On this week’s Blank Canvas we welcome two more artists from the National Exhibition “NE9: The Fruit and The Seed,” Jalan Harris (centre) and Kendra Frorup (right).Read More
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The NAGB’s Blank Canvas invites three guests into the studio—all of whom have artwork exhibited in this year’s National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit & the Seed”—to discuss different ideas about boundaries and public spaces and how those can be organised in such a way as to be detrimental to our continued positive growth as a society.Read More
On this Wednesday’s "Blank Canvas," we welcome international art critic Seph Rodney, PhD, into the studio. Seph was born in Jamaica and came of age in the Bronx, New York. He is a staff writer and editor for Hyperallergic, writing on contemporary art and related issues. He has also written for CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft Magazine and NBC Universal, and penned catalogue essays for various artists.
Seph visited The Bahamas to see the “NE9” and start to get familiar with the Bahamian art scene, as well as deliver a lecture at the NAGB about the importance of art criticism and art writing, which was attended by artists and students 9and can be head by visiting the NAGB’s Vimeo page). Seph can also be heard on the podcast “The American Age”. His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, will be published by Routledge press in June.
Blank Canvas airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on 96.9 FM
Blank Canvas: February 20th, 2019, Bahamas Junkanoo Art and Music Festival and "The Coloured Museum"
On tonight’s Blank Canvas guest host Katrina Cartwright, NAGB Education and Outreach Manager, is joined by two dynamic groups who are working to bring Bahamian creativity to the forefront in exciting and distinct ways.Read More
Women continue to populate the Blank Canvas studio tonight to discuss their artwork and the concepts it addresses in this year’s National Exhibition “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed.”Read More
On this week’s Blank Canvas we welcome two more artists from the National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit and The Seed”: Jalan Harris (centre) and Kendra Frorup (right).Read More
On tonight's Blank Canvas we focus on two events taking place over the next few days in New Providence.
First we hear from DC Pratt (second from right), the son of Bahamian artist Chan Pratt, who was a colleague of the great Eddie Minnis and painted with a similar eye for our island. Chan died at a young age and, in his desire for his father’s legacy to live on, DC created the Chan Pratt Foundation, which supports young Bahamian artists in their career path by funding a scholarship to the University of The Bahamas. The annual fundraising event, the "Chan Pratt Inspiration," takes place at Sapodilla on West Bay Street tomorrow night from 7-10 p.m.Read More
On tonight's Blank Canvas we are focusing on young, upcoming artists who are taking the first steps in their creative careers and utilising the NAGB's free portfolio workshops to assist them in their application to universities abroad and to other artistic opportunities.Read More
In this week’s episode of the NAGB’s Blank Canvas, we embrace literary culture in the Caribbean and in the Ninth National Exhibition or “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed” by welcoming Bahamian poets Sonia Farmer and Charlotte Henay to the show.Read More
This week on Blank Canvas we return to looking at the Ninth National Exhibition “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed,” with two artists, Anina Major and Natascha Vasquez, both of whose works speak to our ties to the land and how important it is to care and cherish the environment.Read More
'Tis the Season and for our New Year’s show we are talking about … JUNKANOO! Not about what we all just saw on Bay, but rather the art behind the festival.Read More
On Blank Canvas this week we continue a discussion around the ninth National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed,” with three artists in the studio. April Bey (far right), Melissa Alcena (second from right) and Tiffany Smith (second from left) have all produced very different work—from Bey’s multimedia hand-stitched canvases, to Alcena’s portrait photographs, to Smiths’ installation—but it is all connected to ideas of identity and belonging.Read More
On this week's edition of NAGB’s Blank Canvas, we celebrate some of the artists in the Ninth National Exhibition (NE9). The national exhibition is held every two years and is put together from an open call for works to Bahamian artists—living nationally and internationally—or artists living and working in The Bahamas.Read More
On tonight's Blank Canvas, guest host NAGB Education Officer Katrina Cartwright is joined by NAGB Community Outreach Officer Abby Smith and NAGB Curatorial Intern Matthew Rahming, who share some insights into their recent professional development endeavors--Abby at History Miami in Miami, Florida and Matthew at the NAGB.Read More
Tonight on the Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson, Executive Director at the NAGB, welcomes well known artist Max Taylor to the studio to discuss the upcoming exhibition "Imprint" that will be opening at Doongalik Studios on Friday, November 30th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Taylor has teamed up with artists Sue Katz and Kendra Frorup for what will make an interesting exhibition as they each bring their own style of printmaking to the mix.Read More
On this week’s Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson is joined by artists Jodi Minnis and Angelika Wallace-Whitfield who speak to their participation in the upcoming exhibition “FOUR” at the Island House. “FOUR” is a collaboration between four young Bahamian artists, all women, who are making images of women, questioning their status in contemporary Bahamian society and mining their own growth.Read More
On tonight's Blank Canvas we look at museum programming from a different perspective--through the eyes of a curator. Guest host NAGB Education Officer Katrina Cartwright is joined by NAGB Assistant Curators Natalie Willis and Richardo Barrett, both of whom have worked closely with the museum's education department on various initiatives and activities including the Inter-island Traveling Exhibition, mural programme, workshops and tours.Read More
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
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