Upon The Seas

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ latest exhibition series celebrates Cayman’s maritime identity – past present and future.

The project begins with a collection of maritime-inspired figurative work by local artists. On display in the Community Gallery, “Saltwater in Their Veins,” pays tribute to the men who went to sea and to the vessels they sailed. Works by John Broad, Randy Chollette, Capt. Charles “Chuckie” Ebanks, Horacio Esteban, Freeby, Miguel Powery, Saba, Alexandra Simonova, Gordon Solomon, Suzy Soto and Monte Lee Thorton highlight stories of courage, hardship, heroism, determination and faith.

The second part of the series, titled “Upon the Seas,” takes a contemporary look at Cayman’s evolving relationship with the ocean. Artists included in this series are Shane Aquart, David Bridgeman, John Broad, Chris Christian, Bryony Dixon, Al Ebanks, Davin Ebanks, Kerwin Ebanks, Kaitlyn Elphinstone, Jamie Hahn, Bendel Hydes, Capt. Kem Jackson, Chris Mann, Elena McDonough, Yonier Powery, Courtney Platt, Brandon Saunders, Simon Tatum and Avril Ward.