“…Fresh Milk has essentially become the main generator of contemporary arts activity in Barbados and is vital for the continued growth of art on the island.” - Alicia Alleyne
What is FRESH MILK?
The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts.
Tag-line: Critical. Creative. Fresh.
“…Fresh Milk has facilitated numerous exhibitions, networking, and residency opportunities and helped develop me as an emerging professional artist. For that I am eternally grateful.” – Mark King
The idea for Fresh Milk developed over years of conversations with other practicing artists around the need for artistic engagement among contemporary practitioners living and working in Barbados, with an expressed need to strengthen links with the region and the diaspora and shape new relationships globally.
Given the traumatic history of the Caribbean, the region is not always associated with the idea of nurturing. By embodying this notion of nurturing creativity and offering a space that is safe for people to experiment, innovate, gather, talk, think and create, Fresh Milk becomes an act of resistance by moving against this historical grain.
Fresh Milk bridges the divides between creative disciplines, generations of creatives, and all linguistic territories in the region—functioning as a cultural lab, constantly redefining itself. The platform transforms into a gathering space for contemporary creatives who are thirsty to debate ideas and share works through local and international residencies, lectures, screenings, workshops, exhibitions, projects etc.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
“…Fresh Milk acts as a kind of window and door to the rest of the Caribbean art scene. It reaches out to link with other art platforms around the region and tries to keep the artists here as informed as possible.” – Versia Harris
Directions to FRESH MILK:
FRESH MILK is located on a wooden deck at the Milking Parlour Studio in St. George, Barbados.
Map showing the way to FRESH MILK
From the Norman A Niles roundabout, head east off the highway. Follow the road for approx. 1 mile until you get to the Essco roundabout.
Turn left off the roundabout and pass the St. George Secondary School on your left.
At the T-Junction, turn right. At the fork with the FRESH MILK ARTBOARD, turn left.
Take the first left into Walkers Dairy and The Milking Parlour Studio, following the sign saying ‘Manipura’.
On entering the yard, drive past the house on the right and head towards the large tree in the middle of the yard on your left. Parking is available on the grass under the tree. Go down the slope towards the house on the left. Walk to the far end of the house and follow the foot path to FRESH MILK.
If traveling by public transportation, take a Greens, Ellerton or Drax Hall bus, which will take you to the nearest bus stop by St. George’s Primary School.When you get off, walk up the road until you see our FRESH MILK ARTBOARD and take the left turn there. Follow this road until you see the ‘Manipura’ sign, then follow the directions listed above.