NAGB Director Amanda Coulson and Consultant and botanist Dr Ethan Freid of The Bahamas National Trust’s Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve helping to clear out the brush for the new Sculpture Garden at the NAGB.
many locals and repeat visitors have noticed, West Hill Street has been
undergoing a facelift. Now the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
(NAGB) is asking for its community to get involved to take the
transformation a step further.
vision is the development of a Sculpture Garden on the property
adjacent to the NAGB’s building. Over the course of 4 days in early
April, under the guidance of botanist Dr. Ethan Freid, from the Bahamas
National Trust’s Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera, and with
the assistance of volunteers and residents from the community, the
plot’s shrubbery has been tamed and tentative walking paths have been
laid out as a way to access the site from West Hill Street directly to
the NAGB’s main entrance.
Rendering by Jess Malms shows different options of the front wall showcasing either mosaics, artwork or bougainvillea.
Katrina Vanderlip's rendering of the path that will lead from West Hill
Street (top) directly to the breezeway and main entrance of NAGB
Katrina Vanderlip with a donated bench.
clean up will be taking place this weekend, April Saturday 23rd and
Sunday 24th from 10am to 3pm each day. The NAGB is sending out a call to
one and all from the community to come and get involved in the creation
of a community park. Come on out and make your mark on this historic
for the dirty work will be on hand (shovels, wheelbarrows, picks) and
all participants are asked to bring good energies, a sun hat, smiles and
a pair of work gloves. For more information, please feel free to
contact the Gallery at 328-5800 or 328-5801.