Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.
“From Columbus to Junkanoo” highlights the growth and divergence of Bahamian art beyond last century. We hope the showcase will challenge perspectives and assumptions and present a comprehensive representation of the different elements of the Bahamian story internally and with the world at large.
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas will open the Eighth National Exhibition (NE8) on December 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The National Exhibition 8 will be on view through April 16th, 2017.
As a component of the National Exhibition 8, the PS Room will house three special projects and this month we continue with Abaco based artist Attila Feszt' "Fake Plastic Trees" which will be on view from February 21 through March 19, 2017.
The new permanent exhibition, Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics, reconsiders both the National Collection and local private collections in regards to the colonial gaze and our post-colonial lives today, and features the work of over 20 artists. Opening March 31, 2017 Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics is a look into how our visual representation as a nation throughout history has been shaped as a result of the desires of colonial era tourism.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will produce and present a retrospective of Thierry Lamare's work in Spring of 2017.
A retrospective focusing on the works of Bahamian Civil and Structural Engineer George Cox, The Unseen Structure 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. Artists and collaborations in the exhibition will function as a way to strip away that layer, barrier, and partition with the people who live in an environment and the apparatus of it being.
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 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.
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.