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Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.


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Thierry Lamare Retrospective: Love, Loss and Life
to Nov 12

Thierry Lamare Retrospective: Love, Loss and Life

  • NAGB: (Temporary Gallery 2) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will produce and present a retrospective of Thierry  Lamare's work entitled, "Love, Loss and Life. The exhibition opens on April 27th and runs through September 10, 2017 and features over 90 works from several local, regional and international collectors. 

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A Sustainable Future for Exuma: A Traveling Toolbox
to Nov 27

A Sustainable Future for Exuma: A Traveling Toolbox

  • NAGB: Temporary Exhibition (t2) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The world is currently facing many ecological challenges relating to questions of resource, scarcity, pollution, climate change and risk. Such issues are amplified on fragile island communities. In this context, how should society and governments anticipate the future of citizens? What plans should be made?

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to Oct 28

Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider

Features from Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider:

Exhibition features over 158 pieces by Amos Ferguson, over 30+ years.
Bahamian Outsider starts in the Ballroom and continues across the hall into the second floor of the Main Gallery.
Exhibition divided into 8 sections: Prayin, Tellin, Livin, Sailin, Bloomin, Wedin, Playin & the Red Room.
Text situated throughout the exhibition that explores Amos Ferguson’s artwork as compared to other famous and more celebrated 'fine' artists.

Fun Amos Ferguson facts: 

Ferguson painted on whatever he could find: cardboard, paper, cereal boxes, canvas and wood.
He painted every day.
Ferguson primarily small brushes and nails to paint with.
Ferguson worked exclusively with regular enamel house paint.
He always signed his paintings with "Paint By Amos Ferguson". 
Ferguson used nails to create his unique dotted effects. Example.
There are motifs and themes that Ferguson revisited often:

Religious Themes: Amos Ferguson was a very religious man and proudly stated that he read his Bible every day.
Flowers: Ferguson was fascinated with shapes and color.

Amos Ferguson Events: Here

Further Reading: Here

Pictures: Here

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