CXC Visual Arts Exhibition Opens in Guyana on Monday

After first hosting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Visual Arts Exhibition 11 years ago,

Guyana will once again host the annual showcase of Caribbean secondary school students’ best visual arts

works.

The 2015 edition of the CXC Visual Arts Exhibition will open on Monday 27 April at Castellani House in

Georgetown, Guyana, and will run until Saturday 3 May.

Honourable Priya Manickchand, Minister of Education in Guyana will deliver the feature address at the

opening ceremony and declare the exhibition officially opened.

Over 250 pieces of art including regional top award pieces will be on display during the one-week

exhibition. They will include pieces from all options in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate

(CSEC) Visual Arts programme: Drawing, Leather Craft, Graphic and Communication Design, Painting

and Mixed-Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Fibre and Decorative Arts, Textile Design and Manipulation

and Print Making.

The exhibition will also feature art pieces of students from schools in Guyana.

The objectives of the Visual Arts Exhibition are to highlight the creative works of Caribbean Secondary

Education Certificate (CSEC) Visual Arts students to the public; to expose students in the host country to

what examiners consider to be art of a high standard; to promote the visual arts as a feasible career

choice; and to promote CSEC Visual Arts as a subject.

“The CXC Visual Art Exhibition has become an annual feature on the calendar of CXC, and Participating

Countries look forward to hosting the exhibition as it gives their students and the public the opportunity to

view the very best art produced by former students,” explained Mr Glenroy Cumberbatch, Registrar of

CXC. “The creative industries continue to receive significant attention from regional governments and

CXC wants to make its contribution to this area and the art exhibition is a great start to expose the works

of budding artists.”

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Apart from Minister Manichand, Mr Olato Sam, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education,

Guyana and Mr Cleveland Sam, Assistant Registrar – Public Information and Customer Services at CXC

will give remarks at the ceremony. The speeches will be punctuated with two performances: a dramatic

poetry and a steel pan rendition.

The exhibition will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.