For the 7th consecutive year, the Lesley’s Legacy Foundation has awarded a prize to the top graduate in the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme in Studio Art at the Barbados Community College. On Thursday May 7th, the Division of Fine Arts presented the final event in the 2015 Season of Portfolio with the opening of two exhibitions: “Old New Borrowed Blue” – which featured work by the seven graduates of the BFA programme in the Morningside Gallery; and “Vivid” – work by the more than thirty graduating students of the Associate Degree in Visual Arts which was shown in the surrounding studios.
This year the Lesley’s Legacy Foundation (LLF) Prize was presented to Dominique Hunter. Hunter presented a series of three-dimensional mixed media works exploring colonial and contemporary ideas regarding female bodies and the cyclical perpetuation of stereotypes relating to body ideals, sexuality, race, representation and exploitation.
The Lesley’s Legacy Foundation was established to honour the memory of Lesley Barrow who, prior to becoming an attorney at law worked for many years as the art curator at the Barbados Museum and was a passionate supporter of the visual arts in Barbados and the wider Caribbean.