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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary


Peter Minshall, 1974

Castle Killarney, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
January 23 to March 28, 2024 (Extended)



Baachacs Collective
& The Minshall Mas Foundation
The Minshall Collection

in partnership with

The Frank & Myrtle Cleghorn Foundation
"dedicated to human understanding


Castle Killarney (Stollmeyer’s Castle)
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts


with the generous support of

The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago 

& The Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago

National Lotteries Control Board

Francis-Lau Construction Co Ltd
Massy Foundation

Jimmy Aboud and Company Ltd

The National Gas Company of T&T Ltd

Angostura Holdings Ltd

Trinidad and Tobago Association for Retired Persons Ltd

Pearl and Dean (Caribbean) Ltd

The UWI, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, St Augustine Unit

Gittens and Gittens Real Estate Agents

Special thanks to

Banyan Limited and Banyan Archive
Visual Art and Production Limited

Callaloo Company

Meiling Inc

Lyndersay Digital

Jason C. Audain

Scully Photography

Radical Designs & The Print Shop
Business Supply Group Ltd - BOSS

National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago

The Alma Jordan Library, The UWI

Special thanks to

The Normandie
Alliance for Rural Communities

Blue Waters Products Ltd

Starbucks T&T

A. S. Bryden & Sons (Trinidad) Limited

Hummingbird Helpers and Friends


Thank you
for your support.


For sponsorship opportunities:

Tel: 1 (868) 717-6470.​

Your generous support will be acknowledged in numerous ways across all platforms, including:

  • Banners (Roadside and inside of the exhibition display)

  • Print Exhibition Documents

  • Print Exhibition Publications

  • Press Releases

  • Social Media (image and text)

  • and more.

In 1974, Sherry-Ann Guy wowed Carnival with her costume ‘From the Land of the Hummingbird” - winning Junior Carnival Queen and overall Individual of the Year among a slew of prizes and accolades.


That costume's lasting influence was far more significant than the applause and awards it won during the Carnival season. Its designer - Sherry-Ann’s adopted brother, Peter Minshall - was a theatre designer at the time, living and working primarily in London. After The Hummingbird, Minshall’s creative and professional life became increasingly centred on Carnival - specifically, on mas: the art form with which he is most strongly associated today.

In the fifty years since he saw his sister Sherry-Ann captivate Carnival crowds as the Hummingbird, Minshall has built a career as an artist whose work has been seen on some of the world’s biggest stages: three Olympics, two World Cups (one cricket, one football), collaborating with Jean-Michel Jarre on two of the largest open-air concerts in recorded history, and - of course - contributions to Carnival in Trinidad that stretch from the 1970s to the present day.


From Jan 23 to Mar 9, 2024, Castle Killarney in Port of Spain will host the first-ever dedicated exhibition of Minshall’s original working drawings for the Hummingbird. Complemented by artefacts, archival material, and memories provided by those who witnessed the original flight of the Hummingbird first-hand, the drawings are the centre-piece of a detailed journey into the artist’s process.


From drawing board to the Savannah stage, see the Hummingbird spread her wings at Castle Killarney this Carnival season. And join us in celebrating the career of one of Trinidad’s most extraordinary artists.

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All are welcome. Admission: Free

Opening hours are the regular castle opening hours.
Tuesday–Fridays 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Extended to Thurs 28 March
Special note: Closed Sat 23 March. Open Mon 25 March

For large groups of 10 or more and for schools, please email or call:
Castle Killarney (Stolllmeyers Castle)
Corner Serpentine and Maraval Roads, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Landline (868) 227-5240    |    Mobile/WhatsApp (868) 798 5574

Follow us on:
From the Land of the Hummingbird:    Facebook    |    Instagram   
Minshall Mas:    Facebook
Baachacs Collective: LinkedI


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