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As We Knew Him: One Family's Tribute To Jackson Burnside, Boxing Day 2011

“Junkanoo is a celebration. Junkanoo represents the spirit of the Bahamian culture, and it is this spirit, once celebrated with the intensity of the parades in all other aspects of our culture, that will provide the leadership for our society in the future.”  - Jackson Burnside III, 2009.

Features from As We Knew Him: 

Exhibition contains 40+ Junkanoo costumes from the One Family group.
As We Knew Him explores Jackson Burnside's contribution to Junkanoo, Bahamian Art, Culture and Education.
Costumes came from 3 Shacks: Gaza, White House, and Dynasty.
Features rare paintings from the Burnside Family's personal collection.
Exhibition with 4 sections, Costumes, Paintings, Education and Inspiration.

Fun Jackson Burnside facts:

Burnside studied Architecture at a young age.
Considered himself an Educator, Junkanoo-er, and Artist.
Co-founded Doongalik Studios with his wife, Pamela Burnside.

As We Knew Him Events: Here
Curator's Essay on the Exhibition: Here
Further Reading: Here
Pictures:  Here