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Daaga Hall, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, UWI, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel

Daaga Hall - UWI, Trinidad

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, coloured pencils and markers in Ryman sketchbook

This is a sketch of Daaga Hall in UWI, Trinidad & Tobago. It is a very contemporary looking building with a captivating facade. The broad, gentle staircase serves as circulation and comfortable sitting. The deep overhang provides shade to relax. Below is a little history of Daaga Hall.

“On its site, in 1927, the ICTA Dining Hall was opened, a two-storey building with dining facilities and kitchens downstairs, club and recreation rooms upstairs. When St Augustine became a UWI campus, this structure became the Guild Hall, the centre of student activities. In the period of student activism of 1969-70, it was renamed Daaga Hall after an African ex-slave soldier who led a mutiny at St Joseph in 1837. The building was destroyed by fire in 1980, and the present Auditorium stands on the same site.” Bridget Brereton, Professor of History taken from

You can read a brief history of UWI St. Augustine here >>>

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