Hello, my name is Aaron. I am in the eleventh grade and I attend St. Anne’s school. Each year, our school encourages us to take part in “Work Study” week. This is when our school assigns us students to a business or company that appeals to us. As a fan of art, they assigned me to work at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. I was thrilled to work with a group of people who have the same interest like me. They are really friendly people and they all have great work ethics. During my stay I’ve learnt about photography, managing a website and I also learnt how to use Photoshop. My stay at the gallery also made me appreciate Junkanoo and Bahamian art more. These people put in a lot of work making and designing Junkanoo costumes. I really enjoyed my week at the gallery. If I ever get another opportunity, I will work there again. Hopefully, I could have some of my work being displayed the next time I visit the gallery.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is establishing an internship and work-study program for high school, college and graduate students who are interested in the visual arts and the careers in this field. Interns and work-study participants will receive hands on experience in working within a museum setting.
For more information please call the gallery at 328-5800/1.