NAGB Exhibition NE6 explores the challenges of “transition” in modern times
- Nov 27, 2012 - 10:00:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents the sixth biennial
exhibition, NE6, showcasing contemporary artists of Bahamian descent or
those living and working in The Bahamas today.
Under the new directorship of Amanda Coulson, this year’s edition
changes format and, instead of an open call, becomes a themed
exhibition, entitled “Kingdom Come,” to which artists, selected by the
NAGB’s Chief Curator, John Cox, are invited to participate.
The NE6 aims to explore the challenges of “transition” in modern times,
in which we are brought abruptly closer together thanks to the spoils
NAGB Opens NE6: Kingdom Come Exhibition
- Nov 15, 2012 - 3:12:09 PM
Belief systems tend to work best when they are isolated, uncontested by any
other canon; this could be why religious scholar and philosopher Joseph
Campbell, describes ‘The End’ as a kind of collision of once disparate
ideologies. This year’s edition of National Exhibition, “Kingdom Come,”
provides 50 visual thinkers with a practical platform on which to collide with
their vision of our present confusion or with hopeful projections of new
The NAGB is pleased to announce the public opening of
NE6: Kingdom Come on
Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 7PM.
Party in Paradise presents, "The Gaulin Bride"
- Nov 5, 2012 - 12:13:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Another avenue of Bahamian Art and Culture will be explored when Party in Paradise presents
Gaulin Bride. The event will be staged at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on West Hill Street, November 10th, 2012. Party in Paradise, held in conjunction with Ivory Global Management is a new spin on a vintage idea.
Party in Paradise organizers, inspired by the era of
The Silver Slipper,
Tropicana Clubs have
created a show that emphasizes the art of storytelling and music
reminiscent of the Bahamian drumbeat days, celebrated by the event’s
radio partner Island 102.9fm...
NAGB offers Karaoke Nights in September
- Sep 17, 2012 - 2:38:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Back by popular demand The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is hosting
FRIDAY, September 14th, 2012
Friday, September 21st
8PM to 10PM
The event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served + drinks will be on sale.
Come and enjoy the 'time of your life'!
Last chance to catch Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider
- Sep 12, 2012 - 3:37:51 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 is the last day to catch “Amos Ferguson:
Bahamian Outsider,” the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB)’s
first large scale Amos Ferguson exhibition. The show has been running
since May 24th, 2012.
show boasts a large cross- section of over 150 works by celebrated
Bahamian artist, Amos Ferguson. Broken down into sections (Prayin,
Tellin, Sailin, Livin, Bloomin and Playin), the show also includes a Paint Like Amos Ferguson
section, located in the PS Room on the ground floor...
NAGB to Offer Adult Photography Workshop
- Aug 16, 2012 - 7:08:13 PM
you ever questioned photography as an art? Ever wondered how to become a
photographer? Are you interest in photography as a career? Interested
in fashion, modeling and capturing everyday life events?
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to work alongside
Scharad Lightbourne, a Bahamian fashion and lifestyle photographer. The
workshop will consist of the branding, business and the creative
elements of the photography field, over a period of two weekends...
RBC Summer Arts Workshop Students Visit the National Art Gallery
- Aug 1, 2012 - 12:45:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On July 24th,
2012 students of the RBC Summer Arts Workshop visited the National Art Gallery
of The Bahamas (NAGB). The visit to NAGB enhanced the ongoing partnership
between RBC and the arts community. “We
are now in the 31st year of the summer arts workshop and every year
we strive to enhance the program” said Ms. Tanya McCartney, Managing Director
of RBC Finco. Ms. McCartney continued
“we felt that it was important to have the students visit the National Art
Gallery so they could see the work of local artists and be inspired by them...
NAGB to hold first annual Membership Drive Fair
- Jul 27, 2012 - 12:15:08 AM
There is a party at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will be hosting its first annual
Membership Drive Fair
Saturday, July 28th
, from 11 AM to 5 PM.
The Fair will include...
(Trailer) NAGB Film Series double-feature, July 12th
- Jul 12, 2012 - 6:52:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to continue its
Film Series with a double feature (2 films in one day). On
July 12th, 2012 at 8pm,
The Tall Tale of An Accidental Tourist will be shown, followed by a documentary film at 8:30pm in conjunction with The Bahamas National Trust called,
Islands of Life.
Both Directors will be present for a Q & A afterwards, and refreshments will be served...
Nassau Chamber Ensemble 2012 Spring Concert - June 10th
- Jun 9, 2012 - 3:13:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Nassau
Chamber Ensemble is pleased to present its third concert, an afternoon
of delightful Baroque, Classical and Romantic Chamber Music to be held
at the Bahamas Historical Society on Sunday, 10th June 2012 at 3pm. It
is hoped that everyone interested would be able to attend this
delightful event. Refreshments will be served.
The Nassau Chamber Ensemble is a 12-member string ensemble comprised of 6
violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass and a harpsichord. The
ensemble was co-founded by Noël Thompson and Hélène Péloquin in
September 2010. Their objective was to bring together a group of
like-minded musicians interested in performing beautiful instrumental
NAGB presents "Amos Ferguson - Bahamian Outsider" Opening Reception - Tomorrow Thursday, May 24
- May 23, 2012 - 3:04:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
"Amos Ferguson - Bahamian Outsider" Opening Reception:
May 24 at 6.30pm at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to be staging a
large-scale retrospective of one of the masters of the Bahamian art
scene: Amos Ferguson. Born in Exuma in 1920 and passed away in Nassau in
2009, Ferguson is well known beyond the Bahamian shores for his
brilliantly colored scenes of Bahamian life and illustrated Bible
stories. Aptly entitled "Bahamian Outsider," this show aims to firmly
establish this self-taught artist into the firmament of great Bahamian
and international artists.
NAGB Film Series: A Beat Forever, Junkanoo - April 26th
- Apr 26, 2012 - 12:10:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - You're invited to NAGB FIlm Series: A Beat Forever, Junkanoo Produced By: Isabella Astengo Date: 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 26th, 2012.
The film documents, 6 Characters, 6 Bahamians, 6 Junkanoers that takes
the viewer on an incredible travel inside Junkanoo. The film follows
the characters throughout a full year, discovering their inside
passion, which begins with the conceptual idea to the performance on
Bay Street. Darren Bastian, Jackson Burnside III, Arlene Nash Ferguson
and Shona Wood, from One Family Warriors group...
Junkanoo Dance and Music Workshop - April 14th
- Apr 12, 2012 - 11:58:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - You're invited to Junkanoo Dance and Music Workshop.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is going to “dance to the
Junkanoo”, “shake to the Junkanoo” and “jump to the Junkanoo”.
Everybody join NAGB in a dance and music workshop. Learn either
Junkanoo choreography or the musical instruments that make it all
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Please RSVP by 4:00 PM Friday, April 13th, 2012...
Junkanoo Pasting Workshop: April 21st
- Apr 12, 2012 - 12:04:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - You're invited to Junkanoo Pasting Workshop. Join The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in an educational celebration of Junkanoo on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.
The NAGB’s Educational Department has created a complete family day
where guests can: Participate in the following hands-on activity,
create and paste your own Junkanoo piece...
NAGB Film Series: Junkanoo, The Heartbeat of A People - Tonite April 12th
- Apr 12, 2012 - 11:39:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - NAGB Film Series: Junkanoo, The Heartbeat of A People Produced by: Maria Govan and Erika M. Robinson Date: 7:00pm, Thursday, April 12th, 2012
“A must-see for anyone seeking to understand what Junkanoo is all about,” Nicky Kelly –The Tribune.
Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival that occurs during the dark hours of
morning on the 26th of December and again bringing in its first hours
of light on the first day of the new year. Thousands dance through Bay
Street, Nassau’s town center...
NAGB Film Series to screen Bahamian documentary, On the Wings of Men
- Feb 21, 2012 - 4:05:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The Education Department
of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has chosen Bahamian
filmmaker Calvin Harris' film
“On the Wings of Men” to be the first in a
series of films under the current exhibition, “As We Knew Him," One
Family’s Tribute to Jackson Burnside III.
The film will be screened on
Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm at the NAGB.
This film was chosen because
it combines Bahamian history and culture which were two of Burnside's
greatest passions. This film received strong support from...
NAGB Announces New Hours & Free Gallery Day for Bahamians
- Feb 4, 2012 - 7:11:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to announce that we have
extended our hours to allow the Bahamian public and our international
visitors more opportunities to engage and experience our wonderful
Gallery and the art within.
The NAGB will now be open every
Sunday from 12 Noon to 4pm in addition to its normal operating hours of
10 am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Gallery is closed on
Mondays and on Public Holidays. The cost for admission for Adults is
$5.00, Students and Senior Citizens (Over 65)...
"As We Knew Him" One Family's Tribute to Jackson Burnside, February 3rd
- Feb 3, 2012 - 8:12:45 AM
Bahamas - National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to the
opening reception of As We Knew Him One Family's Tribute to Jackson
Burnside Boxing Day Parade 2011. Friday, February 3rd from 6pm to 9pm.
Rushout in Honour of Jackson...
NAGB Director appoints John Cox as new Chief Curator
- Feb 2, 2012 - 11:00:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
On January 1st, 2012, John Cox, the founder of the artists’
cooperative Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, took
on the position of Chief Curator at The National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas, appointed by incoming Director, Amanda Coulson.
to Coulson, “John is a fundamental player in the art scene of The
Bahamas and has an extensive working knowledge of both the historical
and contemporary practices here. We’ve known each other since 2006 and
have an excellent working relationship; with his internal knowledge and
my international reach, I believe as a team we’ll achieve our goal of
bringing Bahamian art to a wider audience both at home and abroad....”