Madness is here at the NAGB, and we welcome the heat and the fire of an
uber creative summer, starting with our two artists' talks with John
Paul Saddleton and Tessa Whitehead on July 6th and 11th respectively.
Our film series is back at the end of the month with the epic "City of
God", and if you have not signed up for our fun-filled Mixed Media
Summer Art Camp, you still have the opportunity to enrol for session 2.
Get into the Summer Madness
Open Studios with John Paul Saddleton
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to an Open Studios
session with John Paul Saddleton on Saturday, July 6th starting at 5:00
p.m. The informal conversation will look at the collection of work
supported by John Paul's current Project Space show at the NAGB titled
"Transition." As a reminder, the Open Studios session and all
programming in support of exhibitions are FREE and open to the public.
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to an artist talk with
Tessa Whitehead on Thursday, July 11th starting at 7:00 p.m. The talk
will look at how her body of work supported in "...there are always two
deaths" was created and her views around process, loss and the
reinforcement of contemporary womanhood.
Pratt–travel grantee for the Tilting Axis Travel Award given the
NAGB–attended the annual visual arts conference, the only of its kind in
the world to centre the Caribbean, and reports on the meeting which
took place at the Memorial ACTé in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe at the end
of the May. Under the theme "Decolonisation and Art Criticism" Pratt
engaged with nuances emerging out of readings on Édouard Glissant's "The
Poetics of Relation" which lead to a deeper understanding of the
region's cultural realities and challenges as creative thinkers, makers,
writers and doers.
summer’s theme, “Parading through the Caribbean”, allows campers to
explore indigenous festivals throughout the region. Festival experiences
include Kadooment from Barbados, Ole Mas from Trinidad & Tobago,
Rara from Haiti and Diwali from Guyana. Campers will experiment with a
variety of art materials, delving into the stories and histories that
are at the foundation of cultural customs and investigating the beliefs
and traditions that connect to The Bahamas to countries in the region.
Sign up for session two here!
Films + Partnerships Supporting films + building community
NAGB Film Series presents "City of God"
NAGB welcomes you to a special screening of the critically acclaimed
2002 Brazilian crime epic "City of God," on Thursday, July 25th starting
at 8:00 p.m. In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the
1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket, a budding
photographer documents the increasing drug-related violence of his
neighbourhood and drug dealer "Zé" who uses Rocket and his photos as a
way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, "Knockout
The NAGB is excited to bring this Global South masterpiece to Fiona's
Theatre, and as a reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to
the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale.
coming Thursday, July 4th the NAGB is happy to hold host to what is
sure to be a brilliant talk on Stem Cell and Regenerative Health
research with Dr Desiree Cox. If you’re looking to get a summary on this
mystical science magic that feels just a little elusive to a lot of us,
or just wanna get to the heart of what’s happening now with stem cell
treatments and research, or if you have any burning questions, this is
the talk to come to. The talk starts at the NAGB at 6:00 p.m. and won’t be held anywhere else. Oh, and it’s FREE!
Wednesdays IS BACK, and celebrates LGBT pride month! Join us this pride
month at the NAGB to discuss the following: What is the purpose of
Pride? What should Pride look like in The Bahamas? What do we need to
make it happen? How can we be in solidarity with LGBT+ Bahamians? What
have the challenges and victories been for pride demonstrations in other
Caribbean countries? What barriers face LGBT+ Bahamians today? In what
ways can we support and celebrate Pride this month? Join the cohort on
Wednesday, July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. at the NAGB.
from the our video vault, we focus on Allan Jones and Rashad Leamount's
National Exhibition 9 project "MaSC Off" which focuses on masculine
vulnerability and male camaraderie and friendship. This photographic
salon sparked healthy debate in our national discourse adding to social
awareness around sexuality and gender.
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