Gherdai Hassell Click here to register for tickets for a talk by Gherdai Hassell, brought to you by the Department of Culture in partnership with the Bermuda National Gallery to celebrate the opening of her first solo exhibition I Am Because You Are. Driven by an exploration of her own ancestral heritage, in this exhibition the former Biennial artist examines
Spring Exhibitions We have two new exhibitions opening next week. Sadly we are unable to have an opening party given the restrictions limiting the gathering of people to 25. We will instead be hosting a small evening event for those directly involved in the exhibitions. We will, however, be open exclusively for member previews on Saturday 6th from 10am to 2pm and from
Spring Semester Classes for the Bermuda National Gallery Youth Arts Council resume this Saturday, 27th February. Led by artist and educator Sarai Hines, the free programme, which is aimed at students age 13 to 17, provides teens with opportunities for creative and independent thinking by engaging with the arts and culture of today. Students explore the topics of the day
Governor Lalgie and Mayor Gosling We welcomed several special guests to Bermuda National Gallery this week. Governor Rena Lalgie, who made history when she became Bermuda’s first Black and first female Governor at the end of last year, was welcomed by BNG Chairman Gary Phillips and Executive Director Peter Lapsley when she and her husband Jacob Hawkings came in for
The Power of Performance Art Centipede Art Movement is a grass roots collaborative conceived by staff and students at the Bermuda College. The guerilla movement, which was founded in 2014, aims to promote contemporary Bermudian art and create a space for local artists to work together. With a focus on performance art, Centipede Art Movement aspires to disrupt what it
Alice Moniz Our most recent exhibition, A Source of Inspiration: St George’s as Seen Through the Bermuda National Gallery Collection, was curated by Alice Moniz as part of the BNG Internship Programme. For the history of art graduate, who will shortly be going on to a second internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the exhibition marked the culmination of a 3 month placement in which she shadowed the BNG team in
Katie Ewles Katie Ewles refers to her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork Becoming as “a collection of individual experiences”, describing it as “a catalyst for people to safely connect, to feel part of something; to interact with people beyond the boundaries of space, time and six feet”. The installation, which has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic, looks at the relationship between our individual and
Let Me Tell You Something The doors to the gallery have reopened, providing a four-week window to see Let Me Tell You Something the 2020 Bermuda Biennial before it closes on the 6th February. The exhibition opened in early March when the coronavirus pandemic had yet to reach our shores. The artworks were all made before anyone had heard of Covid-19 and yet so many of them speak to the tumultuous events that were to unfurl in the year ahead. Looking at
Dennis Joaquin The City of Hamilton’s mayor, Charles Gosling, together with Bermuda National Gallery director Peter Lapsley last week unveiled two murals produced as part of the Peaceful Art Protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The public artworks mark a collaboration between the BNG and VIVID – the City of Hamilton’s Public Art Initiative as part of
Opening March 2021 The Bermuda National Gallery is pleased to present I Am Because You Are, the first solo show by emerging Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell, which opens in March 2021. Driven by an exploration of her own ancestral heritage, the former Biennial artist examines the lasting impacts of slavery; re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, installation and text inspired by historic photographs discovered in the Bermuda Archives. The multi-media exhibition merges photographic installation with portraiture in a meditation on time
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