National Art Gallery of The Bahamas gears up for Seventh National Exhibition
- Dec 4, 2014 - 6:18:37 PM
There’s a whole new bag of goodies opening this month at the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and it promises to give visitors a lot more
to mull over than Christmas budgets.
Opening on December 11, the Seventh National Exhibition (NE7) will
discuss the significance of hues that go beyond seasonal reds and greens. This
year, literary and visual artists will respond to the dynamics of social codes
around race, class and the economics of privilege in The Bahamas in the show
titled “Antillean: an Ecology”.
Bahamian Richard Coulson's memoir to be released October 8th
- Oct 2, 2014 - 5:30:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For most Bahamians, the
name Richard Coulson conjures images of a man whose highly regarded and
occasional columns in The Tribune are literary gems. Thought-provoking,
free of political bias, Coulson’s comments are packed with practical
solutions to what seem like overwhelming decisions – what to do about
direct foreign investment vs. domestic, how to handle privatization,
what happens when education doesn’t educate the masses.
beyond being the Nassau-born, world-travelled pundit whose observations
generate cocktail party conversations and political round-table debates,
Coulson is a man with a fascinating professional and social past that
has taken him from the offices and living rooms of the top financiers of
Europe to the deepest recesses of Iraq and Malaysia, with the beauty
and the contrasts of Mexico a constant thread both in his work and his
private life. In his just-released memoir, A Corkscrew Life, Coulson is
the consummate storyteller, recalling details that no one of ordinary
memory could remember – the abruptness of a sea-change from Ivy Leaguer
to Army life digging bunkers and fighting bureaucratic battles in
NAGB seeks artwork by Brent Malone
- Sep 30, 2014 - 9:46:59 AM
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has begun the first phase of the
development of a major retrospective exhibition of the work of the late
R. Brent Malone. The exhibition will be curated by Bahamian art
historian and educator Dr. Erica James and will open in 2015.
In preparation for the exhibition, the gallery requests that any person
who owns work by Brent Malone and is willing to have it included in the
exhibition and/or the accompanying catalogue, to please contact Dr
James with the following: a basic photograph of the work, its date,
title and medium (if known), along with the owner’s name and contact
information. All images and information provided will be held in the
NAGB seeks to fill Education Officer position
- Sep 4, 2014 - 2:55:07 PM
Nassau, New Providence -
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has issued a call for
applications for an open position at the Gallery for an EDUCATION
Job Description: The Education Officer is responsible for developing,
delivering and evaluating content to effectively communicate the
function of the museum and its collection and exhibitions to a wider
audience. Working closely with the Curatorial Department, the Education
Officer should be involved in the creation of each exhibition from the
point of view of the uninitiated visitor, should assist with exhibition
show content in label writing, essays, catalogue editing, and with
NAGB Call for Works: NE7
- Jul 11, 2014 - 7:28:39 AM
is an Open Call for Works from Visual and Literary Artists for The
Seventh National Exhibition : NE7 : Antillean: An Ecology, Curated by
Bahamian artist and lecturer Michael Edwards and Holly Bynoe, a visual
artist, curator and writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
start from the belief that Caribbeanness is a system full of noise and
opacity, a nonlinear system, an unpredictable system, in short a chaotic
system beyond the total reach of any specific kind of knowledge or
interpretation of the world... – Antonio Benitez-Rojo
"The Ace of Spades", a tribute show to Winston "Gus" Cooper,
- Apr 4, 2014 - 12:51:17 AM
The National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the opening of their
newest exhibition "The Ace of Spades", a tribute show to The Valley Boys
founder, Winston "Gus" Cooper, guest-curated by artist John Beadle and
under the patronage of the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, M.P.,
Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Mrs. Bernadette
Christie. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 6pm.
The exhibition will not only record Mr. Cooper's momentous contribution
to this uniquely Bahamian art form, but will also investigate some of
the significant changes and inventions The Valley Boys brought to the
construction of Junkanoo costumes. Curator John Beadle is creating the
interior of a Junkanoo shack within the galleries of the NAGB
Bahamian Students Exhibit Artwork in Japan
- Mar 7, 2014 - 9:38:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In continuation with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s art theme, “The Journey Continues” for the
country’s 40 years of Bahamian Independence, the exhibition has continued in a
foreign venue. The inaugural exhibition opened at The National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas on October 21st, 2013, in collaboration with the
Education Department at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
The exhibition was an overwhelming
success, promoting the nation’s youth creative expression regarding the theme
and pointed clearly to the rich prospects of greater works to come from the
country’s young artistic community. There were eighteen artworks exhibited on
the opening night from Bahamian youth ranging from ages eight to twenty-one...
Kareem Mortimer's "Passage" to Screen at NAGB
- Jan 20, 2014 - 12:52:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is pleased t announce the screening of
award-wining Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer's short film
which tackles the harrowing subject of immigration; the 15-minute film
will be preceded by a "making-of" that explores the director's
Following the screenings, which will take place in the
T1-Ballroom Gallery at
6 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, there will be a
panel discussion, moderated by radio personality Louby Georges, host of
"The Creole Connection" on Guardian Talk Radio 96.9, with participants
including the film's director; R.E. Barnes from Amnesty International;
Doongalik and NAGB hosts School Art Supply Drive throughout month of August
- Aug 6, 2013 - 5:15:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - During the month of August
2013, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery on Village Road and The National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas on West Hill Street will each adopt a
government high school in their community and bolster their art
programmes by providing much needed supplies to their students.
materials are expensive and many students cannot afford even the most
basic supplies. We are therefore encouraging the community to donate
unopened/gently used art supplies (i.e. sketch paper, pencils, charcoal,
paint, brushes, etc.) during the month of August. Materials can be
dropped off at either gallery location and 100% of the supplies will go
directly to the art departments and fuel the creative expression of
young Bahamian artists...
Governor General to Open Exhibit at NAGB, 'The Bahamian Collection’
- Jul 1, 2013 - 10:19:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A collection of 40
photographic portraits of men and women from all walks of life, who
together represent the heart, soul and spirit of the Bahamian character,
will be unveiled at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on July 11
as part of the 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.
the Bahamian Collection, the exhibit is the result of the first year of
the Bahamian Project and will be opened by the Governor General Sir
Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes. The portraits will remain in the
gallery on West Hill Street for three months. Both the opening night and
the continuing exhibition are open to the public...
The Bahamas AIDS Foundation Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Reception
- May 31, 2013 - 12:18:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas AIDS Foundation will be hosting a Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Reception on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
This event entitled "Art for Hope" is in keeping with our goal and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2011-2015 Strategy "Getting to Zero:Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths...
The John Beadle Project at NAGB: April 25th
- Apr 16, 2013 - 7:44:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the Patronage of The
Honourable Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture,
you are cordially invited to the opening of The John Beadle Project
Thursday April 25th, 2013 7pm - 9pm at The National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas West & West Hill Streets...
Artwork defaced at National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Mar 29, 2013 - 1:06:38 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Late last week, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) issued an
apology to to the public and to Grand Bahamian artist Susan Moir Mackay
on the defacing of her multimedia piece entitled Conversation which
hangs prominently in the NAGB's newest exhibition, SingleSex. SingleSex
features imagery of women by Bahamian women artists and is a part of the
Transforming Spaces 2013 Art Tour.
The piece Conversation
depicts the female nude form with physical openings placed at the
throat, the heart and the genitalia/reproductive areas of the body. On
the left side of the form hangs a white stone tied to a piece of twine
against a dark...
NAGB Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 23
- Mar 22, 2013 - 4:51:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bring your Family to the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas for our
Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, March 23 | 11am-2pm
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to present their
Easter Egg Hunt where there will be face painting, photos with the
Easter Bunny, and lots of candy. Kids can make their own Easter Bunny
Mask and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. Price: $8 per child but
children 12 and under are admitted free into the Gallery itself. Join us
for a Family Day filled with amazing activities!
NAGB presents Forbidden Fruit: The Discover of The Americas and its New Foods Portrayed in European Painting
- Mar 1, 2013 - 11:09:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The National Art Gallery
of The Bahamas is pleased to present Forbidden Fruit: The Discover of
The Americas and its New Foods Portrayed in European Painting, a lecture
by George Wanklyn, Associate Professor, The American University of
Paris, on 5:30PM Thursday, March 14th, 2013
The National Art Gallery is located at West St. & West Hill St., P. O. Box N 711 Nassau, New Providence.
NAGB Artist Talk: Spirituality & Balance, Feb 19
- Feb 14, 2013 - 5:42:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the National
Exhibition Six (NE6): Kingdom Come, the NAGB Education Department
presents the second Artists Talk Panel with NE6 participating artists
discussing the Sub-theme: "Spirituality & Balance" on Tuesday,
February 19th at 6:30 p.m. Artists, Tyrone Ferguson, Dylan Rapilliard
(represented by John Cox), Jeffrey Merris (represented by John Cox) and
This event is Free and open to the public...
Bring your Valentine to The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Feb 13, 2013 - 11:59:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bring your Valentine to The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on February 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
As a prelude to your
Valentine's evening, stroll on our historic grounds, surround yourself with art and
ignite your senses as you overlook historic Nassau.
It’s an evening of romance mixed with art and wine.
Call the gallery to reserve your spot.
Nassau poet book launch to support Bahamas Crisis Center
- Feb 6, 2013 - 11:28:09 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian poet Beaumont Todd is a recently published Bahamian author with the release of his book,
Tirade of the Heart, a compilation of poems that have spanned the last eighteen years of his life.
On the 9th of February he will be holding his official book release and a
charity fundraiser for the Crisis Center and Children's Emergency Hostel.
It will be held to the National Arts Gallery of the Bahamas. The doors
open to the public at 630 and the event will begin promptly at 7 pm...
NAGB Artist Talk: Justice and Survival, Feb 5
- Feb 4, 2013 - 6:04:36 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the National
Exhibition Six (NE6): Kingdom Come Exhibition presents an Artists Talk
Panel with NE6 participating artists discussing the themes: "Justice
& Survival" on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Edwards, Dave Smith (Represented by John Cox) and Jackson Petit, will be
Give the gift of an NAGB Membership
- Dec 23, 2012 - 8:07:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Treat someone to the gift of
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) Membership this
The gift that keeps on giving – the gift of art & culture
– a NAGB yearly membership.
Contact the National Art Gallery...