Cultural gongs awarded to artists preserving heritage

| 09/02/2022 | 23 Comments
Donna Bryan, one of the awardees

(CNS): Twelve people will be receiving awards next week in honour of their various contributions to the country’s arts and cultural legacy. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s 28th annual awards event takes place on Thursday, 17 February at the Harquail Theatre, where artists, fashion designers and other crafters will be recognised for their talent and expertise. The Arts and Culture Awards are given to those who have made a significant contribution to arts and culture or achieved a high-quality body of creative work.

This year the list includes Charles Long, Donna Bryan, Margaret Barwick, Natalie Urquhart, Jawara Alleyne, Ky-Mani Rudolph Davis III (posthumous), Yonier Powery Serrano, Simon Tatum, the Cayman Art Week Committee, Staff of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and Stoak’d (Marc & Pam Laurenson). While well-known and prolific visual artist Bendel Hydes will be given the Visionary Award.

Cultural and heritage organisations, as well as the general public, were asked to submit nominations for the CNCF Heritage Cross and Star for Creativity in the Arts. A CNCF-appointed committee ultimately chose the recipients. Nominations are open between January and September each year.

See the full press release with details about the artists.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What a monumental yawn. It’s the same as getting a gold star for your kindergarten finger painting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear …. Kenneth, unfortunately this gets a asterix (*) next to mums award and that’s how its going to get recorded. Regardless of whether its justified, its going down as untimely and rather tone-deaf given your current ministerial role.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is wrong with a fellow Caymanian winning a little recognition? She helped an art tied to Caymanian tradition and passing it on to the Caymanian youth. God help us, will this envy and jealousy never end?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Come on Kenneth … I’m sure Mom appreciates the gesture.. but, you must surely recall how unfavorably things tuned when Linford named the highway after himself? Maybe you were too young a pup then eh … it’s a surely a slippery slope to showing ones true character. U CAN DO BETTER

    • Anonymous says:

      @1:44pm Wait isn’t it the CNCF making these awards not the Government or the Ministry of Tourism?

      Correct me if I am wrong but I think the CNCF is a non-profit organization.

      CNS..Are you able to clarify if these were awards organized by the Government and if the CNCF is an NPO? It might clear up a lot of the accusations.

      CNS Note: The CNCF is a statutory authority. The governor did not organise these awards.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “Nepotism is a form of favoritism shown to acquaintances and family members” Hope this helps you Kenneth.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wait ..what? surely Kenneth knows better than this?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Interesting that Donna wins a prize once her son becomes the Tourism Minister…

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