Thursday, November 21, 2019

NAGB News - November 20, 2019

This 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
"Refuge" 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.
More about "Refuge"
NAGB Project Space
Averia Wright "Straw Paradox: The Pig that Built His House of Straw"
The 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 tourism industry.
More about Averia Wright
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 and others. 
More about the ITE
A Christmas-Themed ARTernoon
Tis 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.
More about ARTernoon
4th Sunday Fun
Add 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.
If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide, please contact the Education and Outreach Manager, Katrina Cartwright at or call 328-5800.
More about 4th Sundays
We Gatchu Continues
The 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. 
More about We Gatchu
Donation Drive
As 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. 
More About the Donation Drive
From the Collection
Peggy Hering's "Lilies" (1984): On being student and teacher.
By Natalie Willis
The 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. 
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