Blank Canvas: December 19, 2018, NE9 Artists

On Blank Canvas this week we continue a discussion around the ninth National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed,” with three artists in the studio. April Bey (far right), Melissa Alcena (second from right) and Tiffany Smith (second from left) have all produced very different work—from Bey’s multimedia hand-stitched canvases, to Alcena’s portrait photographs, to Smiths’ installation—but it is all connected to ideas of identity and belonging.

The three artists each speak individually to their own practises while engaging in a discussion about perception, categorisation and issues of womanhood in contemporary Bahamian and global society.

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