National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - NAGB News - Dec. 6th, 2019
edition of the NAGB newsletter is full of holiday cheer. There are fun
events for kids, wholesome gatherings for families, and exciting
initiatives for friends. Additionally, we are pleased to share more
about the upcoming "Refuge" exhibition that will show captivating and
creative insight from many artists post-Dorian. Happy holidays from the
entire NAGB team. We look forward to celebrating with you!
A Christmas ARTernoon at the NAGB
year's ARTernoon initiative will feature many holiday-themed and fun
events for the whole family. Specially designed for everyone, 4 and
over, under the theme "A Storybook Christmas"; parents are encouraged to
participate or observe their children as they create an original piece
of art all their own. Join us this Saturday from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
here at the NAGB for a family-oriented event.
is an exhibition that was conceived to uplift and give space to visual
artists and writers in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The
works on show—many from artists in our Family Islands—are the result of
an open call to respond to this devastating and impactful moment in
Bahamian history, while providing a space for reflection and community.
This event will be held under the Patronage of the Right Honourable Dr.
Join us on December 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. This and all NAGB
Exhibition Openings are FREE and OPEN to the general public.
NAGB invites you to an Open Studios session with Sue Katz on Saturday,
December 7th, 2019 starting at 5:00 p.m. The informal conversation will
look at her practice as it relates to her the expatriate experience,
Jewish heritage, and making a home away from the home you grew up in.
Katz has been living and working in The Bahamas for 28 years. Her roots
may have originated in the US, but they now find themselves firmly
planted here in The Bahamas. This duality of holding onto migrant and
diaspora identities is, to many, part and parcel of living here. Her
practice of collaging, layering, and reworking images from advertising
and family archives speak to the experience of living and carving out a
sense of self when displaced and re-rooted (and indeed re-routed)
Her solo exhibition in the Project Space runs from November 28th, 2019 through January 12th, 2020.
NAGB Film Series Presents The Nightmare Before Christmas
with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack longs to spread the
joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and
creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! A great
family film for all ages, the story teaches us that it is alright to try
new things, even if they do not go as planned.
us on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The screening
is free and open to the public. We will have popcorn for sale. Come out
and spend a little of your Christmas holiday with us.
Wallace-Whitefield's HOPE IS A WEAPON. initiative began as a street
art/graffiti tagging public project in the 9th National Exhibition at
the NAGB in 2018. T-shirts were made to continue the goal of spreading
motivation through the islands coupled with street tags. The shirts
allow people to carry the phrase with them and spread the message even
further. Post Dorian, Angelika successfully raised funds to be donated
to survivors at a Pop Up event at the NAGB.
We encourage the public to support this worthy initiative on Sunday,
December 15th at the NAGB from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Remember, hope is a
weapon when used as one.