CARIFESTA XIV came to the Central Bank Museum in the form of a full programme of activities promoting the country’s cultural and artistic heritage. “Celebrating of 55 years of the Central Bank’s Art Collection” was the theme chosen by the Museum for the events, which were held from August 16 – 24, 2019.
Visitors were able to visit the Museum, enjoy viewing selected works from the Bank’s renowned Art Collection and participate in a series of activities. There was something for everyone, and with our hands-on approach, visitors had the opportunity to explore their artistic interests in a practical way. This included workshops in clay sculpting, jewellery-making, story-telling, basket-weaving and even watercolour painting with Donald “Jackie” Hinkson.
Artists were invited to our “Art Swap” event where they were able to network and also offer their work for sale or swap. Several pieces from the Central Bank Art Collection – all with cultural themes – were exhibited during the period, as the Art Collection is part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility, promoting the appreciation of cultural expressions.
There was also a mini film festival with the screening of Green Days by the River (Dir: Michael Mooleedhar), Sorf Hair (Dir: Shari Petti) and Pan! A Modern Odyssey (Dir: Kim Johnson), all Trinidad and Tobago productions.