Attillah Springer. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Word of mouth (January/February 2013)

Carnival dawn at Trinidad J’Ouvert, preview a new show by artist Christopher Cozier, and savour the spice of controversy at Guyana’s Mashramani.

Simone Padmore. Photograph by Mark King

Changing the game: seven rising talents in Barbados’s contemporary art

Meet seven rising talents in Barbados’s contemporary art scene, profiled by Natalie McGuire, with portraits by Mark King.

Marvini (2009, from the Disciplez series). Photograph courtesy Ebony G. Patterson/Monique Meloche Gallery

Ebony G. Patterson: All the right moves

Ebony G. Patterson’s dancehall portraits are spectacles of riotous colour and texture; Nicholas Laughlin investigates her international art career.

Anna and Maciej. Photograph by Vanessa Hall

Vanessa Hall: Perfect bad luck

Antiguan Vanessa Hall is fast becoming one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the Caribbean. She shares some of her spectacular photos.

Pat Bishop. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Pat Bishop: She belonged to the house of music

Musician, painter, teacher, historian…No one word defines Pat Bishop, the leading lady of the arts in Trinidad & Tobago, who died a year ago.

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Twenty years of covering the Beat

Our designers Bridget van Dongen and Kevon Webster choose some of their favourites from Caribbean Beat’s 20 years of striking cover designs .

Stacey Byer - Forged. Photograph by Stacey Byer

Painting the real picture: Grenadian women in art

Grenada’s women artists are going beyond the stereotypes of regional art. David Katz spoke to them.

Anya Ayong-Chee. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Anya Ayoung-Chee: hot off the Runway

T&T designer Anya Ayoung-Chee tells Laura Dowrich-Phillips how her career has taken off since she won the Project Runway reality TV contest .

Trinidad & Tobago’s Environmental Management Authority’s  proposed new green building. Photograph courtesy ACLA:WORKS

Green and pleasant lands: eco-friendly Caribbean living

Eco-friendly design is both a modern idea and an old tradition in the region, Lisa Allen-Agostini discovers.

Photograph of Negro Aroused, Manley’s iconic 1935 statue,  Silver gelatin print, 24 x 19.6 cm, courtesy: Onyx Collection. Photograph by Denis Gick

The icon of an age

James Ferguson on the sculpture that was the start of Jamaica’s national collection of art.