Get started with oil painting with artist Tessa Whitehead whose exhibition "...there are always two deaths" is currently on display at the NAGB. Learn how to work with oil paint under the guidance of a classically trained oil painter and get tips on which materials to use and how to find affordable ways to work in a relatively expensive practice.
The NAGB is welcoming the official start of summer with Friday Night Live's! "Soul-stice", on June 21st, 2019, 7-10 p.m. Feel the sizzle as creatives, known and unknown, showcase their talent at “The Good Mic”, an Open Mic Night in collaboration with Goodstock, and cool down with craft beer from Pirate Republic and one-of-a-kind popsicles from Pop Stop, all while chilling with friends in a beautiful, laid back environment.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce the return of the annual Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC). This year, kids ages 5 to 17 are welcome to participate and learn visual art techniques, explore different avenues of creativity and develop their knowledge of art.
The NAGB team is taking the Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition to Grand Bahama for the second time this April! We were last in Grand Bahama in 2016 with “Max/Amos”, which was showcased at the Charles Hayward Library; now the NAGB's travelling exhibition programme is taking "Trans: A Migration of Identity” to our second city, where it will be on display at the Rand Nature Centre from April 5th- 26th, 2019. This unique initiative is accompanied by an extensive community outreach programme inclusive of our public mural programme, free workshops, a public talk, school visits (primary and secondary) and donations of museum literature for art teachers, schools and public libraries.
Create a unique burlap and raffia flower pot with ceramist, sculptor and NE9 artist Averia Wright.
On Friday, March 15th, starting at 6:30 p.m. the NAGB will hold an artists’ talk and walkthrough with several artists whose works are supported in this year's National Exhibition (NE9), “The Fruit and The Seed."
Join us as we welcome Saskia D’Aguilar, Rashad Leamount-Davis, Eric Rose, Heino Schmid and Averia Wright as they share the broader inspirations, provocations and curiosities behind their projects. Collectively, they will focus on the role that the environment and social awareness has played on aesthetic decisions, representation (and at times the lack thereof), and concerns around relationships with self and others. We will also discuss the intricacies and contradictions in how they observe their surroundings and growing creative industry.
We will end the discussion with a walkthrough and guided conversation on their projects. As a reminder, this event and all programming in support of the NE9 are FREE and open to the public.
Build a customized box with a unique self-locking lid design with woodworker and NE9 artist Danny Davis.
Our Art and History Teachers' Seminar was so well received last year we are bringing it back! Join us on February 20th or 21st, 2019 as we explore the link between art and history and the many fun, innovative ways art can be used to make history come alive in the classroom.
We are bringing 4th Sundays back in 2019! Let our knowledgeable NAGB staff guide you through our current exhibitions, including our newly opened “NE9: The Fruit and the Seed”, featuring the work of over 35 artists and our Permanent Exhibition “Hard Mouth” that investigates our culture through Bahamian vernacular.
This 2019 the NAGB is beginning the new year with its fourth FREE portfolio workshop on Saturday, January 26th! These workshops are for aspiring young artists with big hopes and dreams who are applying for entry into college/university art programmes in 2019 or 2020. Our previous workshops have had a huge impact and we received amazing feedback from all of our participants.
We are making the holidays extra special with a complimentary tour of our galleries on December 16th! Let our knowledgeable NAGB staff guide you through our current exhibitions, including our newly opened “NE9: The Fruit and the Seed”, featuring the work of over 35 artists and Carlos Bain’s “Second to None”, which brings a little Junkanoo flavour to the museum.
We are bringing the newest edition of our FREE Teachers’ Seminars to educators living and working in The Bahamas on Saturday, November 10th, 2018! Bring a novel, collection of poems, short stories, or even a play with you as we discover how Art and Literature make a great pair in the classroom.
Wrapping up support for the Creative Time Summit, on November 3rd, we will host a one-of-a-kind experience, inviting the public to join us on a Photo Walk and History Talk around the Over-the-Hill communities, with a guided tour by Christopher Davis, lead historian at the Pompey Museum. This vibrant and complex neighbourhood has been classified both as the “Nation’s Navel” and the Historic Centre, while also referred to by some as the “inner city” and the tour will focus on issues of gentrification and sustainability.
Joining us will be artists and academics Angelika Wallace-Whitfield, Melissa Alcena, Jodi Minnis, Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett and Eric Rose, each of them bringing their expertise and unique vision to the tour, along with the knowledgeable and impassioned NAGB staff.
Bring your water bottles, cameras, sketch pads, recording and mobile devices and remember to wear comfortable shoes. We set off from the gallery at 10 a.m. sharp and invite everyone to have lunch afterwards at the Pepper Pot Grill located on King Street.
We look forward to welcoming you at these events. All events are FREE and open to the public. Click here to register for the conference!
NAGB partners with Creative Time Summit: On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries—Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World
The NAGB is happy to be a screening site for the 2018 Creative Time Summit, which is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.
The NAGB is happy to be a screening site for the 2018 Creative Time Summit, which opens November 1st in Miami. Over 80 speakers will engage with themes including immigration and borders, climate realities, notions of intersectional justice, gentrification, tourism as an enabler for neocolonialism, and the roles art and activism can play in all these pressing issues.
To kick off our weekend of support join us on Thursday, November 1st, for extended gallery viewing hours with libations from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. showcasing the brand new chapter of Lavar Munroe’s exhibition titled “Return: The Magic Flight” with never before seen work, and Jonathan Bethel’s Project Space Exhibition “Elemental”. .
All events are FREE and open to the public. Click here to register for the conference!
October 28th sees the second 4th Sunday for the fall happening at the NAGB! Get a free tour of the NAGB's current exhibitions, "Hard Mouth: From the Tongue of the Ocean”, “Potcake Exhibition” and "Lavar Munroe: Son of the Soil” and add an exciting element to your visitor experience.