Tobagonians may love to party – but not all of their culture is riotous and lively. Painting and sculpture is growing in popularity
, and there are a number of renowned local artists, as well as those from overseas who have come to regard Tobago as their creative home.
One of Tobago’s most famous “adopted” artists is Luise Kimme
. Originally from Germany, Kimme has lived in Tobago since 1979 and her unusual, figurative wooden sculptures can be adorning various places in Tobago – including Kariwak Village – as well as in her Sculpture Museum
– also her house – in Mt Irvine. Here, she also exhibits her bronze figures, plus colourful, Caribbean-inspired paintings, drawings and embroidery. The museum is open from 10am-2pm.
The National Fine Arts Centre
can be found at Fort King George – although it is currently closed. Smaller art galleries and shops can also be found around Store Bay and Buccoo, showcasing the folk as well as more modern arts and crafts of Tobago.