). Beauty is in the eyue mof the beholder as the saying goes. I would put in a bid though to remind me of what wicked Erika did to us.

    • out of south city
      October 26, 2015

      My brother, you responded to one of my posts last week and just for your information, Greece and Rome are located in Europe so when I talk about Europeans, I am referring to white people, wherever they reside, so sometimes you need to do your research before you respond to one’s comment. One is never too old to learn. Just be humble, my brother.

      PEACE

    • 4-cars
      October 27, 2015

      When last you visited the Amazon Jungle?

  7. l
    October 25, 2015

    Very beautiful demonstration who ericka put her baby buttom outside. Mr.Aaron u deserved it

  8. October 25, 2015

    Congrats Aaron, you deserve it.

  9. Gabriel JnoBaptiste
    October 25, 2015

    Congrats to you Aaron,and to all the artists who participated.

  10. browneyesgirl
    October 25, 2015

    I knew that, that is a masterpiece…. :-P :-D

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