Stories

Interview: Antoine Hunt

Mexico, mezcal and the meaning of home Antoine Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work combines photography, sculpture, painting and film making. He has exhibited in the Bermuda Biennial 12 times. His 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork This Is Not A Home is a reflection upon his nomadic lifestyle which has seen him relocate his place of residence 19 times. We

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Children’s Art Initiatives

Draw with your favourite authors Whilst we all adjust to the new normal, the pandemic is proving particularly challenging for children who are isolated at home and missing both their friends and the routine of school. Two of the most celebrated children’s authors have come to the rescue with initiatives to provide a little light relief from the daily cycle

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Art As Activism

Titus Kaphar The cover of the latest issue of TIME magazine is a painting by American artist Titus Kaphar entitled Analogous Colours which shows George Floyd’s mother holding him a baby, in which he has been cut out of the canvas to depict her loss. The painting references the calls that Floyd repeatedly made out to his deceased mother as he succumbed

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Brotherhood

Jayde Gibbons Jayde Gibbons is a self-taught photographer. Her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork All The Kings Men is part of an ongoing series My Negus For Real (MNFR) that showcases black Bermudian men. She says of her work ‘The goal for MNFR is to instill a sense of pride and purpose using photography by showcasing the everyday beauty of my people.’   In

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Bearing Witness

Richard Saunders Shown here is a selection of photographs by Bermudian photojournalist Richard Saunders (1922-1987) which were exhibited at BNG in 2011 in a retrospective of his work, and which now reside in the permanent collection of the Bermuda National Gallery.  As we collectively respond to the exposed systemic injustices so terribly familiar to communities of colour, it is especially challenging

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Zoom with BNG

Bespoke Backdrops With work, rest and play now all lived out through Zoom we have a produced a series of bespoke backdrops to transport you from your home office to the elegant surroundings of the Bermuda National Gallery.  There are 3 (free) virtual backgrounds to choose from which feature The Power of Art exhibition which was held in 2017 to

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Voices Of The Pandemic

A film by Milton Raposo The 2020 Bermuda Biennial provides an engaging platform from which our island’s artists can tell their story. The Biennial  programmes which accompany the exhibition are focused on expanding this platform, creating dynamic opportunities for our communities to share their stories. Voices Of The Pandemic is a project by artist and filmmaker Milton Raposo, founder of Method Media and former deputy chair of the Bermuda Arts Council, which explores life in Bermuda amid the coronavirus outbreak and its

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Jigsaw Challenge

BNG Puzzles As more and more of us discover the joys of completing a jigsaw, we have produced two more online puzzles featuring artworks from the 2020 Bermuda Biennial. Click HERE to complete Dr Edwin M.E Smith’s Transience. Those of you who like a challenge, click HERE to complete Wild Randomness by Arié Haziza.

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Interview: Dr Edwin Smith

Transience Transience, by artist and educator Dr Edwin M.E. Smith, is a striking installation produced for the 2020 Bermuda Biennial. The artwork, which is large in scale (144 x 96 inches) was created by applying duct tape directly onto the wall of the Young Gallery. The painstaking installation process took over 24 hours to complete. Yet the work, by its

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Meet The Jurors

Behind the scenes with Bermemes As a member of the International Biennial Association, the Bermuda Biennial, sponsored by Bacardi, provides local artists with the opportunity to have their work seen by some of the foremost art professionals in the world. Bermemes caught up with the jurors for this year’s exhibition, Melissa Messina, an independent curator and curator of the Mildred

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