The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - The NAGB springs into action
NE9 Workshop: Familial Adaptations with
a unique burlap and raffia flower pot with ceramist, sculptor and NE9
artist, Averia Wright. This workshop is for anyone who loves plants and
fun, creative activities.
To reserve a space call 328-5800 or email NAGB
Education and Outreach Manager, Katrina Cartwright at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended age for workshop is 8 years and up. Cost: Adults $25, Students and children $10. Members get up to 10% off.
ACE Series with acclaimed curator Larry Ossei-Mensah
NAGB presents the second instalment in our new Art, Culture and
Exchange (ACE) Series, devoted to growing a healthy space for
reciprocation, discourse and debate. For our second lecture, we welcome
Ghanaian-American curator Larry Ossei-Mensah presenting on “The Rules of
Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2019 and Beyond”.
Ossei-Mensah has designed a presentation highlighting the various ways
artists, curators, and other art professionals can better understand and
negotiate "their" art world and ecologies. By developing strategies
that highlight how "the game" is played and which mistakes to avoid,
Ossei-Mensah seeks to share with the audience insights that he has
amassed over the last decade to equip them with the tools and insights
necessary to take more agency in their careers.
Trans: A Migration of Identity to open in
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.
If you’re already in Grand Bahama or travelling there, join us at the
opening reception for this very relevant exhibition at the Rand Nature
Centre on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. And of course, participate in
all of the FREE activities that will be facilitated for one full week by
our knowledgeable and capable NAGB staff!
Curator's Talk at Rand Nature Centre with
Following the opening of our Inter-island Travelling Exhibition (ITE), Trans: A Migration of Identity, we
will host a lively discussion with Richardo Barrett, co-curator of the
exhibition at the Rand Nature Centre on April 9th, 2019, 6:30 p.m. -
is an assistant curator at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas; he
is responsible for maintaining and archiving the National Collection;
planning and installing exhibitions and documenting Bahamian art. During
his talk he will focus on his experience over the last four years,
being a part of the curatorial team, along with building the permanent
exhibitions and the process of curating Trans: A Migration of Identity.
Murals As we beautify our neighbourhoods, we share snippets!
NAGB Mural Programme lights up Lewis Street
years ago, Deon “Slime”McHardy (1976-2017) took the first steps towards
producing the “Wall of Respect” on Lewis and East Streets. The project
has finally been continued and completed at the instigation of
"Tranforming Spaces," which collaborated with various groups and
supporters to realise the original vision. The NAGB’s intervention,
entitled “Force of Labour”, saw the engagement of three young, emerging
artists—Matthew Rahming, Amaani Hepburn and Jevon Thompson—as part of
its Mural Programme initiative. They were asked to design and paint a
mural that speaks to the history of the Lewis Street community in
Over-the-Hill. “Force of Labour” looks to the labour movement in The
Bahamas and Sir Randol Fawkes, who resided in the neighbourhood. The
unveiling ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 30th at 11:00
a.m., and the mural will also be part of the Transforming Spaces bus
tour on April 6th and 7th, 2019.
From the Vault Each month we unearth a video from our vault to share with our public!
NE9 Vignettes: Averia Wright
The NAGB presents NE9 Vignettes, presenting
short videos of artists whose works are supported in "The Fruit and The
Seed." Averia Wright speaks about her sculptural based work through her
relationship with the tourism industry and the material of tourism and
sustainability. See "Elevating the Blue Light Special" before it comes
down on April 7th, 2019.
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