|Medulla Art Gallery Mourns the Loss of Derek Walcott (1930-2017)|
Condolences: “On hearing of Derek Walcott’s death this morning (March 18, 2017) there are so many memories of his unwavering support for both Aquarela Galleries and more recently Medulla Art Gallery. Derek was always 'there for us.' In the early 1990’s he contributed to Galerie Magazine with his article on Jackie Hinkson. More recently in September 2013 he presented readings from O Starry Starry Night at Medulla. His appreciation for our wish to educate the public on art was always positive. It is such an honour to have been associated, even in a very small way, with Derek’s legacy to his contribution to Caribbean art and literature ...” — Read more: Medulla Art Gallery
About Derek Walcott (1930–2017): “Born on the island of Saint Lucia, a former British colony in the West Indies, poet and playwright Derek Walcott was trained as a painter but turned to writing as a young man. He published his first poem in the local newspaper at the age of 14. Five years later, he borrowed $200 to print his first collection, 25 Poems, which he distributed on street corners. Walcott’s major breakthrough came with the collection 'In a Green Night: Poems 1948-1960' (1962), a book which celebrates the Caribbean and its history as well as investigates the scars of colonialism and post-colonialism. Throughout a long and distinguished career, Walcott returned to those same themes of language, power, and place. His later collections include 'Tiepolo’s Hound' (2000), 'The Prodigal' (2004), 'Selected Poems' (2007), 'White Egrets' (2010), and 'Morning, Paramin' (2016). In 1992, Walcott won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel committee described his work as 'a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment.' ...” — Read more: Poetry Foundation-Derek Walcott
About the Gallery: “Medulla Art Gallery has been established to carry on and develop the traditions of Aquarela Galleries. Medulla, as the name implies, will provide a core space for art education with public participation through exhibitions, forums and workshops. Geoffrey MacLean, Martin Mouttet and Isabel Brash hope to use Medulla to demonstrate art, not only as a social expression, but also as a medium for therapy and growth. Medulla seeks to produce and promote exhibitions and ancillary events of established and emerging artists.” — Read more: Medulla Art GalleryFor further information: Medulla Art Gallery. Related Articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/books/derek-walcott-dead-nobel-prize-literature.html?_r=0, http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/derek-walcott-a-mighty-poet-has-died, and http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/17/511608932/derek-walcott-who-wrote-of-caribbean-beauty-and-bondage-dies-at-87.