Blank Canvas: August 1, 2018, Tilting Axis

Blank Canvas this week focuses on the roving Caribbean art conference “Tilting Axis,” co-founded by current NAGB Chief Curator, Holly Bynoe (far left) and Annalee Davis, founding director of Fresh Milk, Barbados. Tilting Axis brings together artists, curators and other arts professionals from the region and diasporas to network, speak about best practices, open forums and break out sessions to troubleshoot topics ranging from curatorial practices to creative ecologies, all to better connect our region and professionalise our teams. Bynoe speaks to the meeting’s creation in 2014, and its continued development and iterations over the last four years in its various locations: Barbados, São Paulo, Miami, the Cayman Islands and most recently in the Dominican Republic.

Heino Schmid (second from left; professor at UB) and Tessa Whitehead(far right; D’Aguilar Art Foundation – DAF curator) are Bahamian practicing artists and professionals who attended this year’s conference in the Dominican Republic. They speak to their experience and compare it to last year’s conference in the Cayman Islands.

Last but not at all least, Natalie Willis (second from right), our own Assistant Curator at the NAGB, is announced as the winner of this year’s, “Tilting Axis Curatorial Fellowship,” having competed against seven candidates and selected by a panel of nine judges, ranging from curators, scholars and museum professionals from the US, UK, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic.

Blank Canvas airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Guardian Radio 96.9 FM.