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West and West Hill Streets
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Exhibitions

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Carlos Bain "Second to None"
Dec
8
to Jan 20

Carlos Bain "Second to None"

  • W Hill St Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas (map)
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Avid Junkanoo practitioner, Carlos Bain, lights up the Project Space (PS) room for the month of December with a refreshing take on the traditional elements of the annual festival. Using crepe paper, bright colours, organic shapes and the congregation and crowds in the festivities, Bain advances and broadens the representations around Junkanoo and the connectivity of the spirit of communing together. You are invited to celebrate the works in "Second to None" which will be on view from Saturday, December 8th, 2018 through Sunday, January 20th, 2019.

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Jonathan Bethel: Elemental
Nov
1
to Dec 2

Jonathan Bethel: Elemental

The NAGB presents a solo exhibition in our Project Space Room by Jonathan Bethel titled “Elemental”. Opening on Thursday, November 1st, the showcase features luscious acrylic paintings celebrating the unspoilt and nostalgic beauty of The Bahamas. Starting at 5 p.m the gallery will be open for extended viewing hours with libations till  7 p.m.


Jonathan Bethel draws inspiration from his surroundings and the inherent beauty of the Bahamian landscape, seascape and its people. Travelling across the archipelago and conducting everyday tasks, the quotidian and the humdrum of regular living inspires him to fix this beauty in painting. Being further inspired by memories of growing up and the nostalgia for similar times, Bethel reminds us that island life is worth living, and there is a quiet charm to the rituals that we recall and or still participate in. Things like picking and or stealing summer fruit -seagrapes, guineps, sugar apples, hog plums–from neighbours or sculling boats and dinghies around the harbours across the Family Islands.  


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Potcake Exhibition
Sep
13
to Oct 28

Potcake Exhibition

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is proud to announce that its “Open Call for Potcakes” received over 40 submissions. Through an internal jury process we were able to narrow down the selection to support works by the following artists: Julia Browning, Dahar Butler, Barbara Christofilis, Janae Ferguson, Tamika Galanis, Lyndera Hall, Jalan Harris, Allan Jones, Stephanie Jurgens, Natalia Nuñez, Matthew Rahming, George Robinson, David Romer, Maelynn Seymour-Major, Regina Smith, Katrina Toothe, Debra Trewin, Patricia Vazquez-Vandenberg, Angelika Wallace-Whitfield and Gillian Watson.

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Mixed Media Summer Art Camp: Back to da Island
Aug
9
to Sep 2

Mixed Media Summer Art Camp: Back to da Island

This year campers went “Back to da Island” as we explored indigenous Bahamian crafts like straw work, basket weaving, shellcraft, wood carving and much more, in traditional and not so traditional ways, all while learning the stories from and the histories of the islands where these different crafts originated. Their exploration of materials and techniques paid homage to Bahamian crafts in their original form while pushing it into the realm of fine art, building a bridge between two equally important forms of creative expression.

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Robin Hardy: Part Nature, Part Nurture
Jul
3
to Jul 29

Robin Hardy: Part Nature, Part Nurture

  • West St Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas (map)
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On Tuesday, July 3rd, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will showcase a collection of works for the first time by established and seasoned woodturner, Robin Hardy. The exhibition will include 20 pieces that are move between functional, practical and aesthetic objects including bowls, gourd-like structures and other wood pieces that move between benches and tables. The exhibition "Part Nature, Part Nurture" will be on view through Sunday, July 29th, 2018

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Drew Weech: A Self-Portrait
Mar
13
to Apr 15

Drew Weech: A Self-Portrait

  • W Hill St Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas (map)
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 In “A Self-Portrait” emerging Bahamian artist, Drew Weech, aims to provide - through both painting and sculpture - a window into what it's like to struggle with depression by presenting a body of work which vacillates between both the ephemeral and the perpetual aspects of the disorder.

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Those From Shallow Waters: A Collection of Short Docs by Settler’s Cove Productions
Sep
19
to Oct 8

Those From Shallow Waters: A Collection of Short Docs by Settler’s Cove Productions

  • National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Project Space Room (map)
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"Those from Shallow Waters" is a collection of shorts by Settler's Cove Productions, about the inhabitants of The Bahamas (derived from the Spanish "baja mar," meaning shallow seas). The collection tells the unique and contemporary stories about born-and-bred Bahamians and those who have made The Bahamas their home.

 

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Gabrielle Banks: The Mark of a Woman
Jun
22
to Jul 30

Gabrielle Banks: The Mark of a Woman

On Thursday, June 22nd starting at 6 p.m., the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will introduce emerging Bahamian artist and acclaimed RISD student Gabrielle Banks’ body of work ‘The Mark of a Woman’ in the Project Space Room. Banks’ actively comments and interrogates being a marginalized body and this functions as the continuous theme and conversation within her paintings. Many of the colors used in her palette express a nature of blackness that cannot be directly defined or restricted by societal standards and stereotypes. As a person of colour, she explores a complicated yet beautiful minefield which is provocative, rich and complex. 

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Blake Fox & Shanteena Simms: Again. Again. Again
May
25
to Jun 18

Blake Fox & Shanteena Simms: Again. Again. Again

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is proud to welcome and continue our ongoing partnership with the University of The Bahamas Art Programme. Under the guidance of Associate Professor and artist Heino Schmid, the selection this year welcomes two emerging Long-Island artists and budding educators, Blake Fox and Shanteena Simms.

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Chantal Bethel: Holey Space
Oct
27
to Jan 7

Chantal Bethel: Holey Space

In Chantal Bethel’s Holey Space, we honor the matriarch, goddess, Atabey as she hunts, gathers, protects and glistens like gold in the shine of the sun. She is unmovable; the heroine, mother and the centre of her parable. Here she is already fiction, already lost, the frame of her body writhing on history pages, withering away slowly from our collective memory and what we are left with are traces.

Holey Space will be on view in the Project Space (PS) Room of the NAGB from October 27th through January 8, 2017.

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K Smith: Medium of the Masters, Master of the Medium
Sep
8
to Oct 16

K Smith: Medium of the Masters, Master of the Medium

Canadian-born, Nassau-based artist of twenty-five years, K Smith attributes his skill and artistic aptitude to the fact that his talent is generational. Passed on through generations, this ancestral understanding of creativity, attention to detail and innate skill has led him over the course of his 40-year practice, to create some of the most technical hyper-realistic images in graphite and color pencil in the Bahamas. 

On Saturday, September 10 the NAGB will host a special unveiling of a K Smith's 2016 drawing from 3 - 5 pm with a champagne hour at 5 pm. The show will open on September 8, and runs through October 16, 2016.

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Art Supply Drive 2016
Jun
9
to Jun 26

Art Supply Drive 2016

Art Supply Drive 2016 In August 2013, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas launched an annual community service initiative aimed at bridging the financial gap for art students attending government high schools in the country. Recent conversations with art educators had revealed that due to the high cost of materials, students were opting out of art courses or attending classes without even the most rudimentary supplies.

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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Undercurrent

In the film installation “undercurrents”, Parotti finds a temporary reconciliation between strained dualities through a connecting factor in the globe’s landscape: the ocean.

Though an entity completely different from our shallow Caribbean waters, the ocean Parotti became familiar with in the English Channel near her 2011 residency in Scotland provided a somewhat calming continuity of existence despite the change in landscape and culture. With side-by-side films of the ocean approaching and retreating from the shore, “undercurrents” comfortably surrenders to the relentless push-and-pull of rapid change.

Sonia Farmer
2012
Founder, Poinciana Paper Press

 

Features from Undercurrents:

  • Undercurrents is a dual video projection installation with sound.
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Nov
15
to Dec 15

Art Children of The Bahamas (ACB)

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is proud to introduce its new Educational venture: Art Children of The Bahamas (ACB). This opportunity is granted to students in the Family Islands to showcase their artwork at the gallery and expose Nassauvians and the gallery’s international visitors to the artworks that are being created outside New Providence.

The Education Department’s goal is to highlight and promote the talent occurring throughout the breadth of The Bahamas and welcome Family Islanders participation inproducing artistic works for display, while mentoring their passion for the arts, in the talents of their young students. 

Thus, the first showcasing is a collection of photographs from the Haynes Library in Eleuthera, Bahamas that were done by students ages 10-15 years. 

If there are any other Family Island schools interested in showcasing their student body art work, please contact Ms. Benjamin at 328-5800/1 or email at jbenjamin@nagb.org.bs.

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