edition of the NAGB newsletter provides updates around the exciting
PULSE exhibitions, "Bush Medicine Stories," an open call for artwork and
testimonials from the Museum Association of the Caribbean and so much
more! Please stay tuned to our website and social media pages for
regular announcements from your favourite museum.
muralists Allan Wallace and Angelika Wallace Whitfield are actively
creating their murals at home while taking recommendations from the
public over live-streamed scheduled events. These new exhibitions are
full of interactive and fun activities. Stay current by visiting our
website for monthly sneak peeks of their murals as they are being
We've added more audio guides as part of our naturesPULSE exhibition!
So you can either take the virtual tour from the comfort of your home
or actually visit our Art Park in person (open during our regular
operating hours), while always maintaining social distancing and
Government-mandated COVID-19 protocols. This is a great opportunity to
learn interesting facts about the medical and bush medicine properties
of each plant in our wonderful Art Park.
Symonette’s “Balance” (2020) offers a space to assess our conceptions
of what citizenship can look like in The Bahamas. This thought-provoking
piece is the NAGB’s offering for this year’s, Transforming Spaces and
will be on display until March 5th, 2021. We look forward to seeing you
soon at our outdoor Art Park!
The NAGB is celebrating the work of Bahamian muralists during a time of crisis with a new exhibition onePULSE. This exhibition opens virtually on November 26th and physically at the museum on December 1st -
depending on COVID-19 restrictions. The NAGB will feature beautiful
murals by talented artists including; Amaani Hepburn, June Collie, Jodi
Minnis, Lemero Wright, Matthew Rahming, Benjamin Ferguson and Alisa
Streather Robinson. These murals will eventually move into communities
throughout The Bahamas and you can find their locations at Rubis gas
stations using onePULSE QR Codes. Use the codes to find out more about
the murals and where they will move to next!
NAGB's Inter-Island Traveling Exhibition (ITE) has levelled up!
Adapting to our new reality, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has
pivoted from the physical realm to make the ITE virtually available.
This fall, we are focused on Abaco and would like to feature the works
of Abaconian artists. Work submissions from the creative community can
only enhance our preparation for the first Virtual ITE, “From Time:
Water has a Perfect Memory.”
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
The COVID pandemic has created an unprecedented moment within our time;
its impact has been felt throughout the world. Knowing that artwork can
sometimes convey what words cannot, this project aims to illuminate how
people in the Caribbean and its Diaspora are living and moving through
this crisis through creative expression.
The final exhibition will represent 60 artists and the deadline for submission is November 30th, 2020. Artists will be notified of jury decisions by end January 2021 and the exhibition will be launched in March 2021.
There is a simultaneous call for testimonials - which can be written,
recorded, a snapshot essay, poem or any other kind form of media - from
all cultural workers, documenting how COVID-19 has affected them or
their place of work.
NAGB is pleased to announce the launch of our interactive online
activity, “Bush Medicine Stories”! You can now visit our website
and share your funniest, most outrageous, profound, reflective
and thoughtful stories with us on our blog.
this week's "Blank Canvas" show, we host the winner of this year's
Central Bank Open Category art prize, Abby Smith. This year, the
competition was for public art and mural proposals and was judged by
well-known mural artists, Allan Pachino Wallace and Angelika
Wallace-Whitfield. The winning design by Ms Smith will be on the wall of
the Stapleton School and is intended to shine a light on special needs
children and speak to inclusion, joy and celebration of our shared
culture through Junkanoo.