The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is proud to premiere it’s second inter-island travelling exhibition, Trans: A Migration of Identity in Andros! A week of exciting activities is planned, where the entire community - young and old - will be engaged in the creation and appreciation of Bahamian art. The exhibition is, as the NAGB describes, a collection of “works that question and respond to our collective reality – one that is shaped by the movement of peoples from many origins.” The exhibition is inspired by “the most striking and impactful of these human migrations, the forceful transport of enslaved Africans” to the Western Hemisphere via the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Beginning on Friday, October 12th, the island will experience its first community mural being facilitated by local students and the creative community at The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), North Andros Campus. An opening reception on Monday, October 15th at 6pm, the public will have its first opportunity to view Trans: A Migration of Identity at Brigadier’s Restaurant in Fresh Creek. These events are all free of charge and open to the public.
A special collage workshop for primary and secondary schools will take place on Tuesday, October 16th, from 10 am - 2 pm at Huntley P. Christie High School in Nicholls Town.
Experience and explore the transformative narrative of migration, arrival, assimilation, and renewal that has shaped our Bahamian identity around and beyond the harrowing events of our past in this vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition!
View Trans: A Migration of Identity, opening October 15th and closing November 29th, 2018 at the Brigadier’s Restaurant in Fresh Creek. The exhibition is open to the public, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
For more information about the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, visit www.nagb.org.bs.