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Mixed Media Blog

The Outside the Lines Project (OTL) returns with FLY

Holly Bynoe

On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, The Outside the Lines Project (OTL) is excited to return to downtown Nassau under the theme FLY. Nine Bahamian artists have been invited to add their own creative expression to delicate Japanese style bamboo kites which will be available for viewing and purchase at Hillside House Art Gallery on Cumberland St. 

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'The NAGB’s Eleutheran Adventure': Rethinking Access

Amanda Coulson

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is locally known as the NAGB; however, many people make the mistake—in speech and print—of calling us the “Nassau” Art Gallery. Perhaps this slip is well-deserved: with attention focused on the preservation and management of the historic building that houses the NAGB (Villa Doyle); the National Collection itself of over 350 art pieces, needing continual care and maintenance; and the busy rotation of exhibitions (up to 14 in a single year, not including talks, events, book launches, film screenings, and other programming), there is plenty to keep us busy.

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Our Reading Room: ‘Sustainable Exuma’ creates a comfy space for us to learn.

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A Sustainable Future for Exuma presents several volumes in our reading nook including: The World Without Us - Alan Weisman; Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Posthumanities) - Timothy Morton; The Ethics of Earth Art - Amanda Boetzkes; The End of Nature - Bill McKibben; Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (A John Hope Franklin Centre Book) - Jane Bennett; The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things - Hannah Holmes and The Last Pictures - Trevor Paglen among others.

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The NAGB hosts exhibition in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera

Holly Bynoe

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas opened a one-week pop-up space in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera showcasing an exhibition entitled “Max-Amos: A Tale of Two Paradises,” composed of selected works from the National Collection by Bahamian master artists Amos Ferguson (b. 1920 Exuma - d. 2009 Nassau) and Max Taylor (b. 1939, Nassau). 

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Central Bank of the Bahamas premiers a group of Artist Profiles in collaboration with the NAGB

Holly Bynoe

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of the Bahamas proudly presents nine Artist Profiles featuring Allan Wallace, Ivanna Gaitor, Jackson Petit, Jordanna Kelly, Jeffrey Meris, Jessica Colebrooke, Kishan Munroe, Piaget Moss and Edrin Symonette.  The NAGB commissioned young Bahamian filmmaker, Tatiana Clare of OX Productions, to direct and shoot these profiles, which we release in a run-up to the forthcoming annual exhibitions of the Open Category Prize and the High School Prize.

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Studio Visit with Dominique Knowles: An artist’s response to his new space

Holly Bynoe

I had the pleasure of visiting emerging Bahamian artist Dominique Knowles as he settled into his new space at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. Knowles who is approaching his final year at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) used his studio this summer to curate his first show and to later focus on doing new work. He continues to develop an interdisciplinary studio practice concerned with abstraction and materiality.

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55 Gallon: Blue Curry as part of 'The Empire Remains Shop'

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Bahamian artist Blue Curry, working from Nassau and London, shares his contribution to an exciting new project: "My new work, 55 Gallon, a custom built, all-in-one, portable barbecue & pan steel drum ensemble, is now on display in The Empire Remains Shop, 91–93 Baker Street, London. Running until Sept 10th, the work can be seen 24hrs a day in the shop window. Read more about it below.

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'A Sustainable Nassau?' Working towards the possible

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Ian Bethel-Bennett writes for the Nassau Guardian:  The results of months of planning and international cooperation between Austrian students and College of the Bahamas students, along with investment from the International Development Bank (IDB), the plans by the Sustainable Nassau Urban Lab were launched on Friday 29th July, 2016, at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

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