NAGB Open Studios & Artist Talk with Jeffrey Meris
- Jan 18, 2017 - 1:21:54 PM
As a component of the National Exhibition 8 (NE8), the PS Room will
house three special projects starting with Jeffrey Meris' "Asue: 20/20".
20/20" is a series of participatory objects, experiences and
interventions drawn from the Yorubic tradition. Meris invited 19 people
throughout New Providence to interchange objects in response to a prompt
or an object he creates.
Much like an economic asue, each week
one person receives all twenty objects created/exchanged until the cycle
is completed and all twenty participants...
National Exhibition 8 (NE8) opens
- Dec 14, 2016 - 12:54:48 PM
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas will open the Eighth
National Exhibition (NE8) Offsite showcase at Hillside House on
December 17th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
During the opening of the National Exhibition 8 at Hillside House on
Saturday, December 17th
visitors will be treated to a presentation, performance and
conversation between four of the NE8 participating artists: Angelique V.
Nixon, Charlotte Henay, Researcher in Residence: Hilary Booker, and
Participating artists announced for National Exhibition 8 (NE8)
- Nov 10, 2016 - 1:41:16 PM
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will open the Eighth
National Exhibition (NE8) on December 15, 2016, at 6:30 pm. For the
past 13 years, the NAGB has committed itself to the nurturing and
fostering of a healthy creative ecosystem and it continues to push the
frontiers and foundations of cultural value and consciousness across the
nation and its diasporas.
With contributions from more than 60
artists, writers and scholars, this eighth iteration of the National
Exhibition, under current Chief Curator Holly Bynoe, will present a
rich, four-month long artistic program, interweaving ON and OFFsite
exhibitions, performances, screenings, symposiums, readings and
NAGB Fall/Winter Film Series presents Inside Llewyn Davis
- Nov 4, 2016 - 1:51:27 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On November 10th, the film series veers from the
happy-go-lucky artist to the most familiar theme of the self-destructive
artist. The individual who suffers in his or her quest to have their
art become relevant.
Inside Llewyn Davis, a 2013 film co-directed
by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, follows the journey of a folk singer
in the early 1960s in New York City as he attempts to build a career and
a life. It’s a challenging film for the viewer in that the lead
character, Llewyn Davis, played by the insanely watchable Oscar Isaac,
seems bent on doing everything in his power not to have the career he so
NAGB Fall/Winter Series - The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
- Oct 26, 2016 - 3:29:11 PM
The new Fall/Winter Film Series at the NAGB continues this Thursday
night, October 27th, with the film, 'The Maestro: King of the Cowboy
American director Les Blank during his lifetime made
forty documentaries, and none more lovingly captured the spirit of what
it is to be an artist than his 1994 film 'The Maestro: King of the
Caribbean Studies Association + NAGB launch Book Cover Design Competition
- Sep 30, 2016 - 1:00:54 PM
Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
pleased to announce an exclusive partnership to coincide with CSA’s
42nd annual conference whose theme has been identified as —
Knowledge and Culture Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?
— convening at the Melía Nassau Beach Hotel,
June 5-9, 2017
NAGB and CSA will launch a competition to produce an original, Bahamian
themed conference program booklet and banner competition within the
Bahamian art and creative community. The NAGB will host the official
competition launch and press conference on
Friday September 30, 4p.m - 5:30 p.m. CSA's Local Organizing Committee and members of the local media will be present...
'the observer + the observed' opens at the NAGB
- Sep 22, 2016 - 9:13:02 AM
Double Dutch brings together artists from the region and diaspora to
produce provocative bodies of work through collaboration and exchange.
The project works against ideas of nationalism and the insularity of our
creative environs by creating an experimental hub to explore regional
and diasporic culture, our creative acumen and sensibilities.
observer and the observed' features work by Jamaican artist Deborah
Anzinger and Bahamian artist Heino Schmid, each of them exploring ideas
around representation, the body and how the gaze in effect changes ideas
of relation, security, eroticism and social awareness...
Job Opportunities at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Aug 25, 2016 - 3:06:33 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has two exciting opportunities for creative, talented and professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for
outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier
The NAGB has both a
Communications and Development Officer
Application deadline is September 9th...
NAGB announces three exciting new exhibitions
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:16:14 PM
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to
announce the official opening of its three newest exhibitions: EN MAS’:
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean; Genesis: The
beginning of souls in time;and From Columbus to Junkanoo.
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean Traveling to The
Bahamas from New Orleans and The Cayman Islands, ENMAS’: Carnival,
Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores theinfluence that
street festivals like Junkanoo can have on visual art. Curated byClaire
Tancons and Krista Thompson, EN MAS’ features nine artists from
acrossthe region and internationally, including Bahamian John Beadle...
Volunteers Needed to Help Create NAGB Community Sculpture Garden
- Apr 22, 2016 - 12:39:36 PM
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...
NAGB: Both sides of the coin
- Feb 6, 2016 - 2:06:47 PM
There are currently more than 200 works by Brent Malone on display at
the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and they all tell the
story of a man who was not only a prolific artist, but one whose life
was peppered with twists and turns.
The exhibition’s name,
, alludes to rebirth and renewal, and is telling of
Malone’s experiences recovering from alcohol and drug misuse as well as
episodes of depression. As they move through the NAGB...
R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation opens this month at the NAGB
- Oct 9, 2015 - 5:46:43 AM
In a blitz of color, a long-term development will blossom at the
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) this month. On Saturday,
October 24, the NAGB will celebrate the opening of R. Brent Malone:
Reincarnation – a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 200
paintings, drawings, prints and sculptural pieces by legendary Bahamian
artist Brent Malone.
The show is curated by Dr. Erica James,
former NAGB director and current assistant professor in Yale
University’s department of art history and African American studies. It
will tell the story of an art evolution alongside the ebbs and flows
Malone experienced over the course of his career...
NAGB Creates Pop-Up Art Gallery In Cuba
- Jul 15, 2015 - 10:01:08 PM
Dozens of priceless art pieces from the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas (NAGB) made it to Santiago de Cuba recently during the city’s
Festival de Caribe, which was held July 3-9.
Over 60 art pieces were featured as part of a pop-gallery with the theme from “Columbus to Junkanoo.”
work of artists such as Brent Malone, Antonius Roberts, Stan and
Jackson Burnside and Amos Ferguson were among the pieces featured.
The curators of the show were Avery Wright and Jodi Minnis...
National Art Gallery Celebrates the Central Bank's Commitment to the Arts
- Jun 3, 2015 - 4:16:25 PM
Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie on Tuesday attended the
opening of an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas that
celebrates 40 years of the Central Bank’s dedication to development of the arts
in The Bahamas.
The exhibition is called
‘Celebrating 40 Years of the Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment’ and features
the works of over 70 artists who have been featured in exhibitions by the
Central Bank over the years...
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas seeks a Registrar / Curatorial Assistant
- May 20, 2015 - 9:23:21 AM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified professionals for appointment to the post of
Registrar / Curatorial Assistant
of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The NAGB is an independent
quasi-governmental corporation. Hired persons are employees of the Board
and work on fixed-term independent contracts. No pension or health care
must have a knowledge of Bahamian art history and be capable in
record-keeping, numbering and cataloguing; applicant would perform the
combined functions of registrar and curatorial assistant. Research and
library skills are also highly desirable...
NE8 forum being hosted at the NAGB - May 19th
- May 19, 2016 - 2:03:03 PM
All artists are invited to the informal and informative NE8 forum being
hosted at the NAGB by Chief Curator Holly Bynoe. The purpose of the
forum is to answer any questions and address any concerns about the 8th
National Exhibition. The forum begins, Thursday May, 19th at 5
p.m. and artists of all disciplines are invited and encouraged to
You can find out more information on the NE8 open call at the link below and RSVP to attend...
View the NAGB Brent Malone exhibit for free entrance over the holiday season
- Dec 2, 2015 - 2:16:11 PM
This Christmas the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) and
Insurance Management are getting into the holiday spirit and inviting
locals to join in the fun. From December 19 to January 15, Bahamians and
residents will be able to enjoy the 260-plus works in R. Brent Malone:
Reincarnation without paying a dime.
Normal admission is $7 for
local adults and $5 for students 12 and over; children under 12 are
free. During the Christmas season, though, locals can enjoy all the
gallery has to offer as guests of Insurance Management, which is
underwriting admission costs...
NAGB presents The Kinky Project
- Jan 30, 2015 - 8:31:29 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - T. Glinton Photography is
exhibiting for the first time in a show called The Kinky Project at the
National Art Gallery highlighting the beauty of natural hair..
The exhibit will open on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm and feature photos from phase 1 and phase 2 of The Kinky Project.
NAGB launches Kickstarter campaign
- Dec 29, 2014 - 4:40:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The National Art Gallery
of The Bahamas (NAGB) has 50,000 reasons to hit the ground running in
2015, and they all advance its mission of making art a part of everyday
Recently partnering with Kickstarter, a “funding
platform for creative projects”, the NAGB hopes to raise $50,000 by
January 23, 2015 with the goal of transforming an adjacent undeveloped
property into a creative, historical and safe outdoor space for the
nearby inner city community...
NE7 asks the experts: “Antillean: an Ecology” opens at NAGB on December 11
- Dec 11, 2014 - 1:33:54 PM
Centered on themes
like class, privilege, the economy and race, the organizers behind the
Seventh National Exhibition (NE7) are serious about stirring up a
constructive dialogue among the public. Demonstrating their commitment
to addressing these issues, NE7 curators Holly Bynoe and Michael Edwards
and National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Director Amanda Coulson are
kicking off the five-month discussion with a series of programming
events, including a performance and panel talks, all of which are open
to the public and free of charge.
The exhibition, titled
“Antillean: an Ecology”, will open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 11,
and its curatorial team welcomes the public to the launch...