Skip to main content

Madinina International Artists' workshop took place at Grand Rivière, a fishing village situated at the north-east corner of Martinique. It was organised in collaboration with CCA (Caribbean Contemporary Arts). 23 artists were invited, including 8 from Martinique, and others from the wider Caribbean region, South America, France, China and South Africa. It was the first workshop linked to the Triangle Network to take place in the French speaking Caribbean.

The workshop culminated with an exhibition, which took place between 15th and 21st July.

The artists stayed in the village houses and worked in the open space of the village and on the beach in the harbour. Their work was mainly site specific, using local materials. Some artists worked with the local community and Lisa Cheung worked with a local baker to produce enormous bread which was eaten during festivities on the Open Day. The Open Day included a concert in the village and attracted over 300 people. From 15th to 21st July 2002 the exhibition took place in the village, showing the work made during the workshop in situ. Madinina was extensively reviewed in local press and television.