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Canvassing Heritage

A vignette of Cayman's maritime heritage captured on canvas

The week starting Monday, 18 June, GIS Spotlight showcases Cayman's maritime heritage through the vibrant and evocative eyes of artists as well as the depth of the national arts festival, Cayfest.

On our first stop at the National Gallery, immerse yourself in the swirling colours and emotive detailing of Cayman's maritime heritage caught on canvas and other media by eight of Cayman's artists. View a mixture of culture, education and history interpreted as in different art forms.

Next, it's more art as we take you into the National Gallery's Ogier Art Award exhibit. Discover the artistic story of contemporary Cayman told by 75 local artists displaying 200 works. Hear how this competition has improved since last year with new categories and attractive, fresh and different pieces by an increased number of young artists as well as the more established ones.

After that, we take you into the exciting world of Cayfest, now a household name in the Cayman Islands. Reacquaint yourself with the different images that make up this canvas - including the eagerly awaited Rundown each year and the more recent additions of Fresh, which features local fashions and modelling, and Young Image Makers, who compete for top positions with their viewer-graded short films.

Produced by GIS Marketing and Communications, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you. The weekly programme airs Mondays on Cayman27 at 8 p.m. and on Saturdays at 6 p.m. Also Radio Cayman broadcasts on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. the previous week's show.

All stories seen in the week's GIS Spotlight can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website:

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing


For further information contact: Bina Mani