Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition

Event Date(s): 29/04/2023 - 06/05/2023

Location: Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), and Medulla Art Gallery

The UWI Visual Arts Unit has partnered with two venues to host an exhibition of art and design works by students in their final year of the Visual Arts Degree programme. The show will be open to the public at both the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), and Medulla Art Gallery, from April 29 to May 6.

This is the first in-person exhibition by the Visual Arts Unit since the onset of the pandemic. With this in mind, the show is titled “LIVE.” Audiences can enjoy direct interaction with creative works at both venues. The word “live” also suggests that the art and design on display address current, pressing issues in society.

Viewers can expect a range of artforms, from painting and sculpture to video and sound installation. Works at the ASTT explore diverse themes, including portrayals of femininity and the natural environment. Visitors to this location can also view design projects that showcase an array of solutions to real-world needs. Students’ designs include a market trolley and a graphic novel.

The public is invited to also attend an Artist Talk at the ASTT on Tuesday May 2, at 4p.m.

Art and design work installed at Medulla Art Gallery all share concerns with ideas of security, comfort, and well-being. Given their common interests, the works at this venue are curated under the sub-title “A Safe Space” and will be accompanied by a free public talk:

Creating a Safe Space–Art as Healing” scheduled on Thursday May 4, starting 7p.m. at the gallery. Art therapist Celeste Walters, who is a graduate of The UWI Visual Arts Degree programme, will join the students in a conversation about their art making process, the role of creative expression in nurturing personal health, and the ways art makes space to bring us into community with each other.

The displays at both locations represent a culmination of years of study in fine art and design practices and provide a vital opportunity for students to engage wide audiences, share ideas and have meaningful dialogue.

Locations and Opening Hours

Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), 3-7 St Vincent Ave, Federation Park, POS

Monday - Sunday, 12 noon-6 p.m.

Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, POS

Monday – Friday, 10a.m. - 6p.m., Saturday 11a.m. – 2 p.m.


For further information, please contact dcfa@sta.uwi.edu.


Open to: | General Public |