John David Kelly Currently on display for the first time is one of our most recent acquisitions, Untitled by John David Kelly (Canadian, 1862-1958). Painted circa 1893, it is believed that the painting depicts Bermuda, distinguished by the dark cedar tree to the right. Consultation with both the National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermudian Heritage Museum confirmed it as such with evidence suggesting that that the two men depicted are Bermudian, identified by the “the tool (scythe)
Win $300 of Prizes Whilst the events of the past year have been incredibly challenging, they have given us the opportunity to expand our reach beyond the four walls of the gallery with upgrades to our digital offering and an expansion of our public art programme. It has also given us the time to take stock of where we are and where we
Saturday, May 15 To celebrate the re-opening of the gallery, we are inviting BNG members to join guest curator Mitchell Klink this Saturday, May 15 for a tour of Illusion & Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape. Tours will be taking place at 10.30am and 12.30pm. Numbers are limited to 10 per group and tickets, which are free of charge, must be booked in advance. Click here to RSVP. Please note that this is open to BNG
I Am Because You Are In I Am Because You Are Gherdai Hassell creates a deliberate, living relationship with historic materials, fusing past, present and future in a celebration of resilience. In so doing, she gives a voice back to those who were silenced, reminding us that “Black people as the descendants of the slave trade exist more as a human
Christina Hutchings and Nancy Valentine In Illusion and Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape, two artworks – Quarry in Warwick and Modern House on North Shore – sit side by side, united in their distillation of the Bermuda landscape into a study of shape, colour and form. Despite being created over 60 years apart and in very different mediums – the first
In Her Own Words Driven by an exploration of her own heritage, in I Am Because You Are, Gherdai Hassell examines the lasting impacts of slavery: re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, poetry and installation inspired by the Bermuda Slave Registers and historic photographs in the Bermuda Archives. To accompany the exhibition we have produced a film
Rehana Packwood Rehana Packwood recently joined the BNG team as our new Education Officer. Rehana recently returned home to Bermuda from London, where she was completing a Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries at Kings College. Having spent several years teaching in both England and Japan, Rehana brings a fresh perspective to our arts education programming. Passionate about digital art,
Supporting BNG National Volunteer Week, which takes place from April 18-24, was established in 1974 to recognize and reflect upon the incredible impact of those who volunteer their time and services to the community. We’d like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to each and every one of our volunteers who play a vital role in
Registration Now Open Registration for the BNG Art & Tech Summer Camp is now open. The programme, which will run in July and August, will focus on digital art making techniques for students age 11 to 14 under the direction of our new Education Officer Rehana Packwood. The camp will take 10 students per week who will be based between the gallery and a pop-up BNG Education Satellite Space in the
New Virtual Experience See the Bermuda National Gallery like you’ve never seen it before! You can now explore BNG from the comfort of your own home with a new 360 degree immersive digital walkthrough of our current exhibitions. We have partnered with the team at Burnt House Productions to provide this innovative, interactive experience which fundamentally changes how we can give the community access to our exhibitions, provide
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