MY HISTORY

      
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Courtney Orlando Devonish is a Barbados born sculptor/potter who has attained an international reputation for his creations in wood, stone and clay.
He has been residing in Anguilla for over 30 years, and the Devonish Art Gallery is the permanent showroom for his creations.

Courtney began his art education at Birmingham University School of Education in England, where he majored in arts and crafts, specializing in sculpture. He did post-graduate studies in Italy under the auspices of an OAS fellowship in ceramic technology.

He has been featured in many English and Caribbean publications, Courtney’s work has graced the pages of Le Figaro of France, Fielding’s Travel Guide of North America, and Seura of Finland. Courtney’s work can also be found in many private collections throughout the world.

Some of his pieces have been bought by the Government of Barbados to be presented to international heads of state, including the President of the United States (1982), the President of Venezuela (1981) and the Prime Minister of Australia.

Exhibitions: England
1968-69: Coventry Art Gallery and Museum
1968: Gallery 13, Rugby1968: Kensington Art Gallery, London
1967: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

      Exhibitions: Caribbean

      2008: Carifesta, Guyana
      1991-2006: Harmony Hall, Antigua
      1998-2018: Mango Tango, USVI
      1995: Carifesta, St. Kitts
      1991: Carifesta, Trinidad
      1988: Devonish Art Gallery, Barbados
      1988: Barbados National Gallery
      1986: Care Shepherd, Barbados
      1985: Voyager Gallery, Trinidad
      1985: Nina Squreles Gallery, Trinidad
      1982: Simpson and Johnson, Trinidad
      1981: Care Shepherd, Barbados
      1979: Caridesta, Cuba
      1977: Carifesta, Guyana 
      1975: Gallery 71, Barbados
      1975-88: Devonish Art Gallery, Barbados
      1971: Gallery 71, Barbados
      1988—current. Devonish Art Gallery is now located in Anguilla, BWI

      Exhibition: Canada

      1990-98: Barbados Consulate, Toronto
      1986-88: Alex Peck Gallery, Burlington, Ontario
      1984: Art Expo, Toronto
      1977: Montreal
      1977: Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
      1977: Simpson and Sears, Toronto
      1977: Hilton Hotel, Vancouver

        “…articulate and straightforward… a refreshing example of the kind of intelligent and sophisticated artist we enjoy meeting. His work is, to put it at its simplest, an exciting reflection of his personality.”John Wickham’s Roundabout The Bajan

        Exhibition: Italy

        1994: Caribbean Art today, Venice
        1978: Instituto Statale de Arte, Teramo

          Exhibitions: United States

          2002: Blue Heron Gallery, Massachusetts
          1997: Clay Studio, Philadelphia
          1997: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
          1996: Yaeger Museum, Hartwick College, New York
          1993: Caribbean Art Today, Boston
          1992: Caribbean Art Today, Pennsylvania
          1991: Charles summer School Museum, Washington DC
          1991: Drexel University, Pennsylvania
          1987-88: Gallery Caribe, Pennsylvania
          1975-80: OAS Headquarters, Washington DC

            Teaching Experience

            Spon Gate Primary School, Coventry, England
            Finham Community Centre, Coventry, England
            Barbados Community College

              During the eighties Mr.Devonish worked as a ceramic consultant and trainer conducting workshops throughout the Eastern Caribbean under the auspices of CTAP-Canadian Training Awards Project

              Artist in Residence

              1997: Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
              1997: Clay Studio, Philadelphia , PA
              1996: Hartwick College, Upstate New York

                Art Education

                Birmingham University School of Education, United Kingdom, Arts and crafts/Sculpture, 1964-67
                Instituto Statale D’Arte di Castelli, Italy,Ceramics OAS Fellowship, 1979

                  IDC Exhibition Awards

                  1980: 1 st Prize
                  1977: 1 st and 3 rd Prize
                  1976: 1 st and 3 rd Prize

                    June Academy of Art Awards

                    1976: Most Outstanding Exhibit
                    1976: 1 st Prize
                    1975: 1 st and 2 nd Prize