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Artwork Highlight: Melody in the Men’s Room

Melody in the Men’s Room

Frorup shows tender caretaking in repurposing orphaned objects 


By:  Natalie Willis 

Curator, Writer & Cultural Worker 

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas 

There is a sincerity and care in seeing what has been discarded, cast aside, and forlorn, and wanting to give it new life. This is part of the love, sorrow, and tenderness in the work of Kendra Frorup. This “Whimsical Collector” feels more like a foster mother or patron saint to orphaned objects, gently teasing out their stories and gifts. Potential for salacious interpretations in the title aside, in the case of “Melody Read more

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The Whimsical Collector by Kendra Frorup – The first career retrospective by a female Bahamian artist- opening on Thursday, March 24th, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is honoured to announce the upcoming exhibition of The Whimsical Collector, a mid-career survey of works by Kendra Frorup (nee Hamilton), opening on Thursday, March 24th, 2022 and running until Sunday, June 19th, 2022.

The Whimsical Collector presents Frorup’s robust body of work which spans from 1989 – present in an exhibit of over 70 works. A quick-witted Bahamian multi-media artist whose work includes large scale installations that incorporate printmaking and sculptural practices, Frorup cleverly explores material and interactive elements that have delighted audiences everywhere. Frorup will also present a new collaborative … Read more

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