• BIG ART AUCTION 3


    Artists work on block for much needed gallery cash
    19 September 2014
    Cayman News Service
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    Gallery hosts ‘Big Art Auction’
    19 September 2014
    Cayman Compass
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  • COMPANY 4 EXHIBITION 1


    Contemporary art showcases at Camana Bay
    30 May, 2014
    Cayman Reporter
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    Company 4's Exhibit 1 breaks tradition
    29 May, 2014
    Cayman27 News
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    New art group hosts first exhibition
    26 May, 2014
    Daybreak TV, Cayman27
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    New art collective exhibits at Camana Bay
    23 May, 2014
    Cayman Compass
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    C4 announces first art show in Camana Bay
    19 May, 2014
    Cayman iNews
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    In Grand Cayman, a Focus on Local Artists
    19 May, 2014
    Caribbean Journal
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    Art Exhibition: C4 – First show for New Cayman Art Group
    17 May, 2014
    ARC Magazine
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    C4 art exhibition. First show for new Cayman art group
    16 May, 2014
    Radio Cayman
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    Local artists create installation exhibit
    16 May, 2014
    Cayman News Service
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  • DAY IN THE LIFE


    Day in the life: Artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    6 December, 2013
    As part of a series featuring local artists, Weekender catches up with artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone to learn more about her mission to bring environmental awareness to the fore through her artistic creations.
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  • MADE IN CAYMAN


    Made in Cayman: Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    October 2013
    Made in Cayman is a series of short stylised documentaries showcasing the rich variety of local products made in the Cayman Islands.
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  • ARTIST EXPRESSIONS


    Artist Expressions: Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    20 September, 2013
    Posted By Edlyn Ruiz, Cayman27
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  • ART OF ASSEMBLAGE | 2013 EXHIBITION


    ‘Assemblage of Art’ transforms the mundane into the spectacular
    10 May, 2013
    Caymanian Compass
    By: Natasha Were | natasha.were@cfp.ky
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  • VERTEBYTES | 2011 EXHIBITION


    Butterfield Hall of Art showcases new exhibition until November
    06 July, 2011
    Caymanian Compass
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  • THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY | 2011 EXHIBITION


    Spotlight: National Gallery - Persistence of Memory
    30, May 2011
    Cayman Islands Government Information Services
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    ‘Memory’ a memorable exhibit
    25 May, 2011
    Caymanian Compass
    By: Natasha Were
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    New National Gallery Exhibition | The Persistence of Memory
    27, May 2011
    Cayman Net News
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    The Persistence of Memory
    TOPIC: Arts & Culture
    04 May, 2011
    The Cayman Islands Business Journal
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  • RISING STARS


    Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    TOPIC: Art
    9, May 2011
    Inside Out Magazine
    By: Brian Wright | brian@cfp.ky
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  • YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES | PIN DESIGN


    Cayman teens to compete in 1st youth Olympics
    8, July 2010
    Cayman News Services
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    Youth Olympians will make a splash
    11, August 2010
    Caymanian Compass
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  • RISING TALENT IN THE LOCAL ARTS’ FIRMAMENT


    With an eye to the future
    9, October 2009
    Inside Out Magazine
    By: Natalie Coleman
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  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2009


    A Day in the Life II: Experimental landscapes with Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    2, September 2009
    Cayman Net News
    By: Lindsey Turnbull | turbull@candw.ky
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    Artists' Expressions - Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    30, June 2009
    Cayman27 (Cayman Islands Television Network)
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    A Day in the Life II
    26, June 2009
    Cayman Net News
    By Christopher Tobutt

    This week, in the second in our series on the three National Gallery Artists in Residence in A Day in the Life II exhibition, we focus on the work of artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone

    Ms Elphinstone explores the aesthetics of human interaction with nature: what we understand by the term ‘beauty’ as it is applied to the ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ realms; and why, at least in Western thinking, we like to keep them separated rather than mixed up. In this original and thought provoking body of work, ‘Experimental Landscapes.’

    Ms Elphinstone’s challenges our thinking and aesthetic conditioning on many levels.

    A printed statement about her work reads:

    "The snapshot photographer idealises the world; by taking a picture, he or she has constructed his or her ideal landscape- perhaps a reflection of how we interact with the world around us.

    "With this exhibition I hope to explore our relationship with the natural world, more specifically, I aim to visually illustrate our efforts to define our natural landscape."

    Ms Elphinstone’s work focuses on the apparent need of the human species to control, order, preserve, and categorise our natural environment in order to understand it.

    But it also goes beyond such questions, making us search for the root cause of why we seem to need to contain and dominate the natural world; making a fetish of it by superimposing our own aesthetic constructs.

    Ms Elphinstone was alerted to the significance of this theme she said, when she did a survey of the ‘ideal landscapes;’ that photographers had taken, and discovered that all of them had made a significant effort to remove evidence of human activity from the frame. What was the reason for this profound dichotomy in our thinking, she asked, when aboriginal cultures see the human being as an intrinsic part of the natural landscape; part of the chaos of the natural world.

    This work delves deep into our concepts and given assumptions, making us reexamine the aesthetic that defines our relationship to the natural world, to the point of being, like all good art, disturbing.

    Consider, for example, a mixture of natural coloured sea urchin shells, with brightly dyed ones, nestled side-by-side in a traditional museum/art gallery frame. What is it that is wrong about the dyed ones, when the whole presentation is artificial anyway?

    In another presentation, different photographs of landscapes appear side by side. They were photos taken, she explained, with a camera that was impossible to control- introducing an element of disorder and chaos into the process.

    Some of the photographs are distorted and badly out of focus.

    Here, however, the value of the work resides not in the questions it provokes concerning the perceived aesthetic of the landscape itself, but rather on our apparent need to control and capture it. Why should we be so concerned that a photograph is out of focus anyway, when the colors and tones and forms are all there? And why did the artist use a camera that you couldn’t control?

    In another work, ‘Contained Fish,’ large, hefty glass jars each containing water and a live fish are suspended, with heavy, industrial looking chains, from the ceiling, bringing the contrast between the natural world and our apparent need to contain it, control it (whilst bogusly claiming that it is ‘natural,’) into stark relief.

    Artists discuss residency
    18, June 2009
    Caymanian Compass
    By: Anna Wootton | anna@cfp.ky
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    Spotlight Artists in Residence
    8, June 2009
    Cayman Islands Government Information Services
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    Artists begin ‘residence’ at National Gallery
    28, May 2009
    Caymanian Compass
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    A Day In The Life II: Three Artists In Residence’
    29, May 2009
    Daybreak (Cayman Islands Television Network)
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  • FINGERPRINT | 2009 EXHIBITION


    Fingerprint opens at Full of Beans
    24, June 2009
    Caymanian Compass
    By: Anna Wootton
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    Media: An Artist Profile on Kaitlyn Elphinstone
    13, February 2009
    Cayman Net News
    By: Leandra Charles | leandra@caymannetnews.com