Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera is the first stop for the newest iteration of the NAGB’s Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition, “From Time: Water Has A Perfect Memory”. This exhibition functions in some ways as a time capsule, using historical knowledge and visual interpretations to engage with the country’s past and present and envision a more hopeful future. With colonial works from the 1800s, to the post-independence contemporary practice of the last few decades, “From Time” opens up conversations on slavery and colonialism to examine how that era’s gross accumulation of wealth and the booming industrial era it generated, served as the catalyst for the climate injustice we are now witnessing.
The Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition (ITE) is designed to actively engage and include Family Island residents in the museum’s programming and increase access to the National Collection. This programme is an amalgamation of ongoing community outreach that the NAGB has coordinated in New Providence. Initiatives like the Mural Programme, community and student workshops and the ArtWise school outreach programme, engage persons from many demographics and act as an accompaniment to the exhibition and the curator’s talk tour. These events and activities are free and open to the public.
Join us for a week of engaging activities which include: student workshops, Sip N’ Paint, the exhibition opening, “In Conversation” — a panel discussion with the co-curators, environmentalists and a mental health professional, — free tours and the completion and installation of a community mural. For more information contact our Community Outreach Officer Zearier Munroe at [email protected] or 328-5800 for additional information.
Come and experience a guided tour of the exhibition “From Time: Water Has A Perfect Memory.” These tours are a fun, informative experience for anyone in the community and are hosted under three guided themes: sustainability, history and visual art. Explore techniques utilised by artists in the creation of their work, connect written literary skills with visual narratives in artwork and analyse and discuss concepts and ideas present in the work.
We also offer school tours, which give students and teachers a truly comprehensive experience that goes beyond their visit to the exhibition. They are designed to stimulate curiosity, reinforce and augment curriculum-based learning, engage students in critical dialogue about the works they see, and bridge subjects so that students can experience artwork in its entirety – as a visual expression of historical, mythical, political, social, spiritual and personal narratives.
The exhibition is located at Worker’s House Meeting Room in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. The pop-up gallery will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tours are available during opening hours so book you tour today by emailing [email protected]. Add an exciting element to your visitor experience and connect with and learn more about the artworks from your National Collection.