The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will produce and present a retrospective of Thierry Lamare's work entitled, "Love, Loss and Life. The exhibition opens on April 27th and runs through September 10, 2017 and features over 90 works from several local, regional and international collectors.
A retrospective focusing on the works of Bahamian Civil and Structural Engineer George Victor Cox, The Unseen Structure opens at the NAGB on April 27th at 6:30 pm. The exhibition showcases several important sites of development across New Providence and several family islands. The Unseen Structure will be informed by collaborations with architect Teran Nicholls and Patrick Rahming, former associates of Cox along with contemporary artists, John Cox.
The classic film, The Red Shoes, a 1948 dripping with Technicolour masterpiece, attempts to answer that question. Part musical, part drama, and always entertaining, this restored gem is being presented by the NAGB on Thursday April 20th starting at 8pm. The screening is free and open to the public we will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and spend this wonderful Spring night with us.
This year at the NAGB, our easter egg workshop will be Junkanoo themed! Your young one will get to paste and decorate Faberge (Fa-bur-jay) inspired eggs, constructed from traditional Junkanoo building materials. Cost: $12 (includes workshop, egg hunt, snack and drink) Age: open to children of all ages
On April 1st and 2nd, 2017, the NAGB will unveil our Permanent Exhibition with a new rehanging drawn from the National Collection, the Dawn Davies Collection and the D’Aguilar Art Foundation Collection. Revisiting An Eye for The Tropics will be specifically presented for Transforming Spaces 2017. Alongside that we will have Open Studios with Edrin Symonette who will be speaking about his NE8 Project "Residue of a Colonial Past".
The NAGB Film Series continues with part one of Scorsese's Masterpiece, The Last Temptation of Christ on Thursday March 30th, starting at 7pm.
NE8 participating artist, Attila Feszt will hold open studios and an informal artist talk in the Project Space Room to speak about his latest project 'Fake Plastic Trees'. The talk will happen on Saturday, March 11th, from 4-6pm.
Learn to slow down and really appreciate the details of your environment as a street photographer. Develop your skills of observation and embrace the art of story-telling through pictures. Keisha will take you on the streets of the West Hill community and pass on her tips and tricks of capturing the extraordinary in the everyday. You will meet at Hillside House to view her NE8 photography installation ‘Porch Conversations’ and discuss the approach to street photography. The group will take a 90-minute photowalk and return to share feedback. The final 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to developing a collaborative work.
On Friday, February 24th, the NAGB in collaboration with Hillside House will stage a closing event to mark the end of the National Exhibition 8 OFFsite exhibition. The event will feature an artists’ talk with participating artists Del Foxton, Keisha Oliver, Cynthia Rahming, Alicia Wallace, and Natalie Willis.
The Fall/Winter series concludes on February 23rd with the eclectic 1985 Swedish film My Life As A Dog. The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, follows the adventures of young 12-year-old boy growing up in rural Sweden in the late 1950’s. My Life as a Dog, screens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. All films are free to attend and to make your experience that much more enjoyable; we will be offering popcorn and refreshments for sale. RSVP to let us know that you'll be watching with us.
On Friday, February 17th, starting at 6 p.m., the NAGB will host an artists’ talk titled ‘In the thick of things’ with four artists from the NE8 including Margot Bethel, Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, Susan Katz-Lightbourne and Jordanna Kelly.
On February 9th - from 11 am- 12 pm and 12 pm - 1 pm, NE8 participating artist Jeffrey Meris will invite an artist, activist, writer, or person of interest from the wider community to sit with him and have local tea and conversation about community, love, art and everything else going on in the world.
Sign up for our NE 8 workshop, Just Another Version of You: Workshop held by NE participating artist Dede Brown. The workshop will take place on Feb 4th, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For the next two Thursdays - February 2nd, and 9th - from 11 am- 12 pm and 12 pm - 1 pm, NE8 participating artist Jeffrey Meris will invite an artist, activist, writer, or person of interest from the wider community to sit with him and have local tea and conversation about community, love, art and everything else going on in the world.
For the next three Thursdays - January 26th, February 2nd, and 9th - from 11 am- 12 pm and 12 pm - 1 pm, NE8 participating artist Jeffrey Meris will invite an artist, activist, writer, or person of interest from the wider community to sit with him and have local tea and conversation about community, love, art and everything else going on in the world. Join Jeffrey this Thursday for the first brew of fever grass.
NE8 participating artist Jeffrey Meris will have Open Studios and an informal artist talk at the NAGB on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 4 pm - 6 pm.
The NAGB Fall/Winter series continues in the New Year, on January 19th, traveling to Southern Italy for the 2008-film 'Gomorrah'. A harsh look at how “the system” is driving most of Italy’s illicit economy and the effect it has on the people and society.
On Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017 from 11-4pm NE8 participating artist, Sonia Farmer will offer a free workshop on Large Format Papermaking at the NAGB, on the heels of the successful workshop conducted a few days ago at the Lyford Cay International School.