Virtual Art Exhibition 2024: Our Land, Our Future

The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Green and Blue Economy through the Biodiversity Conservation and Management Section is excited to announce the launch of our annual Virtual Art Exhibition. We work with talented local artists to showcase a variety of creative pieces which depict an environmental theme. This year, the theme is ‘Our Land, Our Future’. We invite you to view the exhibit below and show your support for our local artists as we celebrate Environment Month.

Acrylic on Canvas Pieces

‘Red Butterfly’ by Aaron Trotman
St. George Barbados‘ by Michelle Durant
‘Access to Reverence’ by Oneka Small
‘School Views’ by Sharae Joseph
Shades of Dusk‘ by Alisha Smith
‘CopperRed Sway’ by Cher-Antoinette Corbin
‘Leaves by Moonlight’ by Alison Chapman-Andrews
‘Nature in Reverence’ by Elle Rene
‘Plunge’ by Heather-Dawn Scott


The Journey‘ by Niaz Dokra

A sole sea turtle hatchling, possibly of the Hawksbill species, on its first mission after hatching from its egg in the underground nest to make it to the sea. It makes a sometimes terrifying journey across the white sandy beach, only to be swept up in the white surf of the waves into the sea where it will live for most of its life. Just keep swimming!

Unfiltered Land‘ by Niaz Dokrat
Dream on Alleyne’s Bay‘ by Lynda Browne-Bristov

Take in the beauty of a golden hour photograph by the sea. On the horizon is a yacht drifting on the calm waves. The sun is barely showing its yellow glow which shines on the sea and the sand through ominous dark grey clouds.

Hitch on the East Coast‘ by Lynda Browne-Bristov

Sculptures made with Natural Materials

Both sculptures were created by Kenneth Blackman. Nubian Knots used mahogany and showcases a black woman with a particular hairdo called bantu knots or what we Bajans call corkscrews. The second sculpture, Nubian Woman was carved from both mahogany and ebony.

Juliana Inniss created both clay pottery containers above. Both were made with natural red earthenware; ‘Going to Church’ was made with burnished slips while ‘Abundance’ was made with painted slips. Slip is a liquid clay mixture.

These pieces are the intricate creations from the handywork of Cy Hutchinson. ‘Protection Series 13S‘ is made with a variety of wood including olive wood, gliricida and beach harvested Gorgonia while ‘Protection Series 10′ was created with rosewood.


‘Khus Khus’ by Margaret Herbert

Digital Animation

Zoe Osborne created a digital animation entitled ‘Natural Succession‘ which shows a green tinted room with some water and butterflies flitting around. This is only a still so click this link to view the full animation.

Oil on Canvas by Joanne Reed

The 2 pieces above show landscapes from the East Coast of Barbados. ‘East Coast Fisherman‘ shows a fisherman attempting to catch fish from the nearshore area. In the background shows the steep topography of the Scotland District. ‘Bathsheba Rock‘ depicts a popular and unique geologic feature of Barbados located on the east coast in Bathsheba, St. Andrew. As part of the coral landscape, it is constantly being shaped and undercut by the rough Atlantic waves.

‘Bim‘ by Lorna Rose


The two pieces above were created by Maria Stanford and they depict the importance and beauty in pollination. In ‘The Messenger, the captivating hummingbird is portrayed extracting nectar from flowers while in flight. ‘Victor Victoria’ shows a field of flowers and a butterfly above them about to land on them. both creatures aid in the transport of pollen from flower to flower which help them to create fruits and vegetables which we need to survive; and of course other flowering plants.

‘Paradise Imagined IV’ by Nicole Batson
‘Hibiscus’ by Rae Garnes

Mixed Media

‘Beauty of the Cave’ by Petra Emmanuel


How to Trip and Make Hibiscus Tea‘ by Kadijah Taylor

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