Friday, June 7, 2019

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - NAGB June Events + Programmes

As always, our calendar is full of goodies just for you! Stop by our Mixed Media Gift Store to check out the catalogue for NE9 "The Fruit and the Seed", register your child for our annual summer camp, RSVP for our upcoming workshop and learn a little about what we have lined up for next year.

"The Fruit and the Seed" Catalogues are ready!
National Exhibition 9 (NE9) Catalogue on sale

“NE9: The Fruit and the Seed” Catalogues are ripe and ready for you to pick up your copy! Featuring all the works selected for this year’s biennial exhibition, artist biographies, essays and articles on the works you came to know and love, poetry, and a swanky holographic inlay, this is one of our best catalogues yet. Come get your copy for $70 at the NAGB Mixed Media Store while it’s in season!
Summer Camp, FNL! and more! 
MMASC is less than one month away
The NAGB's Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC) is less than one month away and we are getting ready to explore, create and have lots of fun! Campers meet new people, experiment with art making techniques and materials, learn about indigenous festivals in the Caribbean and work with professional artists on the museum's campus.
Our Early Bird Special ended May 31st, but if you missed it we have payment plans and partial scholarships for those who may need assistance.
For more information about the MMASC go to or contact Katrina Cartwright at or 328-5800.
Learn more about MMASC!
Volunteer at the MMASC 
The NAGB is looking for responsible, dependable, enthusiastic young adults to work as volunteer camp counsellors at our annual Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. This is a great opportunity to meet and work with new people in a creative, supportive environment, acquire work experience and build team skills.
For more information about the MMASC go to or contact Katrina Cartwright at or 328-5800.
Become a Volunteer Camp Counsellor!
Get Started with Oil Paint! 
Get started with oil painting with artist Tessa Whitehead whose exhibition "...there are always two deaths" is currently on display at the NAGB. Learn how to work with oil paint under the guidance of a classically trained oil painter and get tips on which materials to use and how to find affordable ways to work in a relatively expensive practice. Each attendee will have a canvas to work on and will paint from a still-life.  During the process, discussions will focus on mixing paint and paint-application. This workshop is most suited to artists/painters relatively new to oil paint or complete beginners!
RSVP here!
Telling Yinna Stories!
The NAGB invites creative and art writers and critics to submit to tell your stories by joining our expanding writing cohort through an open submission process called “Telling Yinna Stories”. The NAGB aims to be a comprehensive platform welcoming multiple voices that will lend to the expansion of our narratives and development of more comprehensive, inclusive scholarship, critical analysis and various readings around the growing National Collection, your collection.

Please send all submissions to with the subject line:  “Telling Yinna Stories”. The application deadline is Friday, June 28th, 2019.
Submit yinna stories
Arts+Culture Recap
News from the region
Tilting Axis 6 to be hosted at the NAGB in 2020!
The NAGB is thrilled to announce our partnership for Tilting Axis 2020! The roving, pan-Caribbean conference will find itself on Bahamian limestone in a rather significant year. The mission of the late Jackson Burnside III and his wife Pam Burnside, in establishing Doongalik Studios, stated that “by the year 2020 more persons would travel to The Bahamas for its art, culture and heritage rather than for its sun, sand and sea.” With 2020 on the horizon, the question remains - how close are we to reaching this goal not just as a country, but as a region?
Tilting Axis 2020!
Membership Matters

The NAGB wants to give you more. More workshops. More family-friendly fun. More news. More value. All for you. Visit for details or visit our Mixed Media Store. 
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