In 1970, the Yellow Poui Art Gallery held the first of its kind on the island, a June exhibition of work by local amateur and professional photographers. This was two years after Jim Rudin made Grenada his home and established an art gallery named after a local flowering tree.
For 45 years, Rudin has featured paintings and sculpture by local masters and beginning artists in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. He is the go-to person for information on art in Grenada, and has written several articles for the local and regional media on the subject, and concludes that for the local and visiting artist, the ‘scenery is unbelievable in composition and colour, people, motion and moods are part of an abundance of subject matter, with colours and light effects offering stimulating challenges.’
This 5 October, Yellow Poui — Grenada’s Oldest Art Gallery — is hosting an exhibition of Rudin’s black and white photography (many of which capture elements of Grenada over four decades), and unique paintings based on his personal collection of sketchbooks.
Poui will also host two guest painters, Prensnelo and Suelin Low Chew Tung, who leave mid-October for a group show in London, followed by an art residency in France.
The exhibition opens Monday, 5 October at 5 pm, at the gallery’s premises on Young Street, next door to MNIB; and continues until Thursday 15 October. Normal gallery hours are from 10 am Tuesday to Saturday, and Mondays by appointment. RSVP Jim Rudin for the opening at 440-3001.