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Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Exhibitions


National Exhibition Two (NE2)
Dec
1
to Apr 1

National Exhibition Two (NE2)

The Second National Exhibition was held in 2004. It was decided that the biennial National Exhibition should feature the best of Bahamian art produced within the past two years. Though 141 proposals were submitted, only 56 interdisciplinary works were selected. It was unthemed and featured traditional Bahamian art themes, processes and media. It also presented works by artists who had appropriated non-traditional processes. Abstract works were a strong area with Kendal Hanna’s “Inner Light” (2000) and “Portrait of Vincent D’Aguilar 2” (2000).

From NE2 Catalogue Foreword by Gail Saunders:

“Works in the exhibition represent a broad range of Bahamian art styles including abstract works, photography, three dimensional objects and ceramics. The social commentary central to, and embodied in, the work of a number of artists is encouraging and shows signs of maturity.”

Participating artists include: 

 

Vivien Archer, John Beadle, Dionne Benjamin Smith, Jason Bennett, Sue Bennett Williams, Chantal Bethel, Stan Burnside, Jessica Colebrooke, John cox, Blue Curry, Claudette Dean, Roshanne Eyma, Nicole Ferguson,Tyrone Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Cathy Hayes, Andret John, Susan Katz-Lightbourn, Thierry Lamar, Toby Lunn, Joan Marquis, Edward Minnis,  Dereck Paul, Livingston Pratt, Malcolm Rae, Antonius Roberts, Tamara Russell, Sheldon Saint, Heino Schmid , Clive Stuart, Maxwell Taylor, Davinia Whitlock, Itlalia Williams

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National Exhibition 1
Dec
1
to Mar 1

National Exhibition 1

Inaugural National Exhibition (INE) 2003

In March 2003, a call for works was sent out inviting Bahamian artists, residing at home and abroad, to submit three pieces created during or after 1973 for a juried inaugural exhibition. More than 270 works were submitted from more than 130 artists. Seventy three works were chosen for inclusion in the show by a seven-member panel of judges. As a result, the INE featured some of the most exciting art produced in The Bahamas over the past 30 years.

Foreword from INE catalogue (by Dr. Gail Saunders):

The Inaugural National Exhibition is of particular significance for The Bahamas as it brings together the best of Bahamian art created since our independence in 1973. Indeed, it is in keeping with the Mission of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas which is to ‘collect, preserve, document and promote a National Collection of art for the benefit and education of Bahamians and the wider international audience’. This exhibition supports the artistic community by extending its audiences, and by helping to define its standards and practices. Bahamians can be proud [of the] Inaugural National Exhibition and all [to follow].

Participating Artists Include:

Janine Antoni, John Beadle, Dionne Benjamin-Smith,  Jason Bennett, Sue Bennett-Williams, Chantal Bethel, Lillian Blades, Wellington Bridgewater, Jackson Burnside, Stanley Burnside, Arlington Capron, Richard Peter Cooper, John Cox, Claudette Dean, Ellery Deveaux Jr. , Michael Edwards, Eric Ellis, David Ernest, Ritchie Eyma, Amos Ferguson, Nicole Ferguson (nee Minnis), Tyrone Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Kathy Hayes, Marlon Hunt, JESSICA (nee Maycock), Susan Katz-Lightbourn, Thierry Lamare, Alton Lowe, Toby Lunn, R. Brent Malone, Tony "Exuma The Obeah Man" McKay, Eddie Minnis, John Paul, Joyce Petrina, Chan Pratt, Livingstone Pratt Malcolm Rae, Antonius Roberts, Angelo Roker, James Rolle, Roland Rose, Nadine Seymour-Monroe, Sheldon Saint, Dave Smith, Jan-Yves Smith, Jolyon Smith, Kim Smith, Nora Smith, Clive Stuart, Dorman Stubbs, Maxwell Taylor, Allan P. Wallace, Nancy Young

 

 

 

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