The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is set to launch the 22nd National Arts and Culture Awards ceremony, which will be held during Cayfest ’16 on Thursday, 25 February. Davin will be recognized for his significant accomplishments and dedication over the past decade to the field of creativity in the Arts and “exploration, promotion or preservation of Caymanian cultural heritage”.
This award is a complete surprise, but I am extremely pleased that recent work within the artistic community of Cayman—in particular recent projects such as Adjacent, the permanent sculpture that marks the entrance to the National Gallery—has gained enough notice to warrant such an honour.
History of exhibits in Cayman:
- National McCoy Prize Exhibition: Cayman National Museum, 2003.
Juried annual exhibition showcasing best Caymanian art and fine craft.
- Blue Meridian: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2010.
Solo show translating the artists’ personal and cultural history into sculptures of glass and porcelain.
- The Persistence of Memory: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2011.
Invitational exhibit featuring Caymanian artists whose work deals with issues of memory.
- Ceramic Art: From the Fifteenth Century to the Contemporary: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2014.
- Public Art Sculpture: “Adjacent”: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2014.
Unveiling of permanent cast-glass and concrete sculpture.
- Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2015.
Two-person show combining large-scale photos of foraminifera by engineer Roland Vereet with glass sculptures by Davin Ebanks.
- tIDal shift: Explorations of Identity in Contemporary Caymanian Art: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, 2015.
Juried invitational exhibit exploring themes of identity in Caymanian art.