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From Columbus to Junkanoo: an overview of Bahamian history through art

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Title: From Columbus to Junkanoo: an overview of Bahamian history through art
Authors: Jodi Minnis, Averia Wright, foreword by Stanley Burnside (then NAGB Chairman), and Director's Notes by Amanda Coulson. 
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, (none listed in catalogue but I'd say 2017)
Length: 50 pages
ISBN:   978-976-8221-11-7 


This traveling exhibition was initially intended as a showcase of Bahamian talent and history for a Cuban audience as part of the Fiesta Del Fuego in Santiago de Cuba, but eventually the show found its roots back home as the 2016-17 Permanent Exhibition at the NAGB. "From Columbus to Junkanoo" uses the work of Bahamian artists to add life and colour to our history, tracing waves of colonial activity as well as emancipation and independence. A great resource for schools, and for families to know just where we come from. Curated by Jodi Minnis and Averia Wright. 

We Suffer To Remain

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Title: We Suffer To Remain
Authors: Amanda Coulson (foreword), Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett, Eddie Chambers, Holly Bynoe 
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2018
Length: 43 pages
ISBN:   978-976-8221-19-3


A collaborative exhibition with the British Council, "We Suffer To Remain" is an exploration into just what voices get to speak to the trauma of slavery. Featuring the work of Bahamian artists John Beadle, Sonia Farmer, and Anina Major alongside Scottish artist Graham Fagen, the exhibition gives us the British colonial "amnesia" around the history of slavery, with responses from those living the reality of its aftermath. Curated by NAGB Chief Curator Holly Bynoe.

Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism

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Title: Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism
Authors: Amanda Coulson (director foreword), Holly Bynoe, Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett (2 texts), Keisha Oliver (2 texts), Natalie Willis, Corinne Lampkin
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2018
Length: 180 pages
ISBN: 978-9-76-822110-0


In looking to the Caribbean as a space of diverging and converging spiritualities, "Medium" gives us a moment to look at The Bahamas' culture as a multi-faith space as opposed to the "Christian Nation" narrative. We have Christians of all denominations, but also Rastafarianism, Obeah, West African spirituality, and the healing bush-medicine magic of the natural world. Featuring the work of intuitive artists and modern and contemporary artists alike, the 33 artists take us on a journey through the metaphysical, the divine, and religious and spiritual critique. Curated by NAGB Chief Curator Holly Bynoe.

Thierry Lamare, A Retrospective: love, loss, & life

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Title: Thierry Lamare, A Retrospective: love, loss, & life
Authors: Amanda Coulson (director's foreword), Holly Bynoe, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, Edward Lucie-Smith, Thierry Lamare (farewell letter, and let's go crabbing).
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2017
Length: 126 pages
ISBN:   978-976-8221-09-4


Thierry Lamare is a French transplant, having lived and worked in The Bahamas for the last 20 years and devoting his passion and art practice to depicting out island life in a way that is sensitive and heartfelt. His subjects are life-long friends, and the love, life and loss of these friends is chronicled in his work, particularly his devotion to "mothers" Joyce and Ophelia of Long Island. This retrospective catalogue is a preservation of history but also of memories from loved ones. Curated by NAGB Chief Curator Holly Bynoe. 

R Brent Malone 'Reincarnation'

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Title: R Brent Malone 'Reincarnation'
Authors: Dr Erica M. James PhD
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2015
Length: 200+ pages


The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce that the R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation catalogue is now available for purchase for $60 in the NAGB Mixed Media shop. R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation, a retrospective exhibition, features more than 250 works by the legendary artist and showcases Malone’s journey through a Bahamian childhood to a career as an institution builder and renowned artist. The catalogue features a curatorial essay by exhibition curator Dr. Erica Moiah James as well as images of the works sourced from the National Collection and private collections based locally and overseas. 

National Exhibition 7 (NE7): "Antillean: An Ecology"

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Title: NE7 'Antillean: An Ecology' 7th National Exhibition
Authors: Holly Bynoe and Michael Edwards
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2014
Length: 147 pages


The 7th National Exhibition (NE7), curated by Holly Bynoe and Michael Edwards takes particular interest in our cultural landscape as our history and society shape Bahamian experience. 'Antillean: An Ecology' explores issues of race, culture and class as they pertain to Bahamian society at large.

Creation's Grace: A Minnis Family Retrospective

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Title: Creation's Grace: A Minnis Family Retrospective
Authors: Amanda Coulson, Dir. National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Publisher: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Guanima Press Ltd 2014
Length: 150 pages


This retrospective exhibition chronicles the practices of the Minnis family artists: Eddie Minnis, Nicole Minnis-Ferguson, Roshanne Minnis-Eyma, and Ritchie Eyma. Curated by Amanda Coulson, with texts by D. Gail Saunders, PhD., director of the NAGB Mrs Amanda Coulson, and Bahamian cultural historian Charles Carter. 

The John Beadle Project: Personal Space... Secure Space.

Kriston Chen

Title: The John Beadle Project: Personal Space... Secure Space.
Authors: Amanda Coulson, Dir. National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Publisher: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2013
Length: 44 pages


This solo exhibition showcases the work of John Beadle, investigating private and public space and how they are constructed and deconstructed as relates to the presence of gated communities in New Providence. The catalogue features texts by its curator, John Cox, as well as the director, Amanda Coulson, and a special feature by Dr. Krista Thompson, PhD. 

Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider

Kriston Chen

Title: Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider
Authors: Amanda Coulson
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2012
Length: 160 pages

 


Bahamian Outsider features over 130 works by celebrated 'Outsider' artist, Amos Ferguson. Essays written by various NAGB staff focus on the different themes in Amos Ferguson's work such as his use of flowers, religious themes, story telling, junkanoo and weddings.

Ras Ishi 'diaries unlocked'

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Title: Ras Ishi 'diaries unlocked'
Authors: Holly A. Parotti, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2010
Length: 21 pages


Ras Ishi’s body of work in “dairies unlocked” questioned the practice of figuration in its complex two- dimensional form to produce a series of works that were about memory, displacement and what it means to produce work from a Caribbean context in the 21st century. 

Max Taylor: Paperwork 1960-1992

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Title: Max Taylor: Paperwork 1960-1992
Authors: Dr. Erica M. James PhD.
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2009
Length: 164 pages


This ‘retrospective’ exhibition represents over one hundred and fifty pieces of Maxwell Taylor’s works on paper. It is a fantastic collection, which includes the first prints made by Max Taylor. 

'Happy Birthday to me' Kendal Hanna: A Retrospective

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Title: 'Happy Birthday to me' Kendal Hanna: A Retrospective
Authors: Dr. Erica M. James PhD., National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2011
Length: 120 pages


Kendal Hanna today is counted among the leading Bahamian artists of our time. This exhibition catalogue allows readers/viewers to grow to recognise and connect with the passion Hanna expresses in his paintings and sculptures.

Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of “Over the Hill” Nassau in the Independence Era

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Title: Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of “Over the Hill” Nassau in the Independence Era
Authors: Krista A. Thompson, PhD. 
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2008
Length: 84 pages

 


‘Telling an often-neglected story’ this exhibition shows the Over the Hill community spirit and the growth ‘each generation has instilled in its values through hard work and sacrifice’. Their ‘descendants became leaders in Bahamian society embracing an Africanness and the ‘meaning of blackness’ in Bahamian society.’

The Awakening Landscape The Nassau Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchant Tupper | From the Collection of Orjan and Amanda Lindroth

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Title: The Awakening Landscape The Nassau Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchant Tupper | From the Collection of Orjan and Amanda Lindroth
Authors: Erica Moiah. James, Dir. National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2004
Length: 44 pages


From the collection of Amanda and Orjan Lindroth this catalogue offers a pleasing depiction of New Providence in the mid-nineteenth century, these watercolors allow for the appreciation of the past and the history of Bahamian art. 

What Is Africa To Me? African Art from the Collection of Kay Crawford

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Title: What Is Africa To Me? African Art from the Collection of Kay Crawford
Authors: Dr. Erica M. James PhD., Dir. National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2006
Length: 48 pages


This exhibition portrays the underlying beauty, mystery, strength, creative achievement and spirituality, which fuel Africa’s rich cultures. In viewing this amazing collection, we can appreciate the rhythm, art, enduring spirit and beauty, which is Africa.

Past, Present and Personal (The Dawn Davies Collection) Collectors Series 2

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Title: Past, Present and Personal (The Dawn Davies Collection) Collectors Series 2
Authors: Dr. Petrine Archer Straw PhD. 
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2004
Length: 79 pages

 


As the second of the Collectors Series, Dawn Davies’ a dedicated supporter and friend of the NAGB. Providing another perspective on Bahamian art the collection allows for a look into rare artworks, creating an extremely rewarding experience for readers. 

Bahamian Visions: Photographs 1870-1920

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Title: Bahamian Visions: Photographs 1870-1920
Authors: Dr. Krista A. Thompson PhD.
Publisher: The Printmasters, The Nassau Guardian (1844)
Length: 32 pages


This photography exhibition features colonial photographs of Nassau and are very popular and widespread visibilty among the Bahamian public. The photographers were Jacob F. Coonley, William Henry Jackson and James Osbourne “Doc” Sands.

Funky Nassau: Recovering An Identity

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Title: Funky Nassau: Recovering An Identity
Authors: Amanda Coulson, Elke Gruhn, Dr. Erica M. James PhD.
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2004
Length: 43 pages


Funky Nassau: Recovering An Identity curated by Amanda Coulson, in cooperation with the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the Nassauicher Kunstverein presents the recent generation of contemporary artist, who are in in search for a more genuine identity for themselves and for their nation. 

One Man's Vision (The D'Aguilar Collection) Collectors Series 1

Kriston Chen

Title: One Man's Vision (The D'Aguilar Collection) Collectors Series 1
Authors: Dr. Petrine Archer Straw, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2003
Length: 44


As the first of the Collectors Series, Vincent D’Aguilar’s perceptive taste as a collector and a long-standing supporter of the visual arts is exhibited and it is fitting that this begins the series. “One Man’s Vision demonstrates his keen acquisition of works and shows contemporary Bahamian art at its best.” 

NE5 National Exhibition 2010

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Title: NE5 National Exhibition 2010
Authors: Holly Parotti
Publisher: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, 2010
Length: 50 pages


The National Exhibition 2010 (NE5) is the fifth annual juried exhibition of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and is the first digitally produced catalogue. This catalog represents a broad range of Bahamian art styles including abstractions, photography, sculpture and ceramics and is on flash drive.