BORN BARBADOS, W.I.
Rodney has a great love for painting and continues to develop his artistic career amidst a hectic arts administrative schedule. He is currently employed at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and has been for the past twenty-three years; initially as a Gallery Attendant and worked his way up to his current post of Cultural Officer of Visual Arts and Curator. His primary duties include responsibility for the implementation of developmental programming in the visual arts in Barbados, the coordination of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) as well as the Crop Over National Art Exhibitions. Additionally, he performs a facilitation role within the Cultural Developmental Department of the NCF and for the past seven years has developed a local series of outdoor painting workshops dubbed “En Plein Air”, which has reaped tremendous success and continues to grow.
He is past Treasurer, Past Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the National Committee of the International Council of Museums-Barbados (ICOM-a museum and heritage organization which represents the interests of museums worldwide), he has honed the necessary skills and exposure required to effectively execute his role as Curator with the NCF.
As an Assistant Interior Decorator, at the former DaCosta Mannings in their design and display department, he was responsible for this department copping first prize, in an island wide Baygon Gondola design competition in 1997. He also contributed to the Barbados Advocate’s “Hype Magazine” and “The Investigator” during the mid 1990’s with numerous comic strips, and in particular the comic strip entitled “Buddies”.
Mr. Ifill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Creative Arts) with a minor in Cultural studies which he earned from the University of the West Indies, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination.
2020 The Republic Bank Speightstown - "Roots and Branches" Group Show - February 9-29
2020 The Queen's Park Gallery - Art Super Market Group Show - February 4 - 22
2019-20 The Barbados Arts Council - Christmas Group Show - December 8 - January 18
2019 Vision 2020 Voices of the Fisheries Art Exhibition - National Library Service - November 18-29
2018-19 Artlink Galleries in Association with Holland American Cruise Line – "International Emerging Artists Group Show"
2019 The Barbados Arts Council - Members Group Show - March 10-April 6
2019 The Courtney Blackman Grande Salle - The Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Group Show - March 6-10
2019 3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill Campus- "Jazz, Art & Fashion" Royal Bank of Canada Fund Raiser - March 3
2018 The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre - "NIFCA Visual Arts Exhibition - November 15 - 28
2018 The Queen's Park Gallery - "NIFCA 45" Group Show - November 4 - December 8
2018 The Barbados Arts Council - "The Little Gems Group Show" - September 9 - October 6
2018 The Barbados Arts Council - "National Cultural Foundation En Plein Air Art Exhibition" - August 12-25
2018 3Ws Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill Campus- "Jazz, Art & Fashion" Royal Bank of Canada Fund Raiser - March 4
2017 Norman Centre - CARIFESTA XIII - "Journeys" – Pan Caribbean Exhibition Group Show – August 24-27
2017 Massy Stores Super Centre Warrens - "Revoclectic" Group Show - April 5 - May 5
2017 The Grande Salle Central Bank - The Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair- Group Show - March 8-12
2016 The Barbados Arts Council - "The BAC Christmas Show" - Group Show - December 5-30
2016 The Manor Lodge 'Pop Up' Gallery - "We Pledge Allegiance" Group Show - November 16 - December 17
2016 The Barbados Arts Council - "Barbados at Fifty" Independence Group Show - October 30-December 3
2016 The Barbados Arts Council - "The Way We See It" Group Show- Guest Artist, August 7-13
2016 The Barbados Arts Council - "Bajan Pride" Group Show - April 2016
2016 The Festival Art Gallery at Art Splash - March 28th to April 25th
2015 Crop Over Visual Arts Festival: The Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados
2015 Progressions: The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
2005 Crop Over Exhibition: The Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados
2005 From Rampus to Teneriffe: The Gallery of Caribbean Art
2003 Innocent Souls: The Grand Salle, Central Bank of Barbados
2003 NIFCA North Zone Exhibition
2002 National Cultural Foundation Open Day Exhibition
1999 Young Contemporaries Exhibition Queen’s Park Gallery
1997 NIFCA Visual and Plastic Arts Exhibition
Artist Statement: “Life is a constant struggle to find ones true self, created by the various binary oppositions of light and dark, spirit and actual, male and female, white and black, rich and poor, love and hate.”
RepresentationThe Barbados Arts Council
Bridgetown, Barbados - 1 246 426-4385The Queens Park Gallery
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