Celeste Walters graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine with a B.A in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Fine Art in 2015. She is a Trinbagonian mixed-media artist who currently works primarily in printmaking. Her practice confronts intersecting themes of gender, sexuality, and intergenerational/inherited trauma. She is a member of the queer Caribbean femme collective “Jean & Dinah” which seeks to centre the work of regional LBTQ+ identified women and femme creators. Celeste will be pursuing her MA in Art Therapy later this year.
Celeste will be facilitating the workshop “Community Cloth”. The workshop will use radical vulnerability as a guiding principle to engage in both oral and visual conversation on self-care. The aim of the workshop will be to produce a tapestry that will function as an archetype of the group’s time sharing space and co-creating. Participants will use a variety of media and techniques, from fabric paint to appliqué, to make individual contributions to the tapestry. The work will be a tangible display of its diverse contributors – all of whom are different members of our community. Materials will be provided but participants are also encouraged to bring recycled bits of fabric from retired garments and projects or whatever they wish to incorporate into their contribution. The creative process will be documented in a series of pictures, omitting identifying features of the workshop’s participants to maintain a safe space for sharing.
Empowering and celebrating the diversity of LGBTQIA persons of Caribbean heritage