The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - NAGB Newsletter - October 13th, 2020
edition of the NAGB newsletter provides updates around two virtual
exhibition launches, the Executive Director Job Call, the latest episode
of "My Practice Is..." and so much more. Please also remember that
our COVID-19 Resources page is regularly updated with free virtual
museum tours, fun art activities and other exciting initiatives.
virtual tours of the flora and sculptures in NAGB’s Art Park. The
sculpture garden exhibition offers an outlet for rest, respite, and
meditation. The naturesPULSE virtual exhibition welcomes you to join
NAGB for virtual flora walks which feature sixteen plants indigenous to
The Bahamas. Additionally, sculptures from NAGB’s outdoor collection are
featured in our virtual sculpture garden walks. When combined, the arts
and botany in the NAGB Art Park help to communicate the history and
culture of The Bahamas. This virtual exhibition serves as a sanctuary of
reflection that honours Bahamian sculptors and public art.
Artists include: Antonius Roberts, Wellington Bridgewater, Drew Weech,
Katrina Cartwright, Nick Austin, Tyrone Ferguson, John Panza, Alex
Timchula, and Netica "Nettie" Symonette.
Join us on October 16th for the launch of our virtual Sculpture Walks and on November 16th for our Virtual Flora Walks.
Curated by Richardo Barrett and Curatorial Support by Amaani Hepburn and Tiera Ndlovu.
COVID: Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean and its Diaspora
Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) invites all artists to
submit work(s) for consideration in a virtual exhibition that will exist
on the MAC website and will be projected at various sites throughout
is in an art career? We asked artists to share in our ongoing video
series "My Practice is..." The series has been shining a spotlight on
the act of practicing art as a career. It exists to engage and inspire
the next generation of artists to continue this very important work.
On “Blank Canvas,” Amanda Coulson
catches up with the artist John Beadle who has used the last few months
of lockdown to continue his rigorous studio practise. A long-time
Junkanooer, he discusses how not having a season this year has allowed
him to focus his energy on his studio work, what future parades might
look like and how this period has been for some in the Junkanoo
The NAGB Permanent Exhibition serves
as an opportunity for us to highlight works from the National
Collection in conversation with works from private collections. These
exhibitions usually take on a physical life within the walls of the
NAGB, and are up for display for approximately 12 months on the ground
floor of the museum, giving you, the public, a chance to see the works
that we all own as people of The Bahamas and our cultural patrimony. For
the upcoming iteration of the PE, “Medicine and Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas”, we have included an online show to accompany the on-site exhibition that will open later in the year.