edition of the newsletter provides an in-depth update around new
additions to our Educators' Resources Page on our website. We have been
busy working on programming, social media content and fun activities
that you can do at home with your families. We will continue to deliver
initiatives designed to educate, uplift and inspire people of every age.
Follow us on social media or visit our website for up to date news
about the NAGB.
BUSH MEDICINE STORIES
for our upcoming interactive online activity, “Bush Medicine Stories”!
Starting November 9th visit the “For Families” section on the NAGB’s
website, go to our “Bush Medicine Stories” page through “NAGB Workshops”
and share your funniest, most outrageous, profound, reflective,
thoughtful stories with us on our blog.
NAGB is offering a free portfolio workshop for young artists who are
applying for entry into college/university art programmes. The workshop
guides participants through the process of creating a successful
portfolio and gives helpful tips on the application process.
virtual tour with the NAGB could be the perfect way to add some variety
to your usual classroom format. Let’s face it, teachers need a break,
so let the NAGB help you with a virtual tour for your students. They can
still experience the possibilities of art through observation,
exploration and communication. To book a tour go to https://nagb.org.bs/for-teachers.
Purvis Young exhibition was originally slated for last December at the
NAGB, but our exhibition schedule shifted to make space for healing in
the previous exhibition “Refuge”. In our first “Book of the Month”
feature we are highlighting this Purvis Young monograph.
ArtWise programme is a fun and dynamic classroom-based workshop that
brings the NAGB to you. And it’s now available for your virtual
classroom! It is designed to provide mixed media lessons that correspond
to a broad range of subjects, art-related and otherwise.
is back (virtually) for the fall semester! Our spring semester got cut
short because of COVID restrictions, but the restrictions have also
presented an opportunity: we are happy to announce that Family Island
students in grades 8-12 are now welcome to apply!
part of the recently held Art World Conference, Amani Olu, the founding
Director of Detroit Art Week and CEO of Olu & Company, facilitated
the presentation "Protecting Your Narrative - 10 Solutions For Black
Artists.” The exceptional presentation has been made available for free
and is an excellent resource for any artist cementing relationships
either at home in The Bahamas or internationally. More than ever,
contemporary art galleries and museums are rushing to exhibit the work
of Black artists. While taking a step in the right direction, these
institutions – primarily led by white individuals – do not always have
the patience, language, and lived experience to contextualize the work
as intended. As a result, many Black artists find that the people
representing them often misrepresent or silence their ideas to move a
sale forward, placate leadership, or make the viewing experience
comfortable for white audiences. In this session, Amani Olu will provide
a ten-step approach to safeguard your narrative from white supremacist