Versia Harris is a Barbadian artist living and working in Weston, St. James, Barbados. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the Barbados Community College, with an award from the Lesley’s Legacy Foundation. She has since participated in four residencies regionally and internationally. Versia’s work was featured in the Fifth Moscow International Biennial for Young Art and as part of “MOMENTUM_InsideOut” in Berlin. Her animation ‘They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once’ was awarded Best New Media Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, 2014. Punch Creative Arena was proud to work with Versia on her first solo exhibition in Barbados, “This Quagmire”. Versia assists with our social media presence, exhibition installation and event management.
Simone Asia graduated from the Barbados Community College in 2011, with a BFA in Studio Art. Since then, Simone’s work has gained quite a following in the region, and she has continued to develop her practice while taking part in a number of local and regional residencies and group exhibitions. "Greymatters" was Simone’s first solo exhibition, and Punch Creative Arena was thrilled to work with her on this exhibition. Simone assists Punch with exhibition installation and management.
Winston Kellman was born in Barbados in 1952. He studied at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham where he received a B.A( Hons.) Fine Art in 1981 and the Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he earned a Post Grad Diploma in the History and Theory of Modern Art in 1990. After two decades as a London based artist he returned to Barbados in 1992. He is a practicing painter and tutor of Studio Art and Art History at the Barbados Community College and he has had several one –person shows and represented Barbados on a number of occasions at International Exhibitions. He recently completed an M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados.
Winston has helped to drive the documentation process with his critical reviews of of our exhibition projects.
the Barbados Community College
As a vital part of the Studio Art BFA program at the college, second year students operate as interns for the college's Morningside Gallery. Since our first exhibition in 2013, students have been invaluable to Punch events that take place at the college while gaining valuable experience with exhibition installation and management.
And we can't forget the college staff who lend a helping hand when the heat is on!
Thank you for everything folks!