On “Blank Canvas,” we are celebrating women and also a series of events at Hillside House this week. On Friday evening at 6 p.m., Hillside House on Cumberland Street will host the opening of “Yin,” an exhibition by Grand Bahamian artists Chantal Bethel, Claudette Dean, Paul Boyd-Farrington, Del Foxton and Laurie Tuchel—with live music by Shelley-Carey Moxey—which speaks to the feminine and female energy. With paintings and a variety of mixed media work, this strong and inspirational group of women will speak to the re-framing of the female in the 21st century.Read More
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On tonight’s Blank Canvas NAGB Executive Director Amanda Coulson welcomes Bahamian filmmaker Travolta Cooper into the studio. They discuss the NAGB’s partnership with Cooper and “The Cinemas” for the museum’s fall Film Series, which began with “Rosemary’s Baby” in October and will continue with the critically acclaimed film “Get Out” on Thursday of this week.Read More
On tonight’s Blank Canvas NAGB Executive Director Amanda Coulson welcomes roving curator and cultural producer, Sasha Dees into the studio.Read More
Tonight on Blank Canvas, it is all about educators! Guest host NAGB Education Officer Katrina Cartwright is joined by Janice Hall, art teacher at T.G. Glover Primary and Jarette Stubbs, art education major at the University of The Bahamas. They discuss the impact several of the NAGB's education and outreach initiatives have had on them professionally and highlight the importance of educators having access to the kinds of resources provided by national institutions like the NAGB.Read More
On this Wednesday’s Blank Canvas, NAGB Executive Director, Amanda Coulson, speaks with representatives from the Fusion Superplex, opening soon in November. What is Fusion Superplex? It’s that monument on the corner of on Gladstone Road and JFK but also according to our guests, it's much more.Read More
On today's Blank Canvas we pay homage to the "POTCAKE", the latest show in the NAGB’s project space (or PS Room) and one of our Bahamian cultural icons. NAGB curators conceived an Open Call in order to both cast a wider net to meet new artists and to bring attention to our ubiquitous Royal Bahamian breed.Read More
Bringing a bit of flair and vivacity into the Blank Canvas studio this week is vocalist and Cultural Officer at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Sonovia (Novie) Pierre, who, along with Katrina Cartwright, NAGB Education Officer and Abby Smith, NAGB Community Outreach Officer, joins Amanda Coulson in the Blank Canvas studio to speak about the upcoming exhibition and awards ceremony and performance for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.Read More
Gracing us in the studio this week (you’ll get the pun in a minute..) is the artist Dwight Laadan Ferguson, who joins Amanda Coulson in the Blank Canvas studio to speak about his exhibition at Doongalik Studios entitled, “Hope and Grace.” This show was inspired by an abandoned plot of land by his house where sunflowers were growing… something that connects in a larger way to his life and practise.Read More
Tonight on Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson is in the studio with artist Lavar Munroe talking about his upcoming exhibition "Lavar Munroe: Son of the Soil, a 10-year Survey" which is opening at the NAGB on Thursday, September 13th.Read More
Tonight on Blank Canvas, guest host Michael Edwards, Associate Professor at UB and member of the Expo2020 UB team, is filling in for our regular host Amanda Coulson. He is joined by other group members: Moriah Lightbourne (Visual Art), Ashley McClain (English), Ide Thompson (English and History) and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies.Read More
Tonight on Blank Canvas, guest host Communications-Development Officer Malika Pryor-Martin interviews with the team from ALIV about the work they are doing to bring history and The Bahamas to life via the Discover App, an augmented reality app designed for locals and visitors alike to design their very own tour or cultural experience. The map, which will soon be available in the Mixed Media Store at the NAGB, is a 2D adventure that utilizes voice, image and even video to tell the story of wonderful institutions and landmarks, like the NAGB, as well as provide a sense of what you’ll find if you venture inside.Read More
The Blank Canvas studio is packed tonight! Six of the members from the Plastico Fantastico collective join us to talk about their project, opening tomorrow night at the NAGB, “Hot Water,” a collaboration between them and Expo 2020 from the University of The Bahamas.Read More
Tonight on Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson is joined by Michael Edwards and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, Associate Professors at UB as they discuss Expo 2020’s participation in the upcoming Double Dutch exhibition, “Hot Water,” at the NAGB.Read More
On tonight’s Blank Canvas, guest host Malika Pryor-Martin, Communications and Development Officer for the NAGB is joined by Katrina Cartwright, NAGB Education Officer, Abby Smith, NAGB Community Outreach Officer and Reagan Farrington, UB art student and summer camp counsellor, to discuss the aftermath of the museum's amazing Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC).Read More
Blank Canvas this week focuses on the roving Caribbean art conference “Tilting Axis,” co-founded by current NAGB Chief Curator, Holly Bynoe (far left) and Annalee Davis, founding director of Fresh Milk, Barbados. Tilting Axis brings together artists, curators and other arts professionals from the region and diasporas to network, speak about best practices, open forums and break out sessions to troubleshoot topics ranging from curatorial practices to creative ecologies, all to better connect our region and professionalise our teams. Bynoe speaks to the meeting's creation in 2014, and its continued development and iterations over the last four years in its various locations: Barbados, São Paulo, Miami, the Cayman Islands and most recently in the Dominican Republic.Read More
On tonight's Blank Canvas, guest host Malika Pryor-Martin talks with artist and writer Sonia Farmer about her practice, what inspires her to use established narratives to write new stories and more.
As a wonderful preview to the finissage of NAGB exhibition, "We Suffer To Remain", Farmer's work, "A True and Exact History", featured in the show and originally imagined and presented in book and installation formats, will be given new life as sound piece that includes 11 speakers. Jason Evans and Yasmin Glinton (not pictured here) grace the mic, sharing just a small portion of this dynamic presentation as well as a snippet of what they're doing in their own respective worlds as accomplished artists.
Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 pm., for Blank Canvas on 96.9 Guardian Talk Radio and be sure to attend this very special performance of "A True and Exact History", this Sunday, July 29th, at 4 pm at the NAGB.
Tonight on Blank Canvas, guest host, Malika Pryor-Martin, filling in for Amanda Coulson, sits down with wood-turner Robin Hardy. They spend the first two segments discussing his process as a professional artisan for nearly 20 years after retiring from a 30-plus career in accounting and insurance.Read More
On tonight’s show we examine two projects that aim to tell the Bahamian story from a different perspective.
First we meet portrait photographer Scharad Lightbourne who is launching “I AM WE.”, a campaign comprised of creative portraits of diverse Bahamian people, based on their background culture and life experiences.Read More
On tonight’s Blank Canvas, our host Amanda Coulson, NAGB Director, welcomes Dr. Eddie Chambers into the studio.
Eddie Chambers, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was born in Wolverhampton, England. He gained his PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1998, for his study of press and other responses to the work of a new generation of Black artists in Britain, which were active during the 1980s.Read More
Visiting from Glasgow, Scotland, is Nicole Yip, a curator, writer and currently the director of Lux Scotland, who joins our host Amanda Coulson on this week's Blank Canvas.Read More