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Courtney and Carrolle 

Courtney Devonish

Courtney Devonish is a Barbados born sculptor. potter and has been residing in Anguilla since 1988. The Devonish Art Gallery is the permanent showroom for his creations.

Courtney began his art education at Birmingham University School of Education in England, where he majored in arts and crafts, specializing in sculpture. He did post graduate studies in Italy under the auspices of an OAS fellowship in ceramic technology.

 

 Carrolle Devonish
Carrolle Devonish has been working with beads since a trip in the early 90s to Kenya.  She found the beads wonderfully earthy and has used African beads in many of her pieces.  She collects beads from friends and from occasional bead shows.  She especially loves African beads and continues to collect on her travels there.  Recently she has become interested in Swarovski  crystals and hopes to develop some crystal creations.  She has lived in Anguilla since 1998.
Courtney Orlando Devonish is a Barbados born sculptor/potter who has attained an international reputation for his creations in wood, stone and clay. He has been residing in Anguilla for over 20 years, and the Devonish Art Gallery is the permanent showroom for his creations. Courtney began his art education at Birmingham University School of Education in England, where he majored in arts and crafts, specializing in sculpture. He did post-graduate studies in Italy under the auspices of an OAS fellowship in ceramic technology. Featured in many English and Caribbean publications, Courtney’s work has graced the pages of Le Figaro of France, Fielding’s Travel Guide of North America, and Seura of Finland. Courtney’s work can also be found in many private collections throughout the world. Some of his pieces have been bought by the Government of Barbados to be presented to international heads of state, including the President of the United States (1982), the President of Venezuela (1981) and the Prime Minister of Australia.
Exhibitions: England
  • 1968-69: Coventry Art Gallery and Museum
  • 1968: Gallery 13, Rugby1968: Kensington Art Gallery, London
  • 1967: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

 

Exhibitions: Caribbean

  • 2008: Carifesta, Guyana
  • 1991-2006: Harmony Hall, Antigua
  • 1998-2006: Mango Tango, USVI
  • 1995: Carifesta, St. Kitts
  • 1991: Carifesta, Trinidad
  • 1988: Devonish Art Gallery, Barbados
  • 1988: Barbados National Gallery
  • 1986: Care Shepherd, Barbados
  • 1985: Voyager Gallery, Trinidad
  • 1985: Nina Squreles Gallery, Trinidad
  • 1982: Simpson and Johnson, Trinidad
  • 1981: Care Shepherd, Barbados
  • 1979: Carifesta, Cuba
  • 1977: Carifesta, Guyana
  • 1975: Gallery 71, Barbados
  • 1975-88: Devonish Art Gallery, Barbados
  • 1971: Gallery 71, Barbados

Exhibition: Canada

  • 1990-98: Barbados Consulate, Toronto
  • 1986-88: Alex Peck Gallery, Burlington, Ontario
  • 1984: Art Expo, Toronto
  • 1977: Montreal
  • 1977: Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
  • 1977 Simpson and Sears, Toronto
  • 1977: Hilton Hotel, Vancouver

 

“…articulate and straightforward… a refreshing example of the kind of intelligent and sophisticated artist we enjoy meeting. His work is, to put it at its simplest, an exciting reflection of his personality.”John Wickham’s Roundabout The Bajan

Exhibition: Italy

  • 1994: Caribbean Art today, Venice
  • 1978: Instituto Statale de Arte, Teramo

Exhibitions: United States

  • 2002: Blue Heron Gallery, Massachusetts
  • 1997: Clay Studio, Philadelphia
  • 1997: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
  • 1996: Yaeger Museum, Hartwick College, New York
  • 1993: Caribbean Art Today, Boston
  • 1992: Caribbean Art Today, Pennsylvania
  • 1991: Charles summer School Museum, Washington DC
  • 1991: Drexel University, Pennsylvania
  • 1987-88: Gallery Caribe, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-80:OAS Headquarters, Washington DC

Teaching Experience

  • Spon Gate Primary School, Coventry, England
  • Finham Community Centre, Coventry, England
  • Barbados Community College

Artist in Residence

  • 1997: Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 1997: Clay Studio, Philadelphia , PA
  • 1996: Hartwick College, Upstate New York

Art Education

  • Birmingham University School of Education, United Kingdom, Arts and crafts/Sculpture, 1964-67
  • Instituto Statale D’Arte di Castelli, Italy,Ceramics OAS Fellowship, 1979
  • 1996: Hartwick College, Upstate New York

IDC Exhibition Awards

  • 1980: 1 st Prize
  • 1977: 1 st and 3 rd Prize
  • 1976: 1 st and 3 rd Prize

June Academy of Art Awards

  • 1976: Most Outstanding Exhibit
  • 1976: 1 st Prize
  • 1975: 1 st and 2 nd Prize

 

 

4 Comments


  1. Hi,

    Interesting site you have here! In the section above, would i be right to be expecting to see pictures or photos next to the 2 introductions? It looks this way from the formatting but there are none above.

    It would be helpful to add in some photos of the various exhibitions as that would provide readers with a greater appreciation of your artwork?

    Great job and keep it up.

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    1. Thanks for visiting , comments and encouragement, There are images of artwork on the site if you click Courtney’s Art work but will look into posting a teaser,I am still in the infant stages.

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  2. Hi. Such an amazing accomplished artists the both of you are. As an artist myself I can appreciate the time and devotion one takes to perfect the your art. To be able to meet the president of the United State that just amazing. One day I hope I can be at the level you have achieved.

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    1. Thanks for the comments, and viewing the page; i was lucky to have meet the Queen of England twice ,once on board the Royal Yacht, President Raegan of USA and Prime Minister Trudeau Senior,former Prime minister of Canada and many other celebraties throughout my art career, sorry to say i am not a star struck person, but my most exciting meetings were with Prime minister Trudeau in Barbados, in my gallery without body guards and we had a wonderful conversation and a famous very beautiful model and her mother in my gallery in Anguilla.,exciting because of her beauty and intellect.I also prepared dinners for several years for a couple with whom i developed a close friendship, it was only when two american friends were having dinner with us at my home that i discovered that the husband was vice president of a famous american company, until then i only knew their names.

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