edition of the NAGB newsletter is full of new and exciting events and
initiatives. We continue to deliver educational and uplifting
programming as we introduce new exhibitions, travel to the Family
Islands and host fun-filled events during the holiday season. Stay tuned
to upcoming editions for more information.
"Refuge" Exhibition - Save the Date
is an exhibition of works selected via an open call for works to
artists and creatives of The Bahamas and its diaspora, all of us who
have been collectively changed as nation and region by the storm. We
encourage the public to support these important works of art as we
continue to heal in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The opening
reception of "Refuge" will take place on Thursday, December 19th, 2019,
at 7:00 p.m. and the show will run through Sunday, April 5th, 2020.
NAGB Project Space Averia Wright "Straw Paradox: The Pig that Built His House of Straw"
Averia Wright exhibition, "Straw Paradox: The Pig that Built His House
of Straw", will close this Sunday, November 24th, 2019. If you haven't
seen this creative straw display, now is the time to visit the NAGB to
do so. This exhibition follows her moving works for the National
Exhibition 9 "The Fruit and The Seed", "Elevating the Blue Light
Special." Drawing from tradition and her family's history, Wright
explores the legacy of straw works and its relationship to the Bahamian
Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition Heads to Long Island
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is happy to present TRANS: A Migration of Identity
to the Long Island community. This is the final stop for this
exhibition, having travelled to Andros, Eleuthera, and Grand Bahama. The
exhibition directs its lens on the movement of people from the
trans-Atlantic trade, to the movement of people throughout the region
and elsewhere; an act that strongly informs our understanding of self
the season for family fun! Join us for a day of Christmas themed
activities at the NAGB's annual ARTernoon. Mark December 7th, 2019 in
your calendar and be ready to have a great time with us starting at
12:00 noon. Drinks, quick bites, and sweet treats will be on sale.
an amazing element to your visitor experience by connecting with and
learning more about the artworks at the NAGB! Tours will be held every
30 minutes beginning at 12:00 p.m. Sign up at our Mixed Media Store and
meet our wonderful team.
you would like to volunteer as a tour guide, please contact the
Education and Outreach Manager, Katrina Cartwright at
email@example.com or call 328-5800.
NAGB, along with a dedicated team of Therapists, Counsellors, and
Mental Wellness Professionals, continues to offer emotional support for
the trauma experienced during and post-Hurricane Dorian. “We Gatchu:
Sanctuary After The Storm” is our joint initiative to tend to the
emotional wellbeing of the nation, and we want to start with you and
your struggles. We see you. We see your strength. We gatchu. These open
sessions for speaking and sharing your experiences will begin at 6:00pm
every Tuesday until the end of December at the National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas (NAGB) located on West Street.
we continue to assist our brothers and sisters who have been affected
by this devastating hurricane, the NAGB - together with Lend-A-Hand
Bahamas and Equality Bahamas - is STILL ACCEPTING non-perishable items.
Together we can all make a difference by showing care and support
through our sustained donations and volunteerism.
From the Collection
Peggy Hering's "Lilies" (1984): On being student and teacher.
By Natalie Willis
Caribbean is in many ways a place of and for the nomadic. There is an
irony then in the way that American artist Peggy Hering found herself
referencing Claude Monet’s water lilies with her own “Lilies” (1984),
which were painted at his home for the last 30 years of his practice.
The jarring difference between those seemingly shifting, moving art
makers, and those who stand stock-still devoting time to the exact
opposite which is the enduring, is all presented to be considered in
Hering’s dreamy landscape. Some may be familiar with her work gifted to
us from the FINCO commissions of scenes Over-the-Hill, but Hering and
her work are a little elusive for those of us who weren’t around in
Nassau in the 70s and 80s when Hering lived here. This gem in the Dawn
Davies Collection is a good departure point for probing into the life of
this expatriate artist.