Developed in conjunction with the Barbados Community College, Punch-In is an open studio project where members of the faculty and recent graduates use the college gallery as a shared work space for three weeks. Students and members of the public are able to observe the work as it develops and the workshop culminates in an informal exhibition of the work produced. The experience removes traditional barriers between isolated artistic practice, critical feedback and spectatorship.
Punch-In 2015 participants: Ewan Atkinson, Russell Watson, Versia Harris and Simone Asia
Punch-In 2018 participants: Adam Patterson, Rhea Small, Evan Avery, Kia Redman, Gabrielle Moore, Simone Asia, Ewan Atkinson
The PUnch hotseat
A series of interview-style artist talks that occur during each exhibition. The format is structured to be lively and interactive to make the work engaging and accessible to a wider audience and highlight the artist’s experiences and working process. The aim is to get to the heart of the matter in a fast pace and on point discussion, but we also have fun with the artists, creating an evening that is both informative and entertaining.
With every new season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art21 has facilitated a free screening program for venues worldwide, giving them all the materials they need to host free, public screenings during the weeks following the season’s premiere on PBS. Over the past 4 years Punch Creative Arena has partnered with Art21 and the Barbados Community College to host public screenings of this groundbreaking series.