your NAGB you can learn how to use watercolours, watch a movie, tour
the museum, join ARTribe or even become a member just to name a few
fun-filled options! Find out how in this newsletter or visit our website
nagb.org.bs for up-to-date details on what is happening at your
TONIGHT the NAGB Film Series
presents Beasts of the Southern Wild
month the NAGB continues the conversation around resilience in the face
of catastrophe and hope for the future through the film “Beasts of the
Southern Wild”. Benh Zeitlin's acclaimed first feature film tells the
story of Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl who lives in a fantastical place
called the Bathtub. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary
imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the
universe until a fierce storm changes her reality.
Join us for a fun-filled evening tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Fiona's Theater!
NAGB invites artists to create a mural that comments on the indomitable
Bahamian spirit through the lens of time. The mural created should
allow onlookers to take a walk through hundreds of years of Bahamian
resilience: from the Lucayans, to the age of colonial rule, to our
triumphant independence and all that is and will be a part of our great
nation. It, ideally, will also spark discussions on the importance of
preserving and sharing our history with future generations as an
invaluable educational tool. The artist or group of artists whose design
concept is selected will receive resources and a stipend to create the
mural in a public space.
how to create beautiful layers in your paintings using classic
watercolour techniques. Under the tutelage of “Refuge” artist Christina
Wong, participants will be led through the process of rendering an image
from observation and gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of
painting with watercolour. This workshop is most suited to
artists/painters relatively new to watercolour or complete beginners!
Sundays are back in full swing and we can’t wait to take you through
our exhibitions on February 23rd! Let our knowledgeable NAGB staff guide
you through “Refuge”, featuring the work of over 45 artists who speak
to their experiences and thoughts post-Dorian, Sue Katz’s “Home” in our
Project Space and our Permanent Exhibition “TimeLines”, which explores
the history of Bahamian art.
sixteen years as the premier art festival in The Bahamas, Transforming
Spaces (TS) returns this spring to offer art enthusiasts, collectors and
visitors alike another unique experience totally immersed in the
contemporary Bahamian art scene. The TS Committee announced plans for
its highly anticipated annual event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday,
March 28 - 29th, 2020. Although the event’s highlight is the art bus
tour weekend, this year will include a series of events hosted by
participating galleries leading up to the weekend--from curated walking
tours, private and public openings, to artist talks, all culminating
with an exciting closing event.
creatives (grades 8-12) who are interested in exploring the arts
outside of the classroom are welcome to join us in a safe, inclusive
space that has a rich cultural history. We understand that not every
student wants to make art in the traditional sense and with ARTribe, you
can focus on art in the ways that you find most important. You will
have access to loads of materials to create art but this is not just
another art class. Write about art, learn about art conservation and
discover exciting careers in the arts--this club is about you!
ARTribe is held at on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the NAGB.