Thursday, March 14, 2019

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - March Madness at the NAGB

 In true NAGB fashion we have an incredible line up of events for you this month! We have two NE9 artists' talks,  a film screening, a special 2-day workshop at UB; then we take the National Collection to Grand Bahama through our Inter-island Travelling Exhibition.

March Madness 
NE9 Artists' Talk: Mass & Movement
On Friday, March 15th, starting at 6:30 p.m. the NAGB will hold an artists’ talk and walkthrough with Saskia D’Aguilar, Rashad Leamount-Davis, Eric Rose, Heino Schmid and Averia Wright as they share the broader inspirations, provocations and curiosities behind their projects. Collectively, they will focus on the role that the environment and social awareness has played on aesthetic decisions, representation (and at times the lack thereof) and concerns around relationships with self and others. We will end the discussion with a walkthrough and guided conversation on their projects. The event and all programming for the NE9 is FREE and open to the public!
Come be inspired!
Talks, Screenings and More!

Events +
NAGB Film Series presents the critically acclaimed "Rafiki"

The NAGB welcomes you to a special screening on Thursday, March 21st starting at 8 p.m. of the critically acclaimed windfall LGBTQ film "Rafiki," a 2018 Kenyan drama directed by Wanuri Kahiu, telling a story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, amidst family and political pressures. The NAGB is excited to bring this timely gem, and as a reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out with your blanket and spend this comfy spring night with us.
Spring and love are in the air
I Speak in Tongues of Many 2-day Workshop with Sonia Farmer and Shivanee Ramlochan
The NAGB in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas (UB) and the 2019 Blue Flamingo Literary Festival presents a 2-day workshop on collaborative process and bookmaking with Sonia Farmer and acclaimed Trinidadian poet, Shivanee Ramlochan.

Registration and complete details about the workshop and outcomes can be found here.  All payments are to be made at the NAGB Mixed Media Store by March 20th and NAGB members receive up to a 10% discount. I Speak in Tongues of Many will take place in the The Michael H. Eldon Boardroom, 3rd floor of the Michael Eldon Building on UB's Oakes Field Campus.
Sign up for the "I Speak in Tongues of Many" Workshop
In Conversation with Sonia Farmer + Shivanee Ramlochan
The NAGB welcomes you to In Conversation with Sonia Farmer and acclaimed Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 7:00 pm.

Farmer and Ramlochan will discuss their NE9 project "The Red Thread Cycle" a collaborative artist book project. The artists will discuss the more extensive collaboration, intricacies and triggers around sexual violence and trauma and the ability to heal through true connection, awareness and engagement. The event is free and open to the public and is a part of the National Exhibition 9 "The Fruit and The Seed" programming.
Join the conversation here!
Trans: A Migration of Identity to open in Grand Bahama

The NAGB team is taking the Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition to Grand Bahama for the second time this April! We were last in Grand Bahama in 2016 with “Max/Amos”, which was showcased at the Charles Hayward Library; now the NAGB's travelling exhibition programme is taking "Trans: A Migration of Identity” to our second city, where it will be on display at the Rand Nature Centre from April 5th- 26th, 2019. This unique initiative is accompanied by an extensive community outreach programme inclusive of our public mural programme, free workshops, a public talk, school visits (primary and secondary) and donations of museum literature for art teachers, schools and public libraries.
NAGB comes to Freeport!
From the Vault
Each month we unearth a video from our vault to share with our public!
NE9 Vignettes: Heino Schmid
The NAGB presents NE9 Vignettes, presenting short videos of artists whose works are supported in "The Fruit and The Seed." Heino Schmid speaks about the process, observation and intimacy that went into the production of his monumental works for the NE9 "What We Carry."
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