For many at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), Brent Malone’s “Balinese Woman with Flamingoes” is a favorite from the National Collection. An original Malone, the painting is considered one of the gems that has been graciously gifted to the gallery over the years (in this case, by the kindness of Jean Cookson). Painted in the last decade of his life, “Balinese Woman with Flamingoes” resulted from the intersection of several events and factors in Malone’s life at the time.
Back on summer break from Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute in Jingdezhen, China, ceramicist Alistair Stevenson has found ways to keep himself busy as the first artist in resident of Exnihilo Art Center.
In continuation with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s art theme, “The Journey Continues” for the Bahamas’ 40th year of Independence, the exhibition has continued in a foreign venue. The inaugural exhibition opened at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on October 21st, 2013, in collaboration with the Education Department here at the NAGB.
We are one week away from the official exhibition opening of Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider. In honour of our upcoming show, the NAGB team wants to share another some close-ups of pieces in the show AND and shots of actual paintings.
Currently on exhibition at the National Art Gallery is Kendal Hanna’s Retrospective Exhibition, “Happy Birthday To Me”. Spanning work from his near-60 year career, the exhibition features over 140 pieces ranging from Hanna’s psychologically intense portraits, his classic nude studies, and compelling abstract expressionist pieces. Curated by Dr. Erica M. James, the exhibition opened on the 25th of June 2011 and will sadly end in January 2012, so visit while you can!
Welcome to the first official post of Mixed Media, the official blog of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas!